Hopeful, relaxed faces from the rain yesterday on a gray morning in Rapperswil SG. Geraldine Knie, 48, was visibly relieved when she announced Knie’s 2022 tour programme. Comedians Ursus and Nadishkin, singer Bastian Becker, 30, and their youngest four-year-old son, Mykol, smile beside her. “They are all, this year’s stars in the ring,” says Geraldine Kinney.
Little Maycol (4) actually poses for the cameras like a big camera, which makes his mom especially happy. Maycol found his way into the ring completely naturally and on his own. “He emulated his siblings Chanel (10) and Evan (20) and wanted to have his own number. It touches on how proud my older kids are about their little brother.”
“We feel responsible for everyone”
Geraldine Knee says the uncertainty and stress of the pandemic years have left their mark. “We have more than 200 employees. They are part of my family, so we feel responsible for everyone.” It was this sense of symbiosis that prompted Geraldine Kenna to rely again on Ursus & Nadeschkin and Bastian Baker.
“We are becoming more aware of the need to support local artists. Bastian is a great musician. Ursus & Nadeschkin have put together such a great program that you can only watch for a few weeks in 2020. It was clear to us that we wanted these three back.”
Baker is training for new milestones
Bastian Becker adds: “I knew then: It can’t be this way!” But the pressure is great to go better. “I’ve been trying for a long time to bring something new to the viewers.”
Bastian Becker in the ring: This is how the 2021 Circus Knie premiere went(02:47)
And he’s not alone there. Ursus & Nadeschkin are already in circus fever. “Ferdinand’s donkey and cow will be on stage with us,” declared Ursus Werley (52 years old). “We did a hunt for a cow in Olma and we hired a white cow for our shows,” adds his theater partner, Nadia Seeger, 53.
“We have the first strike, Bastian can reconcile”
Ursus & Nadeschkin sees with humor that they have to share the arena with Bastian Baker: “Now we have to share everything – the fees, the convoy. There will be fights »Seger jokes. “And who knows, maybe we will end up with the first blow and Bastian can play.”
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