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LILALU is a non-profit youth education and circus organization based in Munich, Germany. It was founded in 1983 by Anna Seliger.

The organization organizes educational and artistic activities and holiday programs for children, adolescents and families in Bavaria. Grants from the EU, state and municipal funds, as well as from private foundations and sponsorships enable LILALU to offer low-cost workshops to low-income families and children from immigrant backgrounds. LILALU offers workshops in circus disciplines as well as in various other artistic disciplines including dance, music and theatre.[1] In 2009, more than 4,000 children, teenagers and adults participated in the organization's workshops.

LILALU offers programs in the Bavarian cities of Munich, Augsburg, Ingolstadt, Hof, and Schweinfurt. It also participates annually in a large summer festival in Munich that lasts 17 days. In 2009, about 180,000 guests visited the festival.[citation needed]

In December 2008 Cirque du Soleil performer/director David Shiner guest directed LILALU's winter gala show, entitled Kinder des Olymp, at the Circus Krone Building in Munich.[2]

One of LILALU's newest projects is "Mädchen an den Ball" ("Soccer for girls"), a soccer program for girls from minority backgrounds sponsored by the Philipp Lahm Foundation.[3]


  1. ^ Wir über uns -
  2. ^ "LILALU Zirkus der Phantasie präsentiert Kinder des Olymp" [PDF, 112 KB] Press Release from December 14, 2008. Retrieved January 24, 2010.
  3. ^ Soccer for Girls - Philipp Lahm Foundation

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