Opening – Gala

Sunday, 26 January | Beginning 20:00  | Inlet 18:30
Theatre 1

The Opening Gala is a joint event by the 32nd Internationale Kulturbörse Freiburg and the 21st freiburg-grenzenlos-festival. The attractive line-up includes magician numbers by Siegfried & Joy (Germany), an experimental counterweight rope performance by Liz Williams & Howard Katz (USA), musical comedy with Kaiser & Plain (Germany), cabaret and Spoken Word by Lisa Christ (Switzerland) and funk power from the Freiburg band FATCAT. Scary clown Matthias Romir (Germany) will be taking us through the evening.
Director: Karl-Heinz Helmschrot

Tickets for the Opening - Gala are here available.

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Matthias Romir / DE

Cirque Nouveau | Clown Theatre | Juggling | Object Theatre


Funk | Pop | Soul

Liz Williams & Howard Katz / US

Acrobatics | Aerial Artistry | Musical Theatre | Dance | Variety Show

Kaiser & Plain / DE

Musical Cabaret

Siegfried & Joy / DE


Lisa Christ / CH

Cabaret | Spoken Word

Karl-Heinz Helmschrot / DE

Direction of the Opening - Gala

Karl-Heinz Helmschrot’s artistic work is extremely versatile and is based on his comprehensive professional training (Academy of Art Zurich, School of Acrobatics Barcelona, Drama School Göttingen). He works in street theatre, is involved with the ”Junges-Theater” Göttingen, is a presenter and director of various variety theatres, performs at renowned cabaret theatres in the German-speaking world – where he has received countless awards – develops concepts and productions for municipal and company events and has been working for many years as the Artistic Director of the Festival der Träume in Innsbruck and as Artistic Director at the Festung and Café Hahn Varietés in Koblenz for 26 years. ”The diversity of the grotesque, bold, parodistic and burlesque variety, cabaret and chanson of Berlin has never left me.” Karl-Heinz Helmschrot has remained faithful to his versatility both as a solo artist and director. ”I love bringing bizarre, unconventional, loveable types with their rough edges, i.e. unique specimens who are their own work of art, together in a story or under a motto”.

Save the date(s)

34th IKF 2022
23. – 26. Jan 2022

35th IKF 2023:
22. - 25. Jan 2023


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