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)
people have seen a Cirkus Cirkör performance
children and youths have seen and trained circus with us
empolyees and freelancers work with us each year
We walk where no one has walked – on the tightwire
Circus Cirkör was started in 1995 to establish contemporary circus in Sweden. Today, that goal has been achieved, and Cirkör has become the Nordic region's largest circus company. Through the language of the circus, we create ground-breaking artistic experiences with the vision of making the impossible possible - on stage, in the training hall and in society.
Cirkör is, however, much more than its performances: Cirkör is a school, a meeting place, a social engine, a lab and a training hall. We see the circus as an inexhaustible toolbox for us and others in artistic and educational development as well as in leadership, teamwork and entrepreneurship. We believe in the subversive power of the circus, where performances can grow into worldwide movements, and the magic of the circus leads to real change.
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.