Hands some Feet - The show
Hands some Feet is a dynamic and fresh contemporary circus show, seamlessly combining the mastery of juggling and tightwire. Complemented by innovative acrobatics, physical theatre, skipping ropes and live music from the unique instruments of Australia and Finland. The piece is made by Liisa Näykki (FI) and Jeromy Zwick (AUS/CH) and is powered by their unconditional passion to create together. The inspiration for the show is from a special word found only in the Finnish language: Hepuli. Hepuli means to have a negative or positive burst of emotion, that even the most civilised great ape can not withstand. This duo serves a universal interpretation of young couples under the spell of hepuli.
“All-in-all, the performance was a wonderful and entertaining experience with incredible feats of acrobatics, juggling and coordinated skills.” ★★★★½ —FringeFeed 2018
“The couple work perfectly in harmony together and eventually end up combining their skill sets together in an artful way that looks stunning.” ★★★★½ -The Fourth Wall
“The ease with which they twist, turn and weave in and out of one another’s ropes will both bring you joy and leave you gobsmacked”
★★★★ -The West Australian
”The whole performance is a refreshing and uplifting cool breeze, a spritzer for the soul.”
-Alicia Smith, Australian Theatre and Live Performance Reviews
Artists: Liisa Näykki & Jeromy Zwick
Mentoring: Meri-Maija Näykki
Music: Patrik Zeller
Light design: Riku Elo
Production and distribution by
Pictures: Jeromy Zwick, Liisa Näykki, Tilman Pfäfflin, Miguel Rubio Stephanie Pease and Michael James.
Hands some Feet is a circus duo with Liisa Näykki (FI) and Jeromy Zwick (AUS/CH). They studied, met and fell for one another at the national circus school of Belgium, in Brussels “École Supérieure des Arts du Cirque” (ESAC) where they both received a bachelor diploma in circus arts.
The name “Hands some Feet” comes from Jeromy using his hands for his main circus discipline which is juggling and for Liisa her feet which she uses the most as a tightwire dancer. They come together combining these parts of themselves and their specialized circus technics of tight wire and juggling, along with acrobatics, jump ropes, live music and physical theatre.
Liisa Näykki (FI) *19/02/1993
From the land of forests, lakes and nokia mobile phones, Liisa finished her studies at École Superieure des Arts du Cirque "ESAC" in the spring of 2016 and has since been busily working with companies such as Cirque Éloize, Cirkus Zorba, Cirque Rouages, Cirque Galapiat and Cie des Chausson Rouges. She also performs in multiple high profile events such as the Paris fashion week 2017.
Liisa herself is also a bit of a fashion nut who loves geometric jewelry, cute cats and lazy sunday brunches.
Jeromy Zwick (AUS/CH) *25/08/1993
Born and raised in Australia by his Swiss parents, Jeromy grew up with the best of both cultures. Barbecue Saturday night and a Fondue Sunday evening.
After graduating from ESAC in the spring of 2017 Jeromy directly joined the circus company 15feet6 and he has multiple juggling acts which he performs in numerous shows and festivals.
Jeromy is kind of crazy for bananas and is known as a bit of a monkey.