Kalle Nio / WHS

New Magic, 65 min., nonverbal

A man and a woman. Their relationship: complicated. Their meeting place: unstable. Dreams and illusions in black and white surge across the stage in the form of large-format projections. Furniture, garments and objects lead a life of their own, challenge the laws of gravity and are in a permanent state of flux. This play is like a hall of mirrors of farewells, which draws its themes from Antonioni’s films and asks whether two people can face each other over and over, yet remain strangers. Visual theatre merges with circus and magic, dance with fashion design and fine arts.

Founded by illusionist Kalle Nio, juggler Ville Walo and stage- and costume designer Anne Jämsä, WHS company has created a new kind of performance in which theatre, new circus and new magic are combined. There have been eight productions to date that fuse amazing illusions with video projections to create astounding dream imagery; these have already been shown at a number of international festivals.

Director, Stage design: Kalle Nio · Choreography, Performers: Kalle Nio, Vera Selene Tegelman · Costumes: Mila Moisio, Kaisa Rissanen · Music, Sound design: Samuli Kosminen · Light design: Jere Mönkkönen · Video: Matias Boettge, Kalle Nio · Stage technicians: Johannes Hallikas, Lotta Karhuvaara · Light technician: Anssi Ruotanen · Production: Kalle Nio / WHS · Foto: Tom Hakala

Kindly supported by Hans Otto Theater Potsdam
Supported by TINFO - Theatre Info Finland, SZENEfrei, Finnland-Institut
Supported by Les Migrateurs/Associés pour les Arts du Cirque, The Finnish National Theatre, Kone Foundation, The Finnish Cultural Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Alfred Kordelin Foundation


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