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, Time TBA – Theater 28, Prinzenallee 33, close to U8 Pankstr.
Welcome to The Circus! This night is filled with artistry, comedy and live music with Rufus Temple Orchestra! For your belly pleasure we have prepared some fine popcorn and cotton candy. 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!
November 17th, Time TBA – Theater 28, 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.
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 Greta (Leipzig, DE)
Greta is one of the most well known DJs in the European swing dance scene and playing at Cirque du Solo for the second year.
She started off as a techno-Dj in her hometown Leipzig, Germany – that’s why she can’t leave those equalizers alone.
Due to the lack of classic swing music in her local scene, she began dj-ing swing music almost at the same time she took up Lindy Hopping.
After moving to France in 2009 she soon became one of the resident-Djs for Lindy Hop, Balboa and Blues in the Studio Hop Toulouse, leading to gigs at Lindy Shock, Herräng, ESDC, Snowball and Grenoble Swing Dance Festival among others.
Greta loves the late night hours of a dance and will never stop playing music “until there’re only two couples left on the dance floor, with one of them making out”. But meanwhile, we aren’t even sure about that…
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.
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. And we will have many cool prizes in form of passes to Europes most popular Swing dance events waiting for you.
Instant Musical Battle at the Jazz-O-lympics 2016
Beautiful Slow Motion Spins during the Jazz-O-lympics 2017
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