petit mal

”Described as a contemporary circus, the performers fused break-dancing, hip-hop, Chinese pole, acrobatics and martial arts creating a visual feast for the eyes that left you open-mouthed in amazement.”
Ashley Bolton / Daily Echo

Petit Mal's building blocks are black humour and collisions. The traditional form, poetry and soft movement of contemporary circus are challenged through randomness, dream-like logic and the menace of violence. Petit Mal is a part of our disintegrating culture and world.

”This is circus completely outside the box.”
Donald Hutera / Times

Duration: approximately 70 min. Suitable for audiences over 7 years old
Premiere: March 10, 2010 Verkatehdas, Hämeenlinna, Finland
Performers: Rauli Kosonen, Kalle Lehto, Petri Tuominen
Direction: Maksim Komaro
Planning: Komaro, Kosonen, Lehto, Tuominen
Lighting design: Juho Rahijärvi
Visualisazion: Juho Rahijärvi & Maksim Komaro
Sound design: Tuomas Norvio & Maksim Komaro
Music:Tuomas Norvio, Bob Dylan, Joy Division, DJ Shadow
Costume design: Suvi Hänninen
Production: Circo Aereo, Race Horse Company
Co-producers: Cirko – Centre for New Circus, Comédie de Caen, Festival Les Boréales, Les Migrateurs, Scènes de Cirque

Production has been supported by: Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Arts Council of Finland, Finnish Circus Information Centre, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe, Juggling the Arts