Theater, Performance und Tanz in Hamburg - Kampnagel

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Internationales Sommerfestival 2020
Yan Duyvendak / Kaedama / Dr. Philippe Cano:


  • © Cie Yan Duyvendak
Theater & Performance / Kampnagel / Wheelchair users
  • Wed, 19.08.2020 20:30 [German Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K1
  • Thu, 20.08.2020 19:00 [German Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K1
  • Fri, 21.08.2020 17:00 [German Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K1
  • Fri, 21.08.2020 21:00 [German Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K1
  • Sat, 22.08.2020 17:00 [German Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K1
  • Sat, 22.08.2020 21:00 [German Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K1

With his piece of the hour the artist Yan Duyvendak comes to Hamburg for the first time: Based on a simulation of the EU for governments and hospitals to make decisions in case of pandemics, he develops a participatory game.

Yan Duyvendak has been working on VIRUS for over two years now. Together with professionals from the gaming industry and science, Duyvendak is developing a participatory game based on a simulation scenario of the European Union and French ministries. West African governments and hospitals were offered to use this simulation to prepare for the outbreak of pandemics. In VIRUS the audience is confronted with different scenarios and tries to contain a pandemic through joint decision-making. Depending on the course of the game, societies can develop into a dictatorship or move into a new, utopian, freer future.

Originally, this work should have premiered at the Noorderzon Festival in Groningen and been shown for the first time in Germany at the European Centre for the Arts HELLERAU in Dresden. The real pandemic has thwarted all plans, which is why the piece will now be presented in Hamburg before (and with the support of) HELLERAU.

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.

  • Concept, Authors: Yan Duyvendak in collaboration with Kaedama and Dr. Philippe Cano
  • Game developer: Kaedama
  • Scientific counsellor: Dr. Philippe Cano
  • MCs: Jan-Peter Horstmann, Sarah Ulrich, Anne Schäfer
  • Lighting design: Vincent Millet
  • Sound design consultant: Andrea Cera
  • Stage Management: Eric Mutel
  • Assistants: Tomas Gonzalez, Pierre-Angelo Zavaglia
  • Management: Marine Magnin
  • International development: Judith Martin / Ligne Directe
  • Creative production & communication: Charlotte Terrapon
  • Production: Dreams Come True, Genève

CO-PRODUCTION La Comédie, Genf (CH); Arsenic - Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Lausanne (CH); Les SUBS, lieu vivant d’expériences artistiques, Lyon (FR); Hellerau – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Dresden (DE); Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel, Hamburg (DE); Carré-Colonnes, Saint-Médard Blanquefort (FR); le phénix scène nationale Valenciennes (FR); Grand Theatre / Noorderzon Festival, Groningen (NL); Zürcher Theaterspektakel (CH); Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève (CH). SUPPORTED BY Ville de Genève; République et Canton de Genève; Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council; Pourcent culturel Migros. SPECIAL THANKS TO Bourse de compagnonnage Ville de Lausanne, Canton de Vaud.

German Premiere in Hamburg in cooperation with HELLERAU Europäisches Zentrum der Künste.

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