Activate Berlin is the first project of a series that two Hungarian sportswomen have launched in order to introduce the public with their less know, yet amazingly spectacular sports.
One of the participants, Adrienn Bánhegyi, has been pursuing jump rope for more than twenty years, and has won several World and European Championships. In the video – apart from numerous sport events she competed in all over the world – she mentions her involvement in Cirque du Soleil entertainment company as being one of the greatest honours she received throughout her career.
The other, Kitti Szász, has been doing freestyle football for eight years now, and is already a four time World Champion. Regardless of how many times she has claimed the title, winning the World Championship organised next year is listed among her career goals. Besides living up to her own expectations, she also wants to travel around the world with her only working-equipment: her football.
The two lively sportswomen decided to team up and make a video recording on the mixture of rope jumping and freestyle football, which is, they claim: “a new combination.” As a first destination, they chose Berlin, the German capital that – according to the girls – is a perfect place to combine the two sports, and to get either positive or negative feedback from the public.
They took a city tour bus to travel around the city. On their way, they stopped at Berlin’s top tourist destinations: the Branderburg Gate, the Berliner Dom, the Checkpoint Charlie, and the Berlin Hauptbanhof and showed their talent to pedestrians, some of whom also appear and even get involved in the video.
“We plan to visit more cities in the future, hoping that with our new ideas, we can catch the eye of the public, and with the help of which we can make people more interested in historical values, art, and performances,” said Adrienn.
Besides popularising their beloved sports, the girls also aim at showing the most famous tourist sights of the city they perform in from a totally different angle.
“Encouraging the new generation and promoting active lifestyle are other basic pillars of our ideology,” they concluded.
The video was recorded by Promotime and managed by Maarten Goedeme and Paul de Cock.
written by Gábor Hajnal