Circus activism

The art of building a better world

Cocky commitment is Cirkus Cirkör’s primary guiding principle. To question, explore, challenge, and critically examine, especially what is considered impossible – and then, with passion and dedication, going for it: daring to go through with precisely the impossible. That’s why engaging in various forms of activism, far from the stage, comes naturally to Cirkör – where performances can grow into worldwide movements, and the magic of the circus can generate real change.

Sticka fred. Foto: Christina Simpson

We Knit for Peace

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Knitting Peace

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Contemporary circus meets yarn in a worldwide movement for peace. Since 2013, thousands have knitted peace with us.

During its travels around the world, our production Knitting Peace has engaged and encountered “peace-knitters” who in turn have shared their creations and reflections on knitting peace with us and others.

Circus-ifying the entire city

In Järfälla, Landskrona and Alby, we’ve taken over the entire city with circus. We asked schools, theaters and art creators to join forces with us and to get acquainted with circus! With Cirkusliv (Circus Life), we roll into schoolyards and offer unsuspecting students and teachers a magical day.

Epifonima. Foto: Klara G

Epifónima

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Cirqueen. Foto: Einar Kling Odencrants

The Movement

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Female values are changing the world.

Before each performance of Epifónima, the theater foyer was filled by conversations with authors, norm-critical dance, photo exhibitions, music, poetry and much more. The movement took place between 2018 and 2019.

Poster. Foto: Mattias Edwall

Limits

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From Fear to Action

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We turn the theater foyer into a meeting place for commitment, integration and new ideas.

Fear to Action takes place alongside performances of Limits and pays tribute to all the enthusiasts who work for integration and crossing boundaries. In Östersund, a grab bag was set up, in Stockholm lectures and photo exhibitions, in Västerås an art auction. Each venue celebrates local projects.

Alby, the Capital of Circus

Cirkörhuset, the circus house that helps everyone and everything grow – children and adults, world-renowned artists of the future and ideas we don’t yet know exist.

Botkyrkas kulturella allemansrätt

Alla Botkyrkas femteklassare erbjuds möjligheten att komma till Cirkörhuset och prova på cirkus. Den kulturella allemansrätten garanterar alla Botkyrkas elever en gemensam erfarenhet av kulturupplevelser.

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