Don't Leave Me Hanging celebrates the human body - it's beauty and strength. Its flowing choreographies feature a vertical rope, a cyr wheel, and dynamic pair acrobatics embedded in warm and intimate lighting and a fiercely emotional folk-inspired soundscape. Individuals explore hidden emotions through their close-knit friendship. The performative's heightened energetic nature creates a counterbalance between the courage to be delicate and the performers´ physical insanity for circus.
"To dare to take the leap is not only about courage and preparedness to fail but about the trust
in your surroundings.
Artist & director: Saana Leppänen (FI), Kert Ridaste (EE), Thibaud Rancoeur (FR)
Music / Composition: Thibaud Rancoeur (FR)
Sponsors: Eesti Kultuurkapital, Taiteen Edistämiskeskus, Sirkus Aikamoinen
Co-producer: Sirkus Aikamoinen, MTÜ Akropesa
Residency support: Näyttämö (FI), Subtopia (SE), Kam Hram (HR), DYNAMO workspace (DK)
Performance length: 55 minutes
background photo by Rauli Katajavuori