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Five Reasons to See ... Cirkus Cirkor’s Undermän

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Acclaimed Swedish company Cirkus Cirkor’s latest show Undermän comes to the Roundhouse later this month (10-14 April 2012) as part of CircusFest, which continues at the Camden venue until 29 April.

Here, Undermän director Olle Strandberg gives us five good reasons to go along.

1. A strong performance about using your weaknesses to lift others
Undermän is a true performance with three abandoned hand to hand acrobats who lost their loved ones and their careers but found each other. Together they’re touring the world doing what they love, but in new ways, for new reasons and with an important story to tell.

2. Amazing music!
Undermän is full of great live music specially written for the performance as well as some unexpected covers. The undermen formed a band during the rehearsals and when talented musician Andreas Tengblad joined the group with his great voice and beautiful music everything fell into place. The show is worth seeing for the music alone.

3. Internationally acclaimed Swedish contemporary hipster circus show
There’s not many shows that can live up to that title. Since the premiere Undemän has been touring around the world in lumberjack shirts, lifting each other and receiving great reviews, been called hipster circus artists (good? Bad? Whatever!), and some people even claim that "they could be their homeland’s biggest export since Robyn".

4. Tired of performances by men, with men, about men, for men who pretend to discuss masculinity in new ways?
Well this is a performance made by men, with men, about life, for everyone that wants to share a great experience with hard physical work and a touching, true openness and a warm sense of humour.

5. Multi talented artists
The three undermen doesn’t just do hand to hand acrobatics. They’re the rubik’s cube speed solving, handbalancing, singer songwriters who juggles five clubs behind the back kind of artists.


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