What they do:
Liam Wilson and Julia Pinter create contemporary circus shows. They combine diverse juggling techniques, partner dance, comedy, mime, magic and other secret ingredients in fresh and tasty performances. Their attitude is humane and adaptive; they strive to live in the moment and remain ready for anything. With focus on movement as a means of connecting with each other and their audience, their high skill level is kept in service to communication. Their own interest in audience and environment is equally important as the attention they receive.

Who they are:
Julia and Liam met in Berlin in 2013, where they recognised great potential for artistic collaboration. Forming Company PilkoPilko shortly afterwards, their unique style of partner juggling blossomed, taking them in new and interesting directions and becoming the focus of their working lives. Together they have trained, travelled and performed, enjoying great success on both street and stage.

Liam grew up in Scotland, climbing trees, hillwalking and teaching himself to juggle. His passion for creative movement exploded, bringing him into contact with many teachers including Stefan Sing, Roberto Olivan, Morgan Cosquer and Guillaume Martinet. His style matured, taking on a visual emphasis and using innovative juggling as a tool for communication and storytelling. In 2010 he became a full-time performer and left Scotland to explore the European circus scene, a decision that opened the path to juggling fame and glory.

Julia is from Berlin, where she found her love for juggling and experimental movement. A solid base of autodidactic training combined with input from teachers including Kelvin Kalvus, Marianna DeSanctis, Mikel Ayala, Aragorn Boulanger and Andre Hidalgo broadened her skills. Her personal style is characterized by calm precision and an ability to build connection with the world. 2014 saw Julia take the leap to being a professional performer, finding her feet and running towards an unknown but exciting future.

Where they've been:
- Festival Artisti di Strada, Ascona, Switzerland
- Lenzburger Gaukler- & Kleinkunstfestival, Switzerland
- Di Strada in Strada, Santa Sofia, Italy
- Bajocco Festival Albano Laziale, Italy
- InArt Festival, Montenegro
- Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scotland
- Napoli Buskers Festival, Italy
- Jugglers’ Park Gala, Berlin, Germany
- Alle Mitmischen Gala, Leipzig, Germany
- Freiburger Jonglierconvention Gala, Germany
- Herzogstraßenfest Bern, Switzerland
- Parkbeben Poggenhagen, Germany
- Fusion Festival, Germany
One Ball Flash

One Ball Flash is a contemporary circus show without a fourth wall - without any walls. It is street theatre reimagined, mixing diverse juggling techniques, partner dance, comedy, mime, magic and other secret ingredients. PilkoPilko inhabit a surreal universe, breaking free of the rules and pressures limiting everyday life.
Set to a soundtrack including contemporary classical, trip-hop and kitsch-pop music, they invite the world to connect with them and participate in a journey from reality to fantasy (and sometimes back again).
This show has been well received by audiences of all ages and cultural backgrounds - even some dogs have become fans. It is a zero waste show.



Five minutes jammed with fresh and funny illusion style dance juggling. Can you be sure who this arm belongs to?

“Julia and Liam were the absolute highlight of the Alle Mitmischen gala show. We were enchanted by beautiful images, movement and object manipulation on the highest level. Their outstanding creativity and sense of humour drew us all into their world.” (Birte Paulsen, organizer of Alle Mitmischen Festival)

"he/she/it has"

A unique contact juggling duo inspired by yoga, contemporary dance and mime. Aesthetic movement and precise musicality combine with a twist of humour and surprise.

If balls wanted to talk they might say "It's so absurd that Liam thinks he can get away with telling people what balls want to say - everyone knows these are just some words he wrote."
If Liam wanted to talk he might say: "Do come and see my three ball dance juggling act, I have worked really hard on it."

Aquarium or The Slippery Fish

King Tut himself probably didn’t practice street dance very often, but hieroglyphics from the walls of his tomb have nonetheless inspired a family of geometric dance styles. PilkoPilko take joy in developing these precise forms and combining partner tutting with organic styles of movement. Angles, curves, lines, waves, abstract expression and fish.

Mesmerising hoop illusion dance. Hoops take on a life of their own and lead an exploration of space and time that makes viewers question their eyesight and even the laws of physics. It looks so easy, but there are years of work and love behind these energetic choreographies and improvisations. Circus has come a long way since the time when hoops were just there for lions to jump through.

Juggling on Ice
Liam Wilson, Music Oskar Schuster

A Time for Everything Else
Collaboration with Kate Boschetti, Liam Wilson, Julia Pinter, Music Joni Void
For inquiries and more information:


Julia Pinter
Liam Wilson

Armin Friebe / friebearmin@gmail.com