Through a minimalistic and poetic contemporary-circus expression, we work with moving images that poses big questions. The melting ice is balanced between the bodies in the rope. Waves of plastic appears like the sea on the floor. Drawing the thoughts to the melting polar ice and the impact on nature, humanity and the oceans. The grand live music underlines the graveness.
Above the billowing plastic, a person floats, feet gently touching the waves beneath. Hanging from her hair, she slowly floats upwards followed by the plastic seemingly drowning the person underneath. Through physical communication, a story, or fragments of many, is told. There are no questions or answers given but rather opens the unfolding of personal visions, thoughts and reflections. We live in a time when we see our nature change. Do we take care of our nature? Do we remember to take care of each other?
We work with the contrasts between the calm and the powerful, the cold and the warm, dark and light.
How do we experience a moment of a rope circus-act in darkness? How does it affect us as an audience?
As artists and creators, we ask ourselves questions in the artistic process to explore what interests, stimulates and drives us. These are questions that form the basis of the reflections we open for in the audience. To them directly we do not ask questions but create an experience beyond the ordinary.︎
The music, which is an equal part of the project as the circus bodies, is a modern blend of synth, violin and voice. It is strongly inspired and characterized by old Scandinavian music tradition.
Light and darkness. Sound and silence.
Performers: Hege Eriksdatter Østefjells, Karoline Aamås (at Subcase replaced by Mari Stoknes), Love Kjellsson
Colleagues/Collaborators: Circus Xanti, Mari Stoknes, Emma Laule, Ilona Jäntti (Ilmatila), R.E.D, Sundsvalls Kommun, Swedish Arts Council (Kulturrådet), Subtopia, Jatka78
ENT is a Norwegian/Swedish company administrating circus art and music. The group is combined of musician Love Kjellsson and circus artists Karoline Aamås and Hege Eriksdatter Østefjells.
All our performances share a common ground in an ethics of care and connection to nature.