Akrobatisches Potpourri

Akrobatisches Potpourri (also known as Gymnastikerfamilie Grunato) is an 1895 German short black-and-white silent documentary film directed and produced by Max and Emil Skladanowsky and starring the Grunato family. It is one of the first German produced films.[1]

Akrobatisches Potpourri
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Directed by
Produced byMax Skladanowsky
StarringGrunato family
CinematographyMax Skladanowsky
Distributed byGrunato GmbH
Release date
  • 1 November 1895 (1895-11-01)
Running time
6 seconds
CountryGerman Empire

Filmed in the park of the Berlin-Moabit Public Theatre this short film shows the balancing act performance of this family of 8 performers.[2]

It was one of a series of films produced to be projected by a magic lantern and formed part of the Wintergarten Performances, the first projections of film in Europe to a paying audience. The film titles for the initial program were: Italienischer Bauerntanz, Komisches Reck, Serpentinen Tanz, Der Jongleur Paul Petras, Das Boxende Känguruh, Akrobatisches Potpourri, Kamarinskaja, Ringkampf, and Apotheose. Each film lasted approximately six seconds and would be repeated several times.[3]


  1. ^ "Akrobatisches Potpourri". Silent Era. Retrieved 2007-03-18.
  2. ^ "AKROBATISCHES POTPOURRI". BFI Film & TV Database. Archived from the original on 2012-02-14. Retrieved 2007-03-18.
  3. ^ "Max Skladanowsky". Who's Who of Victorian Cinema. Retrieved 2007-03-18.

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