Meet Burnt Out Punks
Wille Christiani aka El Generale
EL Generale never turns down a challenge! Especially not when his fried brain wants him to do yet another death defying stunt, -Like holding his breath inside an oil barrel that is set on fire, or simply just blowing him self up! This hyperactive instigators curiosity will take him where no man has been stupid enough to go before.
Wille is a skilled circus artist, rigger and pyrotechnics expert. Wille is also one of the founders and driving force of the Burnt Out Punks. He has attended Lecoq shool of physical theatre in Paris and Cirkus Cirkörs –Circuspilots and have since toured the world and hoping for world domination with the Punks. Wille is really handy and when he is not busy building a new set design for the show or inventing a new gismo he sails long distances in his bellowed almost home made sail boat Miss Muna Ann.
Ronnie Nilsson aka The Animal
The Animal longs for his regular shock treatments and massive balls of fire. But most of all he wants to master the art of raindeering, domination and knitting. -A mood-swinging, paranoid animal from the deepest forests of Lappland.
Ronnie is a fully-fledged circus artist whom as one of the most sought after fire artists in Europe has toured and worked with renowned Djs, famous artists, performed for presidents, politicians and royalties all over the world. Ronnie also used to run a successful comedy radio show and is a keen practitioner of extreme sports.
Björn Olsson aka The Gimp
The gimp is a poor, orphaned freak from the wastelands of industrial Europe. After being saved by the Burnt out Punks he is, despite his nervousness, willing to go through fire, just to impress them and the audience
Björn is a multifaceted artist with skills in disciplines such as acting, dance and circus. Educated at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary dance in NY, Stockholm Ballet Academy and at Cirkus Cirkör. He has performed at the Royal Dramatic Theatre of Sweden (Bergman’s theatre) where he also has worked as a choreographer. Björn was once the grandmaster of Jeopardy on Swedish TV, he reads in 5 languages and cultivates ecological vegetables.
Mithras Ljungberg aka Pom Fritzl
Pom Fritzl the perfect Austrian woodsman; in lederhosen and Gretchen braids he yodels and juggles his chainsaws fearlessly. He is also fearless in his fashion statements and thus letting the audience has their own idea about his sexual inclination. As a proud citizen of the country that gave life to great personalities like A Swartznegger, his distant relative J Fritzel and others, -Pomm Fritzl thinks that he can at least not worsen the image of his Fatherland. Being from the center of the fine arts in old Europe he is also an unexpected opera lover.
Mithras Ljungberg is a Swedish media profile and also the producer of The Burnt Out Punks. In addition he can brag about having the Swedish women’s national title in wrestling. He was once also a famous escapist from jail and made big headlines when he was not welcome back to prison. -Worth mentioning is that he is the only person in the world that can juggle three burning chainsaws.
Svante Christell aka Leather Baron
This guy is not playing a character, he IS the character!
Leather Baron has been on the road since 1987, toured in over 30 countries, countless cities and villages. Performed at clubs, festivals, carnivals, on small stages, big stages, in castles, caves and factorys, on the streets, highways and airfields. Before Kings and Queens, straight and queer, young and old. Under the blazing Sun, in heavy rain, thick fog and snowstorms…
As the Punks chief driver he makes sure that Swea Sex Machine, the Punks tour bus/stage always gets safely in place for the show. Twirling the Silver Ray staffs of Death and blasting of the Flamethrowers of Death, as well as spinning the music for the show Leather Baron makes sure that you will never forget Burnt Out Punks!
Elin König Andersson aka Red Hot
As the Phoenix rises from the ashes she steps forward – Red Hot hotter than fire!
Combine it with air and you’ll have an explosive mixture! Just as the fire – Red Hot knows how to heat it up! Breathtaking Heights, flexibility not from this world and equilibristic handstand is her way of living.
Elin is a stubborn girl who likes adrenaline rushes and that rather walk on her hands than her feet. A fitness fanatic who’s been on tour in both Europe and the USA and studied at the best circus school in Sweden. Ever since she was 3 years old, she knew what she wanted to be – A circus princess