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Elxt 90, 1999-2003

Maja Thommen was a founding member of Elxt 90, which consisted of a core group
of four Swiss girls. At that time the project was called Misfire and the show centred around
a six meter rotating wheel from which physical stunts and pyrotechnic feats were performed.
Misfire’s debut performance took place at Jim Whiting’s Bimbo Town in Leipzig, Germany.

After a chance meeting with fire artists from Berlin’s Büro für brenzlige Angelegenheiten
in 2000, the two groups combined their talents and the show began it's next chapter and
was brought into a new realm of possibilities with their fire feats.

From 2001 till 2003, Elxt 90’s dynamic circus project, grand-scale fire and acrobatic show
grew continuously bigger, more international and professional. The final shows featured
nearly 20 performance artists, painters, musicians, and technicians.

During this time Elxt 90 became a full-time project for M. Thommen as she was tasked with
organisation, fundraising and an annual two-month preparation period for the show's new
concepts and acts.


Spamazilla with big egg

Elxt 90, Molino, Lugano /CH 2002 | Kati Bitzer

Spamazilla wakes the X-tions

Elxt 90, Molino, Lugano /CH 2002 | Kati Bitzer

Spamzilla wakes the big egg

Elxt 90 in Molino, Lugano /CH 2002 | Kati Bitzer

small egg

Elxt 90, Ehrismann Hof, Zurich /CH 2001 | Kati Bitzer

X-tions

Elxt 90, Bergamo /I 2002 | Kati Bitzer

X-tions

Elxt 90, Bergamo /I 2002 | Kati Bitzer

X-tions

Elxt 90, La Valette /F 2002 | Kati Bitzer

Spaceship, Transformers landing

Elxt 90, Molino, Lugano /CH 2002 | Kati Bitzer

Transformers landing

Elxt 90, Molino, Lugano /CH 2002 | Kati Bitzer

Joe B

Elxt 90, Molino, Lugano /CH 2002 | Kati Bitzer

Transformer

Elxt 90, Ehrismann Hof, Zurich /CH 2002 | Kati Bitzer

Transformers march

Elxt 90, Torre Maura, Rome /I 2002 | Kati Bitzer

Joe B on scout

Elxt 90, Ehrismann Hof, Zurich /CH 2001 | Kati Bitzer

loosing energy

Elxt 90, Molino, Lugano /CH 2002 | Kati Bitzer

X-Tions hunt

Elxt 90, Bergamo /I 2002 | Kati Bitzer

green belts

Elxt 90 in Ehrismann Hof, Zurich /CH 2001 | Kati Bitzer

confetti explosion

Elxt 90, Molino, Lugano /CH 2002 | Kati Bitzer

Transformers dance

Elxt 90, Ehrismann Hof, Zurich /CH 2001 | Kati Bitzer

wheel ignition

Elxt 90, Robodock Festival, Amsterdam /NL 2000 | Kati Bitzer

wheel ignition

Elxt 90, Molino, Lugano /CH 2002 | Kati Bitzer

wheel ignition

Elxt 90, Robodock Festival, Amsterdam /NL 2001 | Ch. Thommen

wheel ignition

Elxt 90, Robodock Festival, Amsterdam /NL 2000 | Kati Bitzer

running in burning wheel

XT 90, Ateneu de Nou Barris, Barcelona /E 2000

wheel stunt

Elxt 90, Schrottbar Festival, Biel /CH 2001 | Kati Bitzer

red cross

Elxt 90, Schrottbar Festival, Biel /CH 2001 | Kati Bitzer

red cross

Elxt 90, Torre Maura, Rome /I 2002 | Kati Bitzer

X-tion with fire

Elxt 90, Ehrismann Hof, Zurich /CH 2001 | Kati Bitzer

Mr. Logo Lard

Elxt 90, Robodock Festival, Amsterdam /NL 2000 | Kati Bitzer

fire breathing

Elxt 90, Robodock Festival, Amsterdam /NL 2000 | Kati Bitzer

