Now You See
Welcome to circus presentation "Now You See", a performance-based act of freedom, for the eyes of all, non-exclusive and inviting. The act is performed and co-created by the second-year Bachelor Circus students at Stockholm University of the Arts (SKH), and directed by Aedín Walsh.
The act will be live-streamed here 25, 26, 27 March.
How do you see yourself?
How are you seen?
From the architecture of the panopticon to the cctv of Life today.
GPS your Life.
Now You See - a site-specific, and constructed circus experiment in times of isolation and distance.
Journey with us through a world of absurdity, emotion, and possibility, where time is not linear, past, present and future irrelevant.
Can we truly be free when we are seen by the unseen, and where is the double-slit?
What is alone through the eye of a camera?
Now You See - a tale, weaving of moments, connected and disconnected, join us and spread the warmth of an audience's gaze through the lense.
/Bachelor's Cirkus students year 2
The act is performed and co-created by the second year Bachelor's students in Circus at SKH, and directed by Aedín Walsh.
- Marie Binda - Russian Cradle flier
- Marula Lu Bröckerhoff - Dance Acrobatics
- Justin Collas - Dance Acrobatics
- Elisa Bitschnau - Static Trapeze
- Ole Dampe - Russian Cradle base
- Clemence De Felice - Dance Acrobatics
- Quentin Dubot - Pole
- Thomas Grahndin Jensen - Juggler
- Robyn Haefeli - Roue Cyr
- Håkon Hemmer - Tightwire
- Sébastien Klink - Trapeze base
- Domenyk La Terra - Juggler
- Matthes Speidel - Juggler
- Morgane Staeheli - Trapeze flier
- Isak Stockås - Roue Cyr
Contact: The Bachelor's Students in Circus at SKH year two
Director, music and light design: Aedín Walsh
Light design and technician: Tom Richmond
Live Stream: Jonathan Morell
Rigger: Johan Bodin
Photos: Einar Kling Odencrants
Producer: Mette Klouman
1. Hungry Man
2. Vahakn Matossian
4. Enkh Jargal
6. Ben Guit
Poetry and text
- Samuel Beckett - My Way is in the Sand Flowing
- Samuel Beckett - Dieppe
- Emily Dickinson - At Half Past Three
- T.S. Eliot - The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock - (extracts)
- Samuel Beckett - The Unnamable (extract)
Circus studies and presentations at SKH during Covid-19
As with so many things, the Covid-19 pandemic has greatly influenced the kind of choices available for SKH’s Circus Department.
We are grateful for Aedin Walsh’s creativity in developing a live-streamed production with our 15 second-year Bachelor's students. Aedin’s approach and ingenuity allow the students to experience creation and performance while following the Covid guidelines for SKH.
Although perhaps not the creative constraint desired, it is a creative constraint Aedin has embraced. We also want to extend appreciation to the collaborative production team, a problem-solving group without whom this project would be impossible.
A note on ‘bubbles’: In discussion with the students and staff of the Circus Department and SKH administration, the Circus Department has created student ‘bubbles’ to reduce and prevent transmission of illness.
The 15 Bachelor's students are voluntarily in the same bubble – many of the students are in disciplinary partnerships and live in the same apartments. These students are separated by time, space, and hygiene procedures from other students at SKH. Throughout the training, creation and performance, clear cleaning, distancing, and, where appropriate, masking procedures have been followed.
/Alisan Funk, Head teacher, and the rest of the SKH Circus Department
The Bachelor's Programme in Circus at SKH
The SKH Circus Department
Special thanks to: Klättercentret Telefonplan