Moln (clouds in Swedish) is a circus performance for middle school, imbued with music and inspired by the life and work of legendary Swedish poet Karin Boye. Its framework is the tale of a collection of individuals living at each other’s mercy in a sort of vacuum between childhood and adolescence. Dystopian, yet life-affirming, it moves between the ordinary and the grand.
This performance is a “dream play” that with a light and poetic touch casts itself between the dark existential abyss and the bright, light clouds that coexist inside all of us, particularly on the brink between childhood and adulthood. Stina Oscarson’s script is an experiment in form, where excerpts from Karin Boye’s poems merge into a seamless universe. These texts will in turn be set to music and sung by the artist Jonathan Johansson. The ensemble consists of four circus performers who embody Boye’s poetic dreamworld through dance acrobatics, pair acrobatics and object manipulation.
Based on poems by Karin Boye
Director: Viktoria Dalborg
Composer/music by: Jonathan Johansson
Playwright: Stina Oscarson
Set & costume design: Sus Soddu
Light design: Sofie Gynning
Magic consultant: Axel Adlercreutz
Music production: David Lindvall
Violin & arrangements: Erik Arvinder
Technical production: Stefan Karlström
Produced by: Mette Klouman
On stage: Axel Ahl, Benjamin Beaujard, Elaine Briant och Sara Runsten