For the festival opening we will literally look for space. On Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 March, artists from Barrio Comparsa in Medellín, Colombia will facilitate a workshop with residents of IJsselmonde and other interested parties. Together they will create elements for a festive, colorful parade that will move to Zuidplein at the end of the afternoon. In the main auditorium of that theatre, the festival will be opened with a performance by the legendary Bread & Puppet theatre, the grandmother of modern community arts. For fifty years now, this company has been part of a rural community in northern Vermont (USA), creating annual festivals that attract (and involve) thousands of people. At ICAF, Bread & Puppet will present the cryptically titled Exultation Manufacture with Crucifixion of Oppositionist. It is a mesmerizing, symbolic production with giant puppets and stunning live music about the fragile relation between man and nature.