Please be informed that the performance contains nudity and light touch (hands and shoulders).


Soft Utopia – Nordwind Festival 2021

Vanasay Khamphommala, Je viens chanter chez toi toute nue en échange d’un repas (Ich singe für dich nackt im Austausch gegen eine Mahlzeit)

In this show, the artist used to travel to someone‘s home and to sing for them naked in exchange for a meal. The performance can be seen as a response to the pandemic context that revealed the fragility of our cultural rituals. It proposes to reduce cultural exchanges to their bare essentials, to replace proximity with intimacy, and to transform our vulnerability into the basis for both emotional and ethical encounters. Simultaneously, it is an attempt to disrupt the commodification of culture in a Western context by going back to a traditional form of exchange that makes away with money: food in exchange for a performance, a practice that is still active in rural Laos, where Vanasay’s father was born. A radical attempt at a different economy and ecology of culture. For the festival the work will be shown as performance installation at Kampnagel. Supported by Institut Français

L’invocation à la muse (Die Anrufung der Muse)

L’invocation à la muse stages a poet suffering from writer’s block who calls on the muses for help to improvise a poem for the audience. But instead of the ancient deities, a queer muse appears. Since antiquity, the figure of the muse has been a projection screen for a sexist, white, slightly eroticised understanding of artistic creation. But the history of the arts, the diversity of artistic processes and of the artists themselves and the diversity of their experiences has proven time and again that this concept must give way to new representations. Supported by Institut Français

Juli Apponen & Jon R. Skulberg, Everything Remains

Everything Remains‪ is part two in a trilogy by JULI/JON, exploring the potential of a weak body. It is a choreography designed for a tired body. A minimalistic and poetic encounter with an autobiography made up of physical transformations of gender, pain and limitations. With her archive of memories and experiences, Juli Apponen is utilized as subject matter. Everything in the performance stems from concrete experiences of operations, chronic pain and the physical body as an interchangeable and editable material. ‬Everything Remains‪ is a reflection on weakness and an exploration of the potential that can be found within tiredness and limitations. What do we do when these conditions dominate? Through silent insistence, the audience is invited into a story about a body, a person and a human experience.‬

Andreas Constantinout, Champions

How does a body set itself in motion when its surroundings are fundamentally precarious and harmful? In Precarious Moves Michael Turinsky continues his investigation of resistant choreographic positionings. At the center of the solo, which is as much biographical as conceptual, lies the questioning of his personal as well as the collective needs for mobility and mobilization. Oscillating between the organic and the organized, the performance unfolds as an ironic and engaged intervention that connects the body with the sensual world through which it moves.

Ursina Tossi, Fux

With FUX, Hamburg-based choreographer Ursina Tossi develops a performance for younger and older audiences that makes accessibility for people with (visual) disabilities the artistic tool of her own choreographic practice for the first time. FUX is a dance performance about climate change and species extinction.



The privilege of art is a long-standing conversation and we can’t deny the elitism within the art world. Privilege in art is also part of racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, heterosexism, nativism, classismrace, disablism and gender. A panel about the power of definition in art, about exclusions and resistances.

Sun, 12.12.2021 17:30
Kampnagel – Foyer
Tickets: Free entrance
In English

Sindri Runudde, The Fishing Dance & Other Cosmic Confessions

HE FISHING DANCE & OTHER COSMIC CONFESSIONS is a conceptual album and workout program consisting of seven different dances with specific purposes. Powered by “radical pedagogy”, Sindri Runudde works from the premise that everybody has knowledge and experience, and every story owns a dance. With five dancers on stage, the seven songs intertwine with music and personal stories. Sindri Runudde is a dancer and choreographer who works from a queer feminist perspective and from lived experience. Their approach and artistry is unique through the ability to connect deep existential themes to pop-culture and accessible concepts in a very successful way.

In cooperation with the Swedish Embassy Berlin.


My undying love//Songs of grief

My undying Love/ Songs of grief – HIMHERANDIT/Vanasay Khamphommala present an award-winning, intimate, multidisciplinary piece in which up to 5 audience members participate in an immersive performance. A collaborative work that simultaneously tells a universal story about death and love. The audience is immersed in an expansive installation and formulates a love letter to all things human. Between ritual, visual art storytelling, a 3d sound installation and a 360° video panorama, experiences of letting go and finding again are shared. With "Songs of grief" Vanasay Khampommala opens a second space, a space of silence, of music, of voice. It is a place of reverberation, of "aftercare" in which ephemeral, ever-changing and participatory soundscapes are created. "My undying love" was awarded the Scenekunstens Priser Award 2021 and was nominated for the Reumert Award and the Aarhus Stage Art Award 2022.

The performance will be in English/German.

My undying love//Songs of grief

In December 2021 the performer Andreas Constantinou and Vanasay Khamphommala got to know each other during the NORDWIND Festival in Hamburg and out of a broad respect and interest in each other's work the wish occured to work together at some point in their career. Introducing with „ Soft Utopia“ last year's programmatic focus, NORDWIND opened up to long-term, transdisciplinary and participatory processes establishing artist collaborations as sustainable exchange. The project my undying love//songs of grief is a first cooperation between ANDREAS CONSTANTINOU the team of HIMHERANDIT and VANASAY KHAMPHOMMALA/LAPSUS CHEVELU

My Undying Love/ Songs of Grief - HIMHERANDIT/LAPSUS CHEVELU

Andreas Constantinou, Vanasay Khamphommala, Dagmara Bilon, Kenth Rose

Beautiful and intimate My Undying Love is an award-winning immersive performance, an honest response to grief, a love letter to humanity.

