You’re invited to a world of flowers, classical music and jaw dropping circus.
In Bloom, we invite you 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 everyday life's demands and anxieties. Through creativity and circus art the negative feelings are disarmed and our fears turn into poetry.
It’s all so beautifully intertwined, so naturally cohesive that anything in this life other than somersaults up high seems inconceivable.Expressen
Their eyes are delightfully happy and the acts often end with a surprising twist.Göteborgsposten
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.SVD
Ensemble & Crew
Moa Karlsson / Sofia Mendez
Luc Perrenoud, Stage & Tour Manager
Director, concept, set design & sound design: Julien Auger
Director, concept, set design, and costume design: Sade Kamppila
Light design: Carlos Ferrer
Bloom is a collaboration between Cirkus Cirkör, Stora Teatern, Cirkus i Väst, Nycirkus Öst och Södra Teatern.
The Music in Bloom
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)