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Knitting Peace – Cirkus Cirkör

18. September 8:00 am


What artistic possibilities does an endless length of string hold? It can be rolled up into a giant ball, woven into intricate web shapes or serve as a life line for amazing balancing acts. Cirkus Cirkör’s creative trapeze artists put on a fantastic show, in which string plays a major role. Labyrinthine shapes, sophisticated knots, elaborately woven and strangely entangled knitted structures create backdrops and props for winding bodies to soar in graceful and plucky poses. With each swing of the ropes, with each daring movement, we hold our breath fearing that the thin lines of string might give. Yet in knitted shapes and patterns these strings are powerfully strong and hold everything together. What would happen if the whole world knitted strong strings of peace?

Sponsor: Lindenau, Prior & Partner, Maschmeier Rechtsanwälte,
Preventicum Zentrum für individualisierte Medizin

Supported by the Ministry for Family, Children, Young People, Culture and Sport for the State of NRW
With generous support from the state capital Düsseldorf and the Leonardo Hotel Düsseldorf

Tilde Björfors, Director and concept
Samuel „LoopTok“ Andersson, Composer and sound design
Maria Wallin, Assistent director
Fanny Senocq, Tilde Björfors, Stefan „Drake“ Karlström, Joel Jedström und das Ensemble, Set design
Aino Ahanainen, Knitted set design and knitted costumes; Anna Bonnevier, Costume design; Helena Andersson, Mask design
Ulf Englund, Light design; Cilla Roos, Choreographic advisor & artistic coach; Tomas Helsing, Props and scenics artist
Stefan “Drake” Karlström, Technical director; Joel Jedström, Technical coordination and constructions
Ulf „Poly“ Nylin, Circus Construction

Alexander Weibel Weibel, Aino Ihanainen, Mikael Kristiansen, Nathalie Bertholio, Tiziana Prota, Samuel Andersson

Production/ Touring team
Emma Therkelson, Tour leader; Daniel Szpigler, Producer; Anita Dahrmark, Costume production;
Ingrid Swahn, Stage master and rigger; Mika Knutson, Light; Kent Andersson, Sound; Andreas Svens, Driver

A Cirkus Cirkör production
The Knitting Peace-production is supported by
Botkyrka Municipality, Swedish Arts Council, City of Stockholm Cultural Administration, Stockholm County Council, SCANIA, Coproduction Pôle Cirque Méditerranée, Coproduction Marseille-Provence 2013, Capitale européenne de la culture

18. September 8:00 am - 10:00 am
120 minutes, one break
Festival Marquee
Burgplatz, 40213 Düsseldorf
+49 211 82 82 66 0