A poetic and nerve-wracking tribute to the timeless innovation power of circus art.

About Puff

Two hot air balloons hover over Stockholm. They are filled with acrobats, music, courage and dreams. Pust! (Puff!) is a poetic and jaw dropping tribute to the timeless innovation power of circus art. Fleeting like a gust of wind, the performance hovers over Stockholm. Brave artists, flying riggers and first-class pilots fill the air with art. The silence of the balloons and the explosiveness of circus art are set against and with each other.

Pust is a collaboration between the Stockholm Culture Festival, Cirkus Cirkör and Peak Experience with a common message: We long for our audience!


Floating hot air balloon circus!

The hot air balloons are controlled by weather and wind, so the performance becomes unpredictable. Pust was performed all over the city of Stockholm on the evenings that the winds allowed it to.


Creative team

Project management and idea: Philippa Staffas
Director / Artistic project manager: Camilla Hammarström
Circus rig and construction: Fredrik Deijfen, Mattias Lindström, Joel Jedström, Matt Horton
Scenography and costume design: Lehna Edwall
Mask: Maria Reis
Music: Oskar Cresso
Project leader: Erik Gullberg (Groundfloor Production)
Production leader: Emily Thörling (Groundfloor Production)
Balloon manager: Peter Magnusson
Pilots: Yashar Modiri, Daniel Sjökvist


Regina Baumann
Lisa Angberg
Jacob Westin
Siânna Bruce
Emelie Sandberg
Nilas Kronlid