Company Portmanteau / WHS (FR)


A poetic meeting

To the deep tones of a double bass, two performers move around the stage. One is a dancer, the other is a visual artist. Both with rooted experience as circus performers.

Based on a portmanteau – a linguistic term for new words that combine two meanings – the performance examines what happens in the meeting between two artistic expressions.

Together, the performers explore space, sounds, light and movement – a poetic and visual encounter between bodies and senses that entices and challenges the imagination.

Like in poetry, Portmanteau does not dictate a clear narrative, but rather allows the audience to bring in their own interpretations.

From 7 years

A co-production with Flow Productions (FI), Espace Catastrophe & Centre International de Création des Arts du Cirque (BE)

Ticket price on performance night at the venue: kr. 200 – buy your ticket in pre-sale. It is much cheaper!

DYNAMO AFTER DARK event after the performance – more information to come!


Luis Sartori do Vale is a performing and visual artist from Brazil, based in Helsinki, Finland. He is one of the artistic forces behind Company Portmanteau, and, together with Mira Ravald, the creator of the award-winning performance that shares the company’s name.

Luis has performed in more than 25 countries worldwide. When not working with performing arts, he develops projects as a visual artist, between illustration, video and animation.

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Photo: Mira Ravald

Supported by

Danish arts council Odense Municipality