pflasterspektakel (International Street Art Festival in Linz) 18.-20. July 2013

Pflasterspektakel 2013

The Pflasterspektakel – one of the biggest street art festivals in Europe – will, for the 27th time, present a variety of object and improvisation theatre, music, dance, circus artistry, acrobatics as well as clownery and comedic performance art.
Performances are presented every hour on the hour at various venues – the Pflasterspektakel Worlds Altstadt, Promenade-Herrenstraße-Spittelwiese, Pfarrplatz, Hauptplatz (main square), Landstraße as well as a couple of inner city courtyards. Daily programme includes exact performance timetable. It is updated daily and it can be downloaded on the festival homepage.

Special programme highlights

For the first time the Maindeck of the Ars Electronica Center becomes a performance location of Pflasterspektakel. The Australian artist Adam Read and his Roadside Company create a post-apocalyptic place by using lots of lights, sound, props and bizarre characters and transform the Maindeck in very special way into a “dangerous zone”. Adam Read was awarded with the Pflasterspektakel Production Scholarship 2013 for his concept which is based on the famous science fiction movie “Stalker” from Andrej Tarkowski.

The premiere of “Radiant” takes place on Wednesday, 17 July, at 9.30 p.m. at the Maindeck of Ars Electronica Center. Afterwards, the opening party at the close-by Stadtwerkstatt Linz offers live music.
The programme Local Art presents artists from Linz – this year with a lot of international attendance – and their works on public space. The programme ranges from a dance performance, to a music video shoot and live performances with music and video screenings as well as a mobile gallery.
In cosy courtyards and on specific places special Street Theatre Performances are staged and present contemporary performance and theatre art under the sky. The Roadside Company impresses with a site specific theatre, HeimatlosGrenzenlos merges video, dance and performance, Martha Labil presents clown theatre and Cia Cadute dalle Nuvole shows an acrobatic dance theatre aloft.
All the popular Pflasterspektakel programme highlights will again be part of this years` festival:
Street artists of different genres present a selected programme every evening in the Spectacle Tent at Pfarrplatz. The Kaleidoscope Nights are one of the Pflasterspektakel highlights and present an exclusive variety show with a diversity of performance highlights. Due to the large interest every evening two performances are presented! For the Kaleidoscope Nights free seating tickets are required.

The Sound Courts offer a programme for lovers of good music – whether by soloists, duets or orchestras. Joie de vivre and captivating rhythms fill the Landstraße at the Samba Parade on Friday and Saturday evening.

The Spectacle for Children offers a programme for the youngest festival visitors of all ages: games and fun in the park of the Landhaus at Promenade, the Pfarrplatz and the children`s stage with clownery and theatre in the Spectacle Tent at Pfarrplatz.