Flying knives, knotted bodies and ultra-accurate trick shooters? Certainly not for the faint of heart. It makes your heart pound and your breath catch until you can no longer look and still can't take your eyes off it. Thus, a crazy spectacle unfolds, which also doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Director & Artistic Director | Urs Jäckle
Production | Krystallpalast Varieté Leipzig
Stage design | Robert Schiller, Elisabeth Schiller-Witzmann
Choreography | Ottavio Gesmundo, Naomi Brenkman Gesmundo
Musical direction | Daniel Vargas
What Naomi and Ottavio bring to the stage seems unbelievable: They shoot with a sharp crossbow from a long distance, so that even the most experienced Varieté visitor's breath is taken away. Apart from their hometown Las Vegas, they can often be admired in big stage shows, performed on Broadway and toured with Britney Spears.
The duo, who is also a couple in real life, developed their breathtaking perch-balance act under the professional guidance of a circus instructor in Uruguay. At the theatre, Solène lets herself twirl around just below the ceiling of the Varieté hall.
Some fitness nerds may be familiar with the workout with heavy car tires, which are strenuously thrown and lifted. From this, Andrey has developed a new form of strength juggling - proof that even an old art form like juggling can still be infused with new ideas.
Juma began using his great talent when he was just a four-year-old boy: He performed as a contortionist in the streets to support his family. A video on YouTube of his ability to extremely bend all his limbs opened the door to the German circus world. Numerous performances throughout Europe followed.
Eloquent and with skillful irony Rick leads the audience through the show. As one half of the duo 'The Lonely HusBand' he has accompanied the Varieté from the very beginning and shines here as a solo presenter with a persona created especially for the show.
This bundle of energy makes the stage shake: on an unstable tower consisting of metal rollers mounted upright and horizontally, Volodymyr balances himself to dizzying heights. With his nerve-racking act, he creates a sensation in Europe and also proves in Leipzig that nothing can throw him off balance.
With the ancient but rare genre of hair hanging, Marta is one of the few representatives of her discipline: she completed her dance training at the Flic Scuola di Circo in Turin. At home in Spain, she has flown across the stage for a wide variety of European contemporary productions.
Skizzo walks along the border between chaos magic, comedy and madness. His witty play with the audience has brought him to the finals of the Italian Supertalent season and to performance tours across Europe.