Festival für Tanz, Theater, Performance und Musik
December 01 – 13, 2021
Featuring Juli Apponen & Jon R. Skulberg, Duduzile Mathonsi, Vanasay Khamphommala, Carolin Jüngst, Ursina Tossi, Claire Cunningham, Sindri Runudde, Lars Werner Thomsen, Andreas Constantinou, Michael Turinsky, Ajayini Sathyan, Ewe Benbenek, Zamalisa Mdoda, Electa Behrens, Verena Brakonier, Dennis Seidel and Thomas Prestø. Big Opening Event HAUS PARTY / VOGUING BALL with Mable Preach & Friends.
The conceptual work on NORDWIND began in the middle of the post-pandemic period. A demand for accessibility, as well as the importance of solidarity, caution and consideration and the need for softness have accompanied and shaped the working process. The festival focuses on perspectives of disabled and non-disabled people, Black and BIPoC, and those of representatives* of the LGBTQIA+ scene that challenge and transform the hegemonic view of performance. The title Soft Utopia stands on the one hand for demands for change in terms of interpretative sovereignties, power structures and structural intersectional discrimination, and on the other hand for the strategy of softness with which these changes are approached persistently and sustainably in the way that may be necessary.