Inspired by other stilt walker groups, Nina Scholz started in 2002 to walk on stilts herself, together with Antje Köhn who was at that time a fellow student of Nina Scholz and also a drummer. Nina Scholz had her first stilt performances at the “Feuervogel” theater. In 2004 the two friends named themselves “HOCHKANT”, actually just for the programme of the “Bremer Karneval”, for which they created the first two costumes.
After Antje moved to Frankfurt, at first Nina carried on alone until Barbara Pfundt joined, who was at that time freelance dancer. For eight years they managed “HOCHKANT” together, designed costumes, walked on stilts and developed and performed shows.
In 2013 Barbara Pfundt left “HOCHKANT”. Nina Scholz took over all the costumes and enlarged the team.