Cirkus Cirkör is Sweden's first and largest contemporary circus and was founded in Stockholm in 1995. Cirkör consists of shows touring Sweden and the world, circus events for companies and organisations, lectures, research and development, circus training and an internationally renowned secondary school.
For many years Cirkus Cirkör has provided a place for external artists and companies to develop their projects. Cirkör then launched the Cirkör LAB (Laboratory for Artistic Brilliance), to extend its support for cross boundary arts and science meetings, mono disciplinary research and pedagogical research.
Residency at Cirkör LAB
Cirkör LAB wants to create an open environment where performers and companies who are in residency can work undisturbed, but the hosts also has a positive attitude towards presentation, documentation and the sharing of processes. The artist/company in residence will be working in a creative environment with the possibility of spontaneous encounters with other performers and practitioners who are present on Cirkör's premises every day.
All on-going processes will be documented with the aid of photography, video, interviews and presentations that are both private and open to the public.
There are two residency spaces:
- the back-box (7,8 x 12,3 x 6,5 m) with concrete floor with vinyl dance mat and several rigging points in the ceiling and on the floor. It has basic PA system and basic lighting system
- the production floor (stage: 10 x 9 x 5,8 m), of a total area of ca 200 sqm. It has a sprung floor with vinyl dance mat (4 cm high), several rigging points, a square XD truss around the stage, bsic PA system and basic lighting system.
Both spaces have access to:
- the project room (above production floor) with sewing machines
- washing and drying machine
- a simple kitchen (coffee machine, water boiler, fridge)
- the main kitchen
Cirkör LAB are not able to offer living quarters at this point.