In My Undying Love, five persons at a time enter into a custom-built installation and become immersed between melodic soundscapes, an ambient 360° video panorama and an engaged in an hour long interactive performance experience. Audience become both on-lookers and participants.

My Undying Love combines performance, visual art, story telling, video installation and sonic art into a unique immersive experience that talks about death, grief, life and love.

SONGS OF GRIEF offers a space for the audience to prepare and/or prolong their experience of MY UNDYING LOVE, in which silence, breath, voice and music come together to question the place of sounds in our grieving processes. It is a place of (after)care where ephemeral, ever-changing and participative soundscapes are created.


My undying love
Artist / Concept / Creation / Performer: Andreas Constantinou
Collaborative artist / Performer: Dagmara Bilon
Performer: Kenth Rose
Videographer: Christoffer Brekne
Installation / Technician: Jeppe Cohrt
Music: Marlou Vriens
Sound design: Jeppe Cohrt & Andreas Constantinou

Songs of grief

Artist / performer: Vanasay Khamphommala
Collaborative artists: Dagmara Bilon / Andreas Constantinou
A letter to my love / community engagement project: Dagmara Bilon

Funded by NEUSTART KULTUR / Fonds Soziokultur, Danish Arts Council amongst others.

LausitZukunft the Film

Next to the research installation project of Lars Ramberg a first film project initiated by NORDWIND the director Sylvie Kürsten and the camera operator Matthias Heuermann portrayed important new initiatives in the region of Lausitz.The process started with an binational exchange project with youngsters from the Polish-German boarder region and in cooperation with Schloss Trebnitz e.V. The Film as well as the exchange project were funded by the Ministry of Justice and Europe of the Land Brandenburg,the Sebastian Cobler Foundation and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Berlin. This project is planned as a long-term study on the cultural, political, social changes in the Region of Lausitz.

Director: Sylvie Kürsten
Camera: Matthias Heuermann

Funded by Ministry for Justice and Europe, Sebastian Cobler Foundation, Royal Norwegian Embassy.


Presentation October 1, 2021, at Studio Ramberg Berlin 

With the support of the Ministry of Justice and for Europe of the State of Brandenburg and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Berlin, at the beginning of this year NORDWIND has initiated a cooperative project in Lusatia with the artist Lars Ø Ramberg. During the last months, Studio Ramberg has worked intensively on research in dialogue with locals and experts from Lusatia, created a so-called mapping, and developed core ideas for an initial sketch. The presentation of this preliminary project and the subsequent dialogue will take place on October 1, 2021, at Studio Ramberg. Parallel to the LausitZukunft art project, NORDWIND is producing a documentary portrait film about various initiatives in the region.


Corporation Studio Ramberg/ Lars Ø RambergFunded by Ministry for Justice and Europe, Royal Norwegian Embassy.

ORPHEUS + EURYDICE – The Orphic Cycles

The ancient material about the (im)mortal love between Orpheus and Eurydice is present in countless adaptations. This is hardly surprising since it’s the elementary motives of humanity that are discussed here: love, art, and death. The popular myth itself is derived from the even older story about Demeter, who lost her daughter Persephone to Hades and the underworld. In her honor, mystic celebrations of several days were held in ancient Greece, through which dances, making music together, singing, screaming, and lamenting became central elements of the ritualistic search for Persephone.

The multidisciplinary Icelandic artist Erna Ómarsdóttir reinterprets the myth of Orpheus in five cycles of eternal growth and decay, intertwining ancient and Indo-European legends as well as contemporary subjects. With a mixed cast of actors from the Freiburg Theater and dancers from the Iceland Dance Company, she examines the metamorphoses and reproductive forces of culture and art, which over time have made Mother Earth a skilled lyre player and her offspring his tragic bride, who follows her husband silently and on soft soles.

In her new borderline-musical, Erna Ómarsdóttir questions the dualisms of life and death, understanding and feeling, artistic creation and silence, man and woman … – Who has the Golden Fleece? Where do the snakes come from? And does Eurydice actually want to go back to the (upper) world?


December 17 – 19, 2021 
Theater Freiburg, Freiburg

18.12.  “Sound of Silence- die stumme Eurydike” mit Wiebke Hüster, Mateja Meded, Klaus Theweleit und Erna Omarsdottir

19.12. An evening of songs Olöf Arnalds & Skuli Sverrirsson

January 13 – 14 and 16, 2022 
Theater Freiburg, Freiburg (Cancelled)

January 27 – 29, 2022
 Kampnagel / NORDWIND-Plattform, Hamburg

February 18 – 20, 2022 
Theater Freiburg, Freiburg

March 10 – 11 and 13, 2022 
Theater Freiburg, Freiburg


Erna Ómarsdóttir – direction and choreography

Gabríela Friðriksdóttir – stage design and costumes

Bjarni Jónsson – text and translation

Valdimar Jóhansson, Skúli Sverrisson – composition and arrangemens

Valdimar Jóhansson – video design

Tamina Theiß – dramaturgy

Dorothee Hoff – light

Ricarda Ciontos – project coordination & accompanying program

Johann Diel – production manager

Camilla Dania – assistant director and evening production manager

Peter Carp – intendant

Dancers & Actresses/Actors:

Felix Urbina Alejandre

Una Björg Bjarnadóttir

Thieß Brammer

Victor Calero

Janna Horstmann

Henry Meyer

Stefanie Mrachacz

Ho-Ching Charmene Pang

Saga Sigurðardóttir

Orpheus and Eurydice is a coproduction of Theater Freiburg and Iceland Dance Company with NORDWIND Festival and Kampnagel Hamburg.

Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation

Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

Funded by the Innovation Fund for Arts of the State of Baden-Wurttemberg

Nordwind Festival Grand Opening: HAUS–Party with Mable Preach & Friends

An embracing festival begins with a dignified reception: 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. Supported by: Hamburger Kulturbehörde

Duduzile Mathonsi, Bitch where the Fuck is my Manifesto?!

BITCH WHERE THE FUCK IS MY MANIFESTO?! is a one-woman show: written, directed and performed by Duduzile Mathonsi. The solo production investigates the narratives of the black female body and centralises the black female experience, giving space to address the body’s agency, exploring the sexuality and vulnerability of a black woman. Therefore reclaiming and attempting to indigenize space. The work uses space to create different shifts of the spectacle vs. spectator. Eight years ago Dudzile moved from South Africa to one of the northernmost cities in Norway, in that sense her work talks about issues of migration and the idea of home as well. Supported by the Norwegian Embassy

Michael Turinsky, Precarious Moves

How does a body set itself in motion when its surroundings are fundamentally precarious and harmful? In Precarious Moves Michael Turinsky continues his investigation of resistant choreographic positionings. At the center of the solo, which is as much biographical as conceptual, lies the questioning of his personal as well as the collective needs for mobility and mobilization. Oscillating between the organic and the organized, the performance unfolds as an ironic and engaged intervention that connects the body with the sensual world through which it moves.

Claire Cunningham, Thank You Very Much

Choreographer Claire Cunningham and her ensemble of leading disabled performers invite you to join them for an evening at the Kampnagel as they pull back the curtain on the glittering and mysterious world of the tribute artist. Thank You Very Much takes to the floor with wit, glitz and a pulsating soundtrack. A performance that navigates up, down and all around society’s ideas of normality, and shakes up the myth of how bodies should be. The dancers pull on their sparkling costumes and ask: Who have we been trying to be all our lives? Has it ever been our choice? And what really is “the wonder of you”? Funded by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland



Language has been one of the most powerful tools for power, influence and control since the beginning of time. Building and destroying societies through classism, colonization and dehumanisation processes. Acting as a gatekeeper to knowledge, histories, education, expression and progress.

Thomas Talawa Prestø
Michael Turinsky
Ewe Benbenek

Thu, 09.12.2021 18:00
Kampnagel – Foyer
Tickets: Free entrance




“Allyship” is a term that grown over the last couple of year and took it prime spot during the Black lives Matter movement as a trending topic amongst non-Black people. Allyship extends itself to all having morphed into performative allyship and has created personal gain, which could be playing into appropriation of pain.

Fri, 10.12.2021 18:00
Kampnagel – Foyer
Tickets: Free entrance
In English

Women in Battle #3 ​

11.-18.10.20 The virtual performance Women in Battle # 3 introduces strong and diverse female voices in literature and music focusing on representatives of last and this year guest country of honor by presenting outstanding protagonists such as Synnove Persen, Jeannine Masika Lukusa, Cris Derksen oder Canisia Lubrin among others . The event exhibits works of different stylistic directions and unites them in a common project with four languages implemented such as Sami, Norwegian, English and German. The Moderator of the event and Presenter of the German text Selection will be Shelly Kupferberg.

Exploring Blankness - Nordwind Festival 2019



ROMEO AND JULIET created by Icelandic choreographers Erna Ómarsdóttir and Halla Ólafsdóttir has very little to do with amorous whisperings and tender declarations of love. Ómarsdóttir und Ólafsdóttir use the musical template of Sergei Prokoviev’s famous ballet music as the basis for a completely new type of dance creation which tells its audience in often radical images a story of the essence of the different genders – of their mutual attraction, but also of their constant conflict. The fact that this brings explicit representations of violence and sexual symbolism to the stage is absolutely typical of the intense imagery used by these choreographers. The production is nominated for the German Theatre Award Der Faust 2019 in the category “Choreography”.
5.-8. 12. 2019 19.30 h

Location: K6
40/32/24/12 Euro (red. ab 9 Euro, [k]-Karte 6 Euro)
Short introduction 20 mintes before the show in the Foyer 
*Early Boarding for all shows



Madame Nielsen’s playful handling of gender roles and unassignable self-perception and external perception disturbs and impresses at the same time and blurs clear boundaries of orientation. This makes her/him one of the most controversial, fascinating and diverse contemporary artists* and authors* in Denmark and far beyond. Her novel “The Endless Summer”, published in German in 2018, was enthusiastically received by the press and the public. So it’s high time to finally dive back into the universe of this multi-faceted artist with an evening of music, literature and exhibition.

TIP: The exhibition of Madame Nielsen can also be visited from Thu-12.12. to Sa-14.12. before and after performances.

11.12.2019 19.30 h
Kampnagel – Kmh
ca. 2,5 h including breaks
10 Euro (red. 9 Euro)


Since 2013 the choreographers Amanda Apetrea (SE), Nadja Hjorton (SE), Halla Ólafsdóttir (IS), Stina Nyberg (SE) and Zoë Poluch (CAN) have been developing works under the label “Samlingen”, which are always compiled from a choreographic and feminist perspective. For NORDWIND Samlingen will be inviting to a workshop to take a closer look at various dances from the respective cultural backgrounds of the participants. The most important element of this unofficial salon is the collection of truths and untruths, demands, expectations, disappointments, as well as successful and unsuccessful achievements.

Workshop: 12.-13.12.2019 18-21 h
Showing 13.12.2019 21 h 
Registration for the Workshop until 01.12.:
Free entrance


The performance VANITY OF MODERN PANIC – V.O.M.P. holds a mirror to our beauty-worshipping society’s botox-stiffened face. Gunilla Lind’s performance asks why we are busy focusing so much on being young, healthy and fit. Make yourself ready for a silicone pumped dance performance about our hunt for the perfect body. A body proportion twisted comedy about the longing for breasts, thighs and buttocks that would make Kim Kardashian turn pale in jealousy.

