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BY Circo Aereo and Thom Monckton
DIRECTOR Sanna Silvennoinen
LIGHTING DESIGN Juho Rahijärvi
SOUND DESIGN Tuomas Norvio and Atte Kantonen
COSTUME DESIGN Kati Mantere
CONSULTANT Eveliina Hämäläinen
COMPANY Circo Aereo
An artist arrives in his paint-spattered studio ready to create a new work. He waits for inspiration. When it finally comes, things don’t proceed quite as he would wish. For this artist, every task is filled with challenges, until chaos is unavoidable.
The Artist follows Thom Monckton’s previous collaboration with Circo Aereo, The Pianist (Circa 2014 & 2015), which has proved a smash hit with some 300 performances around the world.
New Zealand-born Monckton trained in circus in Christchurch and at the Lecoq School in Paris, before moving to Helsinki. He is co-founder and current artistic director of Kallo Collective, whose Only Bones v1.0 recently won Auckland and Wellington Fringes.
Like The Pianist, this new show is co ‑created by circus artist, choreographer and director of Circo Aereo, Sanna Silvennoinen.
‘The sense of invention and play is captivating for all ages. Monckton is a delight. It’s a show that’s never indulgent, the momentum never sagging in the build-up to a lovely denouement’ — The Stage
‘Embodies the art of laughter’ — The Times