for artists from Mannheim and the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan region
Deadline for entries: 15.01.2022

Individual artists and groups from all disciplines in the independent performing arts scene who live or work in Mannheim and the surrounding Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan region can apply for the following formats.


What is the Theaterfestival Schwindelfrei?

The Theaterfestival Schwindelfrei is a point of contact and a platform for the independent performance arts in Mannheim and the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan region. Through this biennial festival, the Mannheim Office of Culture is able to present current working methods and forms of expression by artists from the regional independent art scene. Schwindelfrei opens up spaces for artistic processes, initiates exchange between the local and regional scenes, seeks out connections to the neighbourhoods and the audiences of Mannheim.

The focus of the upcoming festival is the freedom to experiment and take artistic risks which can be experienced live and shared with others for a short period of time – conditions that the theatre can uniquely provide. From July 7-10, 2022, visitors to the festival will be able to obtain insights into the work the participating artists are doing in the form of short presentations. In addition, productions that have emerged from previous Schwindelfrei residencies will also be given a platform to present their work. The festival programme will also be supplemented with other formats such as guest performances, digital projects, concerts, and a peer-to-peer academy.

The Theaterfestival Schwindelfrei is a project from the Office of Culture of the City of Mannheim. The artistic director and curator is Dirk Förster. Partner venues for this festival are the EinTanzHaus, the Theaterhaus G7, the Theatre Felina-Areal and zeitraumexit.