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Cross Border Theatre

In summer 2021 Hamburg-based ManusArts produced HAP -by John Foster, directed by Paul Glaser and in collaboration with The English Theatre of Hamburg. Following up to the Hamburg premiere, the comedy guest performed in Malmö/Sweden at Bationen theatre, with support by Playmate Theatre Malmö. Completing the Move the North cultural triangle the play will be performed in Copenhagen at Teatret ved Sorte Hest in April 2024. Produced by Copenhagen-based international theatre brand HIT International Theatre Arts with actresses Vanessa Poole and Jana Pulkrabek on stage.

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Danish writing coming home

We are delighted to collaborate with Teatret ved Sorte Hest for the Danish premiere of VODKA TALKS by Hamburg-based Arne Nielsen, who has been widely acclaimed for his best-selling writing in Germany since 2003. It is an amazing fact that this celebrated Danish-born and native Danish-speaking writer has yet to be discovered by Scandinavian audiences. Theatre brand HIT International Theatre Arts has translated the German original into the first-time-ever English-language script and the performances at Teatret ved Sorte Hest (April 2023) mark the coming home of Arne’s literary work to his home country. Photo: Henrik Uth >> View Gallery


Nordic Alliance

Move the North is excited to announce that several renowned Nordic artists took part for the shoot of the shortfilm Factory Drop. Legendary Danish actor Lars Junggreen, Copenhagen-based Norwegian musician Mashti and actress Vanessa Poole from Malmö came over to Germany to portray the film’s upper class and met with Hamburg-based performers Marshall Titus, Anri Coza and Deep Dive Corp musician Peter Musebrink from Bremen. Photographer Filip Misiak Orestes from Copenhagen also joined for the day to capture the encounter with his lense. Thank you to all particpants. Photo: Filip Misiak Orestes >> View Gallery


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Projects 2022

Double excitement: the first official announcement of the new Move the North related theatre brand “HIT International Theatre Arts” is out in the Copenhagen press. Theatre performances in Sweden and Denmark will start after this year’s summer festival “Nordic Summer Vibes” which is taking place in Hamburg from 19th of September 2022. Hopefully you will spot one of our 600 festival posters which will be displayed in and around Hamburg.


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Two Nordic Vibes Concerts

On September 22nd, Move the North hosted two cross-border Nordic Vibes concerts in Hamburg's Marzipan Fabrik. In „Danish folk meets German Classic“, renowned classical musicians from the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra performed together with the award-winning Copenhagen folk band „Stundom“, combining contemporary folk tunes with classical masterpieces. In "Sounds of the North“, international renowned musicians and composers from Copenhagen, Hamburg and Bremen improvised on the sounds of Maurice Ravel's Sonate for Violin and Violoncello.

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Culture Moves / Kultur bewegt

On August 24th, Move the North hosted the cultural network event CULTURE MOVES in Copenhagen to the sounds of the Danish-German collaborative concert “Danish folk meets German classic” - contemporary folk combined with classical masterpieces, presented by renowned classical musicians from the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie Orchester together with the award-winning Copenhagen folk band Stundom. >> Read more

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Cross Border Theatre

Move the North is delighted to create international theatre ties with the world premiere of HAP by Bafta award-winning British Playwright John Foster. As a German-Danish-Swedish theatre collaboration, the production will premiere in Hamburg at The English Theatre of Hamburg in July 2022 with follow up performances in Malmö in August. Directed by Paul Glaser, a native Swede living in Hamburg and performed by Vanessa Poole (Malmö) and Jana Pulkrabek (Hamburg / Copenhagen), the production unites creatives from all three countries.

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Hamburger Kultursommer

Move the North creates ties with The English Theatre of Hamburg, jointly presenting „Hamburger Kultur International“ - a two week festival program as part of the Hamburger Kultursommer. Located at Drilling/Marzipanfabrik.

Move the North and EDT invite the audience from 19.7.-1.08. to enjoy an outdoor celebration of music, theatre, literature, film streamings and much more. Excited to welcome international guests from Sweden and Denmark among others. You can check out the full program here.

>> Presseinformation (in German)

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Access Link to concert

To join us on 15.6.21 at 19.00 for the live streaming of the NORDIC MUSIC VIBES concert from Copenhagen, please use the following link.

As part of „Hallo Hej Hej“ Move the North is excited to present four outstanding music acts: Stundom, Hvalfugl, Julie Lind Quartet and DMH. Hamburg singer Siegmar Tonk will join the music and moderate the evening together Move the North artistic director Jana Pulkrabek. For more information on the event check the program.

