Nordic Exposure

05 Mar 2022 - 01 May 2022

Bringing Nordic culture to London

All tickets £10 or under

This spring Jacksons Lane is inviting the very best in circus, theatre and family shows from around the Nordic countries to our home in north London.

Across March and April, we’ll be welcoming artists from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland to share with us their beautiful, thrilling and often emotional work. Topics range from toxic masculinity, to couples counselling and the adrenaline of performing high above a stage. All proving an insight into peculiarly Nordic humour, sensibilities and views of the world.

Join us to discover what our friends from across the North Sea have to say, as well as visually gorgeous and utterly charming family shows which transcend language and geography.

(all shows which contain spoken word are in English, or are accessible without knowledge of the language)

Sami Kero
Avanto – Ice Hole

1 March – 30 April

Sami Kero is a photo series that depicts winter swimming, a popular winter sport, taken taken by a drone, giving an unusual vantage point to the viewers.

The exhibition is free to visit.

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Sandal Sticks Theatre
The Tinderbox & Other Nordic Tales

5 & 6 March at 11am & 2pm

Join storyteller Grethe Mangala Jensen for some fun, interactive adaptations of the Danish fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved tales. Full of audience participation and creativity.

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The Nordic Council
Three Men From the North

Iceland, Sweden, Finland
9 March at 7.30pm

Three Men from the North is a show about awkwardness. It’s about a hard day’s work, routines, coffee and knitted woolen clothing. It’s a show steeped in tradition and nostalgia built on contemporary circus.

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Fheel Concepts
Hold On

Finland, Sweden, Norway
19 & 20 March at various times

This is your chance to don a virtual reality headset and see through the eyes of a circus performer. Thrilling visuals combine with evocative scents and interactions to take you into the unique and extraordinary world of aerial artists.

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Ewa Marcinek and Nanna Gunnars
Tweet, tweet! Ćwir, ćwir! Tíst, tíst!

20 March at 12 noon & 3pm

A storytelling adventure for kids and their grownups, this interactive and accessible performance invites audiences to move, make noise and have fun. Told in English, Icelandic, Polish and bird song.

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Norway, Sweden
23 March at 7.30pm

An autobiographical work performed by Hannah Gillgren and Heidi Rustgaard. On the brink of a breakup, Hanna and Heidi decided to undergo couples therapy. This piece of contemporary dance is based on their ongoing examination of their relationship.

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Piste, Piste, Piste

Finland, Sweden
26 March at 12 noon and 3pm

Through movement, illusion, circus skills and handmade image projections executed live, performers Luis Sartori do Vale and Mira Ravald play with the transformation of dots into lines to build a dynamic and poetic visual environment.

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Films from the Faroe Islands
curated by Marita Dalsgaard
Faroe Islands
8 & 9 April

Two unique nights from Faroese auteurs and directors, including short films, animation and independent features, curated by actor and producer Marita Dalsgaard.

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Spindrift Theatre

Finland, Iceland, Demark, Norway, Sweden
23 April at 7.30pm

In this powerful piece of theatre, four women from Iceland and Finland explore how toxic masculinity shapes gender roles, narrows our horizons and makes people behave against their better nature, bringing to light the taboos of masculinity.

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Norvil & Josephine Magic Show
24 April at 3pm

Norvil and Josephine are a comedy, magic and variety act unlike any other, full of theatrical escapism at its best. Here we have the traditional imposing magician and doting assistant… but magic is never what meets the eye!

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Get Lost and Found
Mischief & Mystery in Moominvalley

30 April & 1 May  at 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Based on the much-loved novels by Tove Jansson, and created in consultation with Sophia Jansson, Tove’s niece, Mischief and Mystery in Moominvalley is a delightful show full of magical puppetry, an ingenious pop-up book set, original music and interactive storytelling.

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Supported by the Nordic Culture Fund, The Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland with additional support from the UK Embassies of Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and The Faroe Islands


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