Theater, Performance und Tanz in Hamburg - Kampnagel

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Internationales Sommerfestival 2020
Oona Doherty:

Hope Hunt and The Ascension into Lazarus

  • © Luca Truffarelli
  • © Luca Truffarelli
Dance / Wheelchair users / Kampnagel / Theater & Performance
  • Thu, 13.08.2020 19:00
    Kampnagel – Gelände
  • Fri, 14.08.2020 19:00
    Kampnagel – Gelände
  • Sat, 15.08.2020 19:00
    Kampnagel – Gelände

With great force, Oona Doherty tells of real life outside the art world: the 34-year-old Northern Irish choreographer develops a confrontational social realism through a mixture of dance, scenic elements and political agitation that is currently giving Europe's performing scene an innovative boost. With HOPE HUNT, the Summer Festival now presents a work in which Doherty dissects the masculine core of Europe's working class. In a hyper-intensive solo, the dancer Mufasa quotes movements, speech patterns and songs of raw masculinity. Instead of repeating flat stereotypes, Doherty creates a multi-layered portrait about class and gender, in which violence and tenderness, grief and happiness, despair and utopia are complexly linked. For this year's special edition of the Summer Festival, Oona Doherty will adapt HOPE HUNT as an outdoor version for two different stages in the Kampnagel garden. And what’s more: we are currently planning the premiere of a larger group work by and with Doherty for a future festival - stay tuned!

Program as PDF-Download here!


This year the summer festival takes place under special circumstances. Therefore it is important that we observe security measures to protect everyone and collect the contact information of our guests. This works without complications, but only with your help:

·         Everywhere: Keep a distance of 1.5m, except in self-chosen groups of max. 10 people;

·         In all indoor areas: Wear mouth-nose-protection, except in fixed seating areas;

·         In the festival garden and in the Peacetanbul Restaurant: please always register as soon as you take a seat. The registration is done analogue with pen and paper or digital via a QR CODE. More information on site.


Here you will find the current coronavirus hygiene rules for your visit.

  • Choreography: Oona Doherty
  • Dancer: Sandrine Lescourant - Mufasa
  • DJ and Car Driver: Joss Carter
  • Light Technician: Lisa Marie Barry
  • Production and Diffusion: Gabrielle Veyssiere

SUPPORTED by Dance Resource Base, Ar t Coucil of Northern Ireland, The MAC Theatre – Belfast, Cathedral Quar ter Ar ts Festival, Bristish Council, Prime Cuts Production. Selected for a European tour by Aerowaves in 2017

AWARDS Best Performer Dublin Tigre Fringe – 2016, Aerowaves - 2016/17, Total Theatre Award Edinburgh Fringe – 2017, The Place Dance Award Edingburgh fringe – 2017, (Re) connaissance Grenoble 1st Place Jury prize 1st Audiance prize – 2017

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