ABOUT THE ARTIST
Krin Maren Haglund - direction, conception and performance
Krin Haglund is an original cast member of Cirque Éloize “Rain,” directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, which performed to sold-out crowds around the world. Krin won acclaim as “Rain’s deft comedienne,” and became the first woman to perform the Cyr wheel (single wheel). With the hot cabaret, "La Clique” (now La Soiree) her aerial tissue routine was praised as "dynamic, expressive and original… lampooning the ridiculous stereotypes that define femininity." With the 7 doigts de la main “La Vie,” and, "Loft" Krin performed trapeze, sang and admonished audiences around the world as the eccentric flight attendant. She has also performed with Cirque du Soleil, Riksteatret National Theater of Norway, Amanda Palmer, and toured with the Dresden Dolls as a performer and MC.
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Krin's new artistic company is Le Radiant Créatif / The Radiant,
DEFn: The Radiant is the point in the sky, from which (to a planetary observer) shooting stars appear to originate.
Inspired to create emotionally compelling circus performance, Montreal-based choreographer and aerial performer, Alisan Funk, dedicates herself to the technique and craft of circus bodies in motion. Her new artistic collaboration, The Radiant, with Krin Maren Haglund will begin to present work in June 2013.
Alisan draws on her extensive dance background in choreography, Graham technique and ballet, and has created numerous circus acts spanning many disciplines. Among acts that Alisan has advised, some have received critical acclaim at the prestigious Monte Carlo Circus festival. Alisan is a graduate of Canada’s National Circus School (ENC) teacher training program, New England Center For Circus Arts (NECCA) teaching program and is the head aerial choreographer with the award winning professional youth circus, Circus Smirkus. Alisan has been a consulting instructor for the ENC, NECCA, Philly Circus Center and Cuba’s National Circus.
Known for her effective and thoughtful style, she is committed to a deeper understanding movement in four dimensions, exploring how performance and emotion connect in space.