Photo: Aleksi Hornborg

Kajaanista Kuuhun is one scene of a new artwork 100 000 000 %. It was the spark that started the fire for our first full length show, that will premiere in 2021. Read more about 100 000 000% here.

Photo: Aleksi Hornborg

Golden metallic hoops clatter ferociously with the boundless drumming and the spinning of the spiral plastic tubes. The two performers move fiercely on the stage, at times softly focusing on nothing but each other, and at times wildly running around.

Kajaanista Kuuhun combines hoop manipulation and live drums, directed by a visual artist. It is a dispute between the two performers and their respective equipments. It is an imaginary journey from the small Finnish town of Kajaani, all the way to the Moon. During the journey we experience long limbs, loss of gravity, moonquakes, rattle and electric shocks.

The tension between sound and movement can be so intense that it is impossible to separate the two. Similarly, the performers work as a unit, taking different kinds of roles fluidly during the performance, and carrying it forth together. The performers are consciously letting go of the artist’s self-censorship and self-consciousness.

Recover Crew

DirectorSofi Häkkinen
PerformersMiradonna Sirkka (hoops), Aleksi Kinnunen (drums)
ProductionInna Huttunen / Recover Laboratory

Technical info

Duration15 minutes
EquipmentHula hoops, drum set
AudienceFrontal public, can be adapted to circular. Not interactive. All ages. No participant limit.
LocationSuitable both indoor and outdoor events. Not possible if raining.
SpaceMinimum 4 x 5 meters wide and 2,5 meters high.
FloorHard, stable, clean, dry surface.
SoundAcoustic in smaller venues, but for larger crowds or outside events a P.A. system is required. The P.A. should be high quality with sufficient power to supply a clean, undistorted sound.
Preparation30 minutes to build up, 20 minutes to take down.
OtherSpace for warming up.
Aleksi Hornborg ja Iida-Liina LinneaSofi Häkkinen