Piste, Piste, Piste











“One day a kid planted three little dots. And they grew into lines…”

“Piste, piste, piste” is an interdisciplinary performance for children and young audiences, combining contemporary circus, dance and visual arts. The performance is a fascinating journey into the world of shapes and creativity, in which a blank white stage transforms into an imaginative universe with the use of old overhead projectors. The work is based on the children’s book “Três pontinhos” (three little dots) by the author/illustrator Mario Vale.

Giving continuity to the research started with their previous performance Portmanteau, Luis and Mira explore the use of handmade visuals executed live on old overhead projectors, to build a dynamic and poetic visual environment. Not underlining but rather suggesting, the performance sensitively builds up around the journey of two characters who discover three little dots… Through movement, illusion and circus skills, the performers play with the transformation of dots into lines, using the overhead projectors to create different situations and universes in which they travel through, leaving space for the children’s own imagination and interpretations.


Show Duration: 42min
Audience Suitability: 4+
Stage Size: Min 8m wide x 7m deep / Height clearance of 5m to the lighting rig
Venue Capacity: Up to 350
Touring Party: 3

Carolina Ortega


Concept/Performance: Luis Sartori do Vale, Mira Ravald
Light Design: Jere Mönkkönen
Music/Sound Design:
Petteri Rajanti
Production: WHS (FI)
Support: TAIKE (FI), WHS Teatteri Union (FI), Cirko (FI), Annantalo (FI), Subtopia (SE)


Piste, Piste, Piste
"A touch of circus magic, warm humour and overhead projections."
Annikki Alku, Demokraatti
"(...) a playful and atmospheric story of growth and change with gentle humour that is captivating. "Piste, Piste, Piste" is a lovely little gem to be enjoyed by viewers of all ages."
Annikki Alku, Demokraatti
"... marked as a performance for children and young audiences, it is just as much - as the best works for children always - an adults' performance."
Annikki Alku, Demokraatti