Dear friends and fellows,
we hoped for a long time and were, optimistically, full of confidence. And yet, reality forced us to realize now the inevitability of the postponement of the 13th BLICKWECHSEL festival.
The 4th regulation of the Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt regarding the pandemic Coronavirus containment strategy and as integral part a ban on public presentations of theater and festival productions is the background of our decision. Open-ended travel and entry restrictions enforced by many countries and our responsibility to our fellow artists, who need to plan on a secure basis, not least for applications in time for aid money and grands, are further reasons, which made us cancel the festival for the planned period.
After the 2013 flood, this is the second time in our theater history, that we are forced to cancel our festival. You can believe me, my heart is bleeding. My colleagues and I worked with great passion on the conception and programming of a party with BEST FRIENDS.
In all gloom, there should always be glimmers of hope. It is my great wish to catch up with the festival in 2021 with all friends and their artistic work, as curated, discussed and negotiated.
In this way we invite you and all of our FRIENDS to the 13th international »Figuren Theater Festival BLICKWECHSEL« in Magdeburg from 26. June to 03. July in 2021.
We look forward to see you all again!