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Berlin Circus Festivals’ 4th Edition Offered Variety & Space for Reflection

From August 24th to September 2nd 2018 the circus world once again had a good reason to gather in Berlin, Germany for  “BRLNCRCSFSTVL”. The opportunity to attend was taken by many–with new and familiar faces from the circus world gathering to take part in the 10 days of revelry. For the fourth time the organizers, Johannes Heiliger and Jose Kölbel, really created an inviting space to gather, hang out, meet, greet and of course see circus of all sorts from many angles, making their hashtag #rediscovercircus a viable mission to be accomplished. It was s festival indeed! Somehow Heiliger and Kölbel, were able to transform Tempelhof, an old and unused airport with a full runway,in to something cosy and welcoming. With their new bigtop, they now had three stages, two indoor and one outdoor stage with a wooden tribune and beanbags, which doubled up as a perfect spot to hang out at sundown.
circus of all sorts from many angles, making their hashtag #rediscovercircus a viable mission to be accomplished. It was s festival indeed! Somehow Heiliger and Kölbel, were able to transform Tempelhof, an old and unused airport with a full runway,in to something cosy and welcoming. With their new bigtop, they now had three stages, two indoor and one outdoor stage with a wooden tribune and beanbags, which doubled up as a perfect spot to hang out at sundown. This was not only a space to see shows; with a bar and a food vendor, — it was an inviting destination space to spend the day or even the week. In order to make the space more engaging and interactive, BCF collaborated with installation artists. There was for example a sculpture of a silver dancer, a shadow installation in a shipping container and a colourful area with zickzack benches, painted grass and soft tubes at times occupied by dun...
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Sophia Kurmann

For the first 20 years of her life, Sophia lived and breathed football life. After playing professionally for a year in her late teens, she moved away from football and was enticed by other movement practises. Hula hoop and circus paved the way to to aerial acrobatics, which she started at High Top Circus in Brighton. After having studied circus at Die Etage in Berlin, she started performing and is now involved in performance and non performance related projects within the circus field.