Skateboarding in front of the State Parliament, music theater in the opera house: two parallel worlds that had nothing to do with each other? Opéra de la Beast invited skateboarders to a major skateboard event around the historic Stuttgart State Opera house.

Where opera-goers usually entered through the doors, skate obstacles from IOU Ramps were set up over the grand staircase of the opera house for a weekend. A large skateboard contest took place there and on other obstacles in front of the opera house, with a total prize pool of €5000 to be won.

Kevin White, the Jumpman Blanco having a good time at the opera, Stine Marie Fischer lending us her vocal skills, and some random skateboard cultureFlawless Issues heating up the crowd at the Opera de la BeastLocal DJs, the fabulous new wave and electro-indi phenomenon and good friend of ARROW & BEAST Flawless Issues performed during the day, together with a selection of the State Opera's musical ensemble and Stine Marie Fischer as joinedas a vocalist. And it became evident: skateboarding could also be grand opera!

Reece Knobloch took home the first place in the Stuttgart skate eventDenny Pham, Reece Knobloch and Niels Bennett on the podium

The crowd and performance level at this skate event was through the roof , with national and iternational guests as well as roughly 1000 people over the day. The participants list hosted a high caliber roster with Daniel Ledermann, Justin Sommer, Kevin White, Christoph Friedmann, Denis Nitsche, Davide Holzknecht,  and many more. Reece Knobloch took home the first place, followed by Denny Pham and Niels Bennett from the USA.

the band playing live music at the stuttgart arrow & beast skateboard eventthank you Muhterem Aras and Viktor Schoner for the recognition

Video by Torsten Frank

Photography by Yannick Stechmeyer-Emden, Gilbert Garcia, Daniel Wagner

Drone by thedrone.studio

Supported by Wulle Bier & Loot Baden-Württemberg

Produced by ARROW & BEAST and RAOUL Projects

Ramps by IOU

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