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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:

Due to the new EU law, it might be cheaper for me, if you watch videos of my projects on my
YouTube channel: t1p.de/maja-explosiv 

I will work on it as soon as I can!