Ydin (The Core) "Ydin is a poetic and intimate work of art" – Helsingin Sanomat 7.11.2011

A contemporary circus performance that grabs by the hair, smashes to the floor and embraces. Fingers clasped, hair braided together, carrying the weight of each other four acrobats present their show based on tight companionship. Zero Gravity Companyʼs debut show Ydin is a fresh and captivating contemporary performance by the new generation of circus.

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The light and playful performance moves high above the ground. Being grasped by the hair. Focused steps fall on a wire across the air. Toes land on palms. From the reverse side of the beautiful braid of this show we discover scratches and laughter. The gentle human core manifests as ridiculous and touching characters. The characters follow each other persistent as shadows, reaching out to each other and softening the blows.

Aerial acrobats Salla Hakanpää, Susanna Keski-Kohtamäki, Maarit Utriainen and tightwire artist Netta Lepistö create a criss-crossing skein of encounters on the stage. The performance digs into the core like a wire to the skin. In the heart of the show we find a human being who disappears, hides and tries to step forth.

The concept is woven on the unity of friendship. When braided together even the most fragile tress forms a strong bond on which to rise up in the air.

“Ydin is a poetic and intimate work of art that gives promises for the future of this new company with strong expressive powers.” Helsingin Sanomat

“Zero Gravity Companyʼs debut piece functions efficiently and has a smoothly flowing structure.”
Uutispäivä Demari

Performers
Salla Hakanpää
Susanna Keski-Kohtamäki
Netta Lepistö
Reija Tapaninen
Maarit Utriainen

Direction
Ville Walo

Choreography 
Reija Tapaninen, Ville Walo

Design
Ainu Palmu
 – Lights
Anne Jämsä, Ainu Palmu – Set
Anne Jämsä – Costumes and props
Joonas Pehrsson – Sound

Concept 
Hakanpää, Keski-Kohtamäki, Lepistö,  Tapaninen, Utriainen, Walo

Duration
55 minutes

Production
WHS
Zero Gravity Company

In co-operation
Cirko – Center for New Circus

Support
Arts Promotion Centre Finland and Alfred Kordelin Foundation

Premiere
4.11.2011 Cirko – Center for New Circus, Helsinki, Finland

Other performances
Cirko – Center for New Circus, Helsinki, Finland
Työväen Näyttämöpäivät festival, Mikkeli, Finland