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Company Afterclap is a Stockholm based contemporary circus company founded in 2019 by two Finnish circus artists Nelli Kujansivu and Aaron Hakala. They met in Stockholm when they became classmates in the renowned Stockholm University of the Arts´ Circus Program, from which they graduated as Bachelors of Fine Arts in Circus in 2016.

They have since worked with contemporary circus companies such as Cirkus Cirkör, Cirque du Soleil, Galapiat Cirque and Circus Monti. After many years of touring the world separately they decided to combine their forces and so Company Afterclap was born.

Outlines

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Face First was formed from the desire of it’s hard working members to establish a space for themselves to create freely and fly on their own. The name evokes the risk that define their lives as circus artists. It also speaks to their wish to highlight the personality of the body on stage, using the art of acrobatics as a path to authenticity.

After years of working in their own field, the members of Face First are adding a new voice to the circus field by producing their own touring productions and customized events. 

Only Bones v.1.6

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Marina Cherry is of a breed that is hard to define. Like many humans, she is a layered multitude of bits and pieces. A contortionist/acro-dancer by formal training, she was educated at École Supérieure des Arts du Cirque in Brussels following the start of her professional circus training at École Nationale de Cirque in Montreal.

Originally from Montana in the US, Marina spent her childhood immersed in gymnastics, dance, painting and orchestral music, before discovering the world of circus. Finding her singular niche somewhere deep in the pockets between contemporary circus and dance, her creations place research, innovation and a questioning of convention at their core.

Primarily a solo artist, she also enjoys collaborations and is working in diverse projects around Europe including the upcoming production by Belgian company Petri Dish. Marina also works as a pedagogue and on her travels loves giving workshops in movement research, acro-dance and handstands. She is simultaneously pursuing a degree in philosophy (online) at the University of London. 

Moln

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Kompani Giraff creates visual and unique circus performances with a foundation of poetic narrative and a passion for magic in everyday life situations.

With this foundation we seek to explore new ground in contemporary circus and make use of our own different experiences in the performing arts to truly create interdisciplinary works of art. 

Kasta loss

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Angela Wand is an artist/creator with 25 years of stage experience as a physical actor, clown and circus artist. Angela has worked in theatre, TV, film, on the street, in refugee camps and hospitals, at events and on commercials, both leading her own projects and working with numerous companies to reach a broad and international audience. The music and soundscape for the performance has been written and created by Theresia Billberg, who also runs the tech for the show.

Fritt fram

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KompaniTO is a Norwegian circus and dance company. It was founded in 2014 by Tamar Ohana Goksøyr and Mari Dahl Stoknes. At the crossroads of circus, dance, physical theatre, music and text, we work towards creating stage art that is open, challenging and welcoming. As well as creating and performing our own performances, KompaniTO collaborates with exceptional artists and companies. 

Det får bära eller brista

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Circus By Me creates contemporary circus with a special focus on acrobatics, crossing various art forms such as contact improvisation, modern dance, ceramics and theater. It employs culture as a means for building a better world. In drawing its themes from the act of carrying and from physical tasks, DET FÅR BÄRA ELLER BRISTA uses partner acrobatics as an expressive tool. On stage the team works in duos, trios, and as a collective to perform static and dynamic acrobatics. 

Björn

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Joel Degerfeldt and Mikkel Hobitz, friends from the circus school AFUK, found they had a lot of things in common. They both have an interest in the physical disciplines of hand-to-hand and acrobatics. They both play string instruments. They even look alike: long, thin, and blond. This was where the idea for the show came from. With a dream of magic, acrobatics and music they would make circus history.

Allt som är mitt

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The show is made in a collaboration with the groups Kollektiv Knaster and Spinning Compass Performance. The artists Alaya Vindelman and Andrea Hilario have been performing and creating shows and productions together over the last decade, with aerial rope as their main circus discipline. Johannes Starke is a juggler, acrobat and the captain Spinning Compass Performance´s circus ship, Johanne.

My House

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We have just relocated to Sweden after 10 years in the UK, moving our company, Apocalyptic Circus, with us and giving it a new name: In Balance Circus Company. In Balance is a family run company which builds on work we’ve been doing since 2012. HOUSE is our second big production, created with Sunniva Byvard. Over the last few years we have focused on creating and being part of shows for family audiences. In our work we take inspiration from our lives and the people around us.

We value circus greatly, and we always aim to create productions with high level skills at their core. Linn studied on Stockholm University of the Arts’ Circus Program before meeting Tom (who trained as a theater technician in Bristol) soon after her graduation in 2010. Their passion for detail and shared idea of what’s important in a production made them not only start a family but also Apocalyptic Circus – now In Balance.