Double Dutch combines circus skills with contemporary dance and electronic music. The title, Double Dutch, refers to made up nonsensical language and word games such as Gibberish.
The piece is inspired by communication in all its forms: spoken and movement language, conscious and unconscious messages sent out by the body and different visual signs. The ensemble has set out to create multi-layered work that is open for interpretation.
Double Dutch is directed and produced by Finnish dance artist Pirjo Yli-Maunula. The piece is performed by London-based circus performers Ilona Jäntti and Natalie Reckert. Jäntti specialises in aerial work and Reckert in hand balancing.
Electronic soundscape for the production is composed and performed by German Antye Greie. Scenography and costumes are designed by Pirjo Valinen who has recently received the Finnish State Prize for Theatre Costume Design. Lighting and videos are designed by Ainu Palmu. The work has been produced in collaboration with Finnish Flow Productions and Jojo Oulu Dance Centre.