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Aquanauts

AQUANAUTS with Cirkus Cirkör is a unique union between synchronized swimming and contemporary circus, a specially designed site-specific performance above and below the water’s surface. The performance is a poetic and visually magnificent experience of love and respect, filled with air and water acrobatics and astounding formations.

AQUANAUTS with Circus Cirkör is a full experience that will tickle all senses as you are welcomed into the Aquanauts universe. Where the silver-shimmering unsexual and wordless creatures spread their message of love and fellowship/solidarity.

More than 100,000 spectators
AQUANAUTS with Cirkus Cirkör have been presented as a work-in-progress at the Forsgrenska Bath-house in Stockholm and outside during the H20 festival in the city of Jönköping. The show played in its biggest site-specific form so far, during the Stockholm Culture Festival 2018, where it performed five nights in a row for more than 100,000 people.

Fire, air, water and love
AQUANAUTS with Cirkus Cirkör was born in a unique collaboration between synchronized swimmers and contemporary circus artists. It is therefore created by performance parts of various elements, such as water, air and fire. The ensemble consists of more than 50 artists, including professional circus artists; elite synchronized swimmers as well as amateur swimmers. Together they convey the important message: Everyone can be oneself, we belong together and love conquer/overcomes everything.

Creators

The innovative creative team
Director: Jesper Nikolajeff
Artistic leader: Pompe Hedengren,
Choreography: Katalin Herngren Bachry, Camilla Hammarström

CIRKUS ARTISTS: Regina Baumann, Klara Mossberg, Mira Leonard, Fabian Kazen Nikolajeff, Aaron Hakala, Ethan Law, Tobias Strollo, Mikael Lindström, Lukas Ivanow, Erik Berkey, Hedda Celander, Tobias Niemöller, Ole Skovgård Dampe, Thomas Grahndin Jensen och Ylva Runqvist.

SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMERS: Anna Högdal, Anna Sommansson, Anna Nordberg, Anneli Rudström, Annie Laine, Camilla Nilsson, Carina Kraft Thomassen, Caroline Rissve, Elin Mellqvist, Elric Sauze, Emma Haskovec, Eva Muhle, Frida Jungnell, Frida Starck Lindfors , Frida Klingberg, Gertrud Ekman Öhrn, Hanna Ronnysdotter, Helga Stensson, Jennifer Sonestedt, Jonas Beckman, Josefine Öhman, Josefine Magnusson, Kaisa Fexe, Katarina Dahl, Katarina Nolkrantz Frydman, Klara Sparr, Linda Sjöberg Thelenius, Madeleine Billing, Margareta Meyze, Maria Strandlund, Mattias Pettersson, Mia Olausson Sundsten, Mika Laine, Monica Moonstone Karlsson, Monika Westerlund, Parmida Hamdollazadehkiveive, Petter Hydén, Sandra Allerrud, Sara Strandlund, Sara Brobert, Pernilla Johansson, Tobias Strollo, Amanda Sundqvist, Clàudia Arasa Cuartiella