mixed-abled project

This 2016/17 season, the inclusive project by barner 16 / Meine Damen und Herren and K3 under the artistic direction of Gitta Barthel moves into the next phase. This project is offered for anyone interested in an exchange between people with and without prior dance experience, as well as with or without disabilities. The focus lies on the interaction between dance and music: participants will experiment with music of various different origins and styles, dance to new songs by the band Station 17 and explore the ways in which movement and sound complement and contrast with one another.
Open for all | no prior experience needed | participation free of charge | continuous participation necessary
Information and registration until 06.09. at:
09.09. - 20.07. | fridays| 11:30-13:00 | Medienbunker Feldstraße 66 | 2nd floor


Whether as a continent or a union – Europe faces new challenges every day. Its cultural, political, social and economic cohesion is being called into question, attacked, demanded, lived out. How can we operate, live together and separate in this context? What do we want to hang on to and what helps us to hang on?
To mark the 10th anniversary of K3, three international choreographic teams – Marble Crowd (Iceland), Arkadi Zaides (Israel) and Chiara Bersani|Marco D’Agostin (Italy) – are invited to deal with aspects of ideal and real cohesion in Europe and beyond from various artistic perspectives during the festival togetherapart. The resulting three world premieres, further productions and projects, as well as lectures, workshops and talks will address various facets of (European) cohesion.
Experience together the darkness in the woods of human fear, in comforting and cheerful poetry.
31.03. - 02.04.
Bersani | D'Agostin
THE OLYMPIC GAMES (World Premiere)
A deconstruction of the utopia of peaceful, athletic competition – or peaceful social cooperation?
31.03. - 02.04.
Marble Crowd
Can we move mountains? Together? With magic? Or is it all an illusion?
31.03. - 02.04.
The symposium will discuss and practice models of solidarity within and between production structures, the media of collaboration, as well as choreographic forms of collaboration.
06. - 08.04.
Arkadi Zaides
TALOS (World Premiere)
A conference on the future of borders.
06. - 08.04.
HAMBURGER SUITE (World Premiere)
Telemann, Polonaise, Charleston, Disco, and more – we will dance it all, to all, with all.
All present are part of the ensemble and create chaos – just like in real life.
Download the detailed program with more events here
togetherapart is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.



Artwork: Paula Franke
Photo: iStock/George Clerk


30.03. - 08.04.

the celebration

We wish to invite you to celebrate dance, dance in Hamburg, the past 10 years of K3 and its future with us. It will have everything that a good party should: there will be music, fine speeches, grand gestures, confetti, presents and perhaps a few surprises – you’ll just have to come and see!

Artwork: Paula Franke
30.03. | 20:30 | K2 | 9€

Choreography | Performance

In the beginning there is fear. Fear as a mundane and archaic state. This old monkey we can share. Yet, a solitary wound that gives us sympathy for each other. We all have been there. The dark woods, obscure and pathless, have trapped us all before.
In The Forest There Is sticks with the territories, which are inhabited by isolation and foreignness. It holds our hand – not tender but pragmatic – not to get lost while striving through these all-encompassing landscapes.


Dennis Deter, Anja Müller and Lea Martini met in 2007 at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam. They share an interest in collaborative experiments and intense physicalities. They seek for a constituting way of questioning social conditions we are all influenced by. Their research deals with the physical emergence of unforeseen associations and experiences within these conditions.


A production by K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg. Funded by Hamburgische Kulturstiftung.
@Thies Rätzke
30.03. | 19:00 | K1 | 12€ | 9€
Marble Crowd (Iceland)

Dance | Choreography

We are moving mountains, rolling stones, resisting the temptation to settle.
Against the backdrop of the immense symbolism of mountains, the interdisciplinary Icelandic collective presents a spectacle based on their research into artistic cooperation.
A mountain is formed from the bottom up by colliding forces.
A mountain has no meaning, it simply exists.
To move a mountain is to attempt the impossible. How can we match tectonic movements? We won’t last.
Their play is just a means to an end, a sandbox for thinking in a shared way, a way of dismantling petrified habits.
Can we rise to assurance in the face of absurdity with faith in nothing but our togetherness?▲


Marble Crowd (Sigurður Arent, Kristinn Guðmundsson, Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, Védís Kjartansdóttir, Saga Sigurðardóttir) is a collective of artists based in Reykjavík, Iceland, who have been working together in various constellations for more than a decade. Their choreographed concert Scape Of Grace (2013) and techno-tragedy Predator (2014) both premiered at the Reykjavik Dance Festival, where Scape of Grace was nominated for an Icelandic Performing Arts Award.

choreography | dance: Sigurður Arent, Kristinn Guðmundsson, Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, Védís Kjartansdóttir, Saga Sigurðardóttir
set design: Tinna Ottesen 

Eine Produktion von Marble Crowd und K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg (im Rahmen von togetherapart, gefördert durch die Kulturstiftung des Bundes), unterstützt durch den Nordisk Kulturfond, in Kooperation mit Bora Bora, Reykjavik Dance Festival, The Nordic House auf den Färöer Inseln und Decameron Festival.



