CDFthek

CDFthek is our digital documentation platform. It is an experimental and research space for forms of documentation and for digital projects. As a library network, some of our published texts on circus and dance theory reflection can be found here. The documentary film series "About ...", in collaboration with the Cologne filmmaker Filip Jacobson, is dedicated to the creative process of selected festival artists. There are recordings of the 2021 symposium "Re-Writing Circus" as well as insights into the creation labs we initiated as a cooperation between European dance and circus universities. Have fun watching and browsing!

Festival Teaser 2024

Films

Duckumentary about Marija Baranauskaitė

Documentary by Filip Jacobson

About Julian Vogel

Documentary by Filip Jacobson

About Laura Murphy

by Filip Jacobson

About Overhead Project

Documentary by Filip Jacobson

About Tacho Tinta

Documentary by Filip Jacobson

About Breno Caetano & Sergi Pares

Documentary by Filip Jacobson

About Claudio Stellato

Documentary by Filip Jacobson

Breno Caetano: Title in suspension

Carte Blanche, VOICES I, 2020

Laura Murphy: Measuring Up

Carte Blanche, VOICES I, 2020

VOICES I Teaser

CircusDanceFestival 2020

Laughing for VOICES I

CircusDanceFestival 2020

Festival Teaser

Festival Teaser 2024 | Re-Inventing Circus

Aftermovie 2023

by Filip Jacobson

Festival Teaser 2023

Carte Blanche Artist: Marina Cherry

Aftermovie 2022

by Filip Jacobson

Festival Teaser 2022

Carte Blanche Artist: Breno Caetano

Festivalportrait 2021

TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund

Festivalteaser 2021

by Overhead Project & Guests

Festivalteaser 2020

by Overhead Project & Guests

Talks

Beyond the Status Quo

Podium in Cooperation with the ifc
CircusDanceFestival 2023

Meet the Artist

Marija Baransauskaitė & Team

Moderated by Jenny Patschovsky
CircusDanceFestival 2023

Contemporary circus on the brink of extinction - What next?

Panel of the BUZZ Professional Conference
CircusDanceFestival 2023

Setting the stage

Circus funding of tomorrow

Keynotes of the BUZZ Professional Conference CircusDanceFestival 2023

Circus magazines, media and it's topics

International Network of Circus Arts Magazins (INCAM)

CircusDanceFestival 2023

Meet the Artists

Jörg Müller & Cendrine Gallezot

Moderated by Tim Behren
CircusDanceFestival 2022

Meet the Artists

Julian Vogel & Filip Jacobson

Moderated by Mirjam Hildbrand
CircusDanceFestival 2022

Meet the Artists

Cherish Menzo, Benjamin Kahn & Chiara Caterina

Moderated by Afsun Moshiry
CircusDanceFestival 2022

Meet the Artists

Clemence Gilbert & Alejo Bianchi (Cie. XY)

Moderated by Tim Behren
CircusDanceFestival 2022

Re-thinking objects

VOICES Morning Talk
CircusDanceFestival 2022

Non-discrimination in Circus

Meet Up
CircusDanceFestival 2022

Meet the Artists

Eleonora Dall’Asta & Luuk Brantjes

Moderated by Valentina Barone
CircusDanceFestival 2022

Meet the Artists

Mijin Kim, Silvia Ehnis & Seulki Hwang (Cie. Tacho Tinta)

Moderated by Dorte Eilers
CircusDanceFestival 2022

Meet the Artists

Crispin Bade & Bar Gonen

Moderated by Valentina Barone
CircusDanceFestival 2022

Opening

CircusDanceFestival 2022

Meet the Artist

Claudio Stellato

Moderated by Mirjam Hildbrand
​​​​​​​CircusDanceFestival 2021

Meet the Artists

Breno Caetano & Sergi Pares

Moderated by Melanie Suchy
CircusDanceFestival 2021

Meet the Artist

Laura Murphy

Moderated by Mirjam Hildbrand & Bauke Lievens
CircusDanceFestival 2021

Meet the Artist

Toon van Gramberen (Carrying fathers)

Moderated by Tim Behren
CircusDanceFestival 2021

Young Savages

Livestream Video

nologo kollektiv

CircusDanceFestival 2021

Meet the Artists

3xEva

Moderated by Katharina Klapdor
CircusDanceFestival 2021

University Cooperations

CreationLab Performance

ZZT & ÉSAC

CircusDanceFestival 2023

CreationLab Performance

ZZT & ÉSAC

CircusDanceFestival 2021

Talk

ZZT & ÉSAC

Moderated by Tim Behren
CircusDanceFestival 2021

Student Project

Can you hear it?

