Face First was created like a speed train, from the desire of its hard working members to establish a space for themselves to create freely and fly on their own.
The name stands for the willingness of taking risks, which is the definition of their lives as circus artists. It also talks about highlighting the personality of the body that is on stage and show authenticity through this acrobatic artform.
After years of working in their own field, the members of Face First are now adding another voice in the field of circus by producing touring productions and customized events.
For their first creation, the members of Face First did an introspection on their artistic journey.
Looking back on their years of creating and performing, they felt inspired to show a part of their lives that is unseen to the audience.
The artists invite the audience to a visit of the recurring themes of circus, sometimes with humour, other times with authenticity.
Face First bounces between their old reality and the new one that they are creating for themselves.
A reality where they can choose their role instead of recreating the same patterns that the industry selects them for.
In Outlines, Face First invites you to enter their world, with a twist (and a few saltos).
TOUR PLAN 2021
30 Juli Galärparken Stockholm
24,25,26 Augusti BLUSH Stockholm
27 November 19.00 YTTERJÄRNA KULTURHUS
28 November 15.00 YTTERJÄRNA KULTURHUS
17 December 19.00 UMEÅ Väven
18 December 16.00 UMEÅ Väven
Anton Graaf is specialized in teeterboard and acrobatics. He has for the last 5 years toured the world first of all as an acrobat, but also managing logistics around traveling internationally with big setups and groups of artists. As an artist he has a fascination for finding the unpredictable and the unexpected. He sees this creation as an opportunity to apply that fascination on a bigger scale.
Gustaf Rosell is a high-skilled juggler who has done many years of education and training in AFUK, le Lido and Kiev's State University of Variety And Circus Arts. He's known for both his high skills and creativity as well as his instinctive comical timing.
His talent for dramaturgy has led him to work with companies such as Les 7 doigts de la main, Strut & Fret, Collective Petit Travers and many more.
Hannele Philipson is a lightdesigner whose experience is mostly in performing* arts. She often doubles her job as a setdesigner and has a passion for rock climbing. She holds lots of love for technical details, problem solving and performing* arts of all forms. She has a flair for raw looks and color blends and her constant stream of ideas and attention to details makes her an ideal addition to the team.
Manda Rydman is specialized in aerial hoop, hand balancing, rope and contortion, Manda is a hard worker and dedicated circus artist. She has been part of numerous different types of shows and like the rest of the cast, comes to a point where she wants to work with partners she trusts, enjoys and feels inspired from.
Sarah Lett is specialized in Cyr wheel, loop tissue and duo cloud. After 10 years of work as a circus artists, Sarah feels the urge to have a space for creating and choosing the partners she wants to do this with. She also feels ready to experiment the good and bad sides of this freedom and of being part of the whole work behind the production.
Oscar Karlsson is specialized in teeterboard, hand balancing and hand to hand. After working with mainly circus for the first 6 years of his career he has during the last 4 years gotten the opportunity to combine, and work with other artforms such as opera, theater and musicals which he finds intriguing and aims to work more with in the future.
Mikaela Hansson is a musician who has more than 10 years of experience working and touring with some of Swedens most famous artists. She sees this project as an exciting challenge and opportunity to create music for an artform that she has never worked with before but always enjoyed.
Vilhelm Montán Lindberg is a sound/light technician who’s been working with a lot of different performing arts during almost 10 years.
He started with playing music by himself but then decided to do the technical parts instead.
The last 4 years he’s been touring with several circus and dance companys.