5., 6.12. 2019 20.30 h
ca. 60 min.
18 Euro (red. 9 Euro)



The new show by Beauty and the Beast, Amanda Apetrea and Halla Ólafsdóttir, is a pornographic and dystopian dance performance that merges dance, poetry, music, the beauty of darkness and the in between, seeing inner and outer realities. Exploring expressions of sexuality, body and gender flirting with the power of horniness and lust. A power that they believe can move mountains.
14.12.2019 20.30 h
ca. 60 min.
In English


The Swedish artist Liv Strömquist is one of Sweden’s best-known comic artists and most important feminist voices. Her work focuses on her interest in feminist and pop cultural phenomena. In her popular TV and radio formats, she tackles existing social power structures with biting humour and devastating criticism. Three of her graphic novels have now been published in German (Avant Verlag). As part of the Nordwind Festival, a number of selected prints from her books will be exhibited at Kampnagel.

5.12.2019 18.30
6.-7.12.2019 18 h 
Open before and after the shows


With a sound oscillating between RnB, Pop, and HipHop the Hamburg-based label One Mother produces new diasporic narratives that open up room for solidarity, art, and anger management. On the tail of four successful events last season, One Mother again foregrounds Hamburg’s local queer-feminist non-white scene, forging links with international sister acts with new editions of GLOBAL FEMINIST BAD (B)ASS.

7.12.2019 22 h
Kampnagel – KMH
Pay as much as you can



Within the frame of a Nordwind-residency Sonya Lindfors and the Hamburg director and curator Mable Preach (Artistic Director of the festival Formation Now!, member of the executive board of the network Lukulule e.V.) start an exchange about their respective themes, working methods and artistic approaches, which leads to an open presentation and discussion format.

Sat, 07.12.2019 from 18:00
Kampnagel – K4
Free entrance
Please register via Tickets


Ofelas/ der Fährtenfinder

8 February 2019 at renowned Babylon cinema curtains will be raised for the very first Sámi feature film – Nils Gaup‘s intense 1987 action adventure and oscar nominee OFELAŠ/Pathfinder accompanied by an ensemble of highly acclaimed young contemporary musicians. Set on the Finnmarksvidda plateau, it follows Aigin, a young Sámi hunter who sees his family massacred by Chudes, a tribe from the East. Aigin swears revenge.

Orginal title: OFELAŠ / VEIVISEREN Director: Nils Gaup Screenplay: Nils Gaup
Photography: Eerling Thurmann-Andersen Actors: Mikkel Gaup, Nils Utsi, Nils-Aslak Valkeapää,
Helgi Skúlason, Ingvald Guttorm, Inger Utsi Run time: 1 hour 36 min Year: 1987 Country: Norway
Producer: John M. Jacobsen
Musicians: Jakop Janssonn M. Mortensson  Vladislav Demin Magnus Wiik

8.2. 2019 8pm Babylon Berlin 

in Norwegian with English subtitles 


For their performance
Electrodomestics, Constanza Macras and Adham Hafez founded a collective for ‘domestic affairs’.
In a lively and inspiring mixture of a cooking show, a concert, a performance, an expert discussion and dance, the group investigates the concepts of cultural background and identity. Based on the performers’ circles of family and friends, the group uses their
social surroundings to explore phenomena like collectivity and nationality. The audience cooks, eats and joins in the discussion and in this way are pushed to their own boundaries and stigmata, but also unexpected openness. The boundaries between the performers and the audience are blurred and together they open up a space for exchange, togetherness and spontaneous, creative eruptions.

Wed. 08.11.17, 9pm, SAVVY, 90 min



n her ongoing body of work, Between Us, Syowia Kyambi asks the question: to what extent do clothes create an identity and how can social roles be transformed through pieces of clothing. Taking the Kaunda suit as her starting point; a suit that was considered a symbol of prestige in Kenya during African independence movement, is now worn by low-level service staff, the artist examines the way social roles are ascribed and social expectations through various different costumes. How much is clothing to be read as an expression of nationalities, genders and status? What personal traits are emphasised or hidden using clothing? Mirrors installed in the space throw the questions back at the audience and always locate the performance on the line between voyeurism and participation.

Wed. 08.11.17, 6:30pm, SAVVY, 3-5 h, open format, no language



Markus Öhrn is resurrecting as his own grandmother Eva- Britt, six years after her death. “Mormor – The resurrection” is a Black Metal/Noise/Performance/Installation especially created for the old crematory in Silent Green in Wedding Berlin. Based on his project AzdoraÖhrn continues his work dealing with his grandmother: “Mormor – The resurrection” will be shown for the first and only time by NORDWIND in Berlin

Sat. 10.11.17, 9pm, Silent Green, 1 h , English / Meankeli

Je(u) mit Publikum : eine Improvisation

Is it possible to experience the body and movement simultaneously in dance so that the movement no longer oppresses the body, hides it, even denies it in order to achieve a two-dimensional visual aesthetic? But instead the opposite, to give it back its three-dimensionality, its weight, its materiality, so that the body can be experienced by both the dancers and the audience at the same time? In collaboration with the Swedish dancer Mikael Marklund, with Je(u), Laurent Chétouane has developed a game with oneself in one’s own foreignness, a serious game with the fall from verticality and perhaps a melancholy game with the self in the mirror on the floor: an experience of time.

The pieces Je(u) by Laurent Chétouane and Gula by Vincent Sekwati Koko Mantsoe will be presented for the first time together at NORDWIND and can be seen as a reflection of the different dance traditions in Africa and Europe.

