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As colourful, safe and family-friendly as this festival may be, who can guarantee that it will remain that way? We have decided to have public disorder officers patrol the festival area this year. In the event of an emerging great order, queue formation in front of the tents, or perceived clarity, you can contact the officers at any time. They are an open offer to the queue chaos, to confess colour and to screen printing yoga on clothes and skin, an institution of uniformed disorder. We hope the new offer will be positively received and wish you a festival full of peace and order.

The project of an emancipatory left alternative to the capitalist system is linked with the question of the means of overcoming it. At the G20 summit in July 2017 in Hamburg, it was the images of protest that determined the public impact of the meeting. Militant forms of action played an important role. Were these events omens of an upcoming uprising or a flash in the pan for a revolt that has been exhausted in mere confrontation with the police? Burning barricades and cars, plundered shops and a temporarily police-free zone have led to different political assessments among the radical left. This book attempts to analyse the Hamburg events of July 2017 with a view to militant forms of action. The aim is to understand different ideas about militant left-wing political concepts not as contradictory positions, but as a productive dispute over the correct strategy.

Website:
www.unrast-verlag.de

"Love songs from Madrid to Casablanca - a musical travel report (and a concert)" During a three-week artistic expedition from Madrid to Casablanca in late summer 2016, Bernadette La Hengst collected love songs and opened her mobile Café Europa in public places from the tour bus. She asked local musicians for love songs as currency for cool drinks. With these musical alliances, La Hengst quickly filled Café Europa's "Eurabian" jukebox. In a musical slide show, Bernadette La Hengst tells and sings herself about Southern Europe in the Maghreb and plays her versions of the songs that have long been popular in Madrid and Casablanca: Como sueña el amor en Madrid tras la crisis (How does love sound in Madrid after the crisis)? or Ridan inchallah sa ejido el hob fieh Casablanca (Tomorrow, if God wills, I will find love in Casablanca). A travel report that seamlessly turns into a concert and that can be danced to.

From and with:
Sonja Beeh, Bernadette la Hengst, Nick Nuttal, Claudia Wiedemer, Samantha Wright

Photo:
Jonay P. Matos

Website:
www.lahengst.com

Leipzig. Summer. University, Football World Cup and soup kitchen. Good friends. A birthday party. Anna says she was raped. Jonas says it was consensual sexual intercourse. Testimony stands against testimony. After two months close to despair, Anna finally reports Jonas, but soon the word "false accusation" hangs in the air among her friends. Jonas' and Anna's credibility and their friendships are put at risk. The novel "Nothing that Happens to Us" deals with the influence of rape on victims, perpetrators and the environment and how a society deals with sexual violence.

Website:
www.verbrecherverlag.de

Lambe Lambe - this is theatre for outsiders. For loners. For those who are reluctant to share theatre experience with a large audience. It is small. And funny. In a miniature game in large dimensions, we are pulled into the box by the nose, hummed seductively into our ears and spat out enchanted. Isolated and in the smallest nothing less happens than what the greatest tell us. Lambe Lambe is a theatre technique that has been revived and celebrated since the 1990s, especially in Latin America. It is widespread all over the world and has recently been on the rise again. In miniature theatre boxes, figures and objects in the "Forest of Miniature Theatre" are played in short scenes for only one spectator at a time.

From and with:
Dana Ersing, Sebastian Escobar, Owain Griffith, Li Kemme, Jonas Klinkenberg, Yasmin van de Loo, Hanna Malhas, Omayra Martínez Garzón, Hannah Morris, Annina Mosimann, Liesbeth Nenoff, Flores Perez Lazarte, Anna Rieger, Eva-Maria Schneider, Verena Volland, Michael Vogel

Photo:
Omayra Martínez Garzón

On his first surf trip Daniel had to fight to hit the wave right and not get lost in it. But surfing finally found the perfect metaphor for life itself and he turned it into an immersive performance. This surf course fluently combines science, psychology and fantasy. It covers a whole sea of undulating possibilities. Enter this cosmic surf school and let more waves into your life. Join in and ride the wave!

From and with:
Daniel van den Broeke, Zenna van den Broeke, Suzanne Stavast

Photo:
Emile Steginga

Website:
www.daandraait.nl

Welcome to the funniest, most original, unique and modest improvisation theatre group in the world. Be there and see how about 90 minutes a complete piece is created that has never been rehearsed and will never be seen again. The improvisers develop a unique piece with your ideas. Everything is created in the moment. Nothing is planned.

Photo:
Anne Sturm

Website:
www.improvisionaere.com

"Life means transformation" said the stone to the snail and flew away. We live in times of astonishingly little poetry. It would be so simple and does not need much. Actually almost nothing. Look out for Etta. With her pots, her potatoes and her poem. Fleeting but not passionless. On the contrary: finding the open sea in a drop of water. The high mountains on a wrinkly potato skin.

