Flow-circus / Svalbard: All Genius All Idiot
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Quirky and outrageous in equal measure ‘All Genius All Idiot’ revels in the absurdities of life, using extreme circus artistry to highlight human behaviour at its most animalistic.

Svalbard bends the edges of contemporary circus and blends it with theatre, physical comedy and live music to create a truly original piece that you will remember for its surreal quality as well as its awe-inspiring acrobatic skills. ‘All Genius All Idiot’ features a hauntingly beautiful and at times bizarre original soundtrack, played live by the performers. They will be all singing all dancing all flying all crying all rocking all genius all idiots!

Svalbard’s members met whilst training at Stockholm’s University of Dance and Circus. ‘All Genius All Idiot’ is their debut show. It premiered at Jatka 78 in Prague, followed by sold out performances at London International Mime Festival and a month run at Adelaide Fringe. ‘All Genius All Idiot’ was awarded ”best circus and physical theatre” at the Adelaide Fringe weekly awards in 2016.

The visit in Oulu has been supported by Finnish-Swedish cultural fund.

PERFORMANCE: Tue, November 22, 7pm
VENUE: Culture Centre Valve, Valvehall, Hallituskatu 7, Oulu
TICKETS 20/15€ Culture Centre Valve or ticketmaster.fi

Performers and authors: Benjamin Smith, John Simon Wiborn, Tom Brand, Santiago Ruiz Albalate
Artistic collaboration with: Peter Jasko
Scenography: Kasper Svenstrup Hansen
Lighting design: Zuzana Režná
Exterior eye/Acrobatic coach: Bahoz Temaux
Exterior eye: Methinee Wongtrakoon
Musical exterior eye: Mae Karthäuser
Costumes: Michiel Tange van Leeuwen
Producer: Josefin Lindberg/Follow the Rabbit
Supported by: Konstnärsnämnden, Kulturrådet, Arts Council England, Glastonbury Arts Commission, Stockholms Stad, Subtopia, Cirk la Putyka, Cirkör LAB, Jacksons Lane