Busland Interactive

Summer Festival 


The festival was a huge success!  Thank you to everyone who performed attended and supported us.  See you next year!

**All performances will take place at Villa Kuriosum, Scheffelstrasse 21, Berlin **Alle Aufführungen finden in der Villa Kuriosum, Scheffelstraße 21, Berlin, statt

Draussenstad presents Busland Interactive performances and workshops for people of all ages Beginning the weekend of August 5, 2023, Busland will host a 12-week weekend program of activities free to the public. The program includes a diverse selection of outdoor and indoor performances by local artists. Inspiration, innovation, exploration and adventure await you at Busland Interactive! Every weekend from 3pm to 8pm, Busland presents live acoustic music, puppet and clown shows, poetry, pantomimes, street shows and locally produced short films. A series of workshops are planned that will include classes in physical theatre, clowning, low level circus skills, mask making, crafts, stop frame animation and sustainable living practices. Funded by Draussenstadt


Coming  Up

October 22- “Rhythm, Music, Beats” with Percusantos, Beatriz Brasil and Miguel Batero.

October 28, 29 – “Busland Zombie Apocalypse” closing party.


Draussenstad präsentiert Busland Interactive-Aufführungen und Workshops für Menschen jeden Alters

Ab dem Wochenende des 5. August 2023 wird „Busland“ zwölf Wochen lang ein Wochenendprogramm mit Aktivitäten veranstalten, die der Öffentlichkeit kostenlos zur Verfügung stehen. Das Programm umfasst eine vielfältige Auswahl an Outdoor- und Indoor-Auftritten lokaler Künstler. Inspiration, Innovation, Erkundung und Abenteuer erwarten Sie bei Busland Interactive!

Jedes Wochenende von 15:00 bis 20:00 Uhr präsentiert Busland akustische Live-Musik, Puppen- und Clownshows, Gedichte, Pantomimen, Straßenshows und lokal produzierte Kurzfilme. Es ist eine Reihe von Workshops geplant, die Unterricht in physischem Theater, Clown, Zirkusfertigkeiten auf niedrigem Niveau, Maskenherstellung, Kunsthandwerk, Stop-Frame-Animation und nachhaltigen Lebenspraktiken umfassen. Gefördert von Draussenstadt

Main Programme


Alice at Busland Opening Weekend

Alice at Busland

August 5/6, 2023 – “Alice in Busland”

15:00 to 19:00

Opening day at Busland features a full afternoon of special performances including Scotty The Blue Bunny, The Ukulele Bandito, Eva un Alfie, Marie Donath – Polirama, Oli and The Portrait Machine, and Peter Mielniczek. Bring your picnic and enjoy the beautiful gardens and fruit trees that make the Villa Kuriosum. Der Eröffnungstag im Busland bietet einen ganzen Nachmittag voller Sonderaufführungen, darunter Scotty The Blue Bunny, The Ukulele Bandito, Eva un Alfie, Marie Donath – Polirama, Oli and The Portrait Machine und Peter Mielniczek. Bringen Sie Ihr Picknick mit und genießen Sie die wunderschönen Gärten und Obstbäume der Villa Kuriosum.

August 12, 2023 – “Kindertag”

15:00 to 18:00

Kindertag mit dem Pyrofessor

Kindertag mit dem Pyrofessor

A casual Saturday where kids and adults can try out plate spinning, box juggling, ball juggling, slack line and puppet making.  The day will be rounded off by a special performance by “The Pyrofessor” Ein lockerer Samstag, an dem Kinder und Erwachsene Tellerdrehen, Boxjonglage, Balljonglage, Slackline und Puppenbau ausprobieren können. Abgerundet wird der Tag durch einen besonderen Auftritt von „The Pyrofessor“

August 26/27, 2023 – “The Busland Variety Extravaganza”

16:00 to 19:00

The Busland Variety Extravaganza

An afternoon of variety, klienkunst, music and comedy featuring Marty Paley (box juggler), James Kingsford Smith (crutch and handstand balancing), Frank Marshall (Clown), Malia Walsh (hula hoops), the Space Commander (Superhero that flies), hosted by our festival mascot Scotty the Blue Bunny. Ein Nachmittag voller Abwechslung, Klienkunst, Musik und Comedy mit Marty Paley (Boxjongleur), James Kingsford Smith (Krücken- und Handstandbalancierung), Frank Marshall (Clown), Malia Walsh (Hula-Hoop-Reifen), dem Space Commander (Superheld, der fliegt), Moderiert von unserem Festivalmaskottchen Scotty, dem blauen Hasen.

