In Oberstdorf, an old village in Southern Bavaria, a unique ancient pagan tradition is still alive – the dance of the wild men (Wilde-Mändle-Tanz), which is held only in this small town, once in five years. 

Wilde-Mändle-Tanz is dedicated to the Germanic god Thor, and involves 13 men, all of whom belong to old local families who have been living in that region for centuries. The men’s costumes are made of moss, which grows only in the  Allgäu Alps

They dance to rhythmic drum music, building a pyramid, and at the end they drink mead from their wooden mugs, singing a ritual song.

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Surprenant travail de Paul Wackers.
Un peintre qui s’intéresse aux plantes vertes, aux fossiles, à la géométrie de la nature et à celle dans laquelle nous intégrons ladite nature (pots, suspensions, dans les espaces délimités de nos vies). Ça va de l’amas d’objets à des scènes tirant vers l’abstraction.


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