Forget about dancing elephants and clumsy clowns tripping over their own feet. Contemporary circus acts are highly skilled performances that display an entertaining form of multi-tasking within a range of many different genres.
Mesmerizing juggling, edge-of-the-seat balance acts, thrilling acrobatics and a touches of comedy can all be parts of the show. And chances are that they will be – at CirkusMania, Stockholm’s very own circus festival.
Last year’s inaugural festival saw nine different acts performing in 23 venues in 11 districts, from grand theatre stages to cultural houses. And the festival is expected to grow again this year.
Stockholm is among the world’s great cities for circus performances, and this annual festival give audiences a chance to experience some of the greatest circus talents from the Nordic region.