Schemenlaufen, the carnival of Imst, AustriaAustria
Representative List 2012
EN: The 'Kübelmaje' is a young girl dressed in a simple, traditional skirt and a straw hat who throws powder from a small wooden bucket at the audience.
EN: The vocal group called 'Fasnachtslabara' perform a song, which traditionally deals with the misfortune of an inhabitant of Imst.
EN: The main figures - 'Roller' and his counterpart 'Scheller' - dance together. The former wears a shiny silver headdress and lederhosen with up to forty bells tied around his hips. He holds a 'Pemsl', a type of brush made out of wood chips.
EN: A 'beater' forces a brown bear to make a turn.
EN: The figures of the 'Laggepaar' couple perform a slow and ironic imitation of the vivid dance of 'Roller' and 'Scheller'.
EN: The 'Hexemusig' - a group of witches - dance around.
EN: As the 'Roller' starts jumpimp, the 'Altfrankspritzer' - dressed like a townsman in a tailcoat of baroque style and holding a trident - targets the audience with a water pistol to make way.
EN: 'Altfrankspritzer' and 'Turesackner' (behind him) clear the way for the other masks by using a bag filled with straw.
EN: View of the 'Kramergasse', the main shopping street in Imst.
EN: Final circle of the procession at the town square.