Photographer Klara G

HAIRY TALES

"surprises with an innovative and most uncomed satire... It is enjoyable and great fun, neat and incredibly clever thought and done."            BAROMETERN, 2016 

FEMINIST PUNK CIRCUS

"takes the role of the clown to new dimensions ... here it is allowed to be ugly and odd while the compulsion to be comfortable and appealing is thrown aside... crazy, humorous and high level of skill." VÄSTERBOTTENS KURIREN, 2018

With a large dose of physical comedy, flexible bodies and hairy creations, M.P.A.C. creates a clown show for the 21st century.

HAIRY TALES is about head hair and body hair - shaved, overgrown, dyed and lost. By putting standards of hair under the microscope and sharing personal experiences, a comic story is revealed on the boundary between theater, circus and performance art.

M.P.A.C. about feminist punk circus:

- It is feminist because we are feminists and we have the opportunity to create this show in our own universe without having to deal with nor patriarchal structures or the male gaze. Unlike the norms of traditional circus where women are expected to participate amongst muscular men as a beautiful display, we refuse to be assistants or "fancy props". Our starting point is similar to punk music as it means to do things in our own way, to create art that might not confirm to the commerially sought and to strive for authenticity before perfection. Through the clown, we reach our ambitions. To us, the clown is by nature anarchic and functions like a kind of society's conscience. The clown exists in the contact with the audience. Humour is a driving force. At the core is play.

"Body hair at its best."

ÖSTRA SMÅLAND/NYHETER, 2016 

ARTISTIC TEAM

Created & performed by

Jenny Soddu, Karin Svensson, Kajsa Englund, Camilla Rud

Composer Niki Yrla, FX Ray

Costume Maria Petersson

Wig Lena Jonsson

Technician Marie Lalá Nilsson

Set construction Anthony Cooks

Irish dancing coreography Tove Brolin

Photo (show) Alex Hinchcliffe

Photo (poster) Klara G

Poster Kristina Eriksson

Thanks to Petter Wadsten, Anna Granath,

Stacey Sacks, Elisaa Erävalo

M.P.A.C. collaborates with Patricia Franke

HAIRY TALES was created with support from Upplands Väsby kommun, the Stockholm City Department of Culture and the Swedish Arts Council.

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