A timeless fairytale
Traveling, building up the tents, eating, cleaning, feeding and preparing animals, preforming the show, sleeping, performing the show again, eating, building down the tents, travelling further again… This is everyday reality for the 25 people living the life of a Danish circus. While doing these tasks, there is also time for friendships, party and love. Of course there are also disagreements and arguments like in every other relationships. Georgia has been working for the circus since the beginning of the season. She is originally from Germany and has a two-year-old son. Along with her son, she is living in one of the trailers with her partner who also works for the circus and her Dalmatian who guarding the caravan day and night.
“Circus life is tough when you have a two-year-old child, especially when it gets colder in the autumn months. If I don’t get my quality time with my child in the evening, I wouldn’t be able to live,” Georgia says.
Zora Nikodemova is one of the trapeze performers who doesn’t live with the circus, but at her own house. She comes and goes to Circus Trapez whenever she is needed. Zora works with a lot of circuses all around the world including Greenland, New Zealand, Japan and a lot of other countries, to show the world which tricks she has in store for a public of many different cultures to witness. Zora is happy to be a freelancer, “no one owns me. No circus owns me. I travel around on my own and I am free to go wherever I want to. Although now I’m not that free anymore because I have children, I have to stay in one place so they can go to school and do what children need to do.”
Time may run differently in a circus, but this time will just be distributed in another way. People like Isabella, Berhard, Stine, Georgia and Zora live in their own time zone. Their whole life revolves around circus— around making people see what they are capable of, to make children and grown ups feel amazed, enchanted and in some way inspired. They’re creating a different world, Circus Trapeze is all about composing a timeless fairytale based on every day life encounters, for all the spectators to escape from their own reality for just an hour or two.