|June 26, 2015
In the circus The circuses of the Icelandic Circus include acrobatics, unicycles and of course clowns.
The first and only circus in Iceland, Sirkús Íslands, is touring the country this summer and will, among other things, set up campsites in Siglufjörður, Vestmannaeyjar, Fáskrúðsfjörður and Reykjavík.
Sirkusinn offers three different shows, each for different age groups: ‘Heima er best’ is a family show, SIRKUS is a show for the youngest people and Skinnsemi is a show for adults. The works contain almost no speech, which makes it ideal entertainment for those who do not speak Icelandic as well as natives.
‘Heima er best’ is Sirkús Íslands’ biggest show. The two-hour event includes shock, knuckles, aerobics, aerobics, unicycles and of course clowns.
“We are very excited to start traveling,” says Margrét Erla Maack, a member of Sirkús Íslands. “Our working days will be long because we take care of everything ourselves: we set up the circus tent, play in the show, fire, clean and drive. But we truly love every aspect of it. “
Three of the circus’ founders have studied circus arts at Codarts, an international university in the Netherlands that provides university-level education in music, dance and circus arts. “They come home every summer with something new and exciting to teach the rest of us – which is great,” says Margrét Erla in the end.
Vestmannaeyjar: 2 – 5 July
Klambratún Park, Reykjavík: 9. -12. July
Blönduós, North: July 16-19
Fáskrúðsfjörður, East Iceland: July 23 – 26
Siglufjörður, North Iceland: July 30 – August 3
Klambratún Park, Reykjavík: August 7 – 23 (performances: Wednesdays to Sundays)