WEIBEL WEIBEL CO.

Weibel Weibel CO. was created by Alexander Weibel Weibel, a Spanish/American circus artist and musician currently based in Stockholm, Sweden. He started his career as a circus artist quite late after giving engineering a try for three years and then deciding not to go for a “normal” life.

Circus as a hobby, a strong background in martial arts and a lifelong musical education was enough to get his formation going. He started in Carampa (Madrid), then moved on to the National Circus School in Moscow, Russia and then went on to do a BA (3 years) in the University of Circus in Stockholm (DOCH), Sweden from where he graduated in 2010 and was granted theSophie Hutlen Grant for his closing act Multiple Slack Ropes.

After working for several years on his own in different shows, cabarets, galas and festivals and winning prizes in festivals like Cirque de Demain, Newcomers show or Sol y circo to name just a few, he started working with the company Cirkus Cirkör and created the show “Knitting peace” with which he then went on to tour the world for over 3 years. In 2015 he was part of the show “Borders” by Cirkus Cirkör and after that helped in the creation of “Limits”, their newest touring show. He was also recently part of the opera “Satyagraha”, a collaboration between Cirkus Cirkör and Folkoperan.

His love for research and creation lead him to do a Masters in “New Performative Practices” (2 years) in the University of dance and new circus (DOCH) in Stockholm from which he graduated in 2015.
Besides slack rope, Alexander is also trained in hand to hand, unicycle, knife throwing, juggling, whips, etc. and loves to play and write music, dance tango, take pictures and learn new things in general.

Aino Ihanainen is a Finnish circus and installation artist. She joined Weibel Weibel Co. in 2015 for the creation of the show “Breaking Point”. She started her circus training at the age of ten and graduated from the professional circus school in Lahti, Finland in 2010.

She created the performance “Knit” in 2011 that she performed in foster homes and museums around Finland and London.

She has also worked with companies like Circo Aereo and Circus Xanti. In 2012 she started working with Cirkus Cirkör and was part of the creation of the shows “Knitted Piece” and “Knitting Peace” with which she toured the world for over 3 years. In 2016 she formed part of the creation of Satyagraha, and opera by Philip Glass and a collaboration between Cirkus Cirkör and Folkoperan.

As a circus artist, Aino is specialised in handstands and hand to hand, but besides performing on stage, Aino also works as a set designer and creates art installations and exhibitions around the world.