Free Admission

Opening Cool Down

Welcome, artistic intervention by IceLab Leipzig – Welcome to “Claming Common Spaces IV: Cool Down”, the festival at the planetary boundaries.

The festival “Claiming Common Spaces” by the alliance of international production houses will take place this year from 20 – 26 June at PACT Zollverein in Essen and from 1 – 9 July at HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts in Dresden.

On 1 July at 7 pm the festival will be officially opened in the Kulturgarten behind the Festspielhaus:


  • Carena Schlewitt (Artistic Director HELLERAU)
  • Video message Claudia Roth, Minister of State for Culture and Media
  • Eva Jähnigen (Councillor for the Environment and Municipal Economy of the State Capital Dresden)
  • Muchtar Al Ghusain (City of Essen Councillor for Youth, Education and Culture)
  • Claudia Zachow (Manager Social Engagement of Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden)

From 7.25 p.m., IceLab Leipzig will set the mood for the festival with an artistic intervention.