Festival 2015

»fremd« / »foreign«

It takes just a little to be different – the topic of this year’s Wunder der Prärie deals with the unfamiliar, the foreign in each one of us. Each and every one can be a stranger, in a situation, in a country, a city, or sometimes to oneself.

You are cordially invited to this year’s festival, to visit with us a research station on a foreign planet, or to explore together with dancers and performers a space mapping the state of our world,its isolations, fringes, and exclusive paradises. You are cordially invited to train other perspectives,  encountering  people and areas of life usually excluded from our „normality“, e.g. sports for blind people, choirs of demented people, inclusion research, or body extension.

You are cordially invited to witness how powered wheel chairs mutate into rave machines, how schuhplatteln, whip cracking and folk music find a contemporary stage, and how money will be poured over the deity.

You are cordially invited to the different places of the festival to get to know artists at work, to meet and talk with experts of inclusion from Mannheim and elsewhere, to eat, speak, argue with us, or simply watch a wonderful performance, a dance. Drop in, in a break, after work, in the evening hours or by night-time. We are looking forward to the time we will spend together.


Gabriele Oßwald, Wolfgang Sautermeister, Tilo Schwarz
artistic directors