“O’DD” by Race Horse Company


The  Sci-Fi  inspired  anti-gravity show O’DD by Race Horse Company (Finland) in Riga this April! Trampoline-wizard Rauli Dahlberg is joined by the award-winning choreographer Jarkko Mandelin, master of live-looping Miro Mantere and visionary light designer Jere Mönkkönen in creating contemporary circus from another dimension.

April 5th and 6th, 2022, 8PM

VEF Cultural Palace (Ropažu iela 2).

Length of the show: 52 min

Suggested age: 12+ (nudity on stage)


“O’DD” – humanity in the guts of gravity

O’DD is visionary contemporary circus and an adventure story of humanity in the guts of gravity. The extremely physical show of a solo acrobat plays with the laws of physics until they bend and one can break free from their grasp. Through wordless acrobatic  movement the essence of humanity is altered, the individual is cut into layers  and imagined anew.

The  Sci-Fi  inspired  O’DD  premiered  in  the  Espoo  City  Theatre  in  2020.  The  show  is   a  50-minute  spectacle  for  teens  and  adults  and  can  attract  audiences  of  all  circus,  dance, music and performance arts.

For creation, the director and artist of the show, Rauli Dahlberg, drew inspiration from books  and  movies  of  Science-Fiction  and  their  imaginative  abstract  stories  and  scenarios. Rauli felt that there should be no limitations to the stories that could be told through circus and started working on O’DD already in 2012 through acrobatic experimentation and writing the script and themes of human growth on personal and universal level.

The naked body that is seen on the stage at the very beginning of the show, is a symbol of birth – a new start for both, a man, and civilization.

On stage Dahlberg shows his skills with several unique props, his wizardry on the trampoline and the vigorous feats on acrobatic balls. He is joined by musician, and pioneer  of live-looping, Miro Mantere, who’s compositions and several self-made instruments create  an  atmospheric  soundscape  with  room  for  improvisation  and  interaction  for  both  artists.  Dahlberg  also  collaborated  with  award  winning  choreographer  Jarkko Mandelin on the specific blend and quality of movement from the worlds of circus and dance. The audiovisual spectacle is completed by the lighting design of Jere Mönkkönen.

Race Horse Company

Uncompromising contemporary circus Race  Horse  Company  was  born  in  2008  out  of  need  to  create  uncompromising  and   unique circus with no holds barred. The rough-and-ready performances are based on  strong acrobatic skills, the aesthetics of chaos, dark humour and surprise. Balancing the real sense of danger with comedic relief, the extremely physical  acrobatic shows have left a huge mark in the world of contemporary circus. Since the very  beginning,  Race  Horse  Company  has  focused  on  international  touring  with  their  hit shows like Petit Mal and Super Sunday. The team quickly went from Finnish circus scenes best kept secret to one of the most touring Finnish performing arts companies.

Race Horse Company’s founding members were awarded with the State’s Circus Award in  2016  for  their  risk-taking  and  uncompromising  work.  In  their  decade  of  breaking  boundaries (and a few bones) the company has produced several shows that continue to merge creative chaos with unparalleled attitude.

Tickets – soon!


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