Quotes on asphalt


“A very lively festival in a wonderful atmosphere – it’ a great pleasure.” (Deutschlandradio Kultur)

“The beauty of the asphalt festival is that it transcends borders. asphalt is exemplary in terms of aspiration and concept.” (Thomas Geisel, former mayor)

“The theatre-maker Christof Seeger-Zurmühlen and the composer Bojan Vuletić, who initiated and created the festival and run it together, are now almost an established Düsseldorf director duo, but the joy in their idea and its success, which grows from year to year, can be seen in the two of them at all times.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

“The Asphalt Festival brings art to places where it does not usually take place: former factory halls, roof gardens and public squares. Whether theatre, performance, concert or dance, the artists do not simply come to a theatre stage or a white cube where they realise their concepts, rather they have to adapt their projects to the places, expand and redefine them.” (Westdeutsche Zeitung)

“asphalt is a special festival. It connects visual art and music, dance, theatre and literature and the world with Düsseldorf.” (Clara Gerlach, Mayor)

“Through the personal atmosphere at the festival and their committed programme, the founders and creators of asphalt have meanwhile gained an audience that is both eager to experiment and loyal at the same time.” (Rheinische Post)

“Anyone who engages with the asphalt Festival will be surprised again and again – by the extraordinary places where art and culture happen in Düsseldorf in the middle of summer, and by the enthusiasm for dance, theatre, literature, music and drama that defines the makers of this festival.” (Friedrich G. Conzen, Mayor (ret.))

“In a period of only five years, the Summer Festival of the Arts has developed into one of the leading lights of Düsseldorf’s cultural scene.” (Coolibri)

“The atmosphere of the festival is simply fantastic. The combination of unusual venues and high-quality artistic contributions is unique.” (Sönke Wortmann, director)

“Actor and director Christof Seeger-Zurmühlen and musician and composer Bojan Vuletić have launched a summer festival that is bursting with creativity. The festival makers are bringing new audiences to the theatre.” (theatre:pur)

“The asphalt festival shows us the other Düsseldorf, away from the clichés. Exceptional locations and high quality of artistic projects signify the festival and attract its audience.” (Hans-Georg Lohe, Head of Cultural Affairs)

“The asphalt festival is an asset for the city.” (Rheinische Post)

“Anyone who wants to discover the true face of Düsseldorf, a city considered elitist, should visit the asphalt Festival.” (Deutschlandfunk)

“asphalt Festival is exactly what Düsseldorf needs: A vibrant, young, daring environment to experience art and culture. It’s the real deal.” (Omer Klein, jazz pianist)

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