Circus and synchronized swimming in air, fire and water

Fire, Air, Water and Love: Aquanauts

Aquanauts was born from an unique collaboration between synchronized swimmers and circus artists.

Tour Dates

To be announced.

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About Aquanauts

Aquanauts is a show of extraordinary scale, inspired by the most encompassing feeling of them all: love. With at least 30 professionals and amateur performers, a 50-metre-tall crane and a wild body of water, we're erupting out of the safe confines of the circus tent and making a splash in an enormous site-specific event. 

Exploring the elements of water, fire and air, the show explores how fellowship, togetherness and equality can help us overcome anything. The result is a poetic and magnificent experience filled with aerial and water acrobatics and astonishing artistic swimming formations. Together, we are an incredible force for good. 

Aquanauts was performed at the Forsgrenska Pool in Stockholm in 2016, during the H20 festival in Jönköping, at the Stockholm Cultural Festival in 2018 and was revived at Letní Letná in Prague in 2023.


  • Creative Team, 2023/2024

    Artistic director: Pompe Hedengren
    Director: Jesper Nikolajeff
    Costumes: Bea Szenfeld, Julia Wallman
    Music: Honza Balcar
    Choreography: Katalin Herngren Bachry, Camilla Hammarström, Robin Leo, Esmeralda Nikolajeff, Mira Leonard, Ethan Law

  • Stockholm Culture Festival, 2018

    Director: Jesper Nikolajeff
    Artistic director: Pompe Hedengren
    Choreographer: Ktalin Herngren Bachry
    Circus choreographer: Camilla Hammarström

    Circus artists:
    Regina Baumann,
    Klara Mossberg,
    Mira Leonard,
    Fabian Kazen Nikolajeff,
    Aaron Hakala,
    Ethan Law,
    Mikael Lindström,
    Lukas Ivanow,
    Erik Berkey,
    Hedda Celander,
    Tobias Niemöller,
    Ole Skovgård Dampe,
    Thomas Grahndin Jensen
    Ylva Runqvist.

    Synchronized swimmers:
    Anna Högdal,
    Anna Sommansson,
    Anna Nordberg,
    Anneli Rudström,
    Annie Laine,
    Camilla Nilsson,
    Carina Kraft Thomassen,
    Caroline Rissve,
    Elin Mellqvist,
    Elric Sauze,
    Emma Haskovec,
    Eva Muhle,
    Frida Jungnell,
    Frida Starck Lindfors ,
    Frida Klingberg,
    Gertrud Ekman Öhrn,
    Hanna Ronnysdotter,
    Helga Stensson,
    Jennifer Sonestedt,
    Jonas Beckman,
    Josefine Öhman,
    Josefine Magnusson,
    Kaisa Fexe,
    Katarina Dahl,
    Katarina Nolkrantz Frydman,
    Klara Sparr,
    Linda Sjöberg Thelenius,
    Madeleine Billing,
    Margareta Meyze,
    Maria Strandlund,
    Mattias Pettersson,
    Mia Olausson Sundsten,
    Mika Laine,
    Monica Moonstone Karlsson,
    Monika Westerlund,
    Parmida Hamdollazadehkiveive,
    Petter Hydén,
    Sandra Allerrud,
    Sara Strandlund,
    Sara Brobert,
    Pernilla Johansson,
    Tobias Strollo,
    Amanda Sundqvist,
    Clàudia Arasa Cuartiella

    Henrik Lundgren,
    Alex Cuadrado,
    Anna Malmsten,
    Daphne Wahlund,
    Georg Laine,
    Gunilla Stenberg,
    Henrik Lundgren,
    Isabelle Zupanc,
    Julijana Nyhaga,
    Linda Lindwall,
    Lisa Sigtryggsson,
    Lovisa Östberg,
    Martin von Sydow,
    Oscar Sigtryggsson
    Sirkka Aho