From and with:
Etta Streicher, Pauline Drünert

Photo:
Mike Wagner

Website:
www.ettastreicher.wordpress.com

The journalist and the music manager have been friends since they got to know each other through their work in 2011. Back then they went to concerts all the time and spent a legendary time in Felix's old punk rock flat. But new jobs in new cities followed and so the memorable evenings became more and more rare. In February 2018 they met again at a Knochenfabrik concert and indulged in memories of the good wild punk rock time back then. That night they wondered if there were any places out there where subculture and punk still mean real rebellion. To get to the bottom of their question, Diana and Felix went on an adventurous research trip across Southeast Asia the following summer. On the way they visited countless underground concerts, met with graffiti sprayers and talked to activists who already knew jails from the inside because of their convictions. "A Global Mess" is a crazy idea, the extent of which the initiators themselves do not yet know. And you are there live.

Website:
www.aglobalmess.com

A travelling puppet theatre, led by an unusual quartet of players who travel the world and the seas before settling here and there in squares and gathering audiences. A hero is sought. And four manipulators. Step forward and become the protagonist of a show that nobody knows as a whole. Because the narrator of this story is comrade coincidence. All the milestones of the story, its place and its outcome, the epoch in which we find ourselves. Even about the character qualities of the main protagonist - the audience alone decides everything. Before we move on to the next corner, to the next adventure and to the next hero.

From and with:
Sophie Belotte, Jonathan Charnay, Manu Charnay, Céline Lombardi, Bénédicte Monnaux

Photo:
fer à coudre

Website:
www.feracoudre.com

Flex|en (German word), neuter – no plural: 1. cut off 2. bend 3. have sex 4. vary the speed at rap 5. tighten the muscles 6. show off his muscles 7. flâneuserie In 30 different texts with 30 different perspectives on cities, all written and experienced by women, PoC or queer people. Texts that prove that flexing, the flâneuserie must finally be taken seriously. The characters in the anthology roam through Berlin, Paris, Jakarta, Istanbul and Mumbai. They tell us, among other things, how a woman with a pram experiences the big city, a woman experiences a big demonstration in Dresden, that strolling in India already means activism, how history inscribes itself in the place and sometimes the city itself even becomes a figure.

Website:
https://www.verbrecherverlag.de/book/detail/1006

We are missing an emotional and honest side in radical left discourse. How do people actually feel while fighting against repression? Which experiences are being made? Being political active does often mean to not show any feelings of weakness or softness. But we think especially from a feminist perspective it's important to allow those feelings to be and to share them. Showing vulnerability and talking openly about experiences and your feelings is not a sign of weakness, it's rather a sign of being strong and honest to yourself. People (from in- and outside the community) sometimes forget, that behind all those strong symbolics, words and actions, there are people who also live their daily life and struggle with many things. That's why we want to open up this space and show a different side of activism. In a way more simple while sharing thoughts without having a poltical claim, but also in a way more complex while showing different feelings and experiences, you mostly don't hear of.

What is love? Baby don't hurt me Don't hurt me No more We are looking for love - as an ideal. As a social reality. We juggle with the social codes of relationship and gender. We are hungry, we play, we are lovable, we are poisonous and we wait for you. You want to take a look? Come closer... even closer... much closer...

From and with:
Anso Dautz, Liesbeth Nenoff, Adeline Rüss, Anniek Vetter

Photo:
Thilo Neubacher / Caroline Wimmer

HEADcase is a visual poem, a literally changing picture of our life journeys. If you look at it, you may be able to feel the feeling of being lost. Or what it feels like to have to find one's way at all or to make spontaneous changes of direction, always including the impossibility of arriving or the possibility of continuing. We see two ladies in their best clothes, ready for the journey of life. They have suitcase heads and walk blindly. We look at their doubts about the next steps. Or their trust in the help of randomly present people. Where are they led? We see our own vulnerability, but also how much we usually try to camouflage it. We see that sometimes we need a hand. Not only to lead us, but also to show: "We are here together."

From and with:
Jet van Heteren, Laura Stam

The Mediterranean is the most dangerous escape route in the world. Nevertheless, numerous fugitives from war and persecution choose it - because it is often the last possibility for refugees to get to Europe. Civilian sea rescue is fully committed to universal human rights and its activists are the last proactive actors on the ground, despite increasing criminalization since state rescue missions were discontinued. In "Let's dance with the dead" an activist and her crew of hippies, punks and incorrigible do-gooders set sail to save drowning people from certain death. They are driven by the unacceptable inhumanity of the world and the hope of rebelliously living up to their own convictions. When their rescue operations are sabotaged and criminalized, the frame-up political game takes on new dimensions. We will witness mercilessly, as the protagonists' doubts rise against a society, who tries to keep millions of mentally and politically suffering at the greatest possible distance.

