Culture-ecology-market of ideas
»ARTgerecht«: This is the motto of the Tollwood Winter Festival (ethical husbandry combined with art). Together with the German Humane Society, Tollwood is fighting to stop industrial intensive mass animal farming. Animals are kept in extremely confined spaces. To avoid cannibalism and injuries, teeth are grinded, beaks, tails and horns are removed – without anaesthesia and therefore under agonizing pain. Animal husbandry is subordinated only for economic interests. Tollwood and the German Humane Society demand an amendment of the Protection of Animals Act: no more manipulation on animals. For an ethical husbandry! Relevant art performances with the “Town Musicians of Bremen”, and an elusive stall idyll will complete the campaign on the festival site.
»Classical Music differently«:
»The Magic Flute – Impempe Yomlingo« – South Africa meets Mozart. Mozart’s Opera »The Magic Flute« was never heard like this before. Marimba instead of violins. The classical orchestra is replaced through African musical instruments. The Daily Mail writes: »Mozart would have loved it!«
»Me and the Devil«: from Tom Waits to Carl Maria Weber’s »The Marksman« – a diabolical song recital with Dominique Horwitz.
»Operetta«, a whale of a time. The most famous opera melodies will be tested by their sportive suitability, including the »Tour de France«. And all is in »a cappella«.
»Weltsalon«: »Mission Earth« has started. Inside the multimedia tent there will be discussions about finding a way to live in peace together (»The peacemaker«); economic systems will be on trial (»The social designer«) as well as alternative journeys through life (»The stimulants«). And obviously the general theme of the Festival »ARTgerecht« will have its stage in the tent.
And of course the traditional Tollwood-Winter-Highlights: The »Tief-im-Wald-Bar« with live music every evening, performances, art on the site, international arts and crafts, organic-gastronomy – and last not least the Tollwood New Years Eve Party.