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Often Thamar Hampe combines her acrobatic skills with theatrical productions of varying style and character.
Whether on the wire or in the air, dancing or with an inflatable body – her interest in finding new possibilities of artistic expression knows no bounds.
She has extensive experience in areas as diverse as experimental puppet theatre, contemporary circus shows, open-air events and even classical Opera productions.

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CONTACT

Thamar Hampe
rope theatre
Taubengasse 21
50676 Köln

info(at)ropetheatre(dot)de
+49 (0)177-337 18 60


Credits

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VITA

In 1998 Thamar Hampe graduated from the Brussels Circus School (Ecole Nationale des Arts Du Cirque, now known as E.S.A.C.) with a professional diploma in circus arts. She specialised at the school in slackwire walking; later also training in aerial acrobatics on the Corde Lisse (vertical rope). There followed international engagements and tours, with such companies as: «Compagnie Catastrophe» (Belgium), «Circus Monti» (Switzerland), «Cirque de Martinique» (The Caribbean), and the puppet theatre ensemble «Babelfish Company» (Berlin, Germany). Today she works under the name «rope theatre» as an independent Varieté artiste, ropewalker, aerialist and performer in dance and physical theatre. In her performances she skillfully and successfully blends her circus techniques with elements of clown, theatre and choreographical work.

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REFERENCES

Circus, Varieté, Festivals, Events
«Veregra Street Festival» Montegranaro, Italy • «Europlà Festival» San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy • «Sziget Festival» Budapest, Hungary • «Street Theatre Festival» Bat Yam, Israel • «Cairde Summer Festival» Sligo, Ireland • «Brouwsels Op Straat» Eke, Belgium • «Parktheaterfestival» Lokeren, Belgium • «Sint-Bernard Festivities» Nieuwpoort, Belgium • «Heechspanning Festival» Heeg, Netherlands • «Kunsten op Straat Festival» Ootmarsum, Netherlands • International Street Theatre Festival Krakow, Poland • «Sommer Köln» Cologne, D • «STAMP Festival» Hamburg, D • «ZirkArt Festival» Forchheim, D • «Via Thea» International Street Theatre Festival Görlitz, D • Fringe Festival Recklinghausen, D • «Pflasterspektakel» Linz, Austria • «Gauklerfestival» Lenzburg, Switzerland • «Stadtspektakel» Landshut, D • «Kleinkunstfestival Heringsdorf» Usedom, D • «Memminger Meile» Memmingen, D • «International Street Theatre Festival» Koblenz, D • «Berlin lacht», International Street Theatre Festival, Berlin, D • Festival «C’est Du Jamais Vu!», Brussels, Belgium • «Kleines Fest» Clemenswerth, D • «Hildesheimer Pflasterzauber» Street Art Festival Hildesheim, D • Circus Monti, Switzerland • Cirque de Martinique, The Caribbean • Compagnie Catastrophe, Brussels, Belgium • «Wirklich Illusion?!», contemporary circus, Cologne, D • «Shift» musical circus show, Flanders, Belgium • «Fête de la Lumière», Cergy, France • «Nuits de Cirque», Annevoie, Belgium • «S.O.M.A. Summer of Music and Arts», Cologne, D • Kulturfabrik Moabit, Berlin, D • Rheintriadem Cologne, D • Brenntag Austria Holding, Austria • Draeger AG, A+A International Trade Fair Düsseldorf, D • 150 Years Public Utility Company Duisburg, D • Hufeland Therme Bad Pyrmont, D • «Varieté Spektakulär» King Albert Theatre, Bad Elster, D • Summer Varieté Senftöpfchen, Cologne, D • Summer Varieté Pantheon Theatre Bonn, D • Varieté Archaeological Park Xanten, D • «Traumschiffvarieté» Oldenburg, D • Special Jury Prize Newcomer Show Krystallpalast Varieté Leipzig, D

Puppet Theatre with «Babelfish Company»
International Puppet Theatre Festival «Blickwechsel» Magdeburg, D • Ballhaus Schaubühne Lindenfels, Leipzig, D • International Puppet Theatre Festival Dordrecht, Netherlands • «Synergura» Festival, Erfurt, D • «Elbetheater» Coproduction with «Warner & Consorten» (NL) and the Puppet Theatre Magdeburg, D • Festival «Versuchung» Schaubude, Berlin, D • Bimbo Town, Leipzig, D • International Puppet Theatre Festival Erlangen, D • Là Où Théâtre, Rennes, France • Scheune Schaubuden Sommer, Dresden, D • Theater Junge Generation, Dresden, D • International Festival of Puppetry Art, Bielsko-Biala, Poland • Russian Theatre Festival Westflügel, Leipzig, D • Aardklop Festival, Potchefstroom, Republic of South Africa

Theatre, Dance Theatre
Opera Düsseldorf / Duisburg, D, «Der Zigeunerbaron» • «Varieté» by Mauricio Kagel, contemporary acrobatic dance theatre, Opera Gent and Antwerp, Old National Theatre Bruges, Belgium • «Planet Hope», outdoor aerial dance performance, Industrial Museum Henrichshütte, Hattingen, D • Children’s and Youth Theatre Witten, D • Performance project «The Dream of the Sacred Fish» by James Moore, Lofote Islands, Norway

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Technical Requirements Slackwire

Plan slackwire as PDF download

Technical requirements slackwire open air as PDF download

Technical requirements slackwire on stage as PDF download



Technical requirements corde lisse

Technical requirements corde lisse (aerial acrobatics) as PDF download