NUUA is a contemporary circus / visual theatre company based in Finland. It’s a collaboration between the Finnish circus artist Olli Vuorinen and the Brazilian circus / visual artist Luis Sartori do Vale, together with the light designer Jere Mönkkönen, the musician Petteri Rajanti and the costume designer Anne Jämsä.
Coming from different backgrounds and opposite corners of the world, the jugglers Luis and Olli create a way of juggling where the body works together with the objects as a tool for manipulation and expression, developing an original and poetic common language.
In a peculiar and oneiric universe, populated with helium balloons, 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.
Combining object manipulation, juggling, acrobatics and physical theatre, with hints of puppeteering and magic, LENTO is a research on risk, control, obsession and nostalgia.
With strong images and poetic situations, NUUA invites the spectator to celebrate the miracle of flight.
The show is Laureate of Circus Next 2012 / 2013 and got the prize of the jury in the prestigious festival of young artists Cirque de demain in Paris in 2014.
More information about the artist: http://cienuua.com/
Concept and performance:Olli Vuorinen, Luis Sartori do Vale
Light design: Jere Mönkkönen
Music / sound design: Petteri Rajanti
External eye : Isak Lindberg
Costumes : Anne Jämsä
Production : Cie Nuua
Co-production : WHS, Maison des Jonglages
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