©Thies Rätzke

31.03. - 02.04. | 31.03., 20:30 | 01.04., 20:00 | 02.04., 18:00 | K6 | 12€ | 9€ | Publik talk on 01.04.
Bersani | D’Agostin (Italy)

Dance | Performance
THE OLYMPIC GAMES (Worldpremiere)

The Olympic Games come to Hamburg at last. Italian choreographers Chiara Bersani and Marco D’Agostin use the format of the Olympic Games with its ceremonies and competitions, to initiate a reflection on our relationship to the political and social systems of Europe today. The celebratory and the agonistic aspects of the Olympics are taken both as reference and metaphor, rule and possibility. Within this matrix, the artists involved in the celebration try to find a way to navigate the system as a collective. Can the structure of the Olympic Games contain all these issues? Can we shape and re-shape them to channel our stories, our needs and our position in the world?

with: Marta Ciappina, Matteo Ramponi, Luca Poncetta, Pablo Esbert Lilienfeld, Hani Jazzar

Chiara Bersani and Marco D’Agostin are based in Italy. Their relationship drifts between friendship and collaboration, correspondence and dreaming.
Bersanis individual work focuses on the idea of political body. As a performer she works with well-known choreographers such as Alessandro Sciarroni, Jérôme Bèl and Lenz Rifrazioni.
D’Agostin presented his own work in some of the main European Festivals. Everything is OK was selected for the list of Aerowaves 2016 Priority Companies. As a performer he works with Tabea Martin, Alessandro Sciarroni and Liz Santoro. 


Eine Produktion von Chiara Bersani, Marco D’Agostin und K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg (im Rahmen von togetherapart, gefördert durch die Kulturstiftung des Bundes), koproduziert von CapoTrave/Kilowatt, VAN dance company und dem EU-Projekt BeSpectACTive, unterstützt von Centrale FIES art work space, Corsia Of - Centro di Creazione Contemporanea und Ateliersi.

©Thies Rätzke
31.03. - 02.04. | 31.03., 19:00 | 01.04., 20:00 | 02.04., 18:00 | P1 | 12€ | 9€ | Publik talk on 01.04.
THE OLYMPIC GAMES (Worldpremiere)

short film
borders of europe

In her animated film series GRENZEN, the artist Simona Koch explores the vivacity and volatility of boundaries in subtle and poetic ways. In GRENZEN/Europa, she retraces the shifting lines of the last 2000 years with a pencil and a rubber. The rhizomatic web produced at the end of the film by the traces of former boundary lines references solidarity and connections beyond national claims to entitlement.
31.03. - 02.04. | Foyer | free entrance
borders of europe


WUP is an all-round wake-up session for body and mind. Stretching, patting, swinging, shaking, loosening, limbering, warming-up. The morning wake-up session mixes elements of qigong and yoga. The playful approach awakens the mind.
Victoria Hauke is choreographer and dancer, has been practicing hatha yoga for more than 35 years now, as well as qigong and taiji juan for more than 20 years. She teaches in Germany and abroad
Open for all | no prior experience needed
31.03. - 02.04. | 31.03. & 01.04., 10:00 - 10:45 | 02.04., 09:00 - 09:45 | K32 | participation free of charge


The three-day symposium, curated by Brussels based sociologist Rudi Laermans, will discuss and practice models of solidarity within and between production structures and artists, investigate the “media” of collaboration and explore choreographic forms of collaboration:
The first and second day combine panel discussions and impulse statements with working groups. While the first day aims to develop suggestions and questions on how to improve artistic working conditions in Europe together in a joint movement of artists and institutions, the goal of the second day is to develop a glossary of parameters that cause people to work together. On the third day, participants will meet up in the studio for an introduction into four choreographic approaches to artistic collaboration.


