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3–15 October 2017

Cirkus Cirkör

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.

Photo: Mats Bäcker

Photo: Mats Bäcker


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.




Practical information

Running time: 90 min (no interval)
Venue: Main stage

Recommended from 10 years. Age limit 5 years.

Season packages

The show on the 11th of October is included in our After Work deal. Get a 35% discount.


Directed by Olle Strandberg
Ensemble Henrik Agger
Anna Ahnlund
Klara Mossberg
Simon Wiborn
Methinee Wongtrakoon
*three circus technicians will also be seen on stage
Set design Tami Salamon
Costume design Lena Lindgren
Dramaturgy Bodil Persson
Light design Jani-Matti Salo
Composition and sound design Andreas Tengblad
Graphic design Seppidar Hosseini
Photo Mats Bäcker
Producer Hanna Lanneberg
Sara De Vylder

Under is a co-production of Cirkus Cirkör and Västmanlands Teater.

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