Every two years, the Cultural Office of the City of Mannheim (Kulturamt) presents current artistic approaches and forms of expression arising out of the regional independent art scene in its theatre festival Schwindelfrei.
The Schwindelfrei Festival is conceived of as a meeting point and platform for independent performing artists in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region. The Festival makes spaces available for experimental formations, initiates exchange between the local and regional scenes, seeks contact with the neighbourhood and to the public in Mannheim. The Festival has been organized by the Cultural Office of the City of Mannheim since 2009 and is taking place for the 9th time in 2024.
The upcoming festival will take place in Mannheim from July 11 – 14, 2024.
The focus of the upcoming festival is the exploration of urgent, existential topics through artistic means. From July 11 – 14, 2024, visitors to the festival will gain insights into the work of the artists participating in the residency and mentoring programs by attending their final presentations. In addition, productions that have emerged from previous Schwindelfrei residencies will also be given a platform to present their work. The festival program will also be supplemented with other formats such as guest performances, concerts, workshops, discussions, etc.
The Schwindelfrei Festival is a project from the Office of Culture of the City of Mannheim. The festival director is Nicole Libnau from the Office of Culture. The artistic director and curator is Dirk Förster. Partner venues for this festival are the EinTanzHaus, the Theaterhaus G 7, the Theatre Felina-Areal and zeitraumexit.