Epifónima

Female values change the world. Epifónima is inspired by women's struggles throughout history and celebrates values traditionally seen as feminine.

About Epi´fónima

Epifónima, which means "exclamation" in Greek, is a performance inspired by women's voices, aspirations and ways of creating and organizing. A piece of stage art that, by being inspired by historical women's fighters and prominent feminists, wants to lift and celebrate the courage and values ​​that have been required to create change. In humble admiration for the long chain of women who paved the way for us to be where we are today, with the opportunity to look ahead.

In Epifónima, the ensemble works cross-border and co-creating together with the creative team. The performance is a work of art created by everyone involved. The ensemble consisted of seven female circus artists originating from Greece, Canada, Palestine, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland.

Tilde Björfors directed and the music was composed by Rebekka Karijord, who previously composed the music for Cirkus Cirkör's performance Wear it like a crown. The music is mainly created from rhythms and female voices that Rebekka has collected from all corners of the world and which are mixed with the ensemble's voices.

No change without fight

In Tilde Björfor's work with risks/opportunities, border crossing and migration, it has been shown how often women carry the long-term burden. From that grew the desire to create a show inspired by how women have managed to run and build society-supporting functions that are not patriarchal.
Epifonima. Foto: Maryam Barari
Epifonima. Foto: Maryam Barari
Epifonima. Foto: Maryam Barari
Epifonima. Foto: Maryam Barari
Epifonima. Foto: Maryam Barari
Epifonima. Foto: Maryam Barari
Epifonima. Foto: Maryam Barari
Epifonima. Foto: Maryam Barari
Epifonima. Foto: Maryam Barari
Epifonima. Foto: Maryam Barari
Epifonima. Foto: Maryam Barari
Epifonima. Foto: Maryam Barari
Epifonima. Foto: Maryam Barari

Reviews

… the gentle and enveloping feeling that encompasses all of us is difficult to resist and is anything but a separatist experience in this circular circus creation with a big beating heart.

SVD

.. a pulsating communal rhythm is found, and all in all there are many beautiful moments, enveloped by Rebekka Karijord's music, which makes one’s heart swell.

DN

It's creative, beautiful, often unexpected. The acts seamlessly slide into each other.A collective masterpiece of art

NT

Ensemble & Crew

In Epifónima the ensemble works across boundaries as co-creators together with the creative team behind the production. The performance is an all-embracing artwork created by everyone involved.

Ensemble
Marianne Ahnlund Technician, rigging
Lisa Angberg Artist
Eirini Apostolatou Artist
Joakim Björklund Sound technician & stage manager
Kajsa Bohlin Artist & text
Liv Karlsson Technician & props
Sarah Lett Artist
Vilhelm Montán Lindberg Technician, lights
Ashtar Muallem Artist
Lucie N’Duhirahe Artist
Irene Ramilli Directing assistant & Tour manager
Jessica Thorzén Driver
Karolina Wojtowicz Artist & text

Creative team
Jonna Bergelin Costume designer
Tilde Björfors Director
Marta Forsberg Sound designer
Susanna Hedin Lighting designer, Lumination of Sweden
Rebekka Karijord Composer
Anna Lagerkvist Pole- and clown coaching
Kajsa Lindgren Sound designer
Linda Sandberg Make up designer
Fanny Senocq Set design & props
Nandi Vileika Vocal coach
Methinee Wongtrakoon Choreographer

Musik
Music and lyrics: Rebekka Karijord

Production and mix: Johannes Berglund, Rebekka Karijord, Elias Krantz, Jacob Snavely
Musicians: Christopher Cantillo, Martin Hederos, Maria Holmström, Rebekka Karijord, Amalie Karijord Stokke, Nina Kinert, Elias Krantz, Erik Nilsson, Linnea Olsson,Anders Scherp, Shida Shahabi, Jacob Snavely Mariam Wallentin och Joe Williamson.

In Epifonima, parts of the songs  ”Oh night يا ليل ما اطولك” writtern by Zahira Sabag and the Polish lullaby ”Z popielnika na Wojtusia” is sung.Co-creators
Tom Brand Props/ workshop
Fredrik (Fefe) Deijfen Techical coordinator
Lotta och Sven Dolling Graphic design
Saara Ahola Props/ workshop
Maryam Barari Press photo
Olivia Bergdahl Poet
Isabelle Bergström Production assistans, Erasmus + intern
Ellen Fallgren Props/ workshop
Klara G Poster photo
Anton Graaf Props/ workshop
Linn Holm Understudy artist
Joel Jedström Co-creator set design
Kekuhi Kealiikanakaole Singer
Anna Ljungqvist Casting workshops
Elsa Mellin Tailor
Jesper Nikolajeff Circus rigging
Alba Poveda Salvador Costume design assistant, Erasmus +intern
Cilla Roos Choreographic mentor
Nina Wande Production assistant
Ariellah Winther Circus rigging
Britta Wålstedt Circus rigging

Part of the props is created at Östgötateatern’s workshops.

World premiere on September 7 2018 at Östgötateatern in Norrköping
Epifónima is produced in collaboration with Östgötateatern and created both at the Cirkör House in Alby and in residency in Norrköping Aug/Sep 2018.