August 31, 2023 – Preview of the World Premier of “Now Departing”


A Movement of Humans

“Now Departing” by A Movement of Humans

Busland and Draussenstadt presents a special FREE preview performance of “Now Departing” by the 6 person acrobatic dance ensemble A Movement Humans.  World class!  Not to be missed.  Especially curated for Villa Kuriosum and Busland regulars. FREE to everybody!

World Premiere on September 2.  Check the Movement of Humans Website for more details about tickets. ****************************************** Busland und Draussenstadt präsentieren eine spezielle KOSTENLOSE Vorschauaufführung von „Now Departing“ des 6-köpfigen akrobatischen Tanzensembles A Movement Humans. Weltklasse! Nicht zu vermissen. Speziell für Villa Kuriosum- und Busland-Stammgäste kuratiert. KOSTENLOS für alle! Weltpremiere am 2. September. Weitere Informationen zu Tickets finden Sie auf der Website von Movement of Humans.

September 9/10, 2023 – “The Day The Clowns Took Over the World”

15:00 to 20:00

A weekend clown invasion featuring Mr. Banana, Dado, Joanna Bassi, Jochen Falck, Jacob Boeno where chaos is the order, or disorder, of they day.

At 18:00 each day, all clowns in Berlin are invited to participate in the “Clown Free For All”.  For 30 minutes we invite clowns to take the stage en mass and present bits of 30 seconds to 1 minute in a spontaneous explosion of “step forward now” improvisation.  Mayhem guaranteed!

Eine Wochenend-Clown-Invasion mit Mr. Banana, Dado, Joanna Bassi, Jochen Falck und Jacob Boeno, bei der Chaos die Ordnung oder Unordnung des Tages ist. Jeden Tag um 18:00 Uhr sind alle Berliner Clowns zum „Clown Frei Für Alle“ eingeladen. Für 30 Minuten laden wir Clowns ein, massenhaft die Bühne zu betreten und in einer spontanen Explosion der „Schritt vorwärts“-Improvisation Ausschnitte von 30 Sekunden bis 1 Minute zu präsentieren. Chaos garantiert!

September 23, 2023 – “Between Balconies” with Guests The Ukulele Bandito and Lila Samira

15:00 to 19:00

Between Balconies

The Band – Between Balconies

An afternoon of music featuring Between Balconies, Classical/Flamenco  Guitarist Lila Smaira and the music comedy stylings of The Ukulele Bandito.

BETWEEN BALCONIES creates a soundscape of blues/folk, jazz and rap. With harmonizing vocals, beatbox and a dozen instruments, they can be heard between balconies and on the streets of Berlin.

The quartet of childhood friends comes from Berlin-Reinickendorf and a small town in Hesse, where they performed together on school stages and youth cafés. They found themselves between lockdowns in a living room in Wilmersdorf and began to fulfill a lifelong dream. 