Tue. 07.11.17, 8pm, Silent Green, 30 min,no language

Sat. 09.12.17, 7pm, Kampnagel, 30 min, no language

Sun. 10.12.17, 7pm, Kampnagel, 30 min, no language


For Anahí’s Room, film-maker Ivalo Frank addresses the issue of child abuse in collaboration with five dancers. Based on poems by Jessie Kleemann, the dancers embody the power relationships between people, how memories are inscribed on the body and the arousal of desire against one’s own will. Sensitive and yet still brutal, the boundaries of a person’s own body are sought out, until it loses itself in the powerful taking over of another body. The performance Anahí’s Room, originally developed for a performance film, will be performed live for the first time at NORDWIND.

Tue. 07.11.17, 5:00 pm, SAVVY 30 min

Th. 09.11.17, 7:30 pm, SAVVY 30 min, English, Danish, Greenlandic

All the days of our lives

ALL THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES is situated between blasphemy and violent disobedience. In a bid to undo the layers of violence and domination by another over another. This piece isn’t a call to action of any sort, it is in fact a call to inaction and to inflect upon the new being that European migration have created of us all over the last century of colonisation and how those new humans have created orphans who now migrated equally and people the global capitals, with a crude legitimacy for being there.

This open working session is a quest to establish a new tribe, a tribe devoid of stereotypes and preconceived notion.

Fri. 10.11.17, 7:15 pm, Silent Green, 2 h

Sat. 11.11.17, 6:15 pm, Silent Green, 2 h

Fr. 08.12.17, 8pm, Kampnagel, ca. 60 min


Subsequent to the performance ‘MorMor’ of Markus Öhrn we will invite the audience to a big closing event where the Greenlandic DJ Uyarakq and DJ Cambel Nomi, the Queen of Afrobeat will open the celebration for a final open end party for the artists and the audience.

DJ Cambel Nomi is German Dj with Ghanaian roots. Her music style is ranging from House, Afrohouse and Afrobeats to Hip Hop, Electro and RnB.

Uyarakq Artist in Residence for NORDWIND.

Sat. 11.11., 11pm, Silent Green


The digital is omnipresent. It shapes our perception of reality, organises our social life, creates new identities and form networks between people beyond borders and cultures. It monitors every detail of our lives. While the internet is often described as a knowledge carrying project, illuminating and educating, the common user has given up on understanding the underlying mechanisms for their digital existence. In his video and lecture performance Cloud Residue, Remin dives deep beneath the surface of ‘The Cloud’, and reveals contexts and ecological consequences of our increased use of ‘big data’.The audience will be guided through an immersive performance in video, light, data and sound.

Fr. 10.11.17, 5:45 pm, SAVVY, 20 min, English


The symposium Non-Orientable Surfaces that will take place as part of ‘Songs of a melting iceberg – Displaced without moving’ will ask questions about the construction of identities, the concept of culture and physical and mental displacement. The festival will bring artistic voices from the Nordic countries and the African continent together and present their possible future visions and strategies of decolonialisation. The symposium will investigate critical concepts like cultures, nationalities and identity constructions, which are categorised by ‘race’, ‘gender’ and ‘class’, and will attempt to seek out ways of thinking that resist this without ideologically loaded prerequisites. The aim is to break through colonialist patterns of thinking and to find new terminology in the sense of an open language not stigmatised by global positions of power. It will also seek to encourage self-reflection on the part of the audience and the artists, to identify their own incarnated positions and question the ‘white’, ‘Western’ view.

7.11., 18:00 Uhr, Silent Green,

8.11., 17:00 Uhr, Savvy

9.11., 17:00 Uhr, Savvy

10.11. 16:30 Uhr, Savvy

11.11. 16:30 Uhr Savvy


The Martyr Museum is a smaller tour version of the original site-specific piece performed in Copenhagen. What is a martyr, who has the right to use the term and what role has the martyr to play in our contemporary world? Our fascination with heroic characters in not a new phenomenon. Nonetheless, we still wonder what makes people die for an idea. Are today’s martyr’s different from those in the past? And what does it mean to die for one’s convictions?

In the exhibit the doors are being opened to the lives, deeds and deaths of the martyrs. During the visit of the mobile museum the audience is guided by a binaural audio experience through the minds of some of the most well know martyrs in their own genres throughout world history. After the audio experience the visitors will have the opportunity to get a closer look at some of the many reconstructions from the collection of the museum. The exhibition by the artists collective The Other Eye of the Tiger in cooperation with Sort/Hvid presents a wide range of martyrs e.g. Saint Stephen, Jeanne D’Arc, Jan Palach & Omar Ismail Mustafai, who was one of the shooters at the Bataclan in Paris. Informative and objective, the exhibition doesn’t honour the martyrs, but rather sheds light on the different aspects that characterise them and helps the audience to stand in the shoes of the martyrs for a brief moment. The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of discussions.

29.11.17 – 06.12.17, Studio 1, Kunstquartier Bethanien

08.12.17 – 16.12.17, Kampnagel, Hamburg


At a public square at night in Ouagadougou. The country is suddenly awoken. Together some people re-enact the events of the day. “Nuit blanche à Ouagadougou” is inspired by social movements that have shaken Africa in the very recent past. Coulibaly takes a clear political position and has gained international attention. Thus the premiere of the performance coincided with the coup, the people’s uprising against president Blaise Compaoré. Seldom art and reality are as close to each other as here. One of the protagonists of the piece, the rapper Smockey, who wrotes the music and the textes, is among the leaders of the civil rights movement ‘Le balai citoyen’ that brought down Blaise Compaoré’s regime.

