Ville Walo and Kalle Hakkarainen (Finland)
Odotustila: Waiting Room/ A State of Waiting

20, 21/5(Thursday, Friday)
8pm     Dom Pedro V Theatre     Tickets: MOP 50

Performance Design: Ville Walo, Kalle Hakkarainen and Anne Jämsä
Performers: Ville Walo and Kalle Hakkarainen

A large part of human life is spent waiting around. There are even specific rooms and spaces built for waiting. And waiting is what Odotustila, a contemporary circus performance, is about. In the hands of magician Kalle Hakkarainen and juggler Ville Walo, waiting turns physical and becomes the main point of the performance rather than a mere transitional state. Video footage forms a true living set and another space. The performers walk directly into it, where the story continues without a gap – a bit in the style of Laterna Magika from Prague. The waiting room created by Walo and Hakkarainen is a surreal space, where time gets manipulated; people walk backwards and trains dash forward like bulls into the magician’s bag. Killing time becomes an art form.

Duration: approximately 55 minutes, no interval