Mattias started his eventful life in the
small town of Ljungkile in the heart of Bohuslän
in the mid 70's. There he grew up in a
picturesque setting with west coast cliffs and
salt water bathing as his closest neighbour.
first passion in life was the skateboard, with a
need for speed, height and a good measure of
danger, just like the heroes of the day like
Tony Hawk (whom he, 20 years later, met in San
Diego). He also started to play golf at an early
age, already fascinated with getting balls to go
where he wanted. It wasn't until the summer of
1995 that he discovered the joys of juggling.
he was at Roskilde music festival where he met
other juggling festival goers. Straight away he
knew that this was something for him.Now balls
were purchased and clubs were built in the hobby
room. He was determined to learn the skills of
vicinity of Ljungkile lives a legendary artist
of Swedish circus and varieté, Reino. Mattias
contacted Reino and got to know him. Reino went
with Mattias to his first juggling performance.
That was at the GT festival in Svanesund, 20km
south of his home town. Mattias describes the
day as feeling nervous, natural and
fantastically fun. Nervous because for the first
time he was going to juggle in front of an
audience. Natural, the
feeling of being in exactly the right place and
fun because the audience appreciated and enjoyed
his performance. It was on that day that Mattias
decided he would become a professional juggler.
source of inspiration and knowledge have come
from two jugglers.Donald Grant, who in a great
diabolo artist. Mattias had the good fortune of
spending a wonderful summer evening together
with Donald where he was shown a world of new
tricks to go home and practice on.
source of inspiration is Raphael de Carlos, a
temperamental football juggler from Cuba.
Raphael and Mattias lived worked and trained
together for one month at the Liseberg theme
park.That's when Mattias got the inspiration to
for Mattias is Francis Brunn (1923-2004).It is
from Brunn that Mattias has borrowed some of his
style, tricks and stage presence.
From his humble career beginnings in Svanesund
Mattias has expanded his juggling tour.. His
work has been diverse, including theatres,
varieties, circuses, festivals, weddings, office
parties to name a few.
He has travelled through Europe
with stop overs at the Christmas circus in
Zurich, varieté show in Berlin, circus tour in
England to a park tour in Sweden with shows at
Gröna Lund and Skansen, five seasons at Liseberg
and in almost every Swedish small town. So maybe
it's time for him to grace your town if he has
not already done so.
is not only a world class juggler but also a
qualified instructor and has taught at
Östersunds, Tromsös and Cirkus Cirkörs circus
Mattias is a highly educated cook with a taste
for great dinners. He has taken advantage of
this mix on many occasions. Why not combine a
great meal with a world class varieté show?