Founded in 1995 with the vision to transcend boundaries in art and society.
IN THE PRESS
"the emphasis is
on intimacy and humility,
which gives this landmark work an entirely different feel."
The Wall Street Journal
"... an agenda to soften hearts about strict border policies" /.../ "this mission leads to fascinating art."
Nelson Pressley, Washington Post
Like the younger, hipper little sister of Cirque du Soleil /.../ humour and inventiveness are enchanting.
The most famous company to arise in Scandinavia is Cirkus Cirkör.
Founded in 1995 by when Tilde Björfors and a group of artists went to Paris and fell in love with the possibilities that the contemporary circus offered. They decided to stop dreaming big and living small and instead give their all to make reality of their dreams.
Today Cirkör employs around 30 staff and 250 freelancers. Almost 2.5 million people have seen a Cirkus Cirkör show on stage and in festivals around the world. About 500,000 children and youths have taken part in training, creating, and education programs with Cirkus Cirkör.
Contemporary circus is now an established art form in Sweden.
A Cirkör production is typically big-hearted, chaotic and colourful, with an optimistic sense of potential in the face of adversity.
Tilde Björfors is the founder and Artistic Director of the Swedish company Cirkus Cirkör.
Tilde has over 20 years of experience directing cross-border stage performances in opera, theatre, circus, movies and exhibitions.
Tilde has directed a majority of Circus Cirkör’s large-scale productions, including Epifónima, Satyagraha, Limits, Borders, Knitting Peace and many more.
Her work has been presented on stages and theatres all over the world and she has been awarded a number of prestigious awards for her artistic achievements.
Among others The Swedish H.M. The King´s Medal of the 8th dimension with blue ribbon and most recently the Premio Europa per il Teatro Prize New Theatrical Realities.
Her trademark is to always involve circus art in her work, and she has been a pioneer and a driving force in establishing contemporary circus as an art form in Northern Europe.