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Global Identity - Walking Tall
A stilt walker donning truly Indo-German attire at the Indo-German Urban Mela Bangalore. Pic © Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities

BANGALORE22 Jun 2012 to 01 Jul 2012

Venue At the Square, Indo-German Urban Mela, Grounds next to the Bangalore Palace.
Entry Free Entry
With Hochkant, Germany and Bornfree Art School, Bangalore

Spreading the message of Indo-German friendship and cooperation, German and Indian stilt artists come together in a stunning performance. Clad in eye-catching costumes reflecting a common theme, they animate.

Information on artists:

Barbara Pfundt 

Stilt walker and fire dancer Barbara PfundtBarbara Pfundt studied physical education and education. Since 1992 she has been dancing, performing and teaching contact improvisation and contemporary dance. In 2005, she co-founded "Hochkant" along with Nina Scholz. In this company Pfundt performs as a stilt walker and fire dancer.  




Nina Scholz

Nina Scholz, fire dancer and musician in the company

Nina Scholz studied cultural education with a focus on art and music. Since 1982 she has been dancing ballet and modern dance. Music is her favourite hobby and she plays the piano, flute, and drums, among other instruments. Since 2000, she has also been teaching percussion. After co-founding “Hochkant” in 2005, Scholz has been working as a stilt walker, fire dancer and musician in the company. 



Bornfree Art School

The Bornfree Art School is an organisation exclusively for street, working children and freed bonded labour children and also works to save the dwindling population of the Indian tiger. Education through entertainment and the sharing of knowledge are the core aspects to our dynamic process of learning. Children of the Bornfree, once being liberated themselves, go out for search for another child being exploited on the streets, workplaces, slums, and convince them to join the Bornfree.