19 October 2010

I want to join the Cirkus!

Cirkus Cirkör is a contemporary circus company founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 1995. I found their website by chance a few months ago and I am dying to see any of their performances...REALLY... but the pictures below of their latest show, Wear it Like a Crown hypnotize me. Brilliant costumes, fearless makeup and gorgeous body technique with a dash of horrid magic...they make Cirque du Soleil appear boring...no easy task! 

I love the message of the performance as well...
In this tragicomic and absurd performance, Tilde Björfors explores chaos and order and the transformation of risks into opportunities. It is about choosing to wear our failures, fears and shortcomings like a crown. To polish it, and wear it with pride. (www.cirkor.se)

and even more intriguing...
Wear It Like A Crown...is part of Tilde Björfors’s research at the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm, where she explores opportunities and risks in the research project ”Contemporary circus as cross-boundary in arts and society.” The interdisciplinary research project has circus and circus performers as its starting point, and includes researchers from other fields such as economics/leadership, psychology/neurology, ethnology/pedagogy and philosophy.  (www.cirkor.se)

Director: Tilde Björfors
Costumes by Anna Bonnevier.
Music by Rebekka Karijord.
Most Photos by Mattias Edwall
Ensemble: Henrik Agger, Louise Bjurholm, David Eriksson, Jesper Nikolajeff, Fouzia "Fofo" Rakez, Anna Lagerkvist.

1 comment:

Bald with balls said...

I wish we could come to California with the show.
Glad you found us.
Take care