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Five colorful, fluffy puppets sit side by side and seem to react to something outside the picture.
© Julia Steinigeweg
Five colorful, fluffy puppets sit side by side and seem to react to something outside the picture.
© Julia Steinigeweg

Socalled & Friends

Time – The 4th Season Feat. Miwazow

A love letter to an interdisciplinary musical theatre and the end of one of the greatest intergalactic love stories of the past decade: tears of joy and farewell are guaranteed at the grand finale of Socalles's puppet musical epic THE SEASON.


24 / 14 Euro (conc. from 5 Euro, 50% conc. with Festivalkarte)


For everyone from 12 years.

Past dates

Socalled’s anarchic puppet musical is the Summer Festival’s answer to Broadway. With a large joyous ensemble of puppets, musicians, dancers, actors, designers and a human musical star guest in each episode, Canadian composer, pianist, magician, photographer, puppet maker and Summer Festival homie Socalled has inspired happy-go-lucky moments for entire families for almost ten years in Hamburg. THE SEASON combines folk music, hip hop, klezmer, funk and global pop in a virtuoso musical form with earworm factor. All three episodes so far have been presented or premiered at the Summer Festival, and the fourth part now marks a grand culmination of this epic musical tale of a bear, his forest pals and fuzzy alien creatures. Each SEASON part works independently, but with TIME - THE 4th SEASON the cycle is concluded and can begin again. After episodes that took on racism, gentrification, colonialism and slavery, this fourth and final chapter looks at reality and dreams while taking time itself as its theme and setting. After episodes inspired by folk, funk and South Asian-Indian styles, TIME - The 4th Season will work with Japanese Koto player (and Yiddish singer) Miwazow to create a whole new international flavour of theatrical imagination. Ready, Set, Awesome.

Composition, Text, Design, Direction: Josh "Socalled" Dolgin Co-Author, Text: Joe Cobden Performance, Vocals: Joe Cobden, Michael Felber, Rich Ly, Miwazow, Katie Moore, Simon16 Live Music: Patrice Agbokou (Bass), Josh “Socalled” Dolgin (Piano), Kasumi Itokawa (Harp), Kaiser Quartett (Strings), Matthew Woodley (Drums) Dance, Choreography: Hanako Hoshimi-Caines Puppetry: Jeremie Desbiens, Gabrielle Garant, Marcelle Hudon, André Anne Leblanc Overture: Fred Wesley Stage: Eric Grice, Marian Regdosz & Team Kampnagel (Bühnenbau) Costumes: Erin Fortier Sound: Juliette Wion Projection: Michael Dubue Puppets: Eliane Fayad Production Management: Danagement, Montreal & Team Kampnagel

PRODUCTION Kampnagel International Summer Festival

SUPPORTED BY Canada Council for the Arts and Government of Canada (Embassy of Canada in Berlin), and Department of International Cultural Exchange of the Cultural Authority of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg