Bastard is a quirky little performance about hands and what they can do. Bastard focuses on our bodys physical presence in our lives, and how feelings and understanding is closely tied to its movements and needs.
Is it a bit far fetched to compare a performance to life itself? Maybe. But like life, LOOP is made up by a number of short stories and incidents. It’s called the circle of life, and the Latin word for circle is Circus.
The world’s smallest and greatest circus!
En gang var Sirkus Cirka verdens største sirkus. Men så skjedde det en forferdelig ulykke. Kamelene gikk berserk og spiste opp teltet! Og ikke nok med det, de spiste opp hele sirkuset! Sirkusdirektøren måtte starte på bar bakke, og i mange år reiste han rundt med et lite loppesirkus. Men nå, takket være alle barna som vil hjelpe til, kan Sirkus Cirka lage, om ikke verdens største sirkus, så Verdens Minste og Beste Sirkus!
The little troll girl Trille is eager to see the world. While her older brothers are out doing just that, Trille sits at home pondering philosophical questions. But one day her brothers forget to put out the magic hearth, where all the fairytales are forged. A whimsical goblin visits, and suddenly Trille is forging her own fairytales. And once she gets started, nothing is ever going to be the same again.
Trollprinsen (eng. Prince of the Trolls) is a fairytale about freedom, being acknowledged and finding the one. The story, with its goblins and elves, princes and princesses, magic, love and evil is inspired by folk tales and the sagas. But mostly, it is about trolls. Trolls are often portrayed as big, strong, stupid and ugly. Sometimes they are kind and loveable, but in general they are dangerous creatures that eat humans. With this performance the trolls finally get the opportunity to tell their side of the story.
Arven (eng. The Heritage) is a trashy action comedy about the giants that ruled the earth before the humans.
The giants enter the 21 Century through a comic book, and possesses modern men in order to repeat the fateful battle, change history and reconquer the world.
A rough and edgy performance for adults and youth, containing magic, romance, sword fights and intense acrobatics.
Ringen (eng. The Ring) is Norway’s first contemporary circus performance, and premiered in Haugesund August 8, 2001.
The performance is a co-production between Haugesund Teater, Pain Solution and Cirkus Xanti.
The story of the beautiful Volund, prince of the elves, is told using circus, rock, theatre and dance. With his magic powers Volund can create anything, and he forges an invincible sword and a magic gold ring that produces eight new gold rings every nine days. Volund meets the love of his life, Bodvil, and all is well. But then the evil King Nidad steals his gold, captivates Volund and sentences him to a life as a slave. Volund refuses to give up, and although it seems hopeless, he is determined to restore his honour.
The performance is based on Volund’s poem from the Poetic Edda, and bears a strong resemblance to Wagner’s Neiebelungen Ring and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.
Ringen is a rough, beautiful, poetic and funny performance, carrying out the proud circus tradition.
Vintersol (eng. Winter sun) is a Christmas story set amongst the trolls.
Every winter the Troll Master collects sun gold from the heart of the earth. The angels take the gold to the sun, and the earth turns away from the darkness and into the light. The winter sun is shining, and the trolls can celebrate Christmas. Despite his important job, the Troll Master is unhappy. For years he has believed that a bear ate his only daughter, Multe. But Multe is alive, and now she is looking for her father. As she arrives his secret spot in the forest, she discovers that her father, the Troll Master, is under the spell of the evil Shadow. Shadow wants to steal the magic gold, forcing the earth into eternal darkness. With the aid of small trolls, goblins and angels Multe attempts to take on the Shadows and save the earth – and her father.
Vintersol is a further development of Trollringen, with Norwegian actors and international circus artists. It opened November 29 2007 in Oslo, and played every night until December 22.
Trollringen is an independent follow-up to Trollprinsen, and premiered in Bergen May 25 2007, during Bergen International Festival.
We are reunited with Trille, and this time she is looking for a magic ring. The ring produces gold, which prevents the sun from burning up, and will give the humans a chance to defeat evil and save the earth. But in her search for the ring, she encounters many obstacles.
The cast is made up of top international circus artists, educated from the national circus school in Canada and with experience from the renowned companies Cirque de Soleil and 7 Fingers of the Hand. Alongside two Norwegian actors they take the audience on a colourful, poetic and magical ride.