The Nordic Council (IS/FI/SE)

The Nordic Council are spending this residency to work on their upcoming performance Disco Inferno.

About the performance

This creation is for a new circus show using the collective Northern perspective of the artists about the unique and quirky ways northerners use alcohol in social contexts. The show aims to look at everything from the way we go to clubs in -25°c, to more traditional topics, like snappsvisor, surströmmingsgillen and midsummer celebrations.

This show looks at these situations and interprets them with honesty, but also with humour and abstraction through circus. In this performance, old traditions and current trends are turned into a piece that takes the audience on a journey through highs and lows, both literally and figuratively. Using juggling, acrobatics and aerial rope, as well as live music and physical theatre, the performance will display this topic in a way that allows the audience to both laugh and reflect at the same time.

Foto by Cosmin Cirsta

About the company

The Nordic Council is a contemporary circus trio from Iceland, Finland and Sweden, comprising artists Merri Heikkilä, Jakob Jacobsson, Bjarni Árnason.

The residency is supported by Nordic Culture Point – Funding for Artists Residencies, Odense Kommune, and Statens Kunstfond.

In residency at Dynamo from Jun. 26. 2023 to Jul. 3. 2023