Your evening program

Cirque du Solo wouldn’t be Cirque du Solo without an outstanding evening program. This is why we put in some extra effort to create four very special events for the occasion.

We wanted to give all evenings a touch of entertainment by adding very special shows and competions to the program – because this is what Cirque du Solo is all about, from the head to the toe.

But of course during all evenings there will be also plenty of dancing, both solo and partnered. Just keep in mind that the parties are not having a focus on partner dancing, so don’t expect it to be like your weekly social dance.

Note: The Evening Program is preliminary and details might still change :)

Friday – The Circus

November 16th, 21:00 – SwingStep Berlin, Prinzenallee 33, close to U8 Pankstr.

Welcome to The Circus! This night is filled with artistry, comedy and live music with Reverent Juke! For your belly pleasure we have prepared some fine popcorn. We want to see you in your best Circus outfit – maybe as a funny clown, a snake charmer, a bearded woman or why not as an elephant… The crazier the better!

  • Be dressed as a circus character
  • Dance your feet to awesome music! We have Reverent Juke and our finest DJs playing for you!
  • Enjoy an amazing dance & cabaret show
  • Capture a memory in the photo booth
  • Recharge yourself with free popcorn and cotton candy

The Circus is included in the workshop, but the musicians appreciate an additional tip <3 Not taking the workshop? Get your Party Pass (all evenings) now for 50€!
Tickets at the door: 20€ (limited availability, so come early)

Just one outstanding act of the 2017 cabaret. Find all of them here

Reverent Juke jammin’ it out with the crowd!

Saturday – The Ball

November 17th, Time 21:00 – SwingStep Berlin, Prinzenallee 33, close to U8 Pankstr.

Imagine you have travelled back into the 30s to one of Harlem’s ballrooms. The Reverent Juke is fueling the time machine with Swing music and the crowd is moving their happy feet to heat up the engine. Be ready to challenge your your skills in the Jazz-O-lympics.

The Ball is included in the workshop.
Not taking the workshop? Get your Party Pass (all evenings) now for 50€!
Tickets at the door: 20€ (limited availability, so come early)

Cirque du Solo 2017 – Teachers Presentation at the Saturday party

Cirque du Solo 2017 – Final Charleston Jam of the 2017 Jazz-O-lympics

Sunday – Swing Bam Boom

November 18th, 19.00 – Festsaal Kreuzberg, Am Flutgraben 2, S Treptower Park / U Schlesisches Tor

This year, we decided to try out a completely new concept and, together with German Swing Dance Society e.V., we created this really cool event called Swing Bam Boom – A Party to Remember!

The goal of the event is to bring dancers and non-dancers together to enjoy world class entertainment and just party all night long. And as a part of the Show Track you will even perform at Swing Bam Boom!

  • Enjoy swing music & comedy at it’s best, with Bodo Wartke & The Capital Dance Orchestra
  • Dance to The Capital Dance Orchestra and our finest DJs
  • Watch the performances of the Show Track – or perform in it yourself
  • Bring your friends! This evening is perfect to “dive into swing” and it even includes beginner taster classes
  • Find more information on the event-website itself

Swing Bam Boom is included in the workshop.
Not taking the workshop? Get your Party Pass (all evenings) now for 50€!
Want to bring your friends? Buy tickets for Swing Bam Boom directly via this website.

Cirque du Solo 2017 – Sunday Show – The Grand Finale

Bodo Wartke is performing his famous “multilingual love song” – did he catch your language?

Monday – The Jam Session: Monday Marmalade

November 19th, 21.00 – SwingStep Berlin, Prinzenallee 33, close to U8 Pankstr.

For those of you who are staying longer in Berlin we are going to Hijack our monthly Monday Marmalade Jam Session – Cirque du Solo style… we have the amazing David Hermlin Quintet as a special opener for this night and the second set is an open jam session, so feel free to drop by with your instrument.

The Jam Session is included in the workshop.
Not taking the workshop? Get your Party Pass (all evenings) now for 50€!

