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Sommerszene

17 - 29 June, 2019
For 11 days Salzburg becomes a mecca of contemporary performance art, as Sommerszene Salzburg brings international guest performers and Austrian first-performances from the worlds of theater, dance, performance and installation to the City of Mozart.

A Triumph of Modernism

Sommerszene is often portrayed as the antithesis of the Salzburg Festival. Actually, this event has developed over the decades into an internationally acclaimed festival, quite unlike anything else in all of Austria. The focus of the festival is very much on the world of contemporary dance, though the Sommerszene program is augmented through theater, music, film and the visual arts. Every year, the program distinguishes itself by crossing conventional boundaries, taking artistic risks, finding new presentation platforms and offering the highest quality. The performance program is accompanied by numerous free events designed to promote dialogue between artists and the public.

The idea behind SZENE Salzburg

Since the late 1960s, Szene Salzburg has been a champion of contemporary stage performance and music. Originally a platform for local performers, during the 70s and 80s it evolved into an international avant-garde festival. Szene is active as an international producer, also offering residencies for artists from within Austria and abroad. The European network apap (advancing performing arts project) was founded as a means to support young artists.

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