31.03. | 11:00 - 17:00
Improving Artistic Working Conditions
By sharing best practices and innovative concepts that try to initiate models of solidarity, fair practices and sustainable and reliable working conditions, the day aims at identifying key issues, as well as basic standards in order to improve artistic working conditions in Europe.

with contributions by:
Annelies van Assche, Janina Benduski, Jenny Beyer, Roberto Casarotto, Kristin de Groot, Walter Heun, Bettina Masuch, Steriani Tsintziloni


01.04. | 11:00 - 17:00
The Media of Collaboration
Every collaboration is to a certain extent a social experiment. In an attempt to develop a slightly more objective perspective on this particular mode of ‘togethering’, which we call collaboration, the second day focuses on the media of collaboration, e.g. friendship, mutual trust, respect and recognition. The day closes with a temporarily validated glossary of the media of collaboration.

with contributions by:
Eleanor Bauer, Leonardo Delogu, Kristinn Gu∂mundsson (Marble Crowd), Brendan Keaney (tbc), Sandra Noeth, Biljana Tanurovska, Gesa Ziemer


02.04. | 10:00 - 16:00
Choreographic Practices of Working Together
After discussions on the structural aspects of solidarity, as well as the binding and/or separating media of collaboration, the third day of the symposium brings people into the studio. Two parallel workshops in the morning and two parallel workshops in the afternoon suggest methods of and approaches to working together artistically, while also involving the body on a practical level. How can these models of collaboration feed in to other working frames?

workshops by:
Eleanor Bauer, Leonardo Delogu, Eszter Gal, Saga Sigurdardóttir (Marble Crowd)


In English


Gefördert durch die Kulturstiftung des Bundes. In Kooperation mit dem European Dancehouse Network (gefördert durch die Europäische Kommission).


31.03. - 02.04. | K4 | 3-day ticket: 35€ (26€) | dayticket: 15€ (12€) |

Europe: myth, continent, political issue

The connection between the myth of the abduction of Europe and the continent of the same name is to be found in numerous media. Different notions of Europe influence its appearance since the Greek-Roman Antiquity. Since the beginning of the modern era both Europe as a woman and continent were visually and textually symbolized as a female body. Almut-Barbara Renger (FU Berlin) introduces all these different representations in the context of political claims and perceptions of Europe.
In German
31.03. | 18:00 | Foyer | free entrance
Europe: myth, continent, political issue
Sound of the night


For everyone suddenly seized by the desire to dance: räuber&räuskopp will be rounding off the premiere night with groovy sounds from the last 100 years. A mix of disco, house and hits to rock your body, sing along or whisk you onto the dance floor. (guest: Major Uta Major)
31.03. | from 22:00 | K3 | free entrance

aesthetics of the descent

When it comes to mountains, we often imagine the self-discipline of rock-climbing, taking high risks and conquering peaks. But those who speak of mountains should not forget that what goes up, must also come down. The descent is often long, arduous and unsuitable as a metaphor for a triumphant sense of self. The journalist Maximilian Probst states that the descent has its special kind of aesthetic, an aesthetic around making commitments to others. So mountains also ask: how do we successfully live without risks, without isolation, without power?
In German
01.04. | 19:00 | Foyer | free entrance
aesthetics of the descent
Sound of the night

Donna Neda

Neda Ploskow aka Donna Neda has been part of the electronic music scene since the 90’s. Usually at home at the John Lemon, she’ll be spinning the turntables at K3 Saturday night. She assembles scarce records from different countries to a dramaturgy that catches you immediately.
01.04. | from 22:00 | K3 | free entrance
Donna Neda


Join us after the shows on Sunday, 2 April for a shared supper with the artists and our team to wind down the first festival weekend on a leisurely note, allow for new encounters and encourage exchange – about what everyone has seen, about artistic production in general, about European solidarity and of course about food.
02.04. | 19:30 | K3
20 Teenagers with Ensemble Resonanz

Dance| Choreography | Composition
HAMBURGER SUITE (World Premiere)

 Nothing beats a good mix, whether in the harbour handling bulk products, at the television ballet moving across the screen in large formations, or in the city, which people from all over the word call their home. And then a great tear jerker as a topping.
Therefore the Hamburger Suite is a medley of dance and music. A mix of delicate sounds, big moves, and vice versa. 20 teenagers, 5 choreographers, 1 composer, and 6 musicians (Ensemble Resonanz) show how to dance to music today: Telemann, Polonaise, Charleston, Disco and so much more – we dance it all, to all, with all.
Choreography: Jenny Beyer, Friederike Lampert, Patricia Carolin Mai
Composition: Michael Wolters
Live-Music: Ensemble Resonanz
Ein Bündnisprojekt von K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg, Stadtteilschule Alter Teichweg, Gretel Bergmann Schule und jaf e.V.. Gefördert von ChanceTanz, einem Projekt des Bundesverbandes Tanz in Schulen e.V. im Rahmen des Programms Kultur macht stark. Bündnisse für Bildung des BMBF.