Sa. 9.12.17, 8pm, Kampnagel, 60 min

Su. 10.12.17, 7pm, Kampnagel, 60 min

Athi-Patra Ruga


In her production for the largest contemporary dance company in Norway, the Moroccan choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen invited the entire ensemble to join her at home. In Morocco the Nowegian dancers shared Ouizguen’s artistic cosmos. Accompanied by the energetic Moroccan men’s vocals, the dancers move in circular formations, join in groups that form and dissolve. JERADA makes reference to the subject of non-translatable codes as well as their meanings in constructing identities.

Th.14.12.17, 8pm, Kampnagel ca. 60 min.

Fr. 15.12.17, 8pm, Kampnagel ca. 60 min.

Sa. 16.12.17, 8pm, Kampnagel ca. 60 min.


Finnish musician Aleksi Perälä has developed a tone scale that goes beyond classical semitones and is instead composed of 128 tonal sequences. He creates highly diverse experimental sounds – a mix of twilight-ambient music, Erik Satie-style keyboard cameos, mythical and hypnotic sounds and deep, eerie basses and masterfully subtle techno. Perälä will abduct his audience into his inscrutable musical universe during the last night of the Nordwind Festival.

16.12.17, 10pm, Kampnagel


With her artistic works, Rebécca Chaillon is a critical, controversial voice in France’s post-colonial discourse. In this new work she reflects her situation as a French woman with roots in Martinique, her lived experiences with racism and the paradoxical and multiple tensions when it comes to the subject of love and desire. Her anti-racist and queer attitude in the active struggle for Afro-feminism is the essential basis of Rebecca Chaillon’s artistic work.

7., 8. 12. 2019 19 h
ca. 90. min
10 Euro (red. 5 Euro)
French with German Subtitles


The Practice of Love is a multidisciplinary immersion in music, literature and movement by Norwegian musician, composer and writer Jenny Hval. It will explore sonic, visual and choreographic ideas while transforming voices, sounds and even bodies into texts, in a process that Hval herself describes as a form of magic. With a multinational ensemble including experimental musicians, vocalists, dancers and video artists, this new project extends Hval’s work into new and even more challenging territory.


11.12.2019 20 h
Kampnagel – K6
Presale 25 Euro / Evening 28 Euro


“Cosmic Latte” is a name given by researchers for the average colour of the universe. In Sonya Lindfors’ performance the term stands for defining, reimagining and dreaming blackness and black identity. Afrofuturism provides the framework for the radical dreaming that is COSMIC LATTE. The performance plays with the idea of an utopian future where present, future and past are present in a boundless, mysterious in between space. It is the third part of a trilogy in which young choreographer Sonya Lindfors focuses on blackness on stage.

13., 14. 12. 2019 19 h
ca. 80 min.
18 Euro (red. 9 Euro)
Language is no problem
Kampnagel – P1



In I CLONI Norwegian director and performer Lisa Lie asks if there exists a death after life. We are at the inn, a place between life and death where strangers meet and share everything simply because they are strangers and there are no consequences. I CLONI takes us on a journey past the edge of the real world where everything dissolves but everyone continues to talk. The doors are now open, transparent to all the evil in the world.

13.12.2019 21h
14.12.2019 19.30 h

ca.140 min.
18 Euro (red. 9 Euro)
Norwegian with German subtitles 


In their new production SHE LEGEND, the Hamburg choreographer duo Rykena/Jüngst is whirling up the queer potential of the comic world and confusing traditional heroic ideals. They interrogate their own hero-innocence and embody non-conformist figures who fight for the abolition of masculinized (single)heroism.

4.-7.12.2019 19.30 h
Kampnagel – K1



No Festival would be complete without this classic form of entertainment-solidarity. Where else can the joyful (games, fun, diversion) be combined with the helpful (charity)? If luck holds out, there will also be an un-loseable raffle, along with countless other aces up countless other sleeves. It will be as worthwhile as ever and don’t forget: When you lose, others win! Strong drinks, liqueur and soft music will also be on offer – we promise!

SOLICASINO and NORDWIND is funded within the framework of the International Production Houses Alliance by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

12., 13.12.2019 20.30 h
14.12.2019 21.30 h 
Kampnagel – KMH
Free Entrance


Hatred against women and all those existing beyond conventional ideas of gender and sexual or romantic orientation is present globally. Social media, magazines and antifeminist statements by celebrities spam especially women with contradicting messages on what they are supposed to be and represent. This workshop will explore this difficult terrain under the lead of London-based choreographer and performance artist THE FAMOUS Lauren Barri Holstein.
As Holstein puts it:
We will learn about contemporary, radical practices in theatre, art and performance that question our understanding of what theatre/performance can be. We will encourage ourselves to explore our bodies as means of both composition and meaning. We will get a clearer idea of how pop culture – pop stars, celebrity culture, social media, YouTube and other things that I’m too old for – has influenced our self-worth and our relation to our own bodies, to origin, race, culture, sex, gender, class, abilities, politics etc. This will be an intense, risky, weird, goofy, inspiring and challenging workshop. Get ready for something strange!

We aim to create a space in which mainstream feminism can and shall be criticised for its whiteness and for not reflecting on its privilege. Therefore, we particularly encourage those to apply who experience othering and marginalisation in aspects such as origin, race, culture, religion, queerness, gender or disability. We want to enter in exchange with a diverse as possible group.

Please send your application including your name, date of birth, email, phone number, photo, availability during the rehearsal weeks and a short motivation letter (half page) to by 1. December.

