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High flying Swedish Circus

Published: Tue 17 Nov 2009 03:53 PM
High flying Swedish Circus is a Magical World on a Knife’s Edge
“CIRKUS CIRKÖR IS A MUST SEE. Before you read any further, call and book tickets” Evening Standard
Sweden’s Cirkus Cirkör brings its hit show, The TV3 Season of Inside out, to the New Zealand International Arts Festival with jaw-dropping athletics and playful magical storytelling that is all about the human heart and “something as simple as life.”
Cirkus Cirkör has grown from an underground movement to a big circus ensemble touring the world.
Inside out explores inside and outside our bodies taking audiences on a mind-blowing journey with trapeze, mime, clowning, spectacular acrobatics, magic, and illusion.
Cirkus Cirkör has collaborated with the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, one of Europe's largest medical universities, to blend scientific knowledge with its creative world in an entertaining way. Indie rock darlings Irya’s Playground perform live on stage.
“Combining the romance of the old-fashioned circus with a rocky edge, Inside out is a must see. Full of pace, spectacular routines and wonderfully gorgeous images, this Swedish cult circus dares us to step out of our own safe lives, take risks and run-away with them!” says Lissa Twomey, Artistic Director of the New Zealand International Arts Festival.
Inside out opened in Sweden last year and is now on tour with premieres at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, the Next Wave Festival in New York, and in Stockholm in December before its Australasian premiere at the New Zealand International Arts Festival in March.
In 2002, Cirkus Cirkör was commissioned to provide entertainment at the magnificent Nobel banquet at Stockholm City Hall. Cirkus Cirkör has a dedicated education programme that includes open training for professional artists as well as children and amateurs, a programme for families, and a three year high school programme.
Cirkus Cirkör’s Inside out is sponsored by TV3.
WHEN: 1-2 and 4-8 March
WHERE: Opera House
“Breezes along on a wave of infectious energy... a fresh flip through the circus skills book” Metro, UK
“The most gorgeous concoction, a perfect blend of contemporary and traditional circus... the result knocks you sideways... the production is an unerring delight.” The Stage, UK
ENDS

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