is the motto that we have chosen for this year’s Sommerszene. From 4 to 16 June our selection of thirteen productions offer you thrilling dance pieces, impressive evenings of theatre, humorous performances and an unforgettable installation in Kollegienkirche. Many of the international projects send strong political messages: in his virtuoso dance piece Carcaça, the Portuguese choreographer Marco da Silva Ferreira highlights social inequality and contrasts this with the power of the collective. The remarkable director Marta Górnicka puts the horrors of the war in Ukraine on stage in her forceful choral spectacle Mothers – A Song for Wartime. In L’Onde, the French-Algerian artist Nacera Belaza weaves dance and music together in fascinating fashion to form a geopolitical mosaic of the body, and in Fouad Boussouf’s Fêu, ten female dancers again send a very powerful signal of female strength. There are further international contributions from the Belgian collective buren, joyfully exploring their own heritage in shoe/farm, and from the Serbian-Croatian duo Ivana Kalc and Igor Koruga, whose dance study Why not (?) focusses on the isolated and vulnerable contemporary body. There are four premieres from artists who are based in Salzburg: in A place I ache to go again, Rosana Ribeiro/Selva creates an emotional space of in-between, while in Chemical Joy, Lenio Kaklea and the BODHI PROJECT take a look at youth culture. INFLUX/Nayana Keshava Bhat writes a Manifesto of the Now that will create a new story through dance, music and language every night. And ohnetitel will present an unusual perspective in Die Welt im Ganzen with special table guests at the cemetery St. Sebastian. Applied Theatre invites us to alter our point of view with Feminist Cities and in her performative installation SKINS Iris Dittler analyses the history of medicine. And in keeping with our festival motto change views, Luke Jerram’s impressive installation Gaia will hover in Kollegienkirche, amazing both young and old alike.

The festival team welcomes you to Sommerszene.