You’re invited to a world of flowers, classical music and jaw dropping circus.

About Bloom

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.

"it’s all so beautifully intertwined, so naturally cohesive that anything in this life other than somersaults up high seems inconceivable."



23 feb - 10 mar 2023Södra Teatern, StockholmKöp biljett


Officiell trailer för Bloom

Bloom, the artists face fear and stress and through dedication, collaboration and joy they turn it into poetry of risk.


"Their eyes are delightfully happy and the acts often end with a surprising twist."


"With speed and vitality the bodies create a full spectra of powerful and enticing formations, often with a comical streak."

Borås Tidning

"Sofia Mendez floats softly and dreamily on her rope to poetic piano sounds. Philomène Perrenoud dances and playfully skips on her wire but has safe hands to catch her. Ben Collis’ various feats of strength include both his arms and mouth. And his pas de deux with Felix Greif has a quiet humor, far from macho mannerisms. The women, too, display super powerful arms."


Cast & Crew


Ben Collis  
Elisabeth Künkele
Felix Greif
Moa Karlsson / Sofia Mendez
Philomène Perrenoud

Luc Perrenoud, Stage & Tour Manager

Creative Team

Carlos Ferrer Light design 
Julien Auger Director, concept, set design and sound design
Sade Kamppila Director, concept, set design, and costume design

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