Norpas Festival 3.-6.8.2017 Dalsbruk, Finland

Next we drove South of Helsinki to an island in the Turku archipelago. Oskar had scouted last year the Norpas Festival, a cross-art underground-ish small scale festival, where very good quality music-, visual and performing art works met an interested and lively audience. The surroundings of it were perfect for our show, and he put us in contact with the festival people. This was for sure one of the most spectacular times we performed the show. The whole path was surrounding a beautiful lake, and at the end of the trail there was a large swamp. We adapted the last scenes to fit the swamps, and I got to do some amazing swamp acrobatics of flipping myself on all sides in the soft ground that was like a crashmat, but wet and cold. In the end we both crossed the swamp to climb up a steep rock to vanish in the woods. If you could add natural elements in our technical rider, I think the lake and a swamp would be the first additions to put on it.

 Beautiful stage.

Beautiful stage.

 

The festival was also very entertaining. There were several great bands playing, we danced to their music, ate the tasty vegetarian food the festival proposed, spent our nights at a very nice local cottage and enjoyed tour life. In Norpas our touring team was also bigger, since Oskar was also performing his solo piece there, and we had Karoline from Norway joining Metsä, since we are in the process of including more people into our team.

 Hashtag it like the pros do: #circusinaswampeverydamnday

Hashtag it like the pros do: #circusinaswampeverydamnday