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Karin Melin

info@karinmelin.com

+46 72-7087114

10-02-1990

Stockholm

Co founder Kompani Tofs

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Work experience

Karin presents, (2017- current)

It is a solo project that will run now at first for this year. I am every week directing and acting in a film clip were i challenge my self in head balancing or other challenging ways. Target group is children.

 

Long winter by running rivers, (January 2017)

Visual project directed by Vilja Vitkute

 

Kompani Tofs, (2016- current)

This year “HON” will premiere, directed by me. Together with a class of teenegers from Värmdö I will research loneliness.

Building our communication and marketing. Attending various courses to extend my knowledge.

Directing and artist, premiered our first production “Inte nudda golv”, 30 october 2016

 

Co production with bråvikens kammarsymfoniker, (2016 october, Hallarna culture centre)

Together with two other circus artists and a group of symphonies we created the show “Cirkus med drag”.

 

Circus camp, (summer 2016)

Director of a youth circus camp in sweden. Planning and putting the schedule together as well as teaching. Being the contact with all the parents making sure the camp was running that year.

 

Project “creative school”, (Huddinge, Järfälla 2015- current)

Together with the juggler Ron Beeri we have developed a project to bring more circus into school, the idea of this project is to get in discussion with the kids and youth. The project is municipality based so that we can reach out to as many as possible. We get support from D.I.S. The project is one show, two workshops balance/juggling and then the discussion.

 

Extended performance at La central del circ, (Barcelona 2015)

Project KARMA collaboration with Aude Martos, 20 min show of trapeze washington.

 

Clowns without borders, (2015)

Pedagogy work in Rwanda together with an already existing acrobatic group Gisenyi acrobats. (January)

Tour in Bangladesh under the lead of Siri Hamari also shows and pedagogy for trainers to bring more circus into the refugee camps. (April)

Ukraine tour under the lead of the well known journalist Andreas Hedfors, we both focused on workshops and played many shows. (august, september)

 

Cirkus Cirkör, (2011-2016)

Teaching and developing the pedagogy of new circus.

Creating various shows and performing in schools around in sweden.

Developing a new circus group with youths that are training two times a week, work more creatively to challenge the youths full potential. Summer 2016 me and Jonatan Krogh had a residency with this group of youths and we created a show made out of the youths so far life experience.

 

 

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Education

DOCH, University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm (2016)

Freestanding course in hand balancing #1, 7,5 credits

 

DOCH, University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm (2011-2014)

A degree of bachelor of fine arts, 180 credits

Specialized in trapeze washington and hand balancing.

 

Rogelio Rivel, Preparatory school in Barcelona (2010-2011)

Specialized in hand balancing.

 

Cirkus Cirkör, Upper secondary school (2007-2010)

Specializes in hand balancing and pair acrobatics.

 

Högbergsskolan, Upper secondary school for music (2006-2007)

Specialized in base.

 

Ludvika mini cirkus, (1997-2007)

Training and touring the world with different acts under the lead of Ola and Barbro Nordström.

 

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Additional Skills

 

Area of knowledge

Production, project leading, artistic process, directing and external eye.

 

Technical knowledge

Communication and marketing.

 

Language

Swedish (mother tongue)

English ( good knowledge)

Spanish ( ok knowledge)

 

Fun facts

Good visual memory.

Stand on my head without hands for five minutes.

 

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References

Provided upon requests.