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.
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Moooom! Dance performance troupe She She Pop bring their actual mothers on stage for a performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring through video. The maternal interpretation hits the stage of HAU 1 Jun 10-12.
Jun 6, 2014
Marking the climax of four years of collaboration exploring concepts of togetherness and individuality, dance duo Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot team up with HAU for a week-long retrospective starting Apr 22.
Apr 15, 2014
Ambient, discordant music and the macabre source material from recently deceased author Iain Banks makes for a compelling piece of contemporary opera in Ben Frost's "The Wasp Factory".
Sep 29, 2013
Rotating stages and uncomfortable (looking) positions make for a giddy experience in the new production by Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot at HAU 1.
Dec 11, 2012
Combining Walter Benjamin, Kinder Eggs and Arsenal's movie archive, Ian White and Johannes Paul Raether explode barriers at A Shared Stage of Contingent Production on Mar 13 at HAU 1
Mar 8, 2012
This Unfortunate Thing Between Us, the live-broadcast as theatre features a number of German actors from around Berlin, live music from Gruff Rhys & Niwl, and is masterminded by artist and lover of all things dirty television, Phil Collins.
Sep 16, 2011
A weekend evaluating No Wave with a peek at film by pivotal (no-)figures John Lurie, Beth and Scott B, Vivienne Dick, and James Nares in the form of films, panels, lectures and a performance by James Chance.
Jun 1, 2011 1 Comments
For years these theaters have offered most experimental international programme the city has to offer in a bold blend of contemporary dance and multimedia performances.
May 9, 2011
Freud, Butler, the French and the Germans are all with us here. No, it's not a game of Cluedo. It's Bruce LaBruce's take of Arnold Schönberg's Pierrot Lunaire, a thoughtful bit of engaging entertainment.
Mar 8, 2011 1 Comments
Catapulted to an entirely new stratum after being connected with the notorious choreographer Jérôme Bel, Cédric Andrieux is returning to Berlin for an encore of his eponymous performance.
Dec 2, 2010 1 Comments
"We are the robots." Ever wonder how chatbots reflect who we are? The director and writer of "Hello Hi There" shares her ideas of beauty and machines, and the role of the theatre in bringing them together.
Nov 16, 2010
To give you a bit of a sneak preview: A balloon vagina, pussy bed and special effect dick decorate the live, theatrical music videos that make up this clitoral extravaganza.
Oct 29, 2010 3 Comments
Electronically-manipulated voices, dancing girls and 1960s Japanese lounge music? British experimental theater staple Forced Entertainment is bringing its "new vaudeville" to Berlin.
Jun 15, 2010