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Für die größte Begeisterung sorgt dabei die Trapezarbeit des Duo Elja. Die beiden Zwillinge bieten eine geradezu voll...

Das Duo Elja alias die Zwillingsschwestern Ele und Julia Janke schließlich sorgt als Schlussnummer mit seiner Trapezdar...

There are a few more of these spectacular displays throughout the evening culminating in the amazing trapeze duo of Juli...

Die hessische Landeshauptstadt gebiert auch mal Weltstars. Sterne des Zirkus und des Varietés. Julia und Ele Janke, Zwi...

Nahezu unbeachtet ist das Trapez unter der Decke festgezurrt. Erst als die unscheinbare Stange nach der Pause in schwind...

Elja, wie Ele und Julia ihr Trapez-Duo nennen, hat vor zwei Jahren das Nachwuchsfestival „European Youth Circus“ in ...

Gießener General January 2010

Almost unnoticed, the harness is lashed under the ceiling. Only when the inconspicuous pole dangles after the break at dizzying heights above the aisle and a mere 30 centimeters thick mat, the guests suspect that they are facing exciting moments. Shortly afterwards, more than 700 people in the densely occupied Great Hall of the Congress Hall catch their breath. In the glaring spotlight, two young acrobats show a freestyle soaked with poetry, grace and strength that seems to be more heavenly than earthly. That the two blondes of the acclaimed duo Elja are also the same as one egg the other, underlines the subtle mirror image choreography and is no coincidence: The born in Echzell sisters Ele and Julia Janke are twins and just 26 years young. Ever since they sniffed the air of artists in the Varieté-AG of the free Waldorf School Wetterau in Bad Nauheim, they are “infected”. They completed their training at the state art school in Berlin and touring as sought-after professionals with their sensational double trapeze around the world to pull the people into their irresistible spell.

FAZ 02.04.2010

Elja, as Ele and Julia call her trapeze duo, won the young talent festival “European Youth Circus” in Wiesbaden two years ago and has been thrilling audiences with their daring number in the Frankfurt Varieté Tigerpalast for several weeks now. At the age of 26, the twins are probably facing a world career – something that German artists otherwise manage to do in the very rarest case. From the Waldorf School to the boards of the big variety theaters and the mementos of the well-known circuses – this is a rather curious success story.

FAZ 06.10.2010

The Hessian capital also gives birth to world stars. Stars of the circus and variety. Julia and Ele Janke, twin sisters from Wetterau, were two completely unknown trapeze artists when they competed at the “European Youth Circus” two years ago. The competition for young artists takes place every two years and is organized by the city of Wiesbaden. The two Waldorf students, who were educated at the Artistic School in Berlin after finishing school, won in Wiesbaden and won an engagement in the Frankfurt Varieté Tigerpalast. From the stage there, they started a fast-paced world career culminating in a contract with the Canadian Cirque du Soleil, which engages only the best of the best in the world. The Wiesbaden festival organizer would of course like to

Auckland NZ August 2011

There are a few of these spectacular displays throughout the evening culminating in the amazing duo of Julia and Gabrielle Janke. They perform an elaborate routine on one trapeze with impeccably controlled, intertwined movements which are both elegant and risky. Then just as their routine winds down – the duo explode with a series of death defying routines which sees themselves saving each other with split second timing and the audience on the edges of their seats and gasping in disbelief.

Chapiteau September 2010

The duo Elja alias the twin sisters Ele and Julia Janke finally provides as a final number with his trapeze performance for the artistic highlight of the evening. During their performance, difficult single tricks are stormily applauded by the audience, and back on the floor the sisters reap huge applause. Previously, the Jankes were seen in the program as “Siamese twins”, tied together by two clothes sewn together (“My whole life was a disaster”), later with the sword again divided into separate individuals.

Chapiteau December 2009

The trapeze work of the duo Elja ensures the greatest enthusiasm. The two twins do an almost perfect job, skilfully playing with their visual similarity in the slow, synchronous passages and providing pure energy with fast, yet safely caught garbage.