Våga vakna

A story of collective strength

For more than ten years, there has been a global knitting movement that strives for peace through its activism. Knitters worldwide have brought contemporary issues forward through yarn and knitting needles. In this piece, some of these voices for change and humanity are reflected.

“Våga vakna” is a performance that strives to bring together global issues around peace and empathy and urge viewers to manage. Via live music, aerial and balance acrobatics and video works, a visual world is created where the artists tackle questions on a micro and macro level about a kinder and more sustainable world.

“Våga vakna” is an independent work inspired by Cirkör's touring performance Knitting Peace.

Cast & Creative Team

Aino Ihanainen
Samuel “LoopTok” Andersson 
Joana Días 
Alexander Weibel Weibel
Antonio Panaro 
Aino Savolainen

Koncept & artistic direction: Alexander Weibel Weibel
Composer & Sound Design: Samuel ”LoopTok” Andersson
Video: Johannes Ferm Winkler

Inspired Knitting Peace – a work created by Tilde Björfors.

Foto: John Carlsson

A worldwide peace movement

The call to knit "We knit for Peace" has engaged and met peace knitters from all around the world. The amount of knittings they have sent us is overwhelming - it is clear that the combination of circus, striving, and knitting has grown into a movement of its own.