About The Capital Dance Orchestra

The Capital Dance Orchestra will be the band of the night and they will take you on an unforgettable swinging journey of the 1920s to 1940s.
This Berlin-based big band under the direction of the violinist David Canisius embodies the glamor and splendor of the legendary Berlin dance palaces in their true-to-original cast and equipment. The thirteen virtuoso musicians, complemented by the singer Simon Marlow and the singing violinist Meta Hüper, have been taking their audience on a time travel ever since 2005, playing on the most prestigious stages all around the world.
In their self-produced and renowned concert series they play with various international stars such as Barbara Schöneberger, Katja Riemann, Jochen Kowalski, Vicky Leandros and Nina Hagen.
For this evening they will be bringing you toe-tappin’ swing music!​

Find out more about The Capital Dance Orchestra on their website: www.capital-dance.com

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About Bodo Wartke

“A Swingnecessity” brings you a unique Bodo experience where humour and wit meets drums and trumpets. The award-winning piano cabaret artist and the magnificent Capital Dance Orchestra are bound to bring everyone in the hall to their feet.
Bodo is a singing and swing dancing entertainer with over 20 years of stage experience. His keen sense of good entertainment and fine sense of humor will raise the spirits high. We promise the show will keep you bouncing – bellies and feet.​

Find out more about Bodo Wartke on his website: www.bodowartke.de

Foto: Harald Bauer

A few words from Bodo: What fascinates you about Swing?

Swing is the music that I’ve loved for years! What I especially love about it is that it is unpretentious. The music carries you away and makes you want to move. What I later learned was that with this music also comes a dance and a lifestyle culture that is equally fascinating. The music, the dance and the culture is all about having a good time.

Brace yourself and prepare to laugh!

About the Shows

The evenings’ spectacular entertainment will be filled with vintage inspired performances.
As well as the comedy that will ensure your bellies have laughed well and the orchestra who will set your feet free, you can expect a plethora of dance acts by artists, both amateurs and professionals, from around the world. Prepare to be inspired as we present you with a variety of swing dance numbers inspired by the swing era of the 20s, 30s and 40s that will show you what this ever so popular dance is all about. You’ll see where it all comes from and why it is still loved by hundreds of thousands (and counting!) of people today.