Bloom

In this new Cirkus Cirkör performance you’re invited to a world of flowers, classical music and jaw dropping circus. An international cast of five multi talented artists sets out to change the world through joy, risk assessment and facing fears.

We learn to live in fear and we can create stress from everything going on in our basic everyday lives. We feel the pressure to not stand out, and trying is seen as the first step towards failure. We own more things than ever before, we look perfect in our pictures, but does that really make us happy? In Bloom, the artists face fear and stress and instead of turning it into terrible political decisions, they turn it into concrete circus actions and creativity. Through dedication, collaboration and joy they turn fear into poetry of risk.

Our aim is to impress people with (super)human skills, to make them laugh, let them feel stressed and then release their tension. Ben Collis

As the artists fly through the air on teeterboard, swing in trapezes and ropes, lift each other, do pair acrobatics and mouth hang, they embody the soul of circus: That you don’t have to give in to normalcy, different is good, you should be as unique as you feel.
Let yourself bloom.
 
Ensemble
Bloom has an all international ensemble with artist from Switzerland, Germany, Scotland/Sweden and Costa Rica with two directors from France and Finland.

Ensemble:
Ben Collis / Erik Glas
Elisabeth Künkele
Felix Greif
Philomène Perrenoud
Sofia Mendez.

Luc Perrenoud, Stage & Tour Manager

Philomène, Felix, Elisabeth and Ben graduated from DOCH in 2018 and Sofia Mendez finished Codarts Circus Arts in 2016.

Bloom is directed by Julien Auger and Sade Kamppila from Circus I Love You.

Lenght: Approximately 60 min
Age: From 4 years / For the whole family

Bloom is a collaboration between Cirkus i Väst, Nycirkus Öst och Södra Teatern.

Music in Bloom
Who / which front piece and the composer in parentheses.

Happy New OFF - La seconde majeure concert á 4 (Georg Philipp Telemann )
E. Fabianska-Jelinska for Trombone Quartet - Trędowata – Walc (Wojciech Kilar)
Jan Romanowski for 4te Quartet - Trędowata - Walc (Wojciech Kilar)
François-Joël Thiollier -  Rêverie (Claude Debussy)
Cyprien Katsaris - Symphony No. 9 in D minor Op.125 (Ludwig Van Beethoven)
Stanislaw Wislocki for L'orchestre symphonique de la radio et de la télévision polonaise - Le portrait du roi (Wojciech Kilar)
Stanislaw Wislocki for L'orchestre symphonique de la radio et de la télévision polonaise  - Prélude au marriage (Wojciech Kilar)
Trio á cordes Français - Quartet in D op. 4 no. 6 (Carl Stamitz)
Fred Mills for Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Johann Sebastian Bach).