Mikael Kristiansen is a contemporary circus artist specializing in handbalancing. He has a background as a bboy and has a bachelor in circus arts from DOCH, Stockholm.
Since finishing school he has worked for companies such as Cirkus Cirkör and 7 Doigts de la main.
His main focus as a performer is the search for congruence between physicality, mental imagery and presence to bring life to the work. He is currently based in Sweden.
And here's a peek into Mikaels view on balancing delivered as a TedX talk in Stockholm:
Find out more about Mikaels teaching and performing on his website here.
Find out more about Mikaels upcoming workshops:
Motion Impulse presents: Moment of Inertia Retreat. A four-day retreat in Portugal featuring presenters Emmet Louis, Mikael Kristiansen and Tristan Kobayashi who will be coming together for the first time to share their years of experience, teaching a combination of handbalance, floorwork, body weight strength and flexibility. A retreat designed to help you overcome your moment of inertia!