Around is a small scale show about the life of a circus troupe, their relationships and how they overcome hardships through collaboration.
Entering with their caravan of hobby-horses the performers transform an empty stage into a dashing arena. Using a myriad of equipment they perform new and old circus tricks: juggling, acrobatics, hula hooping, mime, clownery, blowing bubbles and break-dancing.
The circus equipment used in the performance are parts of the story and staging is used as performance objects.
The 80’s inspired soundtrack imaginatively uses electronic music combined with traditional band instruments. A drum machine roars, buckets are banged and the vivid sound of an acoustic guitar joins the buzzing of a baritone ukulele.
Around premieres in Finland in August 2016.