The company was founded in
2019 by two Finnish circus artists,
Nelli Kujansivu from Tampere -
the Sauna Capital of the World and
Aaron Hakala from Kemi -
the Snow Castle town of Lapland.
After years of touring the world separately they decided to combine
their forces and so was
Company Afterclap born.
Aaron Hakala is a world-known acrobat specialised in teeterboard.
He is known for his high technique, innovative and creative style in acrobatics, simply a nerd who loves all forms of acrobatics.
Aaron spent his childhood playing ice hockey and exploring numerous of "clever" ways of burning his hyper energy which eventually got him into parkour.
He ended up starting his studies at Cirkus Cirkör´s Upper Secondary school for circus because he needed a safer facility to explore and practice his "clever" ideas.
It didn’t take long for him to realize the diversity and the endless possibilities in circus and so he was hooked for good.
In addition to flipping around like a maniac he has been working around the world with companies such as Cirque du Soleil, Cirkus Cirkör, Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain,
Cirque Plume, Circus Monti etc.
He has won multiple awards from renowned international circus festivals and is one of the founders of an award winning acrobatic collective Scandinavian Boards.
Nelli Kujansivu is a professional circus artist specialized in foot juggling (antipodes).
This variant artist loves the combination of all sides of her field and is pursuing it by working with multiple companies and projects.
She found her way to circus at the age of 4 at a local youth circus Sorin Sirkus in Tampere where
she spent her childhood and teenage years until she moved to Stockholm.
In addition to working with Company Afterclap Nelli tours regularly with shows Mad in Finland
by Galapiat Cirque and Kiseldalen by Kompani Giraff.
She has been performing in multiple different events and venues around the world with
companies such as Galapiat Cirque, Cirkus Cirkör, Krystallpalast Variete, Young Stage festival and Östgötateatern.
Nelli is also one of the founding members of contemporary circus company Sirkum Polaris and she has been named as a Culture ambassador of her home town Tampere.
RED HOT CONDITION
Red Hot Condition is an energetic
lycra and humor -flavored
performance that handles today’s
fitness boom and appearance pressures through contemporary circus and
30 minutes of world class circus, live funk music and humor in the glow
of 80s bright colors.