Svalbard Company (SE): All Genius All Idiot

2400 HUF / Student: 1900 HUF
Contemporary Circus Pass is valid

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 skills. All Genius All Idiot features Chinese pole, aerial rope, hand balance and acrobatics, driven by 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.

There is a fine line between the genius and the idiot, similar to the conflict within ourselves: the battle between the instinct and the intellect. The idiot is often equated with stupidity and the instinct with the animalistic. On the other side the genius is often regarded as human and equated with intellectuality. What makes us a genius and what makes us an idiot?
The Four Human Animals met at The University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm a few fateful years ago. They found each other rather quickly and soon started to laugh, cry and go for adventures together (though not necessarily in that order).  One key belief of Svalbard is that mono-disciplinary art is a dying breed and that we must break the constricting classifications. All Genius All Idiot is their debut show and it was awarded “best circus and physical theatre” at the Adelaide Fringe weekly awards in 2016.
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
Outside Eye, Acrobatic Coach: Bahoz Temaux
Outside Eye: Methinee Wongtrakoon
Musical Outside Eye: Mae Karthäuser
Costumes: Michiel Tange van Leeuwen
Technician: Carlos Ferrer
Producer: Josefin Lindberg/Follow the Rabbit; Wolfgang Hoffman/Aurora Nova
Supported by: Konstnärsnämnden, Kulturrådet, Arts Council England, Glastonbury Arts Commission, Stockholms Stad, Subtopia, Cirk la Putyka, Cirkör LAB, Jacksons Lane
Box Office opening hours:
  • Main hall performance days: 5 pm - end of performance + 30 mins, 10 pm max.
  • studio and club performance days: 5 pm - 8:30 pm
  • other days: 5pm - 8 pm
Trafó Gallery opening hours:
  • Performance days: 4-10pm.
  • Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 4pm-7pm.
  • Closed on Mondays.
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