“If people with different bodies can become athletes, why couldn’t they become physical performers?”

Salla Hakanpää talks about her experience as a circus artist and performer and argues why traditions need to be revisited and changed constantly.

About the speaker

Salla Hakanpää is a versatile circus artist and performer. Without forgetting her background in aerial acrobatics, she’s actively searching for new and exciting ways of making performing arts. Recently she’s been combining aerial acrobatics with water and diving. Contemporary dance, cross-disciplinary art and site-specific work are also some of her professional interests. Salla is one of the five founding members of the Finnish contemporary circus group Zero Gravity Company. Salla is also co-operating with WHS, which is one of the pioneer groups of Finnish contemporary circus and visual theatre.

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