Anita Rind – Vocals, Percussion

Julius Florstedt – Bass

Justus Verdenhalven – Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Piano

Timo Enßlin – Vocals, Beatbox, Guitar, Clarinet, Keys, Percussion

IG @between.balconies YT – Between Balconies 

****************************************** Ein Nachmittag voller Musik mit Between Balconies, der Klassik-/Flamenco-Gitarristin Lila Smaira und den Musik-Comedy-Stilen von The Ukulele Bandito. Between Balconies schafft eine Klanglandschaft aus Blues/Folk, Jazz und Rap. Mit harmonisierendem Gesang, Beatbox und einem Dutzend Instrumenten sind sie zwischen Balkonen und auf den Straßen Berlins zu hören. Das Quartett der Jugendfreunde kommt aus Berlin-Reinickendorf und einer hessischen Kleinstadt, wo sie gemeinsam auf Schulbühnen und Jugendcafés auftraten. Sie fanden sich zwischen den Lockdowns in einem Wohnzimmer in Wilmersdorf wieder und begannen, sich einen Lebenstraum zu erfüllen. ZWISCHEN BALKONE sind Anita Rind – Gesang, Percussion Julius Florstedt – Bass Justus Verdenhalven – Gesang, Gitarre, Banjo, Ukulele, Klavier Timo Enßlin – Gesang, Beatbox, Gitarre, Klarinette, Keys, Percussion IG @between.balconies YT – Zwischen Balkonen

September 24, 2023 – “Kindertag 02”

15:00 to 18:00

A casual Saturday where kids and adults can try out mime, plate spinning, box juggling, ball juggling, slack line and puppet making.  A special performance by The Cosmic Garbage Bin and other special guests will be presented at the end of the day! Ein lockerer Samstag, an dem Kinder und Erwachsene Pantomime, Tellerdrehen, Boxjonglage, Balljonglage, Slackline und Puppenbau ausprobieren können. Am Ende des Tages wird ein besonderer Auftritt von The Cosmic Garbage Bin und anderen besonderen Gästen präsentiert!

September 30 – “Born To Be Wild”

starring Jeff Hess, Alexey Mironov, Gustav, Marta Paley, Unalita Von Teaze and Singer Songwriter Hydraplutonic

Jeff Hess and Guests - Born To Be Wild

Jeff Hess and Guests – Born To Be Wild

Jeff Hess – physical comedy at its finest

Faster than a laughing hyena, Jeff Hess whirls across the stage at hurricane force, tearing the audience off their seats and triggering bursts of laughter with a mere wink. Experience magical moments with a master of slapstick! Jeff Hess has “Crazy for the Advanced”. The actor and clown from New York City combines his unique form of  slapstick,  his  stirring  action  comedy , with a fascinating body language, leaving no one unmoved and no dry eye. The silver medal winner of the 21st  Koblenz Gauklerfest  Kleinkunst  Preis 2012  worked  among others with Til Schweiger and Richard Roundtree in the film  Joe and Max, was a comedy sketch artist on the Late Night with David Letterman Show and was hired as an entertainer for Bob Hope and Bon Jovi’s birthday parties. Jeff Hess – “Master of all grimaces!” With irresistible charm and a grandiose energy, Jeff creates an unforgettable comedy experience through each of his characters   . “Madness has a name: Jeff Hess” ******************************************

Jeff Hess – Körperkomödie vom Feinsten

Schneller als eine lachende Hyäne wirbelt Jeff Hess mit Orkanstärke über die Bühne, reißt das Publikum von den Sitzen und löst mit einem Augenzwinkern schallende Gelächter aus. Erleben Sie magische Momente mit einem Meister des Slapsticks!

Jeff Hess hat „Crazy for the Advanced“.

Der Schauspieler und Clown aus New York City verbindet seine einzigartige Form des Slapsticks, seine mitreißende Actionkomödie, mit einer faszinierenden Körpersprache und lässt dabei niemanden kalt und kein Auge trocken. Der Silbermedaillengewinner des 21. Koblenzer Gauklerfestes Kleinkunst Preis 2012 wirkte u. a. mit Til Schweiger und Richard Roundtree im Film Joe und Max, war Comedy-Sketchzeichner in der Late Night with David Letterman Show und wurde als Entertainer für die Geburtstagsfeiern von Bob Hope und Bon Jovi engagiert.

Jeff Hess – „Meister aller Grimassen!“

Mit unwiderstehlichem Charme und einer grandiosen Energie schafft Jeff durch jede seiner Figuren ein unvergessliches Comedy-Erlebnis.

