An embracing festival begins with a dignified reception: the artistic festival team has commissioned Hamburg director Mable Preach to stage a brilliant opening evening that expresses the spirit of community, participation and inclusion – and at the same time represents a multiplicity of voices, perspectives and actors, both from the Hamburg cultural scene and from the networks of the international festival artists, who in this way enter into a mutual relationship as hosts. The artistic structure of the evening is based on the principle of the “houses” of the voguing ballroom scene with its origins in New York in the 1960s, which offer their members a family network outside their biological family of origin, to which they often have no or a poor relationship due to their queerness. With the various “houses”, the HAUS-PARTY enables different performers to have artistic encounters and the audience to gain first insights into the aesthetic diversity of the festival interdisciplinary, multimedia and spectacular.
Tickets: 22/14 Euro (conc. ab 9 Euro, [k]-Karte ab 7 Euro)
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Supported by Hamburger Kulturbehörde.