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“…a poetic and beautiful performance about fleeing and boundaries that places itself squarely at the centre of the most difficult period of our times”


Västerbottens-Kuriren, Sweden

Stretching physical frontiers,
Soaring beyond boundaries


In addition to transforming Big Top razzmatazz into an art form, contemporary circus in the Nordics has developed a distinctive aesthetic all of its own, where music, drama, dance, acrobatics, and multimedia are ingeniously integrated into perspective-widening social commentary. In Limits, Sweden’s largest cirque nouveau focuses on compassion and the global refugee crisis. Here, those fleeing for their lives, only to be confronted with closed borders, find their counterparts in the performers’ risk-taking aerial acrobatics, teeterboard wizardry, and possibility-pushing juggling in a jaw-dropping display of physical and mental bravery, resilience, and creativity. A galvanising production offering an inspirational route to fresh understanding on displacement, barriers, and the essence of humanity.


Supported by Botkyrka Municipality, Swedish Arts Council,
Region Stockholm City and SCANIA
Coproduction with Archaos, Pôle National des Arts du Cirque Méditerranée


Photos: Mats Bäcker, Mattias Edwall, Einar Kling Odencrants

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Tilde Björfors


Artistic Director and one of the founders of the Swedish company Cirkus Cirkör, Tilde has over 20 years of experience directing cross-border stage performances in opera, theatre, circus, as well as movies and exhibitions. She has directed a majority of Circus Cirkör’s large-scale productions, including Epifónima, Satyagraha, Limits, Borders, Knitting Peace, Wear It Like a Crown and Inside Out.

Her works have been presented on stages and theatres all over the world, and she has been given numerous prestigious awards for her artistic achievements, for instance, H.M. The King´s Medal of the 8th dimension with blue ribbon (Sweden), and the Premio Europa per il Teatro Europe Prize New Theatrical Realities.

Incorporating circus art into her creations has always been Tilde’s unique trademark. As a pioneer and a driving force, she is striving to establish contemporary circus as an art form in Northern Europe.

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Auditorium,
Sha Tin Town Hall

25.10 (FRI) 8PM
26.10 (SAT) 4pm

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Contemporary circus

$420, $320, $240*, $160*

* Some seats may have restricted view

Approx 2 hrs 15 mins incl an interval