Limits

Are limits real or imaginary? Explore the reaches of human possibility in an explosive, thought-provoking show.

About Limits

We are capable of much more than we believe, if we dare to challenge our limits. For people in extraordinary circumstances, sometimes there is no choice but to take the leap.

The circus has long been a place to test frontiers and travel across boundaries. From traversing countries, to blurring disciplines, to touching the edges of what's possible with the body. At the circus, we're at home when we're not at home. So where better place to tell the stories of the displaced, of the struggling, and the astonishing resilience of fellow humans?

In an award-winning show, Cirkus Cirkör take dizzying risks, retell remarkable journeys and imagine a world without restrictions. 

Limits premiered in 2016 in Västerås, and is available to book for touring from 2022.

Gallery

Limits. Foto: Timisoara2021
Limits: Foto: Max Gordon
Limits. Foto: Franzi Kreis
Limits. Foto: Einar Kling Odencrants
Limits. Foto: Mats Bäcker
Limits. Foto: Mats Bäcker
Limits. Foto: Mats Bäcker
Limits. Foto: Mats Bäcker
Limits. Foto: Timisoara2021
Limits. Foto: Martin Hauer
Limits. Foto: Franzi Kreis
Limits. Foto: Mats Bäcker
Limits. Foto: Mats Bäcker
Limits. Foto: Mats Bäcker
Limits. Foto: Mats Bäcker
Limits. Foto: Mats Bäcker
Limits: Foto: Max Gordon
Limits. Foto: Martin Hauer
Limits. Foto: Franzi Kreis
Limits. Foto: Mats Bäcker
Limits. Foto: Mats Bäcker
Limits. Foto: Mats Bäcker
Limits. Foto: Mats Bäcker
Limits. Foto: Mats Bäcker

Reviews

a passionate portrayal of our shared humanity

DN

Limits is ultimately a mesmerizing, thought-provoking night of theater.

DC Theatre Scene

... an agenda to soften hearts about strict border policies" /.../ "this mission leads to fascinating art.

Washington Post

Exquisite circus poetry

SvD

Credits

Limits’ ensemble has worked across boundaries as co-creators of the production.

Touring ensemble
Saara Ahola – Acrobatics, aerial acrobatic and vocals
Anton Graaf / Nilas Kronlid – Acrobatics and teeterboard
Einar Kling-Odencrants / Oscar Karlsson – Acrobatics and teeterboard
Sarah Lett  – Acrobatics and roue cyr
Peter Åberg – Acrobatics, juggling and vocals
Samuel Långbacka / Thea Åslund – Musicians

Original ensemble
Saara Ahola acrobatics, aerial acrobatic, vocals
Anton Graaf
acrobatics, teeterboard
Einar Kling-Odencrants 
acrobatics, teeterboard
Manda Rydman
handstand, contortion
Peter Åberg
acrobatics, juggling, vocals
Samuel “LoopTok” Långbacka
musician

Creative team
Director and concept: Tilde Björfors
Text: Tilde Björfors, the ensemble, Nadia Ben Belgacem, Arash Dehvari, Kajsa Bohlin, Tatiana-Mosio Bongonga, Qutaiba Aldahwa, Javid Heidari
Composer: Samuel ”Looptok” Långbacka
Set design: Fanny Senocq, Stefan ”Drake” Karlström, Joel Jedström, Tilde Björfors
Costume design: Jonna Bergelin
Video scenography/projections: Johannes Ferm Winkler, Tom Waldton and Per Rydnert/Visual Relief
Lighting design: Fredrik Ekström
Sound technician: Fredrik ”Börje” Danielsson