Cirkus Cirkör - Knitting Peace

Stage 1, Sara kulturhus, Skellefteå

Researchers believe that the pursuit and desire to get better is what keeps us alive. The worst that can happen is that we achieve our goals without finding anything new to strive for. Circus artists often strive to achieve the impossible. Is the pursuit of an impossibility the path to happiness? To strive for peace on earth, is it to strive for the impossible? Can the endeavor itself change anything? Is it possible to make peace?

It is easy to give up in the face of its smallness, the greatness of the world and the complexity of things. By totally indulging in the yarn's different shapes, the artists strive to find meaning.

In a poetic new circus performance filled with yarn, tangles, ropes and threads, questions of striving and knitting are woven together with breathtaking artistry, looped live music and suggestive scenography. Five new circus artists create a magically beautiful world of ropes and yarn, where the audience is invited to be surrounded by enigmatic music, sensitive poetry and a powerful pursuit of meaning. Can the endeavor itself make a difference? Is it possible to make peace?

Duration: approx. 120 minutes

Book online

More from Stage 1, Sara kulturhus


Price information

Tickets are sold at Skellefteå Tourist Center and on the organizer's official booking page.

For more info about tickets tel. + 46 (0)910-452510 or

NOTE! There is no reservation of tickets, only direct purchases.



Knitting Peace is largely a collaboration between creators and artists who go into and out of each other's roles.

Ensemble 2022

Artist - Joana Martinho handstand, live knitting

Artist - Nathalie Bertholio / Sarah Lett, aerial acrobatics, floor acrobatics, roue cyr

Artist - Mikael Kristiansen handstand, floor acrobatics

Artist - Tiziana Prota / Joana Dias aerial acrobatics, vocals

Artist - Alexander Weibel Weibel lindans, balance acrobatics, violin

Musician - Samuel "Looptok" Långbacka knitted live music


Riggers & Stage Technicians - Ariellah Winther

Lighting technician - Fredrik Ekström

Sound engineer - Therese Larsson

Tour leader / Stage master - Vilhelm Montan Lindberg

Creative team: 

Direction and idea - Tilde Björfors

Composer and sound design - Samuel “Looptok” Långbacka

Set design - Fanny Senocq, Tilde Björfors, Stefan "Drake" Karlström, Joel Jedström and the ensemble

Knitted scenography and knitted suit - Aino Ihanainen

Costume Design - Anna Bonnevier Lantz

Mask design - Helena Andersson

Lighting design - Ulf Englund

Choreographic advisor and artist coach - Cilla Roos

Attributes and decorative painting - Tomas Helsing

Technical coordination and construction - Joel Jedström

Circus construction - Ulf “Poly” Nylin

Assistant Director - Maria Wallin

Assistant lighting design - Fredrik Ekström