Experiencing the magic of early cinema (March - April 2019)
To celebrate its 10th anniversary last year, the arts foundation Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain launched a travelling show entitled “KINO VARIETÉ” (Cinema meets Variety). In co-operation with TV channels ZDF/ARTE and the German Film Institute DIF, an upbeat movie show was created that lets audiences experience the magic of silent cinema combined with music, dance and acrobatics.
The evening always begins with a weekly newsreel compiled from regional film recordings. This is followed by a comedy and an advertising film, before the main feature comes on the screen, the 1926 movie “Eine tolle Nacht” (A Crazy Night) by Richard Oswald. A fast-paced comedy about a travelling salesman who accidentally finds himself in the Berlin nightclub “Scala”.
All this is accompanied by live music and by Gentleman Juggler Jeton, with his amazing variety act. This very special series of events came to an end with performances at the Caligari cinema in Wiesbaden, the Showspielhaus in Hofheim, the Brentanoscheune in Oestrich-Winkel and the Capitol Theater in Offenbach.
Couleurs de Cirque – Quand le cirque inspire les peintres (January - March 2019)
With its production “Couleurs de Cirque – quand le cirque inspire les peintres” (Colours of the circus – when the circus inspires painters), Cirque Éducatif presents another multimedia work of art in its series of theme-based shows. Museum meets circus, and projections of famous pictures serve as a fitting backdrop for the performers’ acts.
The show runs until 31 January 2019 in the beautiful circus building – constructed in 1867 – in Reims. Next stop on the tour is a 2000-seater big top in Sin-le-Noble, where the show will stay until 5 March 2019. All of the weekday shows are already sold out, but tickets are still available for the public performances at the weekends.
See Gentleman Juggler Jeton, the equestrian pas de deux by Duo Stipka, the speed cartoonist Carmen and many other must-see circus acts from all over Europe in a production based on an idea by Hugues Hotier.