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München , Germany
Type of organisation
Main discipline
contemporary circus and outdoor arts
Type of activities
Year established
Circostrada member since
Contact Person
Markus Wörl (founder)
4 Ickstattstraße
80469, München - Germany
+49 89 74045991

The woerlpool agency (founded in 2021) organises and produces international tours of circus and theatre companies in Europe, especially in German-speaking countries (including "The 7 Fingers" and "Compagnia Finzi Pasca").
The agency also advises theatres and cultural centres on sustainability and green development.

After studying theatre directing in Munich, founder Markus Wörl worked for more than 30 years as a dramaturge, director and producer at various theatres and cultural centres in Germany and abroad.

For 13 years he was in charge of the cultural programme (theatre, contemporary circus and street art) of the theatre festival Tollwood in Munich, one of the leading and first festivals to combine culture and environmental commitment. It was the first major festival in Europe to be fully certified organic since 2003. Tollwood has received many international awards, including the "Green Operation Award of the European Festival Association", the "Bavarian State Medal for Services to the Environment and Health" and the "Healthy Cities Award".

Markus has been a speaker and panellist on Green Festivals and Sustainability at the Fresh Theatre Conference in Paris (hosted by the Institut Francais), GO Group Cologne, International Kulturbörse Freiburg 2021 & 2022, Sustainable Lab in Berlin and Stockton International Riverside Festival 2021,

He is a member of the Climate and Circus Working Group of the MICC (Marché International de Cirque Contemporain) in Montreal, Canada.

He is chairman of the examination board for event managers at the Munich Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) and is currently developing further education courses on the topic of sustainable culture for the Chamber.

He is currently conducting a research project on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) to compare the reopening concepts of theatres after Corona.

Deux fois par and, Tollwood GmbH organise un festival culturel à Munich. Le festival d’été a lieu en juin et juillet, pendant environ 25 jours, et celui d’hiver commence vers la fin du mois de novembre et propose des spectacles jusqu’au réveillon du nouvel an. Chaque année, Tollwood accueille jusqu’à 2 millions de visiteurs.

Le tout premier festival Tollwood s’est déroulé durant l’été 1983 dans le parc olympique de Munich. Le festival d’hiver a quant à lui été inauguré en 1991.

Le programme culturel du festival est fondé sur le principe suivant : prendre des risques et innover. Durant l’été, le festival accueille des productions théâtrales, des arts du spectacle vivant, des concerts dont des musiciens de rock et de jazz renommés mondialement mais aussi des groupes de musique et artistes locaux ou régionaux.

Dans le domaine du théâtre, Tollwood est particulièrement reconnu comme présentant du théâtre gestuel, de la performance, et du nouveau cirque. Durant l’hiver, Tollwood propose des opéras, des spectacles de variété, des productions de cirque et des spectacles de théâtre.