„Wahnsinn hat einen Namen: Jeff Hess“



Alexey Mironov

He needs no language and only a few props to portray the bizarre world of his partly melancholic, partly absurdly clumsy hero on stage

Trained at the famous Moscow State Circus School, where he learned the basics of the classical style of the Russian cloning school, ALEXEY MIRONOV became the predecessor of the type of clowning that combines traditional clowning techniques with modern theater.

Even as a very young clown, Alexey Mironov was able to demonstrate his comedic talent at numerous international festivals: Circus Festival in Tournai 1992, 18th Worldwide Festival of Circus of Tomorrow in Paris 1995, International Clown Festival in Moscow 2001, 3rd International Variety and Circus Festival in Dresden 2004, Slava’s Polunin “Congress of Fools” in Moscow 2008. 

As a talented and promising young clown, he was discovered by the world-famous avant-garde circus Cirque du Soleil and for whose program »Quidam« took part in the North American Tour 1997-1999. Numerous engagements worldwide followed: in the USA and Europe.

Mironov hardly speaks a word on stage. Although there is also a moment when he actually speaks almost every language on earth, in one report. But the language he knows best is that of gestures and body sculpture.

“Bon voyage!” is the end of a story without the beginning or exactly the other way around. Once upon a time there was a small man, and another medium man, and another large man, and another super large man, and another tiny bone man… Mironov doesn’t play with masks, but with our identification cards.

David Cassel presents Gustav
Winner of numerous international awards including the 1995 Award for European Outoor performer of the Year, David Cassel presents his clown Gustav in his performance of “Brain Surgery”.
Join Gustav as he climbs inside his own head to embark on an adventure of magnificent discovery.  Music, Comedy, Magic, audience participation and more feature in this very unique crowd pleasing show that has been presented in over 25 countries,

“A Master. Nothing but pleasure in this beautifully constructed act!”

de Limburger, Masstricht, Netherlands

“Winner of the Golden Street Cobble”

Rotterdams Dagblad Netherlands

“Full on High Energy Stuff”

IN PRESS, Melbourne Australia

“An attack on the funny bone.”

Die Aachner, Germany

Marta Paley – Box Juggler

Unalita Von Tease – Hula Hoop

Hydraplutonic – Singer Songwriter

Hydra Plutonic is a mysterious Canadian witch concocting her music and entrancing audiences in Berlin. She uses the earthly elements of her mahogany guitar to conjure the divine feminine experience in unforgettable songs. Hydra Plutonic alchemizes the sounds of pop, folk, country, and R&B to create a style driven by pounding rhythms, magic, and madness. Spellbound by her incantations, you’ll be humming her potent melodies all the way home. In anticipating the release of her first EP Fever Dream, you are called to be present and experience her magic live on stage.

October 1 – The Flash Gonzalez/Space Commander Super Show 15:00 to 18:00

The Flash Gonzalez Space Commander Super Show

The Flash Gonzalez Space Commander Super Show

Flash Gonzalez

Before us stands a Tramp,drunken and clumsy, but yet fully aware of his audience. This subtle clown does not bring us magic in form of big illusions and expensive sets, but deals with the far smaller, more modest world of a tramp. His comical magic  is provoked by the problems he has with clothing, wine, pigeons and hunger!
Flash is a charismatic, elegant and spontaneous performer, trained in physical theater, dance and acrobatics. His art is full of detail, movement, precise expression and the ability to seize the moment!
This personality is so likeable you will want to take home with you!

Space Commander

With over 90 minutes of original routines, Space Commander Hotch Chmarzinski (aka DAVID CASSEL), doer of stupid things and protector of the mundane, proves that he is Champion of the Unexpected. He displays a variety of superhuman abilities, sets up a superhero training academy (to set a good public example) and, in an original breath taking finale, shows his audience the actually can fly. His performances are the essence of elegant simplicity incorporating acrobatics, magic, balance, climbing, geometry and a special personable brand of audience interactivity that has come to be his trademark. David has been travelling down the time stream presenting his different shows and ideas to citizens of over 35 countries worldwide. He is the recipient of numerous international awards including European Outdoor Performer of the year at the Rotterdam Straatfestival, Netherlands. He is also a digital designer, film maker and the producer fo the Busland Summer Festival.

