Monthly performing series at SHD, Hamburg

OPEN WA~TER introduces a monthly series at Studio Hammer Deich. Join us every last Saturday of the month as artists from SHD and guests present a mix of try-outs, showings, works in progress, lectures, and improvisation performances.

Colleagues, friends and all enthusiasts are invited to find their way around this raw format, engage in discussions and be inspired by the diverse and excitingly open material.

18:00 h

Hammer Deich 10

4,00 € costs contribution + show extra (donation)
Register by mail or simply drop by

24.02.2024, 18h

TRYOUT—Combustion, Dance, Sound
Jascha Viehstädt
free admission

As part of the research project “so soft and the sun”, the tryout explores the connections between movement, energy and code in an improvisational setup.

30.03.2024, 18h

Raymond Liew Jin Pin
free admission

A solo tryout of the Lotus Fight Club project. It refers to a sodomy law dating back to the colonial era of the 1980s, which is still in force in Malaysia and provides for corporal punishment in the form of flogging.

27.04.2024, 18h

MOVIE—Waterdances/Yes Poems
Maria Zimpel
4,00 + 3,00 € admission fee –> tickets

The leading idea of the film oscillates around the vision of a dancing body as a transmitter and an embodied nature. The camera’s eye shows the non-linear story of the dancing body interacting with the powerful natural forces.

Read more about the film at

Supported by NPN – Stepping Out, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative Neustart Kultur, Muzeum Susch/Art Station Foundation PL, CH by Grażyna Kulczyk
In Cooperation with Muzeum Susch, K3 and Kampnagel Hamburg

25.05.2024 01.06.2024, 18h

Chikako Kaido, JP/NRW

Ima Koko Watashi is an improvisation dance and music series by Düsseldorf-based choreographer Chikako Kaido (JP/NRW). The series travels to different cities and countries and invites local guest artists to collaborate with some of Kaido’s long-time collaborators.

With Chikako Kaido, Antonio Stellar, Kristin Schuster, Raymond Liew Jin Pin, Maria Zimpel, Jascha Viehstädt, Janis Müller and more