The minute that I walked into the Eye it was apparent that KLIK had not changed, but the Eye might never be the same. Cruising around in the air were a shiver of motorized inflatable sharks (yes, a group of sharks is indeed a shiver). The greeters at the registration desk were handing out KLIKERS, small plastic clickers which are the symbol of the festival that the audience uses to register their approval rather than the usual clapping.
The opening night festivities got underway when as guests were invited to sit on the broad stairway leading from the ground floor to the mezzanine main screening room for a performance by Firma Zwakstroon. The Dutch multi-disciplinary trio incorporated pantomime, music, and animation as they morphed into different shapes and forms, finally ending by disappearing into what seemed like large plastic bubbles.