Cirkus Cirkör

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Cirkus Cirkör is a Swedish circus company, and is today Scandinavia's leading performing circus company within the art form of contemporary circus. Cirkus Cirkör has toured the world with a number of successful and praised circus shows. The company has also been influential in establishing new schools and training courses for aspiring contemporary circus artists in Sweden and Scandinavia.

History[edit]

Cirkus Cirkör emerged as a small independent contemporary circus group, founded in Stockholm in 1995. The company was formed - and is today still run by - Tilde Björfors.[1] Cirkus Cirkör was one of Sweden's very first contemporary circus groups, inspired by Cirque du Soleil, among others. Cirkus Cirkör, however, moves more towards vaudeville- and variety show-inspired circus shows in expression, preferring small and intimate stage shows (in smaller playhouses and older theatre stages), in contrast to big, Las Vegas-style circus shows.

The company's style in contemporary circus often mixes elements of street theatre, rock video aesthetics, and various other forms of theatrical expression such as theatre, dance and film.

Cirkus Cirkör tours regularly with several shows each year, both in Sweden and abroad. Cirkus Cirkör's famous base and home arena, the "Subtopia", is located in the Stockholm suburb of Alby (in Botkyrka Municipality), south of Stockholm.

Shows[edit]

A selection of shows by Cirkus Cirkör:

  • 2011/2012: Undermän
  • 2010: Wear it like a Crown
  • 2008/2009: Inside Out
  • 2007: Odyssén, Dada Aitsch, Mannen i ballongen, Olika, Cirkusliv
  • 2006: Momo eller kampen om tiden, Cirkusliv, Havfruen
  • 2005: 99% unknown, Havfruen, Cirkusliv, Ung Cirkör:Kalla Balla Lik
  • 2004: 99% unknown, Cirkusliv, Ung Cirkör:Kalla Balla Lik
  • 2003: Fantastix, Romeo & Julia, Miss.Lyckad, T.I.D. – This is dangerous, Cirkusliv, Ung Cirkör - 10.000 Volt
  • 2002: Romeo & Julia, TRIX
  • 2001: Dom Vuxna?, TRIX, Crash, Cirkusliv, Virus 02, Pieces, Cirkusliv
  • 2000: TRIX, Bensin, Mr Pain, 00:00
  • 1999: 00:00, URGA Marimé
  • 1998: Supercirkör 98, URGA Marimé
  • 1997: Kod XY, På
  • 1996: På, Ur kaos föds allt
  • 1995: Skapelsen (Creation)

Artistic director[edit]

Managing directors[edit]

  • 1995-1999: Tilde Björfors
  • 2000-2000: Yvonne Rock
  • 2000-2002: Linda Zachrison
  • 2002-2005: Malin Dahlberg
  • 2005-2007: Kajsa Balkfors Lind (Cirkör Ideell Förening), Pia Kronqvist (Cirkör AB)
  • 2007-2008: Pia Kronqvist
  • 2008–present: Anders Frennebrg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "nycirkus". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 6 November 2010. 

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