Sommerblut is a cultural forerunner. The Cologne based festival thinks ahead if it comes to developments in society. Sommerblut shares the vision of cultural participation for all human beings – irrespective of physical or mental abilities, ethnic or social background, age, gender or religion. Sommerblut is experimental and touching. The festival takes risks, breaks up with conventional ways of presenting art and unites diverse perspectives. Sommerblut presents dance, music, visual arts, performance, theatre and literature.
Theater op de Markt (TodM) is an international festival for circus, site-specific and open-air theatre. TodM organizes a summer festival in the even years in Hasselt, and an autumn festival focusing on circus theatre in the odd years in Limburg’s Dommelhof Neerpelt cultural centre. These festival formats present both international established artists and regional and European upcoming talent. TodM also has a long tradition of presenting co-productions created in residency during the year.