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Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

Cirkus Cirkör presents Knitting Peace

Apr 08, 2016
Apr 10, 2016

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"Incredibly beautiful…." -Skånska Dagbladet

More than 2 million international fans have witnessed the unforgettable, cirque-inspired theater – what can only be described as gorgeous, heart-stopping spectacle.

The American Premiere of Knitting Peace by Swedish circus troupe Cirkus Cirkor soars into Philadelphia for PIFA2016. The inventive, awe-inspiring, contemporary performance blends together a striking set installation created almost entirely of recycled yarn, five world-class trapeze artists, live music, and jaw-dropping acrobatics.

Cirkus Cirkör's upcoming performance, Knitting Peace, presented as part of PIFA 2016, weaves together questions about striving and knitting with breathtaking feats of circus artistry. It asks: Can striving in and of itself make a difference? Is knitting our way to peace possible?

Send your white knitted pieces to Cirkus Cirkör, and please take a moment to answer the questions below! Your contribution may be displayed in connection with one of our performances.

  • Why do you knit?
  • What are you striving for?
  • Is knitting our way to peace possible?

Please send your piece before April 2, 2016 to:

Cirkus Cirkör -- Call for Knitting
c/o Eileen Harris
Kimmel Center Stage Door, 321 S. 15th St., Philadelphia, PA 19102

Or drop off in person at the Kimmel Center Information Desk (corner of Broad & Spruce Streets).

Don't forget to include your name, city and country as well as your answers to the questions above. And we'd love it if you included a picture of yourself knitting!


Knitting Peace
Cirkus Cirkör
Video 2
Knitting Peace 2



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