As an international production space, we are very aware that we are still dealing with an international dance and theater scene that is almost exclusively led by non-disabled people. Through our close and sometimes long-standing collaboration with international and local disabled artists and curators, we know that ableist programming habits and normative expectations of cultural institutions from a non-disabled perspective need to be questioned and challenged much more intensely. The goal must be that accessibility is no longer the exception, but the rule. We believe that Europe Beyond Access can make a significant contribution to this. We are therefore very happy to be part of this network.
Kampnagel (Hamburg, Germany) is a world-renowned international production house that presents contemporary performing arts, concerts, conferences, and a variety of different festivals and thematic focuses.
In total, Kampnagel hosts over 900 events per season, attracting 180,000 visitors to the site. The six Kampnagel stages showcase the work of international artists and of the local Hamburg scene. The program represents a broad spectrum of aesthetic positions and groundbreaking trends, not only in theater, dance and performance, but also in music, visual arts and architecture.
Kampnagel is a productive laboratory for the development of ideas, a think tank and place for controversy, opening up to society and processing the surrounding reality in art.