Party Pass – 50€

  • Includes all parties: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
  • Includes free tasters in the beginning of parties (more info TBA)
  • Add the Friday Mini-Show Track for 30€: Learn a routine in the afternoon and perform it in the evening

Get your Party Pass now!

Note: If you are booking the workshop, the party pass is already included.

Music

Reverent Juke (Brussels, BE)

Born in 2015 out of the collaboration between a musician and a dancer, Reverent Juke has its roots in the golden era of swing. Driven by an explosive rhythmic and sublimated by a very swinging brass section, the orchestra interprets and revisits the beads of Jelly Roll Morton, Chick Webb, through Fletcher Henderson, Buddy Johnson or Hearls Hines.

Renowned for setting fire to every performance, on the rhythm of its breathtaking arrangements, Reverent Juke will make you swing and move like never before!

Reverent Juke – Jumpin’ at the GHX 2017!

DJ Sarah Spoon (London, GB)


Sarah Spoon is one of those humans who like to do all the things!

She first became addicted to lindy hop in 2012 in New York and hasn’t really looked back from that since.

Originally from London, she now travels in pursuit of that particular type of joy that comes from dancing, through teaching, MCing and DJing.

Sarah is a passionate, sharp witted, switch dancing, walking rainbow. And she knows how to bring the party.

DJ Flow (Berlin, DE)

DJ Mad Oli (Berlin, DE)


Is he Mad? He is, for several reasons: Going Mad on the dance floor, going Mad on his tunes, having a Mad sense for the right music at the right time – and being Madly hung up on hats!

Starting DJing in 2010, mainly because he was not hearing the songs he wanted to dance to often enough, he soon found his own style of DJing and seems to be quite appreciated for that.

In the last years he enjoyed and was enjoyed playing his tunes on the Maddest dance events around Europe. Budapest, Cracow, Praque and Gent were only a few stations on his trips. Now he is looking forward to DJ at Cirque du Solo, because this year he actually has some time.

Jazz-O-Lympics

The Jazz-O-lympics are a set of competitions for your leisure and pleasure. Inspired by the Olympic Games unofficial slogan “It’s the taking part that counts!” this competition is not about simply rewarding the best and most experienced dancers, but each discipline will ask for different skills – so if you have at least one skill you are very welcome to join.

More information on the disciplines will come soon, but if you have experienced the last years Jazz-O-lympics you know that it’s gonna be a ***** load of fun!

The sign-up is free and going to happen on the spot , so you just need to come by, write down your name and put on your competition smile.

Instant Musical Battle at the Jazz-O-lympics 2016

Beautiful Slow Motion Spins during the Jazz-O-lympics 2017

Shop du Solo

You fancy some giving your pocket money away in exchange for shoes and gadgets?
Then check out or shops:

Cirque du Solo Prints

Friday
Finally you can get a Cirque du Solo souvenir! Our friend and designer Nadja Girod is going to upgrade your textiles with a pretty Cirque du Solo design. Bring your own light colored shirt or buy one of our lovely bags :)

Hello Pingao / Perky Shoes

Friday+Saturday
HelloPingao will be at Cirque du Solo selling our favorite dance sneakers from Perky. The shoes are very comfortable, made out of very light fabric and a nice sole in which we can bounce and slide even better :) For more information check their website: hellopingao.com

Slide & Swing Shoes

Saturday
The most beswinged dance shoes for swing people “ Slide and Swing” will join Cirque du Solo 2018. Come by and try them on yourself. Tell the difference by showing off on the dance floor!
Your contact in Berlin: swingprovement@gmail.com

SwingStep Geek Shirts

Friday+Saturday
Since we printed them, the SwingStep Geek T-Shirts are in high demand… Are you a geek and can you triple step? Did Lindy Hop change your life? It’s the way that you wear it – that’s what gets results ;)

Party Pass – 50€

  • Includes all parties: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
  • Includes free tasters in the beginning of parties (more info TBA)
  • Add the Friday Mini-Show Track for 30€: Learn a routine in the afternoon and perform it in the evening

Get your Party Pass now!

Note: If you are booking the workshop, the party pass is already included.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us or visit us on Facebook.