Hands Some Feet [Fi/Aus]

In creation • June 2024


Hands Some Feet [Fi/Aus]

Wood & juggling

KÄPÄLIN (“by hand” in Finnish) is an ode to all handworkers in the form of a contemporary circus performance. In this all ages performance, Jeromy Nuuk combines his two professions as a furniture maker and circus artist. The piece takes place in a small woodworking studio. By using a wood lathe and other tools Jeromy fabricates wooden balls of different sizes. While working on these daily tasks, he discovers and explores the unexpected symbiotic nature of juggling and the wooden element. Through the artist’s love and passion of throwing things in the air (and catching them again) Jeromy takes the spectators on a spellbinding journey that travels far and beyond his little woodworking studio!

KÄPÄLIN is a gritty and alluring performance that encompasses the true essence of a worker’s blood, sweat and tears.


Concept Jeromy Nuuk & Liisa Nuuk Interpretation Jeromy Nuuk Direction Liisa Nuuk External view Vincent Bruyninckx & Adam Opus Juggling advice Luis Sartori Do Vale Support Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike), Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council Residencies Station Circus, UP – Circus & Performing Arts, La Roseraie – Espace Cré-Action, Centre Culturel d’Engis

The company

Hands Some Feet [Fi/Aus]

Liisa Nuuk (FI)

From the land of forests, lakes and Nokia phones, Liisa completed her studies at the École Supérieure des Arts du Cirque “ESAC” in the spring of 2016 and has since been collaborating with different companies such as Cirque Éloize, Cirkus Zorba and Cirque Rouages, Cirque Galapiat and Cie des Chaussons Rouges. She also performs at several prestigious events such as Paris Fashion Week 2017. Liisa is also a bit of a fashion nut and loves geometric jewellery, cute cats and Sunday brunches.

Jeromy Nuuk (AUS/CH)

Born and raised in Australia by his Swiss parents, Jeromy grew up with the best of both cultures. Barbecue on Saturday and fondue on Sunday. After graduating from ESAC in the spring of 2017, Jeromy joined the circus company 15feet6. He has performed in many juggling shows and festivals. Jeromy is crazy about bananas and can be mistaken for a monkey.


Upcoming dates

12 May 2024

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