Special cultural diversity

Under the label „Special“, special thematic focuses, events shown in full length or programme offers specially designed for the IKF are presented.


Specials of the 35th IKF 2023

Ponten Pie - BAJAU

Ponten Pie - BAJAU

Hall 3 | Mon, 18:30 - 19:05 | Tue, 17:30 - 18:05

Bajau is a visual theatre show for young audiences from 3 years old by Ponten Pie theatre company. A story about two brothers that finds out they want to live in water. A trip where the water versatility drives us into a new universe, a new environament and what we really want to be.

Represented by:
Ponten Pie | Booth 2.2.15

Bert Berg "A sensitive case"

Bert Berg "A sensitive case"

Conference Room 6-9 | Tue, 15:30 – 16:20 | Wed, 12:30 – 13:20

Over 500 mousetraps shape a city full of towers, streets and buildings. Someone traces every shape and curve of this playground. With precise footwork, handstands and balanced acrobatics he searches through this place. The journey follows an unpredictable route towards what is hidden inside.



Imre Bernath

Social Salto

(Central) Foyer | Tue, 14:30 – 14:50 | Wed, 11:30 – 11:50

Every situation is a new beginning. Each engagement creates an improvised moment of laughter and friendly fun. Allow Imre to take you on a playful journey of love punctuated by impressive acrobatics, stunts and hilarious interactive comedy. Audiences scream in laughter as volunteers become the heroes of the show.

Represented by:
Social Salto | Booth 2.1.29A 

Kabaret Kalashnikov

„Taverna Stories“

Central Foyer | Wed, 17:30 – 17:50

Top-class artistry, live music and quite wacky humour combine to make a turbulent show that smashes every genre boundary. Exceptional acrobatics collide with freak show, Berliner Schnauze does French kissing with British humour, contortion and improvisations go into all sorts of convolutions.

Represented by:
Kabaret Kalashnikov | Booth 2.5.34

Compagnie Midnight

Compagnie Midnight

Conference Room 6-9 | Mon, 12:00 - 12:20 | Tue, 10:30 - 11:15

A look into the lives of two unique Homo Sapiens Idioticus in their natural habitat, a small and unsafe universe where knives and other objects are ready to fall at any moment.
An unhealthy mix of knife throwing, a rebellious computer and lots of bad ideas.

With Simone Scaini and Joris Verbeeren.

Represented by:
Company Midnight  | Booth 2.4.34

Fabrizio Rosselli - BAKÉKÉ

Fabrizio Rosselli - BAKÉKÉ

(Central) Foyer | Mon, 11:30 - 11:50, Tue, 12:00 - 12:20

In this mimed show, a foolhardy character diverts himself by manipulating

buckets into geometric constructions.

Stubborn when faced with the impossible, this sweet dreamer offers us

a playful look into the absurd and obsessional world.

Represented by:
Fabrizio Rosselli | Booth 2.1.21

Knot on Hands

Kathrin Wagner - Change : Not applicable


Theatre 2 | Tue, 19:30 – 20:30

Intro Talk with Yala Pierenkemper (Managing Director of Zirkus ON) and Andree Wenzel (Artistic Director of Zirkus ON)

Zirkus ON is a broad-based creation program that provides artists from the contemporary circus with comprehensive and sustainable support in the development of their own pieces. For two years, the artists receive support and protected spaces to develop, try out and implement innovative formats and ideas. The creation program of Zirkus ON is made possible within the framework of the program "Promoting Connections" of the Federal Association of Independent Performing Arts, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. At the 35th IKF 2023 Zirkus ON presents these artists:

Kathrin Wagner - I Was Told - Change: Not applicable 

I Was Told is a 50-60 minute interdisciplinary piece of ring juggling and slam poetry, which deals with the influence of language in the literal and figurative sense, on the perception of self and others. The artist Kathrin Wagner deals with the emerging identity conflict in an authentic, honest, humorous and empowering way. It is suitable for indoor venues.

Knot on Hands - Brace for Impact

Knot on Hands is a contemporary partner acrobatics trio featuring Britt Timmermans from the Netherlands, Mario Kunzi from Germany and Tijs Bastiaens from Belgium. They strive to take acrobatics in a new direction with a focus on the physical vocabulary of the three bodies.
In Brace for Impact, Knot on Hands explore what it means for them to be together on a path they don't yet know where it will lead them. Duration of the performance: 25-30 minutes

Represented by:
Bundesverband Zeitgenössischer Zirkus e.V. | Booth 2.0.7

Luksan Wunder

Luksan Wunder - WTFM 100,Null

Theatre 2 | Mon, 20:00 - 22:00

"WTFM 100,Null" works just like Luksan Wunder's videos and successful podcast show: Gags and formats are fired at an astoundingly high rate, sometimes crude, sometimes subtle, sometimes strange - sometimes music, sometimes video, sometimes sketch. The allusive humour swims in the stormy Bermuda triangle of postmodernism, puberty and parody. Thematically, the whole thing meanders from pseudo-philosophical under-the-shower thoughts to viral phenomena and net culture to improper observations of society and everyday life. The entire show is thus like reaching into a grab bag, and a grab bag at that, aimed at a very diverse target group: You never know what you're going to get next, praline or gonorrhoea.

Represented by:
Rummelplatzmusik  | Booth 2.6.28



Conference room K1-4 | Tue, 12:30 - 14:00

Whether large-scale productions, site-specific performances, dance, audio walks, performance or contemporary circus - the ShortCuts provide insights into the artistic work of the actors, arouse interest in artistic productions in public space and connect artists and organisers.

represented by: 
Bundesverband Theater im Öffentlichen Raum // BUTIÖR | Booth 2.0.9

BUZZ Pitching Session

Buzz Pitching Session

Conference room K1-4 | Mon, 17:30 - 19:00

The BUZZ Pitching Session presents a curated selection of eight contemporary circus pieces from Germany. In short presentations, circus artists introduce their pieces and answer questions. Organizers and program managers meet circus artists and learn about the aesthetic diversity of this art form.

represented by: 
Bundesverband Zeitgenössischer Zirkus e.V. | booth 2.0.7

Young & Fresh

Theatre 1 | Wed. 18:00 - 19:50

In Young & Fresh, nine young, up-and-coming artistes & formations show us what they can do. Be amazed at Tim’s BMX Flatland performance and his acrobatic skills and and look forward to an action-packed show with Duo One Line. Millie Turnado’s Cyr wheel show is light, weightless and elegant. See how Lenya becomes one with her trapeze and how Duo Timeless captivate the audience with their dance acrobatics. Jannis’ Chinese pole and handstand balancing act and Trio Threestyle enchant the audience with their power acrobatics.
The show is hosted by Luke Dimon, one of Europe’s most successful magicians.

This Stand-up variety show has been put together by the talent agency ZAV Künstlervermittlung Berlin, where the artists can also be booked: www.zav-kuenstlervermittlung.de

represented by:
ZAV-Künstlervermittlung | booth 2.10.32

One Line



Trio Threestyle





Tim Höfel



Millie Turnado



Viola Schley



Jannis Arséne



Duo Timeless



Lenya Lev



Luke Dimon




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