Street Performing is a noble time honoured interactive tradition. It has played a central role in community dynamics since the dawn of time.  A special bond is formed between an audience member and a performer when money is put in the hat after a show.  This weekend we celebrate the Buskers. The weekend is free to attend but if you feel like tipping the performer, go right ahead.  Keep cash alive.

In many ways Busking turns capitalism on it head.  It is the only form of exchange where the audience member (consumer) is given a chance to recognize the value of what they just witnessed, (the product) and then reach into their pockets and put some cash, whatever they can afford, in the performers hat AFTER they have used the goods.

As the world starts to explore the digital card based economy, we run the risk of forever losing the last untracked democratic transaction that defines our ability to speak directly to each other. Cash never runs out of battery or gets hacked.

October 7, 8 – All About Puppets

15:00 to 19:00

All About Puppets

All About Puppets

This very special weekend features puppetry in all of its forms.  Featuring The Zakapus Flea Circus, Tanya Wehling’s “Ente, Tod, Tulp” Das Kosmische Mulltone , The Latham Daze Show, The Flowerpot Heads, Eva und Alfie, Calliopi and more!

The Zakapus Flea Circus

Zakapus Flea Circus

Zakapus Flea Circus

In this show you will see the smallest acrobats of the universe! And each of them have an incredible story to be told.
Come and gaze Zakapüs’new number: The canon fea flying in the sky for your entertainment!

The Zakapüs flea circus is made with puppets, magnets, and a little magic ! In dieser Show sehen Sie die kleinsten Akrobaten des Universums! Und jeder von ihnen hat eine unglaubliche Geschichte zu erzählen. Kommen Sie und bestaunen Sie Zakapüs‘ neue Nummer: Die Kanonenfee, die zu Ihrer Unterhaltung in den Himmel fliegt! Der Zakapüs-Flohzirkus besteht aus Puppen, Magneten und ein wenig Magie!

Tanya Wehling’s “Ente, Tod, Tulp”

Tanya Wheling - "Ente, Tod, Tulp"

Tanya Wheling – “Ente, Tod, Tulp”

One morning, Duck discovers that she is not alone. “It’s nice that you finally notice me. I am death.” Duck tries everything to get rid of him. But she understands: death is part of life. And in him she finds a friend with whom she can share her fears and with whom she can dream. She asks him: “What happens after death?” What will happen to my feathers? Is dying like sleeping?” Eines Morgens entdeckt Ente, dass sie nicht allein ist. „Schön, dass du mich endlich bemerkst. Ich bin der Tod.“ Ente versucht alles, um ihn los zu werden. Aber sie begreift: der Tod gehört zum Leben. Und sie findet in ihm einen Freund, mit dem sie ihre Ängste teilen und mit dem sie träumen kann. Sie fragt ihn: „Was passiert nach dem Tod? Was wird aus meinen Federn? Ist sterben wie schlafen?“

Das Kosmiche Mulltonne

The Cosmic Garbage Bin

Das Kosmische Mulltonne

Gorfo Ghirk and Ginch Zot have landed their spaceship on earth in search of Voracious Ted The Garbage Monster.  Ted is wreaking havoc, spreading garbage everywhere and eating children in one bite. Gorfo Ghirk und Ginch Zot sind mit ihrem Raumschiff auf der Suche nach dem unersättlichen Ted, dem Müllmonster, auf der Erde gelandet. Ted richtet Chaos an, verteilt überall Müll und frisst Kinder mit einem Bissen auf.

The Latham Daze Show

The Latham Daze Show

The Latham Daze Show

Wild West Cowboy Latham Daze and his trick puppet horse Chocolate Midnight serve up a hillarious program of puppet horse tricks, rope tricks, cowboy songs and a picture perfect finale that uses up to 10 people from the audience to help Latham do what Cowboys do best, and ride off into the sunset.

50% walk act, 50% half stage show and 100% fun for people of all ages, Latham and Midnight are not only personable and extremely entertaining but create a great photo opportunity as well!

