30 Nov 2018 - 27 Jan 2019

Cirkus Cirkör Epifónima

Tilde Björfors and Cirkus Cirkör’s upcoming production Epifónima finds its inspiration in women’s voices, endeavors, ways of creating and organizing themselves.

Biljetter & info

Running time: approx. 2 h 20 min
Stage: Main stage
Age recommendation: 10 years

Its role models range from the goddess Ishtar, via Hildegard of Bingen, the Beguine movement and the Swedish cultural digest R to today’s activists such as Fatemeh Khavari and Tarana Burke. We want to highlight and honor the courage and values necessary to bring about change. In humble admiration, we link ourselves to the long chain of women who have paved the way to where we are today, affording us the opportunity to look toward the future.

Epifónima, which means ”exclamation” in Greek, is a natural extension of Tilde Björfors’ recent productions Borders, Limits and Movements, all centered around the themes of boundaries, limitations and migration.

The production’s music will be composed by Rebekka Karijord, who previously wrote the music for Cirkus Cirkör’s Wear it like a crown. The composition will primarily build on rhythms and women’s voices that Rebekka has gathered from the four corners of the earth and that will be blended with the ensemble’s own voices.

In Epifónima the ensemble will work across boundaries as co-creators together with the creative team behind the production.  The performance is an all-embracing artwork created by everyone involved. The ensemble consists of seven women circus artists with roots in Canada, Greece, Palestine, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland.

Epifónima is produced in collaboration with Östgötateatern and is created in Cirkörhuset in Alby and as a residence in Norrköping in 2018.