May 23 + May 24 | 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Livestream with Svalbard Company: All Genius all idiot

May 23 + May 24 | 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Photo: Jakub Jelen

Livestream Performance
Access: Digital
Admission: 8/15 EUR
Focus: Circus
Age recommendation: From 12 years

In “All Genius All Idiot”, the Svalbard Company performs an equally eccentric and outrageous frenzied game on the absurdities of life. Breaking down the limits of contemporary circus, these four graduates of Stockholm’s Circus University create an energetic, surreal play from elements of theatre, slapstick, live music and acrobatics – including the Chinese pole, the vertical rope, handstands and dance. The show is driven by an original soundtrack that is impossible to resist. “It looks”, said Adrian Berry, artistic director of the Jacksons Lane Theatre in London, “as if it had been directed by Jim Jarmusch”. The four performers, all of them exceptional talents, are united by the search for answers to the big questions of art and of our time. In “All Genius All Idiot”, they are trying to give these answers without taking themselves too seriously.

Performance Benjamin Smith, Alexis Akrovatakis, Tom Brand, Santiago Ruiz Albalate | Devising Benjamin Smith, John Simon Wiborn, Tom Brand, Santiago Ruiz Albalate | Artistic collaboration Peter Jasko | Scenography Kasper Svenstrup Hansen | Light design Zuzana Rezna | Lighting and sound Ernesto Monza | Exterior eye Methinee Wongtrakoon | Exterior eye und acrobatic coach Bahoz Temaux | Musical exterior eye Mae Karthäuser | Costume Michiel Tange van Leeuwen | Producer Thea Hope | Agent Donatas Taresevicius | Supported by Konstnärsnämnden, Kulturrådet, Arts Council England, Glastonbury Arts Commission, Stockholms Stad, Subtopia, Cirk la Putyka, Cirkör LAB & Jacksons Lane | Funded by Embassy of Sweden