Last week my friend Pascal asked me, if I wanted to check out this acrobatic performance in Basel. He has been training since the age of 5 or 6 and is currently also training young teens in their own performances, when he is not busy studying for university. I immediately said yes, without even having a good look at it - I had nothing else to do anyways. To be honest, I was never really into acrobatic shows and the like. Growing up in China, I always had this picture of acrobatic shows being dull, boring and frankly, always the same. (But apparently it's a problem of China, not just of the acrobatic shows. But that's another story). So couple days later, we took the train to Basel, had dinner and headed straight out to Klybeckquai at the Rhein, which is very near to the meeting point of the German, French and Swiss border.
The 90 min show wasn't very long, considering how long movies nowadays tend to run, but man - was it fantastic! Inspired by Tinguely, Phillip Boe and Markus Gfeller really were able to create this amazing world. It directly reminded me of Pettson och Findus or Alice in Wonderland. Where everything is mysterious, somewhat scary, but also magical. A story you would read to your children late at night or while you sit at the window, sipping tea, while it's raining outside. It was in fact so good, that I got in contact with the organizers and managed to get back a second time, but this time with my camera! Here are some photos I've taken back stage and during the show. The show is still running until September 20th. and you can get more infos and tickets here!