It: Karl-Heinz Ziethen, The Juggling Guru
compiled by: Alberto Fontanella
Translation and Printed by Niels Duinker
Design by: Karen Holzman
Karl-Heinz Ziethen is famous in show business not just being an expert on juggling but of circus and variety arts generally. He was part from the revival of variety arts in Germany, through his assistance in supplying understanding and advice to many variety theaters for example Tigerpalast in Frankfurt and Quartier Varieté (the Wintergarten in Berlin). Karl-Heinz Ziethen has additionally been active being an exhibition designer and advisor to projects like the Rastelli exhibition in 1996 in the Chamäleon Variety Theater in Berlin. Together with Hacki Ginda, he created a 3-month Chamäleon Variety show with various performers known as “Liebling der Götter,” a homage towards the legendary Enrico Rastelli (1896-1931). He’s an honorary person in “L’École Nationale de Cirque” in Montreal and it has proven films and lectured on various parts of performing arts in the Center National plusieurs Arts du Cirque (CNAC) in Châlons-en-Champagne, Marne (France).In 1989, Karl-Heinz Ziethen received the very first Remarkable Service Award from the “International Jugglers Association” in Baltimore (USA) for his lengthy-term devotion to juggling. The Saltarino Prizer 2005, in the German Society of circus fans “Die Gesellschaft der Circusfreunde,” awarded for outstanding journalism within the circus and also the performing arts domain is really a well-deserved acknowledgment of Karl-Heinz’s contribution towards the art.