Art Climate Transition
Co-funded by the
Creative Europe Programme
of the European Union
Kampnagel Hamburg




Kampnagel is a world-renowned international production venue for contemporary performing arts and also presents concerts, conferences and a variety of festivals. On six stages with capacities from 1000 to 100 seats, Kampnagel shows the works of international artists as well as those of the local Hamburg scene.

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  • #mainstreamingotherness
  • #decolonizing
  • #transgenerationaldialogue
  • #solidarityinstitution
  • #feminism

Kampnagel, the international arts center in Hamburg, is Europe’s largest production venue for contemporary performing arts. It presents works at the intersection of dance, theater, performance, music, visual arts and architecture on six stages located in a former crane factory building. Its program is made up of international productions and co-productions and locally produced works by the Hamburg performing arts and dance scene. There are also smaller and bigger festivals including the international renowned International Summer Festival. Kampnagel regularly hosts conferences and symposia about contemporary social discourses. Kampnagel is a productive laboratory for the development of ideas, exploring new formats that tackle modern forms of communication, interaction and participation as well as the transfer of knowledge and our conception of the public sphere. Kampnagel is simultaneously locally anchored and internationally connected. The arts center creates links between artists and between different artistic languages. It regularly comes into dialogue with activists and researchers, and takes the (cultural-) political lead. Every season, Kampnagel attracts approximately 180,000 visitors. During the last years Kampnagel has continuously been working with artists, activists, local and international partners on de-colonial strategies, solidarity practices, gender politics, feminism and queerness. In our program remembrance culture is re-established as an important means to fight the social uprising of discrimination and racism. Kampnagel constantly works on the awareness of our audiences for our ecology and non-human species. The collaboration with our ACT partners gives us the chance to share our practices, to learn from each other and to raise the impact of our actions.

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Kampnagel Hamburg
7 Oct 2022 - 9 Oct 2022


Jose Vidal

Under the direction of Chilean choreographer and expert for crowd choreographies, Jose Vidal, 40 dancers from the Hamburg HipHop Academy and the Contemporary Dance School come together for a flashmob-like large-scale event in a dance intervention in public space. Based on the structure of flocks of birds, schools of fish, and herds, the work asks what invisible threads or multidimensional networks (tramas = tissue) must be at work so that a multiple organism emerges from the sum of individual bodies that is more than the sum of its parts.

Kampnagel Hamburg
1 Dec 2022 - 3 Dec 2022

Tutto Brucia


In TUTTO BRUCIA (Everything burns), exceptional actress, dancer, DJ and Gucci model Silvia Calderoni is once again on the Kampnagel stage – this time alongside dancer Stefania Tansini and R.Y.F. (Francesca Morello), who provides the live soundtrack to this tragedy, which is as contemporary as it is dark, loosely based on »The Trojan Women of Euripides«. It begins with the end: on the scorched ground of the just-fallen city of Ilion, the women of Troy mourn the death of those closest to them, and face their future as spoils of war and slaves. In the context of the humanitarian catastrophe in the Mediterranean, climate change, and the global pandemic, the agonies of the Trojan women inevitably become readable as a political indictment of our present.

Kampnagel Hamburg
8 Dec 2022 - 10 Dec 2022


Lukas Avendaño

LEMNISKATA is a dance piece for 14 male dancers and one female performer who portray the origin of life based on female symbols from Mexican culture. With the movements of their naked bodies they visualise infinity. An impressive stage set, sound design based on prehispanic instruments, colourful human-animal masks and live music make this new work by Mexican artist Lukas Avendaño an experience for all the senses.

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