Aki Haikonen

Graduate Bachelor of Arts in Circus 2020
Circus discipline: Juggling

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My name is Aki Haikonen and I come from a small town called Ähtäri located in the forests of Finland. At the age of nine, I started juggling as a hobby along with my friends and I kept training although the others lost their interest. After several years of watching juggling videos on Youtube and practising on my own, I attended my first juggling festival where I met people who were studying circus at a university in Sweden. That was when I knew what I would do after finishing high school.

Juggling involves several aspects of visual arts and it’s strong enough to stand on its own in terms of expression. Besides, I love the great freedom inherent in the discipline: I can create fresh material without fear of injury. On the other hand, juggling is still physical enough to provide me with a necessary contrast to my studies of 6 different languages.

After 14 years of juggling, I’m still inspired by the fact that juggling looks cool! Every time I see someone doing a new trick I freak out. Creating fresh material is addictive and different possibilities are infinite. In the future, I would love to perform my act somewhere in Europe while improving my languages!

Closing Acts

Closing Acts is happening on YouTube 17 June. Welcome to celebrate with us!

The event Closing Acts 2020

Teaser trailer: works in progress

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