Photographs by David Harvey, Kristian Wanvik, Maria Sandell, Ahti Kaukoniemi, Einar Kling-Odencrants and Sade Kamppila

Photographs by David Harvey, Kristian Wanvik, Maria Sandell, Ahti Kaukoniemi, Einar Kling-Odencrants and Sade Kamppila

The company

Sirkus Aikamoinen is a Finnish contemporary circus company created in 2009.  The core and the strength of Aikamoinen’s work is built from the combination of different elements they use: a large repertoire of circus disciplines and circus techniques, live music played by the artists on stage, and the strong bond and friendship between the artists of the group. In an era of individualism and specialization Aikamoinen promotes pluridisciplinarity and collective work.

Aikamoinen's previous work includes 8 full lenght circus performances: Skaala (2009, director Pasi Nousiainen), Aisti (2011, director Mattias Andersson. Aisti was a finalist in Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe 2010), Pluto Crazy (2012, director Sverre Waage. The show was a co-production with Norwegian Cirkus Xanti), The Land of the Happy (2014, director Maksim Komaro. The show was a co-production with Circo Aereo and Maracat Caravan), Dr. Natchez Trio (2015, a co-production with French Kohz Productions), Where do I start, where do I begin? (Solo by Oskar Rask, 2016), Metsä - The Forest Project (Duo by Sade Kamppila and Viivi Roiha, 2016) and DuoJag (2017, director Sanna Silvennoinen. A co-production with Maracat Caravan). Currently the company is creating the performances Nahkanaama (2017) and Circus I love you (2018).

During the years Aikamoinen has been performing with different projects around Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Russia, Estonia, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Slovakia and The Netherlands. Aikamoinen has provided shows for all aged people for theatres, festivals, events, company parties, schools, streets and forests.