SZENE
Salzburg

Forced Entertainment "Out of Order", Sommerszene 2019
Forced Entertainment "Out of Order", Sommerszene 2019 © Bernhard Müller
Jan Martens "RULE OF THREE", Sommerszene 2019
Jan Martens "RULE OF THREE", Sommerszene 2019 © Bernhard Müller
Tiago Rodrigues "By Heart", Sommerszene 2019
Tiago Rodrigues "By Heart", Sommerszene 2019 © Bernhard Müller
Stan´s Cafe "Of All The People In All The World", Sommerszene 2018
Stan´s Cafe "Of All The People In All The World", Sommerszene 2018 © Bernhard Müller
SEAD & BODHI PROJECT "100 invasions...bodies matter", Sommerszene 2018
SEAD & BODHI PROJECT "100 invasions...bodies matter", Sommerszene 2018 © Bernhard Müller
Andy Field "Lookout", Sommerszene 2018
Andy Field "Lookout", Sommerszene 2018 © Bernhard Müller
Meg Stuart "Built to Last", Sommerszene 2017
Meg Stuart "Built to Last", Sommerszene 2017 © Bernhard Müller
Jérôme Bel "Gala", Sommerszene 2016
Jérôme Bel "Gala", Sommerszene 2016 © Bernhard Müller
Michikazu Matsune "Dance, if you want to enter my country!", Sommerszene 2015
Michikazu Matsune "Dance, if you want to enter my country!", Sommerszene 2015 © Bernhard Müller
Hubert Lepka/lawine torrèn "SÄGEWERK. Über die Herstellung von Landschaft", Sommerszene 2015
Hubert Lepka/lawine torrèn "SÄGEWERK. Über die Herstellung von Landschaft", Sommerszene 2015 © Bernhard Müller
Faustin Linyekula/Studios Kabako "Le Cargo", Sommerszene 2014
Faustin Linyekula/Studios Kabako "Le Cargo", Sommerszene 2014 © Bernhard Müller
Cie. Willi Dorner "bodies in urban spaces", Sommerszene 2013
Cie. Willi Dorner "bodies in urban spaces", Sommerszene 2013 © Wolfgang Kirchner
Die Rabtaldirndln "Picknick mit Erscheinung", Sommerszene 2013
Die Rabtaldirndln "Picknick mit Erscheinung", Sommerszene 2013 © Wolfgang Kirchner
Boris Charmatz/Musée de la danse "enfant", Sommerszene 2013
Boris Charmatz/Musée de la danse "enfant", Sommerszene 2013 © Wolfgang Kirchner

Sommerszene Festival

International, contemporary, powerful, avant-garde, discursive, political: the annual Sommerszene festival is SZENE Salzburg’s centrepiece. For two weeks leading names and newcomers from all around the world visit the city to present their latest dance and theatre pieces. The programme shows landmark artistic figures whose projects reflect our reality through a wide range of individual aesthetics.  The festival is devoted principally to projects in the performing arts with a focus on dance, theatre and performance. However, Sommerszene – with its contemporary and interdisciplinary understanding of art – also presents projects from other disciplines such as installations, films and concerts. Alongside high calibre visiting productions, Sommerszene also collaborates closely with local companies to develop site-specific works for the festival, thus transforming public space into a venue for performance.
 
Each annual festival presents between 12 and 15 Austrian and international productions at a range of venues around Salzburg.  This has made Sommerszene a fixture of the European festival calendar since the 1980s and one whose avant-garde philosophy gives it a substantial international influence.

The programme of the last festival edition Sommerszene 2019 can be found here.

The archive with festival brochures of the previous years can be found here.

Sommerszene 2021 will take place from June 8th to 19th 2021.