National Performances

 

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Location Trade Exhibition Centre with a total of 12 National Performances:
6 National Performances in Hall 6
6 National Performances in Hall 9
Date Monday 8., Tuesday 9. and Thursday, 11. July
Time 18.00h and 20.30h (hall 6)
18.30h and 21.00h (hall 9)
Duration 1,5 hours
Capacity Hall 6 seating for 4,000 persons
Hall 9 seating for 2,000 persons
Note spectators sitting on three sides of the arena, curtain on backside
Measure Hall 6: 40 x 20 m²
Hall 9: 25 x 20 m²

The National Evenings are one of the highlights of the World Gymnaestrada – they will take place on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, in the halls 6 and 9 in the Trade Exhibition Centre.

During the 12 national evenings, the best performances of the different nations will be presented in 90-minute show programs. After a long preparation period, the individual nations will present their nation in various ways. The palette ranges from gymnastics and dance performances over acrobatics to theatrical performance!

Hall 6

Monday, 8th July 18.00 h Switzerland
  20.30 h Switzerland
Tuesday, 9th July 18.00 h Nordic Countries
  20.30 h Nordic Countries
Thursday, 11th July 18.00 h Portugal
  20.30 h Japan & Asian friends

Hall 9

Monday, 8th July 18.30 h Austria
  21.00 h Austria
Tuesday, 9th July 18.30 h Germany
  21.00 h Germany
Thursday, 11th July 18.30 h Italy
  21.00 h PAGU (Panamerica)
 

Switzerland

Swiss Evening – a quality product

Around the world, Switzerland is sold as the country of watches, chocolate and cheese. In part, this might be accurate, but it is surely not only this – Switzerland is also a country with a great quality and long tradition in gymnastics, a country with around 400.000 gymnasts. 3000 of them will present themselves in July 2019 during the 16. World Gymnaestrada in Dornbirn (AUT).

The Swiss Evening, since day one a highlight and quality product in the Gymnaestrada-week, will again enthral the audience of 2019 in Dornbirn.

Let’s follow the marvellous life of a gymnast! Discover emotions, adventures, dreams and the exceptional world of apparatus gymnastics!

500 Swiss gymnasts aged 4 to 88 years, will take the audience on a journey through the life of a Swiss gymnast: a fascinating and fast-paced show with light, sound and surprise effects will represent the life cycle of a Swiss gymnast from young to old in a visually attractive manner.

Top apparatus performances with the for Switzerland typical still rings, gymnastics and aerobics, as well as an exceptional dance and acrobatics spectacle in solo and group presentations. Everything in the best possible light will enthral the Gymnaestrada-audience and give them many emotional highlights. A very special element is the integration of a disabled sports group from PluSport.

 

Austria

„Let’s Colour the World“ – the host country shows its colours

The host country will present itself two times with the motto "Let's colour the world". Clubs from Vorarlberg, Carinthia, Salzburg and Upper Austria will show a diversified performance. The national artistic and rhythmic gymnastics teams and a colourfully mixed Austria-group consisting of a hundred people will enrichen the programme. For the grand finale there will be 1000 athletes on the stage! Some suprises during the evening are a live band and special guests from Africa.

 

Nordic Countries

BALANCE

13 specially picked out teams and 600 gymnasts from Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway are honoured and excited to present the Nordic Evening for you!

The theme of our show is BALANCE. A fundamental element in the world we live in, balance (or the absence of it!) is evident on a large scale in nature, in our society, and of course in our personal lives as gymnasts. Through this show, we will explore some of the interpretations of the word BALANCE.

We will use sound, lights and animations (on a big screen in the back) to support the story and unite each of the performances.

Each team will perform in one specific season. The four seasons will be the frame of our show, and clearly expressed through music, lights and animation. Each group is asked to explore and work with some of the meanings of the word BALANCE

These are our great teams:

  • Street mentality parkourclub – An awesome blend of Parkour/Freerunning/Tricking by Sweden’s best!
  • National Danish Performance Team (Verdensholdet)
  • Kongsberg Team Kangaroos – Acrobatics, trampet and basketball – Yes its true – and awesome!
  • Finland, “Arjen ylistys”, 100 senior gymnasts
  • Grevinderne International Show Team, tumbling and gymnastics/dance
  • Kämpinge  Gymnastikförening – Come see our youth ropeskippers doing gymnastic fantastic.
  • Team Bardufoss – Gymnastics and swiss ball
  • Gymnastics Folkhighschool in Ollerup, teamgym
  • Finland, Open-air dance - A funny cardboard show
  • Norlandic Team – Gymnastics/dance
  • Fredrikshald Gymnastic team – Gymnastics/acrobatic/dance
  • Motionsmix Varde, senior gymnastics
  • Finland, Aesthetic group gymnastics performance
 

Germany

Typically German and yet modern - The German National Evening

Join us on a colorful and lively journey to Germany. The most beautiful landscapes will meet with architectural iconic buildings. A colorful play in „Lederhosen“ (leather trousers) as internationally identified Germans worldwide. But who would have thought that „Lederhosen“ can do breakdancing, or that composers like Bach can do gymnastics on a church pew? That is German humor.

