Lidija Sola is a contemporary circus artist and producer from Croatia, and based in Cork since 2019. Her artistic practice is based on the techniques and aesthetics of contemporary circus, experimental theatre, and extreme performance.
In 2012 she joined Triko Cirkus Teatar, where she taught aerial acrobatics and performed in contemporary circus plays: “Kaleidoscope”, “Snjezna Kraljica” and “Skupljacice tame”.
From 2016 – 2018 she was performer and coordinator for the Croatian team at the largest African street festival in Nigeria – Calabar Carnival. In 2017, she co-founded the circus and performing arts development association– Tricycle Trauma, an experimental circus collective connected to independent, underground, and subversive art forms building the aesthetics of dark circus.
As a part of the collective, she produced a considerable number of collaborative plays, performances, independent events, and hybrid-performing programmes across Croatia.
Some of the significant projects she has been working on are: contemporary circus play “Mala nocna mora”, project “Night of the Dark Circus” which gathers musicians and artists from alternative scene and collaborations with DB Indos House of extreme musical theatre, F:I:L:M:S:K:A:T:E:K:A” and “Formed in a Stance”. After moving to Ireland in 2019 she joined Circus Factory as a member and continued to create her artistic work in Cork.