Spamazilla with X-tion

Elxt 90, Ehrismann Hof, Zurich /CH 2001 | Kati Bitzer

fight wagon

Elxt 90, Schrottbar Festival, Biel /CH 2001 | Kati Bitzer

fire

Elxt 90, Zoom Festival, Zurich /CH 2001 | Kati Bitzer

fireman costume

Elxt 90, Schrottbar Festival, Biel /CH 2001 | Kati Bitzer

motorbike stunt

Elxt 90, Schrottbar Festival, Biel /CH 2001 | Kati Bitzer

fire breathing

Elxt 90, Molino, Lugano /CH 2002 | Kati Bitzer

fire

Elxt 90 in Trashland, Lausanne 2002 | Kati Bitzer

Joe B fights Spamazilla

Elxt 90, Torre Maura, Rome /I 2002 | Kati Bitzer

Spamazilla

Elxt 90, Ehrismann Hof, Zurich /CH 2001 | Kati Bitzer

fire

Elxt 90, Ehrismann Hof, Zurich /CH 2001 | Kati Bitzer

fire

XT 90, Bethaniendamm, Berlin /D 2000 | Kati Bitzer

the wheel

Misfire, New Years Teknival, Aix en Provence /F 2000 | Kati Bitzer

wheel stunt

Misfire, New Years Teknival, Aix en Provence /F 2000 | Kati Bitzer

fire

Elxt 90, Molino, Lugano /CH 2002 | Kati Bitzer

helmets

Elxt 90, Torre Maura, Rome /I 2002 | Kati Bitzer

exploding helmet

Elxt 90, Trashland, Lausanne 2002 | Kati Bitzer

end bang

Elxt 90, Trashland, Lausanne 2002 | Kati Bitzer

end bang

Elxt 90, Trashland, Lausanne /CH 2002 | Kati Bitzer

X-tions

Elxt 90 | Margot Wallard

X-tions

Elxt 90 | Margot Wallard


More than eighty shows have been performed all over Europe during the yearly four-month
summer tours, including:

2000: Tacheles, Berlin /D, Zaffaraya, Bern /CH, Theaterspektakel, Zürich /CH,
Zoom-Festival, Zürich /CH, Robodock Festival, Amsterdam /NL
2001: Christopher Street Day, Zürich /CH, Musikfestwochen, Winterthur /CH, Vision Openair,
Beatenberg /CH, Festival des Collines, Collobrières /F Mandrak, Grenoble /F
2002: CSOA il Molino, Lugano /CH, Festival int. du film fantastique, Neuchatel /CH, Torremaura,
Roma /I, Street Parade, Torino /I, Theater am Fluss, Frankfurt /D, Les Abbatoires, Marseille /F
2003: Karneval der Kulturen, Berlin /D, Kulturschock Festival, Hellersdorf /D, Kulturschiff
Stubnitz, Rostock /D, Fiesta Mayor, Terrassa /E; Piece Mountain Festival, Mutschellen /CH

Elxt 90 crew members over the years:
Vera Fabbri /CH, Babu Fuhrer /CH, Fafa Fierz /CH, Mike Tucker /GB; Johnnie Electrolux /SCO,
Erico Moreira /BRA, Marc Move /E, Grex Portmann /CH, Fancy Nancy /F, Titi Bonetti /F,
Dragon Dom /F, Sisou /F, Loran /F, Catcha Rush /CH, Omri /CH, Joshua /USA, Alessia /I,
Ivana Quiles /E, Eddie Egal /D, Logo Lard /D, Nicu /CH, Muriel Gutherz /CH, Moon /CH,
Karin /CH, Atelier Stern /CH


Elxt 90 Videos:


The Elxt 90 show presented on the last summertour 2003.
Filmed by: Atelier Stern /CH
Music by: Dragon Dom
Video editing: Fafa



The first big Elxt 90 encounter with Johnny Electrolux, Erico Moreira, Marc Move,
Fancy Nancy, Eddie Egal, Logo Lard.
The live show was accompanied with music by Bastiaan Maris on the heater and
Bob Rutmann and Jeffrey Funt on B.Rutmann's steel cellos.
Robodock Festival, Amsterdam 2000



Filmed and edited by Sophie Deviller
Music by Led Hewy Kikz and Cristal Distortion
Marseille 2001

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