Sivuhenkilöt (Sidekicks) uses elements of contemporary circus and theatre to explore what it feels like to touch and to have to go without being touched. Sivuhenkilöt (Sidekicks) takes the audience to unexpected situations: meeting a lady who is missing a limb and a man who has lost his face, dining with a misbehaving grandmother and dangling upside-down from a bedhead.

The performance combines text with physicality and visual elements and has been created by a team of theatre, dance and circus professionals. The performance had its premiere in Suomenlinna island in Helsinki in November 2016 as a part of What the Cirk? -festival organized by Cirko – Center for new circus. Sivuhenkilöt transforms to and with each new performance site and its history.

Featured photos: Heli Sorjonen