The Kennedy Center


WORLD STAGES: Cirkus Cirkör: Limits 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - Saturday, March 9, 2019

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“Boundaries are meant to be crossed. Limits are meant to be exceeded!” From Tilde Björfors and Sweden’s Cirkus Cirkör, Limits will turn perspectives on their heads.

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“Boundaries are meant to be crossed. Limits are meant to be exceeded!” says Tilde Björfors, who conceived and directed this physical theater work by Sweden’s Cirkus Cirkör. We build fences, walls, and barricades around our homes, and place armed soldiers around our countries. But human beings have never wanted to stay in the same place. In classic Cirkus Cirkör style, Limits will turn perspectives on their heads. In English.
Recommended for age 10 and up.

Stay after the performance on March 6 for a panel discussion with Cirkus Cirkör artists Peter Åberg and Saara Ahola and producer Amy Fee. Moderated by Linda Zachrison from the Embassy of Sweden.

More about Cirkus Cirkör:
Under the artistic leadership of Tilde Björfors, Cirkus Cirkör has consistently explored and defied limits through performances and research projects, as well as through the interactions of circus and society, audiences and participants. In light of Europe's ever-tightening boundaries against the world beyond its borders, and the consequences that closed borders bring in their wake, Cirkus Cirkör's voice as an advocate for crossing boundaries has grown stronger. After seeing Cirkör's 2015 production ”Borders," the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter's reviewer proclaimed Cirkus Cirkör the creator of a new genre: contemporary circus activism.

This event is part of The Human Journey,collaboration between the Kennedy Center, National Geographic Society, and the National Gallery of Art. The Human Journey invites audiences to investigate the powerful experiences of migration, exploration, identity, and resilience through the lenses of the performing arts, science, and visual art.

Watch and Listen

Cirkus Cirkör Limits Official Trailer