Hippopotamus

The second creation of the young Baltic company Circus SaboK continues the research on choreographic hand to hand acrobatics combined with dynamic aerial rope. After graduating from Stockholm's University of circus and dance in 2018, Saana Leppänen and Kert Ridaste have committed to building the field of Baltic contemporary circus. Their creations, though accessible for all audiences, are not afraid to address more vulnerable subjects affecting the humans of today.

You will see the first work in progress of Hippopotamus, which is planned to premiere in 2022.
On stage, two characters take us through an emotional journey filled with acrobatics as they take action to leave their baggage behind.


Good might keep on getting better, but how to coexist with the worst versions of ourselves wanting to join the party?

Some things are as hard to hide like a hippopotamus in a room.


Artist & director: Saana Leppänen (FI), Kert Ridaste (EE)

Dramaturge: Sade Kamppila (FI), Julien Auger (FR)

Residency support: Riga Circus (LV), Tanssiteatteri Hurjaruuth (FI), Koidu Seltsimaja (EE), Circus I love you (SE)

Sponsors: Taiteen Edistämiskeskus, Sirkus Aikamoinen

Co-producer: Sirkus Aikamoinen


Demo shows:

Re Riga festival 23/08/2021 18 o'clock 

Helium (New Circus Weekend) 12/09/2021 13 o'clock


contact: circus.sabok@gmail.com

background photo by Inese Kalnina