The Swedish cirque nouveau troupe will be performing at BAM in Brooklyn this November and next year and for the first time in Washington DC in March, 2019.
Oct. 31-Nov. 4 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY: Satyagraha
Mar. 6-9, 2019 at The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC:
Limits by Cirkus Cirkör

Cirque nouveau is performance circus, a sort of mixture of traditional circus art, acrobatics with contemporary aesthetics and theatrical techniques that created a whole new field of art in the late 1980s. Cirque du Soleil is the most well-known performance circus but the Swedish company Cirkus Cirkör, founded by Tilde Björfors in 1995, has put its own mark on the art form.

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More than two million people have enjoyed a performance by Cirkus Cirkör and half a million youth and children have trained with, created and learned from the Swedish cirque nouveau troupe. Sweden's present cultural attaché in Washington, Linda Zachrison, managed the company between 2000 and 2003, "an incredibly exciting and life-changing experience," she says. The troupe will be at Brooklyn Academy of Music for the Next Wave Festival in early November performing the Philip Glass opera Satyagraha together with Swedish opera company Folkoperan.
The show "Limits," created by Tilde Björfors, will be performed at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC in March, 2019.

And if you travel in Sweden, Circus Cirkör's latest performance, Epifónima, is presently on tour there. The show, inspired by contemporary as well as historical female fighters, features seven female circus artists that challenge our traditional structures and hierarchies. The show whose title means epiphany in Greek has been highly praised by audiences and critics alike.

For more info, see www.cirkor.se

Oct. 31-Nov. 4 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY: www.bam.org/opera/2018/satyagraha
Mar. 6-9, 2019 at The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC:
www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/XTWSJ