In the past thirteen years, the World Living Statues Festival had a great element of competition. Together professionals, amateurs and kids compete for the coveted first place. A beautiful fight, which ensures beautiful images. Of course, this competition continues to exist, which constitutes the origin and existence of our festival.
But it is time to add a new dimension. A dimension that will help us evolve even even more as a global platform for living statues. When it comes to innovation, artistic improvement and higher quality we want to claim the role as originator. This year, the changes will be immediately noticeable for the numerous visitors. How? You’ll read below.
The World Living Statue is still coveted and opens new doors around the world. The title has to maintain this glow as well. After all, a world champion is flag-bearer of the art form. Moreover, participating in a world championship is for many participating artists an extra reason to give it everything they’ve got. That's good for the quality and interesting for the audience.
Also, a championship like this very nicely shows the stages of development in which one living statue can grow. From childhood through amateur to professional. In Alkmaar they are all there to admire. From the various smaller festivals in the Netherlands and Belgium, more than 100 kids and 40 amateurs have been selected for participation at the WLSF. There is place for approximately 60 professional living statue artists from the Netherlands and Belgium, but also from foreign countries. During the festival, their acting spots are mostly situated in streets and alleys that form the link between six squares and form a common thread between the more imaginative, extravagant and striking artful living statue performances.