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Fresh Nordic Air: German-Danish-Swedish encounters!

The Hanseatic City of Stade is launching an international series of concerts, cultural events, sustainability initiatives and panel discussions to celebrate a European dialogue between the neighboring countries of Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Move the North is delighted to participate and jointly with the City of Stade, the City of Karlshamn, as well as further international partners, invite the audience to projects taking place in three countries.

>> Find the full program here
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Move the North and Femern A/S  tie the knot for further collaboration in 2020/21. With visionary thinking Femern A/S will be building the world’s longest road and rail tunnel to connect Denmark and Germany. As Move the North Gold sponsor, Fermern A/S supports us in our aim to culturally connect the Hamburg Metropolitan Region with Greater Copenhagen and to strengthen cultural cross-border activities in order to inspire the cities and their inhabitants to grow closer together. We are looking forward to this partnership! 



Collaboration with Hamburg Marketing GmbH

The Hamburg Marketing GmbH is awarding HamburgAmbassador Jens-Peter Saul a project budget for the implementation of the Move the North initiative and is grateful for his excellent commitment to the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. As patron of Move the North Jens-Peter Saul will introduce the collaboration platform in Copenhagen and host an event which combines a cultural presentation and network initiative.

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Raving five-star-review for the German-Danish cast of Harold Pinter’s 'Old Times', which hit the stage in Copenhagen on 29.2.2020. “This HIT production of ‘Old Times’ must rank as one of the sexiest ever adaptations of renowned playwright Harold Pinter’s work….Its unlimited angles gave the audience the sense they were really look into someone’s living room as a voyeur…HIT has once again succeeded in masterfully presenting an absorbing re-interpretation of Pinter’s work.” (The Copenhagen Post, 5 stars by Roselyne Min)


HamburgAmbassador in Copenhagen and Move the North patron Jens-Peter Saul officially opened the Move the North cultural program 2020 which kicked off in Hamburg’s Drilling Bar on 6.1.2020 with the German-Danish poetry concert Poetic Sounds. Looking at 100 days of cultural activity and a variety of around thirty different projects in 2019, the German-Skandinavian festival and collaboration platform is excited to embark into it’s second year.


Move the North was invited to perform at the HanseBelt Zukunftskongress in Lübeck. Hansebelt e.V.  is dedicated to strengthen the HanseBelt region as part of the European future axis Hamburg-Copenhagen/Malmö and to lead the way to innovative new projects - with their annual congress setting essential impulses for the future. CEO of HanseBelt e.V., Consul Bernd Jorkisch introduced Move the North to the congress participants with the aim to establish close ties and collaboration.


After presenting a successful spring into summer festival in Hamburg, Move the North continued the autumn into winter program in Copenhagen with the Pulitzer Finalist play 'The Clean House', a German-Danish coproduction which  earned raving reviews with the local press. Further events on the calendar include Hamburg Filmdays, Network Meetings, a German-Danish Poetry & Jazz in Concert and a hilariously funny One-Man Christmas Show. Check out the full program and gallery.


The three-country exhibition „City Tales“ opened on the 12.8.2019 in the prestigious Levantehaus Hamburg and was pick of the day in DIE WELT and SZENE HAMBURG. The photography exhibition is on display until 24.8.2019.


In good company! Move the North was featured in DIE WELT as one of Hamburgs cultural highlight events for the German-Danish concert event Folk meets Classic, uniting three folk musicians from København with three musicians of the Hamburg Elbphilharmonic Orchestra.


Move the North is pick of the day in Hamburger Abendblatt, Mopo, AINO and SZENE HAMBURG online!



SZENE HAMBURG published an article about Move the North in their June Magazine, featuring the idea and mission behind the cross-border-festival, while also announcing Danish films on screen and further June activities. Read the article here.


Hamburger Abendblatt features: Move the North kicked off the 2019 cultural program in Hamburg with the German-Danish-Swedish Music Lounge „Gin&Jazz“ on 24.5.2019.




After first cultural events in Copenhagen and Malmö in the beginning of 2019, Move the North is kicking off the spring-summer Hamburg festival program with a range of exciting cultural projects and many international guests from Denmark and Sweden.



Move the North initiators Jana Pulkrabek and Petja Pulkrabek are featured as “Hamburg Citizans of the month“ in the SZENE HAMBURG January issue for creating a vibrant cultural exchange corridor between Hamburg, Copenhagen and Malmö.



Former Copenhagen Mayor Pia Allerslev is Move the North Ambassador.



HamburgAmbassador Jens-Peter Saul is Move the North Patron.


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