Wild-West-Cowboy Latham Daze und sein Trickpuppenpferd Chocolate Midnight servieren ein urkomisches Programm aus Puppenpferdetricks, Seiltricks, Cowboyliedern und einem bildschönen Finale, bei dem bis zu 10 Zuschauer Latham dabei helfen, das zu tun, was Cowboys am besten können. und reite in den Sonnenuntergang. 50 % Walk-Act, 50 % Halbbühnenshow und 100 % Spaß für Menschen jeden Alters: Latham und Midnight sind nicht nur sympathisch und äußerst unterhaltsam, sondern bieten auch ein tolles Fotomotiv!

October 14 – Kindertag 03

Workshops 15:00 to 18:00

“Kindertag” is one of the most popular events at Busland .  Join us for an afternoon of play as we explore juggling, hula hoop, diabolo, twister and many other circus skills and performances by some of Berlins most loved performers. Der Kindertag ist eine der beliebtesten Veranstaltungen im Busland. Begleiten Sie uns an einem spielerischen Nachmittag, während wir Jonglieren, Hula Hoop, Diabolo, Twister und viele andere Zirkuskünste und Darbietungen einiger der beliebtesten Künstler Berlins erkunden.

Kindertag October 14

Kindertag October 14

October 22 – Rhythm, Music, Beats


15:00 to 18:00

Rhythm Music Beats Poster

Rhythm Music Beats Poster

A day of music and installation featuring Miguel Batero, Percusantos and Beatriz Brasil and the  Premier of “The Rad-o-Fone” an interactive analoguemusic maker made out of old bike parts and junk instruments. 

Ein Tag voller Musik und Installation mit Miguel Batero, Percusantos und Beatriz Brasil sowie der Premiere von „The Rad-o-Fone“, einem interaktiven analogen Musikhersteller, der aus alten Fahrradteilen und Schrottinstrumenten besteht.

October 28. 29 – Busland Halloween Finale

Busland Zombie Apocalypse

Busland Zombie Apocalypse

15:00 to 20:00

The Busland Summer Festival draws to a close with a party!  An action packed weekend of music, comedy, puppets, installation and a celebration of performers and loved ones that have left us.  There will be trick or treating for the kids in the cardboard village!

Performances by Marie Donath, Flash Gonzalez, Liliopolis, Gustav, Joanna Bassi, Eva Und Alfie, Duckie L’Orange, Scotty the Blue Bunny, Fireworks with Der Pyrofessor, Ak Ak Batuka, and Graf Spekulat.

Special music performances will also take place.  On Saturday, we will dance to the Synth Pop Stylings of  Stephen Paul Taylor. 

On Sunday we will close the Busland Summer Festival with two special performances. 

At 19:00 Emperor X  will take time out of his busy international tour to provide a very special show featuring his special brand of Lo Fi Indie Audio Acrobatics.  

Our final show at 20:00 will be by Asraman, A Japanese Electro Funk band.

Come dressed for Halloween and help us celebrate the day of the Dead!


Das Busland Summer Festival geht mit einer Party zu Ende! Ein actionreiches Wochenende voller Musik, Comedy, Puppen, Installationen und einer Feier der Künstler und geliebten Menschen, die uns verlassen haben. Zwischen all dem Musik- und Performance-Wahnsinn gibt es im Pappdorf Süßes oder Saures für die Kinder!

Auftritte von Marie Donath, Flash Gonzalez, Liliopolis, Gustav, Joanna Bassi, Eva Und Alfie, Duckie L’Orange, Scotty the Blue Bunny, Fireworks with Der Pyrofessor, Ak Ak Batuka und Graf Spekulat.

Es finden auch besondere Musikdarbietungen statt. Am Samstag tanzen wir zu den Synth Pop Stylings von Stephen Paul Taylor. Am Sonntag schließen wir das Busland Summer Festival mit zwei besonderen Aufführungen ab.

Um 19:00 Uhr wird sich Kaiser

Unsere letzte Show wird von Asraman sein, einer japanischen Electro-Funk-Band.

Kommen Sie zu Halloween verkleidet und helfen Sie uns, den Tag der Toten zu feiern!

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