New premiere! Poetic contemporary circus performance filled with yarn, tangles, ropes and threads interwoven with breathtaking artistry, enigmatic, looped live music and suggestive scenography.Tickets
120 minutes (including break)
The performance is interpreted (does not affect other audiences).
The classic Cirkus Cirkör performance is now on stage. Knitting Peace back on the Dansens Hus stage for 10 exclusive evenings. Two hours where we indulge in difficult knots and perpetual masks in a stage space filled with yarn, tangles, ropes and threads. Five contemporary circus artists create a magically beautiful world of rope and yarn where you are enveloped by evocative music, sensitive poetry and a powerful quest for meaningfulness. Can the endeavour itself make a difference? Is it possible to make peace?
Researchers say that striving and wanting to do better is what keeps us alive. The worst thing that can happen is that we achieve our goals without finding something new to strive for. Circus performers often strive to achieve the impossible. Is the pursuit of an impossibility the path to happiness? Is striving for peace on earth striving for the impossible? Can the endeavour itself change anything? Is it possible to make peace? It is easy to give in to our smallness, the vastness of the world and the complexity of things. The artists endeavour to find meaning through total dedication to the different forms of yarn.
The music in the show is specially written by Samuel "Looptok" Långbacka who has gone wild with balls of yarn and knitting sounds, looping threads and strings to create a unique knitted soundscape.
Composer, sound design
Samuel "Looptok" Långbacka
Fanny Senocq, Tilde Björfors, Stefan "Drake" Karlström, Joel Jedström and the ensemble.
Knitted scenography and knitted costume
Assistant lighting design
Technical support stage/rigging
Aino Ihanainen, Sarah Lett, Mikael Kristiansen, Joana Dias, Alexander Weibel, Samuel "Looptok" Långbacka