Oh, a Visitor! (2024)

World Premiere: May 15th, 2024, Kampnagel Hamburg (additional shows from May 16th-18th)

When guests visit me and I share a cake with them, then there’s less for me. If I share ideas with them, then I have more in the end. But if I share a stage with other people, do I then give away visibility, or do I get more as a result? This question is a possible point of departure for “Oh, a Visitor!”, which could also be posed as follows: Given the situation that art creators are confronted with increasing scarcity of resources, because money, stage spaces and rehearsal times are becoming scant, “Oh, a Visitor!” invites you to consider the stage space as a place that can be shared – and then share an evening’s visibility with other artists, pass them on to others, borrow them, give them away, take them and let them disappear.

As a host trio, Juliana Oliveira, Antje Pfundtner and Matthew Rogers create stage space for others and revive a place from their most recent piece, “We Call it a House”, which they already called a house back then: A walk-through wooden box that had a door in the beginning. In and around this house, people from “Oh, a Visitor!” pass out many a step, themselves, their spirit, their voices and thus create a circle dance without limiting any access.

Idea & concept: Antje Pfundtner in Gesellschaft
Choreography: Antje Pfundtner
Dance: Juliana Oliveira, Antje Pfundtner, Matthew Rogers
Dramaturgy: Anne Kersting
Music & sound: Nikolaus Woernle
Stage: Irene Pätzug
Costumes: Yvonne Marcour
Lighting: Michael Lentner
Production, PR & marketing: Hannah Melder 
Artistic production assistant: Vivienne Lütteken
Guests during the research phase: Jenny Beyer, Dani Brown, Cornelia Dörr, Daniel Dominguez Teruel, Christoph Grothaus, Chris Leuenberger, Sheena McGrandles, Noa Michalski, Manuel Muerte, Matthias Quabbe, Michael Schumacher, Anna Till, Katharina von Wilcke
We would like to thank the following additional guests: Bärbel Bleckmann, Kerstin Budde, Friederike Büsing, Stefan Carstens, Christine Ehrl, Cornelia Fedtke, Antje Feldtmann, Susannah Ganter, Angela Gobelin, Michelina Gravina, Gabriele Grimm, Gertrudis Hengesbach, Andreas Hirschfeld, Jan Jochimsen, Ute Kellermann, Katharina Klat, Silke Klement, Petra Kolossa, Dagmar Krause, Claudia Kreutz, Miriam Lambertz, Viola Langkusch, Klaus-Dieter Lieb, Burkhard Lorenzen, Maike Majewski, Nele Massing, Pierre Matheijs, Christine Meyer, Franziska Niemann, Marion Niewiadomski, Sylvia Panarinfo, Claudia Pansch, Iris Pasch, Claudia Petzoldt, Marina Pflüger, Susanne Ressin, Regina Ritt-Lachmann, Stephan Schäfer, Marlies Schur, Nils Spiering, Erwin Srugies, Söhnke Storbeck, Christine Tsolodimos, Martina Vanicek, Maren Vater, Birgit Walter-Gensicke, Evelyn Wetzig, Annette Wiese

“Oh, a Visitor!” is a production by Antje Pfundtner in Gesellschaft in coproduction with Kampnagel Hamburg and FFT Düsseldorf. “Oh, a Visitor!” is funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with the support of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Behörde für Kultur und Medien.