In Lyydia contemporary circus solo the performer is facing the audience from three feet away. The performance is specialized in climbing around the structure of a wooden space KomsioDome.
Dynamic lyrical movement, equilibre and climbing are carefully combined with a specially detailed vivid music. The odd set of masculine equipment and showing distinctive skills are based on the research of fear and excitement. It makes the show dark and beautiful.
Lyydia is Jenni Lehtinen's first solo show. For this performance, she uses her special skills
differently and she has developed chains and mirrors into circus equipments.
Artistically she is exploring her physical limits through the thin line in between the
excitement and fear.
Performer and concept: Jenni Lehtinen
Choreographer and movement director: Natasha Lommi
Sound design: Janne Hast
External eye: Natasha Lommi and Tuomas Vuorinen
Costume design: Johanna Lehtinen
Set design: Jenni Lehtinen
Set assistance: Kaisa Kemikoski
Teaser: Jori Reunanen, Trailer and full video: Miikkael Kukkula
Photos: Ari Kauppila
Duration: 35 mins
Suitable for all ages up from 5 years
Outdoor show can be performed in doors as well.
”This is inspiring, stirring and
brave physical theatre at its best."
”…a spectacularly supple human spider who hangs and arches around the timber
frame of the company’s elegant dome.”
”...the crowd roots for this exquisite talent..."
"...the subtle marks on her legs and calves are the only giveaways of the years of work
this extraordinary acrobat must invest in her art.”
“This stonking circus act from Finland might be one of the best things at Brighton
Fringe this year"
Brighton Source 2018
Lyydia performance is utilizing a wooden space called KomsioDome. One performer on stage and the intimacy of the dome which has seats for 35 people will make the experience exceptional for the audience and the
Set up takes approx. five hours the same day. The break down takes approx. two hours. There has to be access to the venue 5 hours before and 2½ hours after the show with a car. If this is not possible the subscriber should provide a trolley.
The show is self sufficient.
We need from the subscriber:
- Electricity, normal socket
- Small portable air conditioner summer months outside
- Ladders up to 3 meters
- Four stools with out back support and one small table minimum width 50cm
- One person familiar with the venue to help with the set up, break down
There are two (2) people on tour.
Minimum space needed, width 8,5m, depth 8,5m, hight 5,5m
Supporters: Alfred Kordelin foundation, Finnish Cultural foundation,
Cirko- center for new circus, Monitoimikeskus Lumo, Kanneltalo,
Indictus studio, Tanssiteatteri Hurjaruuth, Circus Lounge, Sirkus Unioni
Sasu Peistola, Raija Lehtinen, Seija Peistola, Olli Vuorinen, Sakari
Interview by The Finnish Institute in
The premiere: 2018