3–15 October 2017
Cirkus Cirkör and Västmanlands Theatre present a new, monumental performance about mankind taking on the elements.
Eight people crash to earth. Eight people, in the centre of the world, dreaming the ancient dream: to manoeuver in and finally conquer the skies. The brand-new performance, Under, embodies the constant human desire to defy gravity and the unceasing conflict between mankind and the elements. And the yearning to tame the untameable.
“In creating Under, I’ve taken the leap off solid ground. I’ve thrown myself from airplanes, inhaled 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 floated 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 has been increased. We do everything to the max“ – Olle Strandberg
Under is the third and final piece in Olle Strandberg’s Under-Trilogy. The theme of examining what happens when you unavoidably crash and the subsequent recovery have previously been explored in the performances Undermän (2010) and Underart (2014), two Cirkus Cirkör productions that have toured the world.
ABOUT OLLE STRANDBERG
Olle Strandberg is a circus director with a background in acrobatics and juggling. The core of his creative work lies in combining circus with dance and music, a place where hard physical work is alternated with condensed pauses that leave room for the unpredictable. His enigmatic intimate presence and Nordic humour in his previous performances have won the world over and become his signature. Olle works as a director and creative project leader at Cirkus Cirkör.
Running time: 90 min (no interval)
Venue: Main stage
Recommended from 10 years. Age limit 5 years.
The show on the 11th of October is included in our After Work deal. Get a 35% discount.
|Directed by||Olle Strandberg
*three circus technicians will also be seen on stage
|Set design||Tami Salamon|
|Costume design||Lena Lindgren|
|Light design||Jani-Matti Salo|
|Composition and sound design||Andreas Tengblad|
|Graphic design||Seppidar Hosseini|
Sara De Vylder
Under is a co-production of Cirkus Cirkör and Västmanlands Teater.