The performance Under embody the human need to constantly defy gravity and the continuing conflict between man and weather.
Seven people crash. Seven people, in the middle of the world, dreaming the ancient dream to manoeuver in and finally conquer the sky. It is about the wish to tame the untamable.
In creating Under, I’ve taken the leap off solid ground. I’ve thrown myself from airplanes, felt the fragrance of clouds and found myself spellbound by the surface beneath me getting closer and closer. I’ve constructed special lifting platforms and soundlessly glided above the ground in a hot air-balloon. With these new perspectives I’m approaching a reality where everything is too big, to heavy and too hard. The intensity have been increased. We do everything to the maxOlle Strandberg
Under was the final work in Olle Strandberg’s Under Trilogy. Olle has previously explored the themes of what happens when you crash and of having to adapt to a new life in Undermän (2010) and Underart (2014), two Cirkus Cirkör productions that have toured the world.
Olle Strandberg and his team take two celebrities from Greek mythology as their inspiration for a visually grandiose production where the fall, hope and relentless struggle are recurring elements.SVD
Cirkus Cirkör packs in all the world’s storms with their enormous set elements, their challenging dramaturgy, their awesome lighting design, their suggestive music and their incomparable circus art.VLT
It is a moment of captivating bodily poetry, in which dance improvisation meet acrobatic harmonics.GP
Circus technicians: Vera Adler Bojsten, Vilhelm Montan Lindberg
Directed by: Olle Strandberg
Set design: Tami Salamon
Costume design: Lena Lindgren
Dramaturgy: Bodil Persson
Light design: Jani–Matti Salo
Composition and sound design: Andreas Tengblad
Composition and text to live music: Anna Ahnlund
Graphic design: Sepidar Hosseini
Photo: Mats Bäcker
Producer: Hanna Lanneberg and Sara de Vylder
Under was a coproduction of Cirkus Cirkör and Västmanlands Teater.