Get it all out!

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Kaiserslautern’s center will be the stage for a street theater festival of its own kind Aug. 5 to 7. For the fifth year, Lebenshilfe Kaiserslautern (an association for the mentally disabled) will sponsor the event called “Alles Muss Raus!” or “Get it all out!” in cooperation with Lebenshilfe Arts and Culture, the city of Kaiserslautern and the Rheinland-Pfalz Culture Summer.

In their official invitation, organizers promise to provide a top-class and exciting

More than 20 theater, artistic and music groups will perform in the streets and on squares in Kaiserslautern. About 200 disabled and non-disabled artists from Germany, France, Belgium, Denmark, Romania, Austria and the Netherlands will meet and celebrate together.

The festival will officially open with a concert at 8 p.m. Aug. 5 in the Fruchthalle, known as Kaiserslautern’s concert hall. The French band Teranga will play traditional African music mixed with reggae and Latin jazz.

Teranga means hospitality and that’s what the group tries to bring across to the

This is the only event of the festival that is not free. Tickets at the door cost €5.
At 8:30 p.m., the brass band Fanfara Kalashnikov will invite the audience to dance to their interpretations of Polka, Klezmer, Mambo and Bossa at the stage near Stiftskirche in the center of town.

At 10 p.m., Compagnie Luc Amoros will represent the world with live painting, singing and music on Stiftsplatz.

Audiences can watch a total of 50 performances from 11 a.m. until midnight Aug. 6, and from 1 to 10 p.m. Aug. 7. Street theater ensembles and music bands will present nostalgic flying acrobatics, giant balls, a museum of life, puppets, walking acts, dancing and music of all kinds: brass music, rock and pop music as well as bamboo sounds.

Organizers hope to lure many visitors to the street theater and music festival, where people from different countries will have fun together.

For more information on the festival, visit