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From Plan to Premiere: Creating a Show with Cirkus Cirkör

I’m standing on the stage at Södrateatern in Stockholm, hands linked with some of my closest friends, taking our third bow as the audience rises to their feet. Four years ago, almost to the day, I was sitting at the back of the first balcony in this very same theatre, watching my first Cirkus Cirkör show. I remember the excitement of having just started circus school, and fantasizing (somewhat ambitiously, I thought) that one day I might play in this beautiful theatre. Now here I am, and we just played our show  Bloom in the city for the first time. 
How Did I Get Here? (Once in a Lifetime…) Acrobatic duo Elisabeth Künkele and Ben Collis. Photo credit: Klara G. How does one go about getting a job like this? It’s pretty close to being a dream job by my standards. I’m touring a show that IR...
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Ben Collis

Ben is a versatile circus artist who is specialised in hand to hand acrobatics. As a base, he is included in most circus acts that include a stable foundation. Growing up in Scotland, Ben was originally on a different life path and received two master’s degrees before he started with circus. At 25 he left the normal world behind and joined the circus. He’s educated at Flic Scuola di Circo in Turin and at School of Circus and Dance (DOCH) in Stockholm. Ben has been closely connected with Cirkus Cirkör during the last years, performing at events, teaching circus at our pedagogical department and training the students at the upper secondary school. He’s also performed with Kompani Giraff and has an own company, Analogue Acrobatics, together with Elisabeth Künkele.