Jonas Denzel. Ballet of the Cities

17. February 2023 — 19. February 2023

Jonas Denzel, Ballet of the Citiy, 2022 Ⓒ Foto: Arno Kohlem, Badisches Staatstheater

From February 17 to 19, Karlsruhe’s partner city Timisoara celebrates the Opening as European Capital of Culture 2023

From February 17 to 19, Timisoara celebrates its launch as 2023 European Capital of Culture with an extensive cultural programme. Karlsruhe, as Timisoara’s long-standing partner city, will be involved in a variety of joint activities and will present itself as a UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts with current media art projects. At the opening weekend, the impressive video installation BALLET OF THE CITIES by Karlsruhe media artist Jonas Denzel will be on view in the public urban space of Timisoara.

On three consecutive evenings from February 17 to 19, 2023, Jonas Denzel will stage choreographed dance scenes on buildings using the beambike, an electric cargo bike equipped with mobile projection technology. Through the projections, the dancers literally merge with the buildings and bring them to life. Taller than lifesize, they explore the National Theatre and Opera House, balancing on window frames at Union Square and scaling the facade of a historic hospital in the city centre.

Dates and Locations:

February 17, 7 pm: Historic clinic building, Strada Mărășești, Temeswar
February 18, 6:15 p.m. and 9 p.m: National Opera House, Piața Victoriei, Temeswar
February 19, 7:30 pm: U Barracks, Piața Unirii, Temeswar

For further information on the European Capital of Culture 2023 Timisoara and the opening program, please visit:

Click here for the press release.

For an impression of Ballet of the cities presentation in Temeswar, check out the video.


Denzel, Jonas