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Apparitions x Jazzfest ImproCamp for kids

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Jazzfest Berlin 2023: Apparitions x Jazzfest ImproCamp for kids
© Berliner Festspiele / Jazzfest Berlin

For the first time in its long history, 60 children took centre stage in two projects at the 60th Jazzfest Berlin in 2023. The ImproCamp was newly launched, inviting 30 children via various social organisations and giving them a holistic, transdisciplinary approach to the art of improvisation. The children took a look behind the scenes of the festival and met musicians in talks and workshops. In addition, 30 other children aged between nine and twelve from two Berlin children’s choirs took to the stage at the Festspielhaus for the commissioned production “Apparitions” after several days of rehearsals with Antonin-Tri Hoang and Romain Clerc-Renaud at the opening of the concert programme.

Available from 9 April 2024

25 min

Word mark Jazzfest Berlin

Apparitions x Jazzfest ImproCamp for kids 

Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Akademie der Künste, St. Ludwig Kirche Berlin

Conception, Project Development and RealisationConception, project development and realisation
Nadin Deventer – Artistic Director Jazzfest Berlin
Jakob Fraisse – Head of Education & Research Deutsche Jazzunion
Jana Klimmek – Production Jazzfest Berlin
Jan Darius Monazahian – Project Coordinator Deutsche Jazzunion 
Ulrike Schwarz – Pedagogical Advisor

Jazzfest ImproCamp

Workshop Direction 
Nelly Thea KösterDirector, Musician
Tobias ChristlMusician, Singer
Camilo MiltonPainter, Dancer, Choreographer

Thanks to our colleagues at Berliner Festspiele for organising the Apparitions and ImproCamp projects and especially for their support in welcoming us to the main stage and for the house tour.

Thanks for the additional workshops to:
Alex v Schlippenbach and Aki Takase
Paal Nilssen-Love and Juliana Venter

Thanks to Jennifer Sengpiel, Patrizia Bollinger and especially to the children from the SOS Children’s Village Moabit
Thanks to Daniel Leeb and especially to the children of Neumark Primary School Berlin   
Thanks to Matthias Schwabe, Lukas Macher and especially to the children from exploratorium berlin
Thanks to Octavia Gloggengießer and the teenies from teeny Musik treff
The Jazzfest Berlin ImproCamp is a cooperation project between the Jazzpilot*innen of the German Jazz Union and the Jazzfest Berlin


Opening concert “Apparitions” Jazzfest Berlin on 2 November 2023 

Idea, composition and workshops with the children in August, October and November 2023 in Berlin:
Romain Clerc-Renaud und Antonin-Tri Hoang
in collaboration with
Eva Spaeth from the girls’ choir of the Singakademie-Akademie zu Berlin
Gudrun Luise Gierszal from the Kapellknaben of the Staats- und Domchor Berlin

Participating musicians “Apparitions”

Romain Clerc-Renaudpiano, composition, keys
Antonin-Tri Hoangsaxophone, composition
Thibault Cellierdouble bass
Sylvain Darrifourcqdrums

Linda Olahvocals
Geoffroy Gessersaxophone
Francesco Pastacaldidrums

Gulrim Choicello
Adèle Viretcello
Myrtille Hetzelcello

Many thanks to the 30 singers of the girls' choir of the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin and the Kapellknaben of the Staats- und Domchor Berlin
Thanks to the University of the Arts for the additional rehearsal and workshop rooms

A film by:

Konzeption und Redaktion:
Nadin Deventer – Artistic Director Jazzfest Berlin
Jana Klimmek – Production Jazzfest Berlin

MOJA film
Adam JanischProduction, Editing
Monika KarczmarczykCamera, Editing