For more information click here

Women in Battle-Rebellische Frauen

In her poetry collection, ‘Why am I so sad when I am so cute’, Ingvild Lothe offers a succinct commentary on the role of women in the 1980s. Her writing playfully addresses expectations, career dreams, sexuality, the Tinder craze and loneliness. She is followed by the trio Amina Bile, Sofia Nesrine Srour and Nancy Herz: they scrutinise integration from a new angle, providing profound insights into the lives of young Muslim women in Norway’s welfare state. Lastly, Marta Breen’s graphic novel, ‘Rebellious Women’ gives a humorous and visually appealing overview of the last 150 years of the feminist battle. The evening will be lead by the Berlin-based collective Fx Trouble, which consists of the choreographers and artists Roni Katz, Agata Siniarska and Xenia Tanik Dwertmann. For several years, the friendship-based collective has run VULVA CLUB in various Berlin locations, a platform from which they, alongside other artists, present queer and feminist responses to current issues and discourses. The second evening introduces performer Anne Tismer and writer as well as filmmaker Lars Brandt with Julia Voss guiding the discussion on the forgotten Norwegian author Dagny Juel.

25.10//7.11.2019 Literaturhaus Berlin 7.30 pm

in English and German

A Madame Nielsen Evening

A evening on the exceptional artist Madame Nielsen. 

  One day and one night the literature house Berlin will be transformed into a Nielsen universe through performances, readings, debate, exhibitions, installations and a late night concert by the Nielsen Sisters. German voice: Sabin Tambrea presentation: Julia Encke

16.11/17.11. 2018  18.30h in german and danish


In his performance The BEATification of Feral Benga, Athi-Patra Ruga will carry out the BEATification of the cabaret artist and dancer Feral Benga, who saw himself as the male equivalent of Josephine Baker. Combining pictures of the Cabaret Nègre in Berlin in the twenties and performances by the two dancers, the question of which images nations and nationalism depend on will be critically explored. In a celebration that switches between exoticism, its parody and ecstasy, Ruga will unite both artists in himself and, in a ritual full of dystopian energy and dark power, allow the audience to take part in a dance it will not be able to resist losing itself in.

Th. 09.11.17, 8:15pm, Silent Green, 40 min open end, English / Xhosa


As part of NORDWIND Festival 2017, Vincent Sekwati Koko Mantsoe will show his second solo performance developed by himself: Gula (Bird). Birds as a world of fascination: they can fly, communicate with their bodies, can maintain their position in the air against
the wind and communicate via harmonies – precisely and unceasingly. Mantsoe goes in search of the movement of birds and creates
a fascinating dance piece somewhere between break-dance, ballet and traditional African dance that suspends gravity.

The pieces Je(u) by Laurent Chétouane and Gula by Vincent Sekwati Koko Mantsoe will be presented for the first time together at NORDWIND and can be seenas a reflection of the different dance traditions inAfrica and Europe.

Sat. 09.12.17, 7pm, Kampnagel, 30 min, no language

Sun. 10.12.17, 7pm, Kampnagel, 30 min, no language

Tue. 07.11.17, 8pm, Silent Green, 30 min, no language


Based on the story of the Inuit, whose ancestors were dragged around Europe as exhibits in the eighteenth century, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory goes in search of her own ancestors and links them with current questions: what does it mean to be forced into a role?
How much do cultures depend on codified images? How can these images be changed, distorted, painted over? Williamson Bathory suspends the traditional post-colonial view in her piece through the combination of the traditional Greenlandic mask dance, uaajeerneq, and contemporary video art. In a powerful performance that moves between dance, video and orchestral music, she creates a space that expresses both an atmosphere of irony and mischief, and of violence and fear.

Sa. 11.11.17, 6pm, SAVVY,1 h

So. 12.11.17, 7pm, SAVVY, 1 


STILL/LIFE is simply the story of the rise and fall of man, and the cycle of time within which we are caught. Qudus Onikeku intend to simultaneously make visible the head and the tail of the same coin at the same time, to identify those motives that preoccupies men of power, and slowly transform them into a murderous monster. Above all, he invites his audience to confront their contradictions and oppositions, to reflect on schizophrenia, as a symptomatic feature of the world mankind lives in. In this highly collaborative piece, this proposition is dealt with great virtuosity and combining dance, acrobatics, music, oral poetry, video and visual art.

Fri. 10.11.17, 7:15 pm, Silent Green, 2 h

Sat. 11.11.17, 6:15 pm, Silent Green, 2 h

Fr. 08.12.17, 8pm, Kampnagel, ca. 60 min


Working with the West African group Kabu Kabu since 2006, the world famous Finnish musician Jimi Tenor has developed a musical mixture somewhere between Afrobeat and jazz. Their album, Mystery of Aether, released in 2012, is the fifth album the musicians have recorded together. Jimi Tenor and Kabu Kabu will now present their music to the Berlin audience for the first time at NORDWIND: full of energy and humour, and extremely danceable.

On the 09.11.17, Athi-Patra Ruga will improvise with Jimi Tenor and Kabu Kabu in a jamming session.

Th. 09.11.17, 9pm, Silent Green


Dolastallat – To have a campfire is an experimental short film, which tells about a Sámi woman going to the mountains in Kola Peninsula, and having a modern campfire with an unexpected creature. The vast landscape has hints of Arctic mining industry, and there is also a reference to the old Sámi myth. The work is also a portrait of its auteur.

