The MULTITUDE Festival is a feminist theatre, performance and discourse festival that took place in 2021 and 2022 at the Pavillon Cultural Center and was conceived and realised by the Theatre in the Pavillon team together with partners.
The idea of the multitude
The multitude is a group of people who act together without having or needing to have common characteristics. The term multitude comes from political philosophy. In the sense of our festival, it means a plural idea of society and art that assumes radical diversity as the basis of togetherness.
The MULTITUDE Festival 2021 and 2022 brought together diverse people for a weekend of theatre, performances, discussions, workshops, debate and empowerment. In our festival multitude, we looked for commonalities and unifying struggles.
A feminist-intersectional theatre festival for Hannover
In its first and second editions, the festival presented numerous theatre and performance works on stage and in the urban space as well as readings, concerts, workshops and a discussion programme. The MULTITUDE Festival was created together with our permanent cooperation partners: ISD Hannover, PRISMA QUEER MIGRANTS e. V., QueerPunkt, fem_migra, Feministischer Rat Hannover, Leyla Ercan, phoenix e. V. and La Strada.
The project MULTITUDE: GENERATIONEN was supported by the Foundation of Lower Saxony, the Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Soziokultur LAGS/MWK Niedersachsen, the Karin und Uwe Hollweg Stiftung, the Kulturbüro der Landeshauptstadt Hannover Fachbereiche Literatur und Musik and the Autonome Feministische Kollektiv Hannover.
The networking of the MULTITUDE Festival with its cooperation partners was supported in 2022 by the Fonds Soziokultur in the programme Profil:Soziokultur with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR.