Directed by Tilde Björfors
An arresting tableau of theatrics passes from shadows into light
in Wear it like a crown, the latest triumph from Sweden's
Cirkus Cirkör (Inside Out, 2009 Next Wave Festival).
Consisting of six interlocking stories of solitary dreamers who
yearn to connect with the world by way of juggling, knife-throwing,
daredevil acrobatics, dance, and mime, Cirkus Cirkör rekindles the
narrative possibilities of traditional vaudeville while leaping
forward with a new circus aesthetic.
Anchored by the lush folk-inflected chamber pop of Norwegian chanteuse Rebekka Karijord, Wear it like a crown explores a world in which magic and redemption are possible.
Music and lyrics by Rebekka Karijord
Set design by creative team and ensemble
Costume design by Anna Bonnevier
Lighting design by Ulf Englund
Dramaturgy by Camilla Damkjaer
Choreography by Molly Saudek, Cilla Roos
Leadership support by
The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation