Daniela Franzen is German and an accomplished acrobat and tightrope-dancer. She is a distinguished graduate of the International School for Acrobatic and Circus in Berlin. Her main subjects were floor acrobatics and tightrope dance. She acted in various shows, festivals and circus-meetings, particularly in vaudevilles, for instance "Camaeleon", Berlin; "Schmidt Theater", Hamburg; "Pegasus", Bensheim; "Scenario", Bremen (art direction, as well); "Etcetera", Bochum; "Krystall palace", Leipzig. In 1997 she acted in the "Circ Crac" in Barcelona, and in two street theatre tours with the "Teatro Taller" in Colombia. In 1998 she founded the tightrope dance duo "Mariposa", acting with her partner in many galas and vaudevilles until 2004. Since 1998 she has been performing in Marcello Monaco’s theatre projects and also together with him as co-equilibrist, tightrope- and tango-dancer. Accompanied by Marcello she travelled to Argentina several times, in order to improve her skills in tango-dance. They were instructed by world-wide known teachers. In 2005 they founded the duo Daniela&Marcello.



 Marcello Monaco is Italian and lives in Germany since 1990. In Italy he was an actor at the "Teatro Nucleo" in Ferrara for seven years. For many years he has been acting in international street theatre performances. In Germany he studied the violin and worked as musician, actor, performer and theatre director. Collateral to his artistic work with Daniela Franzen, he was the art director of major theatre events such as "Arche nova", a travelling theatre on a mobile stage, comprising 100 artists of different disciplines and nationalities. This performance took place in the region between Münster and Osnabrück and lasted one month. In addition, there is to mention "Traumbau zu Babel", a production at the Vulkan-shipyard in Bremen; " Die Sinnflut " with 50 artists performing at the Weser river on ships and at the port-area; "Erdenzittern", a theatre and circus spectacle with 15 artists as well 10 horses. Accompanied by his partner Daniela Franzen he travelled to Argentina several times, in order to improve his skills in tango-dance. They were instructed by world-wide known teachers. In 2005 they founded the duo Daniela&Marcello.     

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