In Lento, two artists dialogue with each other and with their objects. Far from being ordinary objects, the balloons have their own life. The artists seem to talk, and actually interact with the physical will of their own tools. Interesting objects, both aesthetically and physically, balloons are loaded with symbols and are part of the popular ludic universe. In traditional juggling, due to gravity, the objects always return to the hands of the juggler. With helium balloons, they act like they are trying to escape… This act is an excerpt of the original show Lento, created in 2013.
The visual theatre and contemporary circus company Nuua was founded in 2012, by the Finnish circus artist Olli Vuorinen and the Brazilian visual and circus artist Luis Sartori do Vale. Nuua is one the Finland’s next generation companies in the field of contemporary circus. Its first performance Lento (2013) has reached over 35,000 spectators in 15 different countries. With the same performance, they have been a laureate of the international project Circus Next and have been awarded the Special Prize of the Jury in the 35th Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain, in Paris.
Artistic direction & choreography: Olli Vuorinen, Luis Sartori do Vale
Performers: Olli Vuorinen, Luis Sartori do Vale
Music: Petteri Rajanti
Costumes design: Anne Jämsä
Lighting design: Jere Mönkkönen
Co-production: WHS, Maison des Jonglages
Supported by: Jeunes Talents du Cirque Europe, Circus Next, Subtopia, Cirko, La Central del Circ, Les Migrateurs – associés pour les Arts du Cirque, Le Maillon, Ilmapallokeskus, BELBAL, Finnish Circus Information Center, Finnish Culture Foundation, Koneen Säätiö, Samuel Huberin Säätiö, Taiteen Keskustoimikunta
· 2012/2013. Laureate of Circus Next – Jeunes Talents du Cirque Europe
· 2014. Special Prize of the Jury – 35th Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain