Acting for Climate, A Contemporary Circus for Climate Change, Presents New Show "Ripples" - CircusTalk

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Acting for Climate, A Contemporary Circus for Climate Change, Presents New Show “Ripples”

Acting for Climate Scandinavia presents  “Ripples – The Sailing Circus Performance”  at Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen, in September 2022.

The seed of Acting for Climate was planted in Norway in 2014, with a dream of using the art form to inspire action for a sustainable future. Now, Acting for Climate is a company creating and touring performances, and a growing network of people, artists and activists that nurture collaboration for sustainability.

The sailing circus performance “Ripples” set sail across the Baltic sea to inspire people to act for a more sustainable future.

Combining performing arts and environmental activism, the company set sail for hope, for action and for change.

Ripples will be played on decks, and high up in the rig and masts of the sail ship Swallow from 1926.

With extreme acrobatics all the way up to the top of the 20 meters high masts, the ship as stage, a world-class international team of artists, and a soundscape blending in voices of climate activists all around the world, Ripples is a one of a kind performance.

The group presents a voyage into the future, into the hopes of a new generation who feels truly connected to nature and to what being an artist means. Their artistic expression is a powerful tool to empower society, to embody ecological grief and hope for the future within the ship’s magnificent framework.

“Ripples” premiers at Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen. Sept 2-4.



Director: Hanne Trap Friis

Starring: Abigael Rydtun Winsvold, Emma Langmoen, Heidi Miikki, Lucie Piot, Ole Skovgård Dampe, Marie Binda, Max Behrendt

Project leaders: Abigael Winsvold & Emma Langmoen

In collaboration with Hawila Project & Festival Norpas

PR & Communications: Federica Parise

Produced by: Acting for Climate & Festival Norpas

Producers Team Federica Parise, Ronja Tammenpää, Irina Pleva, Ania Lewandowska

Music by Annelie Nederberg Costumes by Michiel Tange van Leeuwen

Rigging design by Matt Horton Promo Visuals: Ronja Tammenpää

Special thanks to our volunteer tour manager Isabella de Judicibus and to all the volunteers!

The project is supported by the European Union | Erasmus + programme, KONE Foundation, Nordic Culture Point, Sharing Copenhagen and the Norwegian Culture Fund.



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