Theater, Performance und Tanz in Hamburg - Kampnagel

Internationales Sommerfestival 2018

  • © The Laboratory of Manuel Bürger



»Theatrical props« is what philosopher Wendy Brown calls the new border fences and walls, which are raged by fear spreading politicians and, however, are actually built. Because neither the climate catastrophe nor global trade and data flows adhere to border controls. Self-appointed homeland militias thus defend the past against a present in which people have long since lived in global contexts and formed communities that often have no boundaries. VROOUUM! Welcome to post national reality – and welcome back to the Summer Festival, a specialist for all kinds of border crossings. BTOOM! This festival works with many artists whose pieces have one thing in common: They arise as collaborations on an equal footing, (often developed by teams or in collaboration with other arts), are wordly and vigilant about the present, crossing boundaries with other media, countries and cultures – and exuding transgressive lust. ZWOSSH! WHUMP! WHUUNG!

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International Summer Festival's Archive: 2013 2014 2015 2016 / 2017


Tickets: 040 270 949 49 MO – SA 10:00 – 19:00
Box Office: MO – SA 16:00 – 19:00

SOMMERFESTIVAL-ticket: 35 EURO (50% discount)

Get a 50% discount on all shows with our festival card (10% discount on Elbphilharmonie tickets). The K-Karte is also valid for the International Summer Festival.* 


One ticket for all shows including concerts except Elbphilharmonie events (student ID obligatory).*


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* Non-applicable, valid for one performance per production. Seats must be reserved in advance at the box office, admission to sold-out events cannot be claimed. Available only at our box office +49 40 270 949 49.



Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg, Hamburgische Kulturstiftung, Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Rudolf Augstein Stiftung, Ilse und Dr. Horst Rusch-Stiftung, Auswärtiges Amt, Stiftung Mara & Holger Cassens, Kulturstiftung des Bundes, NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN), Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Bündnis Internationaler Produktionshäuser, Musikfonds, Pro Helvetia Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Martha Pulvermacher Stiftung, Imagine 2020 I Art and Climate Change, gefördert von der Europäischen Union / Europa fördert Kultur, Gabriele Fink Stiftung, Haspa Musikstiftung, Institute Français, Der Bevollmächtigte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland für kulturelle Angelegenheiten im Rahmen des Vertrages über die deutsch-französische Zusammenarbeit, Behörde für Schule und Berufsbildung Hamburg, Botschaft Kanada, Kultur Ministerium Dänemark, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Robert Bosch Stiftung. 

co-operation partners

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Kunstverein in Hamburg, ZEIT Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, Aarhus Festuge, Hafen City Universität Hamburg, Apartment 040, Vision Tools, Heikotel,, 

Media Partners: NDR 90,3 und Hamburg Journal, NDR Kultur, SZENE Hamburg, ASK Helmut
Media Partners Music Program: Byte FM, Spex, Hanseplatte 


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