For years the Hebbel am Ufer theaters in Kreuzberg have offered the best, most experimental international programme the city has to offer in a bold blend of contemporary dance and multimedia performances. HAU was named German theater of the year in 2004, the year after Volksbühne veteran Matthias Lilienthal came to the helm, making it the only Berlin theater to earn the distinction on its own since 1998. HAU hosts local groups, like Theatertreffen-invitees She She Pop. It’s also shown and co-produced the works of daring international companies from Japanese Toshiki Okada’s chelfitsch to New York’s Caden Manson’s Big Art Group. The theater also brought two new festivals to Berlin, the indie fest, 100 Berlin, and the Context dance festival.
Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin
It's the beginning of October; it's the Day of German Unity; it's even still Oktoberfest. Above all, it's the weekend. From a night of Mitte clubbing to some post-Mauerpark Sunday relaxation in Estonia, here's how to make the most of it.
Sep 30, 2014
INTERVIEW. Andrei Tarkovsky’s cult film "Stalker" transforms into an intimate theatre piece for the Scandi Nordwind Festival. Part nostalgia, and part questioning of memory, growing up and getting in with the right crowd. On Nov 27 and 28 at HAU 2.
Nov 19, 2013
The ensemble Forced Entertainment continues to bring a fresh understanding of performance that shakes up the shards of our own memories and reminds us of the joy of play in The Coming Storm.
Mar 6, 2013
Our recommendations for Camp/ Anti-Camp, dazzling with a mix of substantial lectures and fanciful performances. The Queer Guide to Everyday Life hits HAU 2 on Thu, Apr 19.
Apr 16, 2012
These days the line between art and theater seems to be getting fuzzier and fuzzier. Find out how Ship O Fools dances on the line between installation and performance.
May 30, 2011 1 Comments
Clad in latex body suits, dance stalwarts Two Fish take the stage with their latest show Halt mir meinen Platz frei bis ich anders da wieder bin. Then rock outfit Formelwesen's animated puppet steals the show.
Mar 7, 2011