(Part of the Symposium Non-Orientable Surface)


In 1985, Dafna Maimon’s father opened the first falafel and kebab restaurant in Finland; Orient Express. Located in a shopping mall in Helsinki city centre, the restaurant introduced Finns to the previously unknown delicacies of the Middle East. At the same time, the fast-food restaurant was for many immigrants a work place that provided them with the documents necessary to obtain a residence permit and a start of a new life in Finland. Some years ago, Maimon found a rather strange high-budget video ad from 1986, which her father had produced, and which used his own exoticness in a high paced narrative to market kebabs in Finland. Starting from this autobiographical material and video-relic, Maimon is conducting a micro historical research, in which the workings of memory, family roles and the effects of destructive patriarchal structures are analyzed and weaved into a world of docufiction, spanning over performance video and installation. At the symposium on the 11th of November, Maimon will show the original ad and give a talk about her work-process and experience of growing up within a culture-clashing environment in which very patriarchal albeit ‘liberal’ behavior was the way of life. In Galerie Wedding,
she will restage set elements and surroundings from the Orient Express ad
, in which she will blend her own present experiences with her father’s autobiographical-material.

Supported by the Finnish Institute Berlin.

16.11.17 – 13.01.18, Galerie Wedding

Symposium ‚Perspectives – New Production Modules‘

Taking curatorial practice and artistic development that is becoming increasingly global and networked as its starting point, the symposium participants will ask the following question: which production models are possible in the context of international cooperation? Moving away from working conditions based on financial and staff hierarchies, strategies are to be developed in which resources are shared equally and funding functions as a transmitter without having an effect on artistic decisions.

Hegemonies and dominances in the shared working process will be critically questioned and their causes discussed in dialogue. Especially for artistic processes, in which the artistic potential dominates more strongly on the one side and the financial funding on the other, possibilities for equality in working structures are to be found. With its many artists from the African continent and the Nordic countries, as well as working with different funding bodies and supporters, the NORDWIND festival will provide the starting point and main material for discussion at the symposium.

So., 12.11., 15:00 Uhr, Silent Green


Syowia Kyambi (Kenia)

is a Kenyan-German artist, who investigates how much one’s own biography is influenced by attributions of gender and sexuality, memories, colonisation and experiences of racism.

Wayne Ashley (USA)

is Founder and Executive Producer of ‘FuturePerfect Productions’ an interdisciplinary production company that focuses on the intersection between media, visual art, live performance, and technology in New York.

Xander Seren (USA)

is Associate Producer of FuturePerfect Productions. Seren has been working with the company since 2015. He is a composer, musician and computer programmer and has done commissioned and institutional work for New York arts organizations Rhizome and Issue Project Room.

kainkollektiv (DE)

Represented by Nils Voges and Edith Nana Tchuiang

Founded in 2004 in Bochum, the kainkollektiv is a international working artist collective, creating collaborations between installations, theatre and performances.

Berangère Jannelle (FR)

Founder of the France collektiv La Ricotta, a multimedia working artist collective, creating works about political and socially relevant issues.

Mona Guichard (GER / FR)

Cultural Attaché of the Institut français in Germany

And representatives of the Goethe-Institut:

Gitte Zschoch

Director Goethe-Institut Democratic Republic of the Congo

Isabel Hölzl

Representative for Dance and Performance Goethe-Institut

Susanne Traub


Once upon a time … a long, long time ago, there was a beautiful princess who wanted to be a contestant on The Voice, but failed miserably. Because she embarrassed herself in front of the whole kingdom, she was to be beheaded. But she was saved from her oubliette by a horde of oddly singing, no f***s giving, hipster homos. They lived happily ever after, mainly because their off-key notes created a king of bulletproof protective shield. Yes, we are talking about KICK-ASS-QUEEREEOKÉ, your magical karaoke show with fairy-power and a lot of bitchcraft!

Sa, 09.12., 10pm, Kampnagel


Samovarteateret is the northern most professional theatre in the world, located in the northern Norwegian town Kirkenes. The town is located only 12 kilometres from the Russian border and 50 kilometres from the Finnish one. Just as Lampedusa is the southernmost Schengen border, Kirkenes abuts the northernmost. For more than 27 years Samovarteateret has developed new-written drama from this border region, and develop their one working methodology. Samovarteateret will present work in proses from the new performance they are producing LOST IN THE HORIZON. The starting point for this proses was the Schengen border. At Kampnagel, they also will document their multilingual artistic work with videos and early excerpts from the proses with LOST IN THE HORIZON. And they will invite viewers to a workshop for the exchange of the Samovar Methodology.

Sat 09.12.17, 6pm, Kampnagel
Sun 09.12.17, 6pm, Kampnagel



QUEENS IN EXILE is a journey that utilises throat singing from two polarities: that of the Xhosa (Thembu) Umnqokolo and the award-winning Canadian (Inuk) musician Tanya Tagaq. Together with musician and performer Angel-Ho, Athi-Patra Ruga and Tanya Tagaq will celebrate a ritual of dystopian energy and abysmal power. Their songs of displacement and unrequited love set the tone for the new struggles for a generation in exile.

Sa. 16.12.17, 9pm, Kampnagel


Nils Gaup and Jakop Janssønn (Norway)

Norway, 600 years before Christ: Aigin, a young Sami returns from the hunt and finds his family murdered by the Chudes and his village burned to the ground. The boy escapes to a neighbouring village and prepares for revenge with three friends and the shaman.

The 1987 film, nominated for the Best Foreign Film Oscar, is based on a saga that the Sami-Norwegian director, Nils Gaup, was told by his grandfather. With its breathtaking natural scenery and powerful images, the film is accompanied by an ensemble of five eminent artists from both the Sámi music scene and the nordic jazz-scene, who have createdtheir own soundtrack for it. The ensemble is lead by Jakop Janssønn as musical leader and main composer.

This film concert is a Tromsø International Film Festival production, supported by BarentsKult and Kultur i Troms.

Fri 08.12.17, 08:30 pm, Kampnagel