Even if no band is playing at the moment, the festival visitors are well entertained. See, amazement, being glad – this is how the audience reacts when it suddenly faces the Living Trees: the stilt-walkers are imitating oak trees in a astounding real way – until they move around and keep in touch with the fascinated spectators.
Made to measure
Sur Mesure – custom work – is, when three young men whirl around on their mobile trampoline, jingling and juggling in between. The three will bei accompanied from five musicians.
The members of international show troupe Sur Mesure from Belgium are coming from Finnland to Brasil. They are part of the program at our festival Saturday.
In case of the Drum Stars, the audience almost automatically follows the invitation to clap and drum – the choreographed percussion show with metal barrels and ladders is pure fun. “This is a festival to feel good” says spokesman Benni Pfeifer about the blacksheep festival. The troupe came from Munich and travel directly from Bonfeld to the next gig in Greece.
A Festival to feel good experienced Jo von Usslar too. He came with 80 liters of special mixed soapsuds from Hamburg and let Young and Old play with his equipment. In the end lots of soap bubbles are flying over the area. This is a rainbow-colored invitation to pause.
Jo Baza loves to conjure at festivals like ours. If he lets foam balls disappear at the tables in the gastro area, there is a lot of head shaking and laughter. “I am a magician, not a clown”, explains the artist from Leingarten, who is a cop in real life.
Is it me?
People are gathering in front of a screen where caricatures are created. “What happens there?” The question is written in the faces before they notice: “This is me!”
The expression is amusing. Caricaturist Harold Hugenholtz remains unrecognized behind the screen at his Theater Caricature.
The festival guests are also amazed by Alois Gescheidle. In his apron, plaid shirt and corduroy he suddenly stands beside them, swabian-babbling: “Are you there with your own wife?”
Perplexed or quick-witted, the visitors react until the cabaret artist Marcus Neuweiler from Schönau makes himself known. Stand up improvisation that matches the festival mood: consistently cheerful.