We are Cirkus Cirkör

Northern Europe's largest circus company

Circus artists do what we all do in everyday life: collaborate, fail, control, theorize, put their trust to the test. But they do it 30 feet up in the air without a safety line. Everything is heightened when it’s a matter of life and death.

Borders (2015)
  • We bring contemporary circus into the future

    Cirkus Cirkör was started in 1995 and is the most prominent circus company in the Nordics today. Our umbrella covers performances on tour in Sweden and the world, courses and educational programs for all ages, an upper secondary school for circus, business events and many, many collaboration projects.

    Cirkus Cirkör is an idea of how to use the arts to influence, develop and change the world. With curiosity, humour and courage, we explore the diversity and limits of the circus arts. Cirkus Cirkör is a platform where different artistic practices flourish and surprise. We collaborate with many and use the circus as a method to lift and inspire humans.

    Cirkus Cirkör houses many artistic practices, and since 2023 we have an artistic advisory board consisting of Alexander Weibel Weibel, Saara Ahola, Jesper Nikolajeff and Daniel Gulko.

  • Cirkör means Circus Heart

    The name Cirkus Cirkör comes from a wordplay with the French words for Circus (cirque) and Heart (ceur). The circus heart can stand for the two chambers: our artistic and our educational work, but also for all the qualities and skills that make circus art and its artists special.

  • Cirkus Cirkör's history

    There are hardly any reasons for contemporary circus artists to stay in Sweden in the early 90s. But after having organised a 24-hour festival at Orionteatern in Stockholm with 200 young artists and creators on stage, more and more people feel compelled to stay here and build something new. Some artists decided to stay in Sweden and started creating a show: Skapelsen (The Creation).

We've got so much to tell you

No lions, only acrobats

Foto: Mats Bäcker

No lions, only acrobats

From circus to nouveau cirque to contemporary circus

Foto: Peter Bak

From circus to nouveau cirque to contemporary circus

Made in Botkyrka

Cirkörhuset i snö.

Made in Botkyrka

Educational visions

Foto: Alex Hinchcliffe

Educational visions

Our circus world

Foto: Frans Hälllqvist

Our circus world

Vision & Values

Foto: Mattias Edwall

Vision & Values

All the facts

Cirkus Cirkör non-profit

Foto: Mats Bäcker

Cirkus Cirkör non-profit

Cirkör in numbers

Foto: Mats Bäcker

Cirkör in numbers

Climate-smart circus

Foto: Marisol Correa

Climate-smart circus

Trust-pro's

Foto: Mats Bäcker

Trust-pro's

Cookie habits

Foto: Marisol Correa

Cookie habits

  • Baltic Nordic Circus Network 

    Cirkus Cirkör has since the beginning been a member and active within the Baltic-Nordic network BNCN, a cooperation network between 20 circus organizations in the Baltics and the Nordics. The network works to strengthen regional collaborations and the development of the circus sector. BNCN organizes activities to support the circus field in the Baltic-Nordic countries, from workshops to seminars to international residencies – for artists and administrators alike.

    The network focuses on competence development, "best practice", increased knowledge and cooperation, and cultural and national identity.

  • Caravan Circus Network 

    Cirkus Cirkör is a member of Caravan Circus Network, a European network for circus organizations that primarily work with educational activities for children and young people and the development of circus pedagogy.

    FEDEC 

    Cirkus Cirkör and Cirkusgymnasiet are members of FEDEC, the European Federation of Professional Circus Schools. 

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