An International Theatre Institute (ITI) festival, hosted by Thalia Theatre in collaboration with Kampnagel, funded by the Ministry of Culture of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
Amelie Deuflhard, Sandra Küpper, Joachim Lux, András Siebold
‘Theater der Welt 2017’ will present 45 productions from across the globe. Artists from every continent are invited to Hamburg – artists whose original and influential signature works push forward the development of performing arts and highlight the spectrum of international theatrical development: drama, performance, dance, literature, but also the crossover with visual arts, film and music. Collaborations with other Hamburg artists expand the programme and integrate Hamburg’s international cultural scene.
Hamburg lives off the harbour and it lives alongside the harbour. ‘Theater der Welt 2017’ takes the harbour as an inspiration and as a venue. The harbour is a gigantic marketplace for international trade, it’s the site of arrivals and departures and also a place loaded with poetic significance: a place for welcomes and farewells, for wanderlust and home sickness, for awakenings and the joy of discovery, for births and deaths – with water as the source of all life.