Lighting design for a magic show is quite different from my usual art work flow. It's all about creating illusions and entertaining. In close up magic it's critical to see everything and in bigger illusions there are different demands. I am not revealing more since it's magic. Henri blew my mind many times with such simple and beautiful magic. He can make a scarf to disappear, like really disappear in front of my eyes. Where? I have no idea but I don't even want to know. Sometimes it's lovely not to know. Premiere audience was enjoying for sure and I was enjoying seeing so many children living their dream. "How is that even possible?".
Magic and illusions by Henri Kemppainen
Feat. Jussi 69 on drums
On stage Henri Kemppainen, Jussi 69, Jani Järvinen and Salla Kekäläinen
Music by Johnny Lee Michaels
Directors Sami Saikkonen and Sonja Sorvola
Pyro effetcs by Jani Järvinen
All photos by Niki Soukkio
"A beautiful path of human life. At the premiere, viewers didn’t want to let go of the world."
Kaleva review 19.10.2021
AER is created by circus artist Hanna Moisala, dance artist Pirjo Yli-Maunula, costume designer Pirjo Valinen, sound designer Aake Otsala, light designer Jukka Huitila and set designer Heidi Kesti. AER is a co-production of Flow Productions and Lumo Company.
All photos: Pekka Mäkinen
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