11th International Shadow Theatre Festival
Schwäbisch Gmünd, 12-18 October 2018
(program as pdf-file
Every three years our town plays host to performers and followers of a special genre of theatre - the art of presenting a play using light and shadow. The International Shadow Theatre Festival is a distinctive feature and a unique selling point of the cultural offerings of our town. Nowhere else do artists and spectators have the chance to experience and to marvel at the latest developments in this centuries old and intensely moving art form, presented here with such versatility and such fantastic quality.
The festival offers in addition the chance to meet fellow fans, to exchange ideas and to talk about the performance which has just taken place. The atmosphere which makes this possible singles out our festival. In an often lonely, media-based world it is a contribution towards fellowship and understanding. More and more young people are attending the performances as special attention is paid towards exposing children and young adults to this art form. This makes for a marvellous experience for people of all ages and this bodes well for the future of shadow theatre.
Looking forward to meeting you there.
Sybille Hirzel - festival organizer
cultural affairs council - Schwäbisch Gmünd
Festival site - Schwäbisch Gmünd