NORDWIND was founded in 2006 by Ricarda Ciontos and since then has continuously grown into a platform and festival. In the beginning, the festival was dedicated exclusively to the Nordic countries, but by now the festival functions more as a platform for the encounter between Nordic and international artists. In the 2017 edition of NORDWIND under the name Songs of a melting iceberg, productions from abroad and co-productions with artists from the Arctic region, Nordic countries, African continent and Berlin and Hamburg will be shown at six different performance venues: Kampnagel, SAVVY Contemporary, Silent Green, Studio 1 in the Art Centre Bethanien, Galerie Wedding the project Novy Mir will reflect on german russian similarities and differences in arts society and politics and is a cooperation of Kampnagel and the Theatre of Nations in Moscow. Nordwind will also cooperate with the KW Institute for Contemporary Art for certain projects. A Madame Nielsen evening will take place 16-17.11.2018 in the literature house Berlin and will present the exceptional artist writer activist musician Madame Nielsen in a first ever retrospective. This project will open the 2019 edition dealing with gender issues and feminism.