We are inspired by the greatness and style of former circus women, and create a homage to our artistic icons! But we also contribute our own current influences and establish a fusion: historical circus thrills combined with contemporary circus art.
Anja Gessenhardt - Berlin
Stories are her passion: with her voice, as mime, with gestures, by dance acrobatics on the ground and athmosphere in the air. Just like Paula Busch, she keeps our show together by her versatility, and charms our audience by transgressing all genres.
Acrobat, actress and musician
Performs and teaches in D, PL, BIH, SRB, MEX, IND since 1999.
Trained by Minako Seki(JP), Elías Cohen(RCH), Jonathan Kay(GB), Julia Christ(D)
Paula Busch 1886-1973
was manager and owner of Circus Busch since 1917, as well as tamer of beasts, actress, and writer. One of the most extraordinary women of the world (of circus), she acquired a PHD, wrote plays, and lived openly with her lover - whom she later adopted as her daughter.
Jana Korb - Berlin
Jana Korb has always taken a shine to performing the muscle grind. When she found out that Luisita Leers accomplished up to 180 - well audience, start counting!
And even if she "just" manages to do 20, she will mesmerize you with contemporary aerial choreographies - and will deeply bow before Ms. Leers!!!
Aerial artist, acrobat and artist
Performs and teaches in D, CZ, PL and NL since 2001.
Trained by Mike Wright (GB), Orit Nevo (IL), Gabriel Chame (RA), Minako Seki (JP), Elías Cohen (RCH)
Lillian Leitzel 1892-1932
Superstar of Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus Lillian Leitzel was famous for her one-armed swings and back planches on the rope and Roman rings. A true diva, she insisted on having her own private waggon and backstage tent - equipped daily with fresh flowers, thick carpets and her own piano. To uphold the female illusion of the weaker gender, she used to faint after her show and had to be carried out of the ring. She died after a drop from the rings - due to worn out material...
Silke Schirok - Bremen
One of few women, Silke Schirok juggles rapidly and virtously with clubs. Brunn elements like fast prop changes, high heels and the iconic Lottie jump enrich her juggling style in a very unique way. Only the "impossible trick" of the Brunn siblings will stay impossible for a little while longer. But Silke has been juggling since childhood and will not give up!
Juggler and fire spinner
Juggles since 1997 in D, NL und GB.
Trained by Gregor Kiock (NL), Rod Laver (GB)
Studied juggling at Codarts Rotterdam (NL) and contemporary circus and physical theater at Circomedia Bristol (GB)
Lottie Brunn 1925-2008
performed over a period of 40 years. A grande dame, she always wore high heels! After immigrating to the USA with her brother, she worked at famous Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus. After 1951 she worked solo, as one of the fastest jugglers alive and became an icon of the international juggling scene of juggling art!