Late Night Circus Performanc
Circus at Theatertreffen

All Genius All Idiot

Late Night Circus Performance
By Svalbard Company, Sweden
Circus at Theatertreffen

All Genius All Idiot

All Genius All Idiot

© Jakub Jelen

  • 55 min, no interval
  • Language no problem

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The Theatertreffen shows a production from the Berliner Festspiele’s new series Circus

In “All Genius All Idiot”, Svalbard Company perform 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.

Performers and authors
Tom Brand, Santiago Ruiz Albalate, Benjamin Smith, John Simon Wiborn
Artistic collaboration with Peter Jasko

Scenography Kasper Svenstrup Hansen
Lighting design Zuzana Režná
Exterior eye Methinee Wongtrakoon
Exterior eye / acrobatic coach Bahoz Temaux
Musical exterior eye Mae Karthäuser
Costume Michiel Van Leeuwen
Touring Technician, sound and light Jose Carlos Ferrer
Producer Josefin Lindberg (Follow the Rabbit)
Collaborative partner Wolfgang Hoffman (Aurora Nova)

Trailer for “All Genius All Idiot”

Supported by Konstnärsnämnden, Kulturrådet, Arts Council England, Glastonbury Arts Commission, Stockholms Stad, Subtopia, Cirk la Putyka, Cirkör LAB & Jacksons Lane