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

  • About Puff

    August 2021: Two hot air balloons hover over Stockholm. They are filled with acrobatics, music, courage, and dreams. They are on their way, driven by longing—the longing for an audience, for co-creation, and to fill the city with breathtaking experiences.

    The longing for an audience-led Cirkus Cirkör, Stockholm's Culture Festival and Peak Experience to create a floating circus performance together.

    Puff was a poetic and nerve-wracking tribute to the timeless, innovative power of circus art. Brief as a gust of wind, the performance floated over Stockholm. Brave artists, flying riggers and first-class pilots filled the air with art. In Puff, the stillness of balloons and the explosiveness of circus art are set against and with each other.

  • Behind the scenes

    How do you rehearse a weather-dependent performance? How do you even come up with the idea? Some of the creators behind Puff tell us.

Ensemble & Crew

  • Stockholm Culture Festival

    Project management and idea: Philippa Staffas
    Communications Manager: Terese Bonnevier
    Press and PR: Nadya Gruner
    Production Manager: Hilda Denward
    Digital editor: Tora Enkvist
    Web editor: Isabell Stolt
    Web development: Petter Lidberg
    Film production: Andreas Strömquist, Albert Jalap
    Drone photographer: Isak Gabre
    Coordinator: Viktor Ärlemalm

  • Cirkus Cirkör

    Direction / Artistic project manager: Camilla Hammarström
    Artistic director: Tilde Björfors
    Circus rig and construction: Fredrik Deijfen, Mattias Lindström, Joel Jedström, Matt Horton
    Set design and costume design: Lehna Edwall
    Mask: Maria Reis
    Music: Oskar Cresso
    Artists: Regina Baumann, Lisa Angberg, Jacob Westin, Siânna Bruce, Emelie Sandberg, Nilas Kronlid
    Project manager: Erik Gullberg (Groundfloor Production)
    Production Manager: Emily Thörling (Groundfloor Production)
    Production assistant: Rosa Almeida, Patrik Elmnert
    Tailor: Piha Hokkanen
    Decor painting: Baha Swidan
    Communication: Hillevi Berg Niska, Karin Robérts, Henrik Sundin
    Photographer: Karolina Henke
    Business Manager Art & Production: Lena K Stockhaus
    CEO: Elin Norquist
    Manufacturing: Independent studio

  • Peak Experience

    Flight Manager: Peter Magnusson
    Pilots: Yashar Modiri, Daniel Sjökvist
    Crew: Jack Gitagiah
    Market team: Willian Hamwi, Frode Altink, Alva Harju Jansson, Junie Johansson, Mats Oosterveld, Pedro Cortes, Leo Westin and Leon Eriksson

  • Stockholms stad

    Coordinator: Carina Larsson

    Hosts: Elias von Bahr, Alexandra Linderoth, Agnes Svensson, Sara-Selma Khatib, Ida Stewén, Natalio Torres, Taban Albrznje, Isabelle Klewstigh, Ahmad Albrznje, Gustav Stålstierna, Anthony Säynäjäkoski, Adam Prusinowski, Alice Johannesen, Avian Albrz, Avan Albrz Alexander Paripovic, Minos Papadogiannakis and Gosia Radziejewska

    Ground crew Peak Experience:
    Pedro Cortes

    Ground crew Cirkus Cirkör:
    Patrik Elmnert
    Rosa Almeida
    Frode Altnik

    In collaboration with the Stockholm Culture Festival.

    Thanks to Magdalena Åberg for the costume design for Circus days and nights.

    Pust (Puff) was inspired by the performance Circus Days and Nights, a co-production between Cirkus Cirkör and Malmö Opera.