After 9 years of performing circus and winning awards around Europe Sven Hopla decided to return home to Perth and settle down a bit. And couldn’t, so he made a show.
Formally trained at the Academy of Circus Arts and Circomedia (UK) Sven couples his high physicality with his acting studies, received at WAAPA, to bring a theatrical quality to his work and a strong connection with his audiences. He has performed at cabarets, bespoke festivals and large scale corporate events across Europe, including Arcadia Spectacular, Glastonbury Festival and the London Olympics and has created work by commission for arts festivals, theatre companies and institutions in the UK. Fisticuffs is his first show aimed at Fringe and probably the best thing he has ever done.