2012 to date
Marion Schenk b. 1966, began her acrobatic career as a gymnast and Alexander Lenz b. 1970 as an Olympic weightlifter. In 1992 they started doing acrobatics together in Munich. They founded the acrobatic group “formafortis”, with which they performed internationally – mostly as duo, but also many times as trio or in collaboration with jugglers, dancers, singers, aerial artists. One of their specialisms is adagio acrobatic tricks. In parallel to their performing activities they built up and taught for 13 years an acrobatic group of 40 students at the university of Regensburg. In that respect they also organized 12 international acrobatic festivals.
In September 2012 they moved with their three children to Durham, UK with Alex, a physicist moving from CERN laboratories to University of Durham. In the North East they have performed with Let’s Circus and at the Durham Juggling Convention, 2012 & 2013. They now regularly teach and perform at many of the regular gatherings in the region.