Website:
https://www.maroverlag.de

Boucherie Bacul is an old fashioned butchery market booth within and around which nothing is what it seems. The strange managers of this wondrous market booth are Simone Bacul and her brother Marcel. The rude Bacul family sell their morbid, but above all insane, merchandise to the passer-by. But to do so they use very strange techniques. These Belgian Butchers prepare their tasty cuts… but there is not a joint of meat in sight. A deliciously dark sideshow comedy, not for the feint-hearted.

From and with:
Eric Peeters, Greet Verhoeven

Website:
www.pikzpalace.be

Tilt your head and crawl under the tarpaulin into this miniature amusement park. Visit the menagerie and melt into the inventory: rusty wood, plenty of finds, handmade circus and shaky attractions. Welcome to Slow House - as an invitation to waste your time in the company of our horned animals". Here a trapeze, there a Ferris wheel, even a roller coaster, there - a nail board...! Three characters run the rides. Sometimes as carousel pushers, sometimes as scenery pushers they moisten and feed the leisurely animals. And then tell true stories or stories that could be true. These are the rules of the game: You can stay as long as you want. As soon as someone comes out, another person can go in. To keep our slimy animal buddies from getting scared to death, the audience is limited to 12.

From and with:
David Gervais, Anne Gaëlle Rouget, Julien Le Vu

Photo:
Kalimba

Website:
www.curiosproduction.com

An old suitcase as a treasure chest for the wonders of nature, a theatre of the senses that invites you to discover, takes you into the world of your memories and unimagined associative spaces. It is a mobile and interactive object theatre from the vendor's tray. Let us hike and walk together through uncharted territory and discover treasures! In a playful way and with a magnifying glass, glasses, mirror, binoculars and kaleidoscope as aids, a very personal story develops from the associations with the objects. In mini-groups of a maximum of three people, an intimate and confidential encounter in a protected space for memories and impressions is made possible. Look out for the herbarious Lapidarium and immerse yourself in a mysterious green sphere.

From and with:
Sophia Bizer

Photo:
Nigar Ghasimi

Website:
www.minkuslys.wordpress.com

How much rhythm can be found in a potato? Are there machines that can make you dance with potatoes? DJ Frietmachine makes the most swinging potato installation you can imagine! He weighs, measures and examines the degree of intimacy between you and your potato. From this examination he obtains precise parameters that can be used to peel and cut the potatoes with his very special instruments. At the same time, the DJ looks for music that suits you and your potato. And while it is being fried in oil, you swing your dancing leg! And then it's just: RECORD READY, FRIES READY!!!

From and with:
Selina Houwing, Martijn Jansen

Photo:
Willem van Puyenbroeck

Website:
www.superhallo.nl

They lie on the road, in the gutter or in a forgotten corner. Unobtrusive objects. Too worthless to preserve. Eventually damaged, broken. Or worn and discarded. Only those who look attentively will find them. For TAMTAM they are treasures, the creative wealth of their artistic work. Useless things develop unexpected talents and suddenly become valuable. Visitors to at.tension can bring their found things with them - TAMTAM develops little stories from them together with the audience, which can then be translated into stop-motion cartoons and watched on location. We are involved in the creation process - from the handover of the find with receipt to the animation in front of the camera and we finally see the result. During the work on the film, questions can be asked and suggestions can be made about the course of the film. The finished film can be viewed later on www.kulturkosmos.de.

From and with:
Marije van der Sande, Gérard Schiphorst

Website:
www.tamtamtheater.nl

Toto Black is relentless phrase mongering decorative-roller-skate-eighties-at-it's-best-Pastis-sequins-glitter-TukTuk-machines, whose tireless Hawaii shirt attitude knocks out even the toughest nihilists. Fairground charm that no one can resist. The wild scent of endless freedom. On eight wheels or drunk as a skunk. In case of doubt, both at the same time. You are not ready to go out yet? Is your look still a bit too grey and drab? Do not worry, in the Booty Salon "Candy Love" you can easy get a quick facelift: express makeover, manicure, pedicure, glitter and tattoo - listen to the hair curlers of Selecta Lova Lova and afterwards come for a roller-skate stumble. Have another sip. Come dance - as wild as you have not danced in a long time. You can rest when you have fallen over.

Photo:
Morgane Lesne

Website:
www.totoblack.com

Why is "sweeten" good, but "spoil" bad? We do not know. Maybe the snake charming Circus Maria Band knows. It appears everywhere where snakes snake and legs stand in queues. Waiting times are musically sweetened (but not salted - at most spiced!) with rhythms from vegan waltzes, melodies of Halal-Klezmer and here and there a good pinch of tree-jazz! What you queue is what you get!

Photo:
David Beecroft