Special Guests: Mitglieder des K3-Jugendklubs
Choreography: Sebastian Matthias, Lisanne Goodhue

Funded by Hamburgische Kulturstiftung

©Stefanie Rübensaal
06.04. - 08.04. | 06. and 08.04. | 19:30 | 07.04. | 10:00 and 13:00 | K2 | 12€ | 9€ | 5€ (school classes) | Publik talk on 07.04. (13:00) and 08.04.
HAMBURGER SUITE (World Premiere)
Arkadi Zaides (Belarus, Israel, France)

Conference | Performance
TALOS (Worldpremiere)

What moves you? What moves a border? What borders a move?
The Israeli choreographer Arkadi Zaides is mostly known for his previous work Archive, where he embodies mundane violent actions of Israeli settlers, as captured on camera by Palestinians in the West Bank. In his work, he consistently sparks critical debates.
Zaides new work is a response to Talos, an EU-funded project that designed a system for protecting European land borders involving robotic agents. Since robots – apart from patrolling the borders – can establish new ones through their movement, the project speculates on the future of borders and their transformation.
Together with his team, Zaides hosts a conference that references Talos. They have invited experts from fields of philosophy, migration studies, geography and more to question movement at and of borders.

With contributions by:
Florian Sprenger (Media- and Cultural studies)
Jassem Hindi (Sound Design)
Georg Hobmeier (Game Design & Development)
Arkadi Zaides (Choreographer)
Sylvestre Amoussou (Film)
Manuela Zechner (Film)

Team: Claire Buisson, Nienke Scholts, Culture Crew (Olivier Liers, Vincent Jacobs), Effi Weiss & Amir Borenstein, Jonas Rutgeerts, Simge Gücük and Key Performance 

Arkadi Zaides was born in 1979 in Belarus and immigrated to Israel in 1990. He holds a Master’s degree from the Amsterdam Master of Choreography program at the Theater School (NL). He performed in a few Israeli companies such as the Batsheva Dance Company and the Yasmeen Godder Dance Group. In 2004, he embarked on an independent career. His works have been presented in numerous festivals and venues around the world.

In English


A project by Arkadi Zaides coproduced by K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg (as part of the project togetherapart, funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation), La Maison de la Danse, Les Subsistances, CDC Toulouse, NEXT Festival, CCNN – Centre Choréographique National de Nantes, Tanzquartier Wien, with support from O Espaço do Tempo, STUK and Wiesbaden Biennale, with the participation of DICRéAM. Institut des Croisements/Arkadi Zaides is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and DRAC Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.


©Thies Rätzke

06.04. - 08.04. | 19:00 – 23:00 | K1 | 12€ | 9€
TALOS (Worldpremiere)
Sound of the night


The voice of singer-songwriter Minoa dips into streams of consciousness; her touch sometimes gentle, sometimes brittle, then again powerful and impulsive. Feelings define her melodies and speak of bygone times, the present moment and revealing desires that are waiting for fulfilment. This time, she is not only accompanied by her piano, but also by Hamburg musician Lena Geue.
06.04. | 21:00 | K3 | free entrance
Sound of the night


No fear of dilettantism – lo fi / YouTube / no fades / rough cut. Sub Sahara cell phone music, Bristol grime, Arabic pop post civil war, Butch hip hop, Swedish rappers and some hardcore and Doom metal to relax at the end.
07.04. | from 22:00 | K3 | free entrance
deufert&plischke (Berlin)

DURCHEINANDER (Hamburg Premiere)

The ensemble is composed of everyone present. Together, we make theatre and create disorder – Durcheinander is the title of a project series, as well as the motto behind the methodology of artistwin deufert&plischke, who are no strangers to Hamburg. Durcheinander explores and produces social disorder, reciprocity and interactions in search of communication amidst the chaos of artistic activity. deufert&plischke – together with a team of artists (Jenny Beyer, Alain Franco, Annett Hardegen, Valentina Primavera and Kareth Schaffer) – invite the audience to design a new form of epic theatre. First, the spectators come together in small laboratory situations on various topics, in which they create costumes, discuss and try out choreographic scores. These are then performed in a final happening accompanied by live music. Participation is possible at all times – but never compulsory. Curiosity and playfulness are very welcome!


Kattrin Deufert and Thomas Plischke (together the artistwin deufert&plischke) live and work in Berlin. In the last 15 years they realized numerous projects that deal with artistic production and the complex social dynamics and logistics of artistic processes. Their work goes beyond dance and theatre.


Eine Produktion von deufert&plischke, koproduziert von K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg, gefördert durch die Kulturbehörde Hamburg.



08.04. | 18:00 – 22:00 | K3, P1 | 12€ | 9€
DURCHEINANDER (Hamburg Premiere)
Sound of the night


The participatory theatre transforms to a party and the conclusion of the festival: Right after the disorder of Durcheinander is completed we invite everyone to celebrate the closing of togetherapart with Djane Jenny Beyer and a youtube floor for everyone.
08.04. | from 22:00 | K3 and P1 | free entrance