The evening will present 14 German show groups with a variety of German gymnastics you have never seen before. The Dancefloor Destruction Crew (DDC) will present breakdance on a very special way. Jonglissimo will bring juggling on a LED-wall. Entertainment will come also with Popping Greg, who will humorously knock the audience off their feet and the acrobatic duo of Alex & Felice will complete the show. Ryk, our German candidate of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will accompany the evening live on the piano.

Our creative directive team around Felice & Heidi Aguilar, together with Alexander Pollner will offer a top-class show together with the German show groups. The producers of “Firework of Gymnastics (Feuerwerk der Turnkunst)”, known worldwide for their experience with the most successful European gymnastics show are also responsible for the German National Evening.

The following teams will be performing:

  • Berliner Turn- und Freizeitsportbund - Showgruppe "Berliner Elefanten"
  • TV Freiburg-Herdern - "Showteam Matrix"
  • TSV Friedberg - "Jumpinos"
  • SVE Eidelstedt Hamburg - "Showteam"
  • Heesseler SV - "Uni Explosion"
  • VfL Kirchheim - "Show-Team"
  • TuS Blau-Weiß Lohne - "AkroLohnikas"
  • TV Ludwigshafen-Bodensee - "Showteam Blues Brothers"
  • SC Melle - "Screbel Dance & Trix"
  • Turn- und Artistikverein Neumarkt - "Magic Butterflys"
  • TV Oberhaching - "Münchner Sporttheater Ensemble"
  • Universitätssportclub München - "Rollstuhl-Tanzsport"
  • SFN Vechta "In Motion"
  • Dancegroup Germany
 

Portugal

Together, we are one!

ODUS is a happy person, like all his people, and lives the daily life in a simple and calm way. One day something happens that leaves him alone in the dark. ODUS lives an adventure in which he is carried through various dimensions through a magical portal that can only be transposed with the help of Gymmy, as mascot that he meets on the way. In the end, ODUS and Gymmy discover Arya, a unique character, and only with them three, in the passage of the last portal, everything will make sense: TOGETHER; WE ARE ONE!

In total 900 gymnasts from 8 to 80, belonging to 59 different classes/groups will take ODUS for his adventure, with different choreographies and surprising scenarios and coming from the most diverse places at the venue.

Come and see the show, where you will also be part of it. We need you! Bring your cell phone and get ready to collaborate and see up close, the more than 900 Portuguese gymnasts on the stage. Together, we are one and we count on you!

 

Italy

Yesterday, today, tomorrow!

In 2019, the Italian Gymnastics Federation will celebrate its 150th birthday. With that proud age, it is the oldest one of all Italian Federations.

The show will be a trip through Italian gymnastics and takes you to visit its history, colours, happiness, folklore, music and emotions.

Through the performances of artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, dance and acrobatic gymnastics, theatre and tradition, the show wants to highlight the rich variety of non-competitive activities, to accompany the views on a historical and reminiscent path by exhibiting several technical levels, different ages, capacities, purposes and innovative search.

Have a good trip!

 

Japan and Asian friends

Japan does not only bring world-class athletes in artistic gymnastics.

In general gymnastics Japan is also an absolute force and for years now Japan has provided the biggest Asian delegation in every World Gymnaestrada. Therefore, it is no surprise that the country of the rising sun, that registered with approximately 440 participants for the upcoming World Gymnaestrada, will present themselves in a National Performance. The evening consists of everything from traditional dances to floor gymnastics with world-class precision – and when all goes well, the typical Taiko-drums create an authentic and outlandish atmosphere. Additionally, there is the excitement to find out which further Asian countries will supplement this Japanese evening.

 

Pagu

The American Continent greets you and invites you to celebrate!

We want to take a smile from you that we know you can give us.

Perhaps it is hidden in the hand of a friend, or maybe in a sunset; at a party, or in a flower; or perhaps it takes shelter in the hard hands of a worker.

Those of us born in the Americas are land and wind,
We are Nature without constraints and basic energy.
We are words and music ... verses that create poetry,
We are practices and traditions, and whispering lullabies into the sea.
We are voices that have been silenced for a long time, that now emerge claiming their land ...
In this Eden created by God, in this Continent called "America".