ZZT & Breno Caetano
for VOICES I
CircusDanceFestival 2020

Symposium: Re-Writing Circus

Opening

Tim Behren, Mirjam Hildbrand and Jenny Patschovsky

Angélique Willkie

The relational body

Moderated by Mirjam Hildbrand

Bauke Lievens

Thinking through Circus

Moderated by Jenny Patschovsky

Laura Murphy, Bauke Lievens and Angélique Willkie

Artist Talk

Moderated by Tim Behren

Sabine Reich and Claudio Stellato

Construction Sites

Moderated by Mirjam Hildbrand

Franziska Trapp

Reading Circus

Moderated by Jenny Patschovsky

Closing

Tim Behren, Mirjam Hildbrand and Jenny Patchovsky

Voices IV: Re-exploring the grotesque

Trailer

Through The Grapevine

Alexander VanThournhout interviewed by Franziska Trapp

Trailer

VanThorhout

Alexander Vanthournhout

Brother – an intersectional revenge fantasy

John-Paul Zaccarini & Peter Coyte

Trailer

Extension

Cirque Inextremiste

Rémi Lecocq interviewed by Valentina Barone

Trailer

Extrêmités

Cirque Inextremiste

Rémi Lecocq interviewed by Valentina Barone

Video-Interview

A Catalan Journey

Elena Zanzu interviewed by Tristán Pérez-Martín

Trailer

EZ

Elena Zanzu

VOICES III: Re-Thinking Objects

Editorial

Jenny Patschovsky

(More than) Human? Staging Strategies in Contemporary Circus

Franziska Trapp

Moving Objects

A Conversation between Saar Rombout, Darragh McLoughlin, Benjamin Richter and Jenny Patschovsky

Circus as Practice of Hope for the Future

Marie-Andrèe Robitaille

Presence in Contemporary Circus

An interview with Prof. Tillmann Damrau by Jenny Patschovsky

The Dis_locating Object

Tim Behren

VOICES II: Re-Writing Circus

Editorial

Tim Behren, Mirjam Hildbrand and Jenny Patschovsky

Contemporary Circus: Origins and today's developments

Tim Behren, Mirjam Hildbrand and Jenny Patschovsky

Writing for Circus: A dramaturgy?

Barbara Métais-Chastanier

Reflections on the aesthetics of hybrid art forms between dance and circus

Jean-Michel Guy

On the danger of one-sided narration (in the circus)

Angélique Willkie

Thinking (through Circus) Together

Bauke Lievens, Quintijn Ketels, Sebastian Kann and Vincent Focquet

40 Fragen… Wege zu einer Dramaturgie des Zeitgenössischen Zirkus

Franziska Trapp

Thought movements between circus and dance

Tim Behren

Circus - Concepts, Values and a Great Love

Mirjam Hildbrand

Contemporary but circus

Jenny Patschovsky

10 years for contemporary circus in Cologne

Jenny Patschovsky, chairwoman of the BUZZ
(federal association of contemporary circus in Germany)

VOICES I

Editorial

Tim Behren

I love you stranger

Katharina Klapdor

Laura Murphy

Interviewed by Tim Behren

Claudio Stellato

Interviewed by Tim Behren and Katharina Klapdor

Selfination Series

Maiol Pruna Soler

Svalbard Company

Interviewed by Tim Behren and Katharina Klapdor

Watwilla and Kompanie Neun

(Young Savages)

Interviewed by Tim Behren and Katharina Klapdor

Stefan Sing

Interviewed by Tim Behren

International Visitors Program

Interviewed by Katharina Klapdor and Tim Behren

Overhead Project

Interviewed by Katharina Klapdor

Breno Caetano & Sergi Pares

Interviewed by Katharina Klapdor

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