Opening day of the 11th "Contemporary Art in Traditional Museum" Festival


22.09.2012, 12:00-18:00 Saturday

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Program: [Contemporary art and contemporary society]

North-West Brach of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts
PRO ARTE Foundation
supported by 
Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg Government
Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation

September, 22  2012 (Saturday) at 12:00

Circus performance by the



On the opening day

of the 11th "Contemporary Art in Traditional Museum" Festival




The RUSTY ROAD CIRCUS show will be performed on the opening day of the "Contemporary Art in Traditional Museum" Festival. An old wagon entering the courtyard… this is how a simple plot will turn into a swift circus show. Acrobat will hop of the wagon to start a performance that a whole family may enjoy. The show premiered in 2009 at the Helsinki Contemporary Circus Festival and was performed more than 40 times in Finland, Sweden, Latvia, and Lithuania.

The RACE HORSE COMPANY troupe was created in 2008 by Rauli Kosonen, Petri Tuominen, and Kalle Lehto who were seeking new audacious forms. The performances are based on the aesthetic of chaos, humour and surprise. RACE HORSE COMPANY has always been a road circus, its final goal being ‘conquering the world’. The circus has visited Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia.

Welcome to the RUSTY ROAD CIRCUS show on the Festival opening day.
22 September 2012 at 12 pm at Peter and Paul Fortress, Gosudarev Bastion.

Supported of the Finnish Institute in St Petersburg.

Duration: 30 minutes
Suitable for children over 3 years old.

Performers: Rauli Kosonen, Petri Tuominen, Kalle
Direction: Maksim Komaro
Sound design: Tuomas Norvio & Maksim Komaro
Costume design:
Suvi Hänninen

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