Who are the Norwegian Ninjas?
Norwegian Ninjas consists of the contemporary circus artists Elise and Lisa. We formed the company in january this year, based on our common interest for what we like to call Ninjaskills, and a fascination for the 1980s.
Through years of experience within circus disciplines as contortion, swinging trapeze and chinese pole, we are always on a quest to learn new incredible skills, with more or less success. Exploring new disciplines, such as bullwhipping, knifethrowing and rollerskating is the Ninjaquest, accepting inevitable failure is the Ninjaway. The more difficult the better, the more failure along the way, the stronger grows the Ninjaspirit.
What do we want to do?
After a few months of researching the wonderful world of failure, we are now ready to create our very first show together. And obviously this has to be done in a place where Two Norwegian Ninjas would be as out of their place as possible: Cape Town in South Africa is way outside of our comfort-zone, so Cape Town it will be!
The circus school Zip Zap has already invited the Ninjas with open arms, and will provide us with a 5 week residency. In exchange, the Ninjas will give classes in circus to the students of the school, and help the students with producing their final acts of the year.
What do we need?
We need money! As every newly founded circus company taking it's curious baby steps into the world of live entertainment, we have no budget at all. Through this crowdfunding we hope to collect the money to pay for our flight tickets from Europe to South Africa, and back again. We are asking for support to make this dream come true, so that the idea of the Norwegian Ninjas can make the first part of the travel to go where it needs to be; on stage, in the form of a show.
Our budget is simple: 850 € per ninja to cover 2 plane-tickets tour/retour Europe-Cape-Town.