Workshops about bygone creative, artistic, musical, and theatrical performances at former Kulturpark / Spreepark, Berlin.
Besides rides and gastronomic offerings, its numerous stage shows at Kulturpark and later Spreepark enjoyed huge popularity – from music to theater, from circus to extravaganzas. These shows are a vital part of the memories of the park's visitors.
But who were these artists who performed at Kulturpark and Spreepark? What shows were to be seen? And how have they inscribed themselves into peoples’ recollections of the park?
Using photographs and archival footage, personal memories and recollections of the performers, our participants will be given the opportunity to research on site. Each workshop will feature a different performer from the time, who will be discussing their experiences.
Die Ompahs – Horse riding shows
Conversation with Ompah founder Dr. Bernd Otto
Diverse acts of State Circus of GDR
Conversation with former State Circus spokesperson Dietmar Winkler
Hops und Hopsi – shows for childer
Conversation with Hops successor and Spreepark historian Christopher Flade
Polar bear trainer Ursula Böttcher
Conversation with Böttcher's assistant and zookeeper Joachim Krebs
Conversation with stuntman and director Rene Schobeß
Idea and Concept: Jana Korb
Artistic direction: Anja Gessenhardt and Jana Korb
Video and sound: Friederike Berat
Design exhibition: Jana Korb
Fotos: Tobias Stiefel, Jürgen Scheer
Open day at Spreepark
Exhibition and video screening of workshop results
Workshop Series: environmental and cultural education
of Grün Berlin GmbH
These workshops are part of the planning process of Grün Berlin. The park is not publicly accessible yet. Thus Grün Berlin is researching possibilities of future educational opportunities within the specific space of Spreepark.