A very special atmosphere spread in Linz from 21 to 23 July 2016 when 110 street theatre groups and solo performers from all over the world together with 230.000 visitors celebrated the 30th edition of Pflasterspektakel. After 30 years the international street performance festival Linz still enchants audience and artists!
One of the most popular programs – the Kaleidoscope Nights – was transformed into XL dimensions due to the anniversary. A circus tent hosting 500 spectators was the setting for the kaleidscope of street performance arts, a 90minutes revue show.
Another anniversary special took place at the Maindeck of the Ars Electronica Center. The Linz born clown Martha Labil hosted a very special Birthday Show where various artists engaged. The other day the large square was the setting for several music performances at the Anniversary Concert Night.
The street theatre program located at courtyards and special places was once again crowd puller. Two new locations where established successfully, the audience was delighted by five international productions – ranging from contemporary circus to media arts performances.
During Pflasterspektakel the city centre of Linz became a setting for international street performance art with more than 250 performances per day, taking place at about 40 locations. From rousing music to impressive juggling, from amusing clownery and comedy to stunning acrobatics in the air, on the ground or with fire – Pflasterspektakel Linz showed again artistic diversity at highest level.
Due to the great appreciation and openness of the audience, all 300 invited artists felt most welcome and enjoyed their time in Linz.
Pflasterspektakel is a cultural trade mark of Linz, internationally renowned and a wonderful example of a joyful gathering of diffrent people, celebrating and encounter peacefully.
About 120 staff members, supported by executive authorities and ambulance service took care enthusiastically of a smooth course of the event. The City of Linz as organiser is thankful for another successful festival.
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