Flow Circus

28.8.—31.8.2019 Kulttuuritalo Valve

Flow Circus 2019: Flaque

Wed 28.8. at 19 Culture Centre Valve
Thu 29.8. at 11 Culture Centre Valve
Fri 30.8. at 11 Culture Centre Valve
Sat 31.8. at 19 Culture Centre Valve

Tickets 25 € /20 € (children under 12, students, unemployed, pensioners, servicemen/women) Culture Centre Valve ticket sales, Hallituskatu 7 (no handling fee) or ticketmaster.fi (+ handling fee). Kaiku card is eligible.

Duration: 60min. Age recommendation: adults, young people, kids 7+

Flaque is a delicious blend of juggling, dance and physical theatre, mixed with slapstick humour. The performers’ relaxed yet precise movements are reminiscent of cartoons and audiences will be left wondering whether it is the ball that controls the performer or vice versa. Compagnie Defracto wittily illustrate their passion for juggling, treating it as a rhythmic and graphic discipline that flirts with dance and absurd humour. One thing is for certain, however; in this show, the humans get dropped a lot more than the balls. This is juggling as it should be: challenging, fresh, raw and full of finesse. The piece is performed by David Maillard, Èric Longequel and Guillaume Martinet. The piece was awarded at the 2015 Valladolid International Festival in Spain as the best circus performance. Watch their video.

The performances are organised in collaboration with Oulu August Festival, Culture Centre Valve and Institut Français de Finland.

Flow circus series of performances lets in two thousand Art testers during the 2019-2020 season. In this three-year (2017-2020) project by Finnish Culture Fund, Svenska KulturFond and Finnish Children’s Cultural Centre all of Finland’s eighth-graders get unforgettable art experiences in attractions hand-picked for them. We are extremely happy to have the Art testers as our audience at Oulu August Festival!


Flow Circus brings Finnish and international performances from the very best in modern circus to the Oulu August Festival’s Extras. Flow Circus is produced by Flow Productions, a dynamic dance production company based in Oulu. Flow Productions is a long-standing partner of Oulu August Festival. Flow Productions is also known for its popular location-based pieces such as The Secret Garden, Varjakka and Torni (The Tower).

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