Our walking acts are not just something to look at. They are characters to experience. These are small plays that take place right in front of the spectator’s nose and in interaction with him. The characters approach the visitors and engage them in conversations, entertain them or even make a performance for all spectators in the vicinity.
There is no ready-made script, the event is developed for the particular viewer from the moment out. The performance depends on the particular viewer, it absorbs its impulses and turns them into an entertaining experience. It wants to satisfy, entertain, shock, inspire and teach. For the player it is a challenge in improvisation and psychology, because it is important to recognize the respective viewer, to understand his needs and worries and his sense of humor and to react to them, to make him laugh and think and also to give him the feeling that he is perceived by the player as a person and not just as one of the crowd. Thus, the spectator is enriched and pampers his way. Each character of our Walking Act is unique and has its own personal, unique perception of the world. Currently there are only 2 figures, the beggar and the death, more are available soon, such as the king, the raven, the dragon, the witch and the monk.

The beggar

A typical figure of the Middle Ages is here packed up in an abstract and lovely shape of a puppet. However, it doesn’t miss pepper and fervor. Through his offensive, begging full of wit, piercing insults, exaggerations, but also quotes from Goethe and François Villion, get the beggar a way into the hearts of the audience. Popular, not only with children but also with anyone who can laugh at himself. The beggar finds the right spell for everyone and always has an excuse ready. Due to the puppet format, this character is perceived different from the conventional beggar, played by a human being. The rejection of which often is encountered if a person performs this role is robbed of power by the abstraction of the puppet. Everyone is ready to talk and be entertained by this puppet. Whether it is “just” a puppet, this character takes his role seriously and tries by all means to find the way to the heart and the purse of the viewer. This also creates an authentic image of the feeling of life in the Middle Ages, and also addresses the topic of poverty that is constant over all times.

The death

A somewhat gloomy fellow who should remind us to enjoy the existence. He goes around the market, admonishing that there is an end to everything and everyone, and that one has to use the time that one has and not lose sight of what is important. He provokes and scares the audience to then elicit a smile. Because the death moved his scythe and thus today “of duty”. A little fright in the middle of the festival will wake us up and let us push our beloved ones even closer to us. It is frightening and still popular with children who like to accept this character and interact happily with it. Because nobody knows life like death. He treats all the same and has no prejudices. As a character, he reveals that he is actually a nice guy, but his “job” makes him very unpopular. He also tries to counteract this misunderstanding. In the small performances, he tells of past times and his “best / hardest work”, giving us an insight into historical events and also allowing us a renewed, neutral view of our history.