As usual, it has turned out to be the very last priority to write something here. Almost a year(!) since the previous update and that simply adds up to too much to summarize. A few pictures from the most recent tour (in Australia) this Spring hopefully helps a little at least. More than 5 000 kilometers and desert sand in every suitcase. Unforgettable in many ways!
The surgery went well! After 7 months of rest, rehab and training (…and a bit of kitesurfing) the wrist is healed and restored in a better shape than in a very long time. The Social insurance people were the first to proclaim the wrist to be ready for show and now, a few months and a lot of rehab later the doctor and physio therapist is ready to agree. The calendar is basically empty and we’re ready to start filling it up – Time to fly, crash and burn?!
A big thank you for all the fantastic support during the operation and rehab! Especially to Dr. Elisabet Hagert and her team at Hand & Foot Surgery center and to Helena Ewertz på Andromeda Fysikklinik for all her amazing work during the rehab. A big thanks also to Euroaccident (Sweden’s best and nicest insurance company?!) – without your full support this would not have been possible.
What happens now? Read more here!
The ligaments in Johan’s wrist are worn or maybe torn off (The Doctor knows about this better than us luckily…). It is a so called TFCC injury that must be operated. The injury happened last spring and after close to a hundred shows with a “loose” wrist it is no longer enough with being stubborn and positive. That is why the touring will be put on hold for a while.
The surgery will be performed at Hand & foot Surgery center in Stockholm on February 3rd. The plan is 5-6 weeks with a cast, appr 2-3 months of “normal” rehab and then a couple of months training to get back in shape around Summer/Autumn 2016.
TFCC is a pretty classic wrist injury; read more here.
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Now we log out for a looooong coffee break. Have a great day!
Johan Wellton won the Bronze with his act BOUNCE! at the 2nd China International Circus Festival, one of the world’s biggest circus competitions that took place in Zhuhai during November 2015.
Around 100 artists from 30 countries took part in the festival. The competition premiered and opened the Chimelong group’s brand new permanent circus building boasting 5 000 seats and will become a metropole for International circus in China.
To manage to get into one of the strongest origins of circus as a Swedish solo act and on top of that grab a prize is to say the least not what you’d expect. We say NI HAO!
Scars and bruises everywhere – We have landed in Stockholm with big smiles after a fantastic month on tour with GLITCH in Danmark. 3 tons of equipment is now safely back at the headquarters and the truck is returned. Drive-rig-play-strike-drive in 12 hour work shifts 26 days non stop is over and even though it is real good to be back home the longing for new tours is already here. The feeling that the message/story really reaches a wide audience and truly pierces through makes all the hard work fun and (somewhat) easy. The laughter, tears and people that lingers in the theatre when the show is over. All that gives us just as much (or even more) strength than all the applauds, sold out rooms and standing ovations. We want to play more, longer and bigger. GLITCH is ready for the world!
A big thanks to all the theaters with crew, technicians, stagehands, sales and more. A just as big thank you to our own team Per Samuelsson, Marcus Björn and also our new co workers Anthony Cooks and Toubab Holmes for an amazing job! A great troop of unstoppable problem solvers that we could not have been without. And without our director Stephen Rappaport this show would never have been born at all, and never become close to the unique, creative and wild playground it really is. THANK YOU!
A big thanks also to SUBTOPIA and AUTOPISTES for all the support to get this tour up and running! And maybe most of all a huge thank you to Wolfgang Hoffman and Belinda Murphy at AURORA NOVA for making this tour happen and for not giving up making it possible even at times when it looked like game over. TRUE HEROES!
Last but not least a massive THANK YOU to all the audiences that has made sure to fill the theatres to the last seats and has been there to lift the ceiling with us – Night after night!