This year's "Bonds of Culture" focuses primarily on an individual who has taken various strategies of relationship with reality which is too difficult or too absurd. At the same time the festival tells a tale about the boundlessness of human imagination - about making "alternative worlds" of a stuff at hand. About freedom born of apparent isolation and abandonment. Prepare for grotesque, for magic, for satirie, for melancholy, for surprise, and for joy. Prepare for cabaret, for show and for low-key events. Welcome.