Akrobatisches Potpourri

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Akrobatisches Potpourri
Directed by Max Skladanowsky
Emil Skladanowsky
Produced by Max Skladanowsky
Starring Grunato family
Cinematography Max Skladanowsky
Release date
  • November 1, 1895 (1895-11-01)
Running time
6 seconds
Country German Empire
Language Silent

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]

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. Retrieved 2007-03-18. 
  3. ^ "Max Skladanowsky". Who's Who of Victorian Cinema. Retrieved 2007-03-18. 

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