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
Cirkus Cirkör was started in 1995 and is today the largest circus company in the Nordics. Our business includes performances on tour in Sweden and the world, courses and educational programs for all ages, a circus gymnasium and events for companies and organizations. Cirkus Cirkör is a non-profit and also conducts research, technical innovation, and residency programs for artists and teaches and lectures.
Through the language of the contemporary circus, Cirkus Cirkör creates ground-breaking artistic experiences with the vision of making the impossible possible - on stage, in the training hall and in society.
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).
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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.
Cirkus Cirkör and Cirkusgymnasiet are members of FEDEC, the European Federation of Professional Circus Schools.