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International Shadow Theater Festival

Every three years, in October, Schwäbisch Gmünd becomes the "capital of shadow theatre": International performers showcase the fascinating technical and artistic possibilities that light and shadow art offer for one week.

Founded in 1989 by Rainer Reusch, the International Shadow Theater Festival Schwäbisch Gmünd is the oldest and only continuous festival for contemporary shadow theatre worldwide. Rainer Reusch wished to create a platform for contemporary shadow artists scattered all over the world, where they could present their productions, get to know each other, discuss, and form friendships. Nowhere else is a better opportunity for performers and audiences to experience the developments of this centuries-old art form that touches people at their core. Performances for adults and children are part of the extensive program of the festival, inviting everyone to come to Schwäbisch Gmünd for exchange and interaction.