The Cloud Jump – A Lecture Performance

In December 27, 2005, the acrobat Olle broke his neck in a triple back somersault and was instantly paralyzed from the neck down. The accident took place at a big stage in Stockholm during the warm-up before a performance.

Olle, who could no longer work as an acrobat, began to approach the circus from another angle.

As a director, he has focused on a sustainable circus practice and on finding a way forward when everything changes. In 2018, 12 years after the crash, Olle left the ground to create a reenactment of the stunt a way to choose his landing point and say farewell to the acrobat inside. This time he performed the acrobatic stunt 3000 meters up in the air and landed in a cloud.

The cloud jump is a deep dive into the creative process, about changing perspectives and a surrealistic story of a group of people who spent 2.5 years on an impossible dream of being able to control fate.

If you’re interested in booking the lecture performance The Cloud Jump please contact Sara de Vylder atsara@salorantadevylder.com.

The Cloud Jump – Lecture Performance

Lecturer, Performer: Olle Saloranta Strandberg
Producer & Project Leader: Sara de Vylder
Set Design & Costume: Katarina Wiklund
Light Design: Susanna Hedin
Dramaturgy & Sound Effects: Tove Jonstoij
Original Music: Henrik Appel
Video: Johan Bååth
Pictures: Mats Bäcker

Residencies / Co-Production: Dansens Hus Stockholm, Dieselverkstaden

Thanks to:
Tomas Mazetti
Peter Magnusson
Andreas Falk