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"Fruits of Labor", the latest piece by Miet Warlop, is a manic concert put on by performance artists unafraid to get weird. Catch March 9-11 at HAU 2. more

Mar 8, 2017 3:45 PM Stage

Emerging choreographers get their star turn at Sophiensaele’s Tanztage festival (Jan 5-15). more

Jan 3, 2017 4:15 PM Stage

Not been to the ballet yet? Why not start with its most accessible of all Christmas ballets... Playing at the Deutsche Oper, the Nacho Duato and Staatsballett’s new version of The Nutcracker is Berlin's most opulent yet. more

Dec 21, 2016 11:00 AM Stage

Seymour Gris: Kultur for the 90 percent?

Who is Germany's state-funded culture really for? Should more be done to attract "diverse audiences" to Berlin's cultural institutions? more

Sep 9, 2016 1:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Tanz im August: Nick Power workshop

At this years Tanz im August Nick Power has, besides presenting his hip hop performance Cypher, also taken the time to teach young Germans and refugees how to break dance. Nina Branner met him during the last rehearsals with the kids. more

Sep 6, 2016 2:45 PM The Berlin Blog

Tanz im August: Week in review: Kyle Abraham / Jaamil Olawale Kosoko / Nick Power / Mitkhal Alzghair / Meg Stuart

The summer dance fest's last stand of 2016. What did Nina Branner think of the last week? Read on and find out. more

Sep 6, 2016 11:00 AM The Berlin Blog

Happy anniversary to the free scene! Radialsystem V, Ballhaus Ost, Sophiensaele and Ballhaus Naunystraße all have something to celebrate this month and here's how they're doing it. more

Sep 1, 2016 11:00 AM Stage

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"Under Influence" by Sidney Leoni. Photo by Thomas Cartron

Tanz im August: An interview with Sidney Leoni

Sidney Leoni on his new feature film: Under Influence. Leoni talks female idols, Scandinavian darkness, and the return to basic, human sensations. more

Aug 30, 2016 12:15 PM The Berlin Blog

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"AH|HA" by Voetvolk / Lisbeth Gruwez. Photo by Luc Depreitere

Tanz im August: Weekend in Review

Nina Branner gives us this weekend's low down of the goings on at Tanz im August. Branner was busy watching the new performance AH|HA, Sidney Leoni's feature film UNDER INFLUENCE, and Wang Ramirez' new performance EVERYNESS. Read on for more... more

Aug 30, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

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"von mit nach t: No 2" by VA Wölfl / NEUER TANZ. Photo by Daniel Poensgen

Tanz im August Blog: VA Wölfl / NEUER TANZ

Lily Kelting is back with her review of VA Wölfl and Neuer Tanz's collaboration at this years Tanz im August. Rumoured to be provocative and even insulting to audiences, Lily gives her take on the experimental performance. more

Aug 24, 2016 11:20 AM The Berlin Blog

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Photo by Dajana Lothert

Tanz im August Blog: Curator profile – Virve Sutinen

Lily Kelting meets with Tanz im August curator, Virve Sutinen. Sutinen, one of the most influential curators in Europe, discusses her views on modern dance, balancing personal and professional life and her curation style. more

Aug 23, 2016 11:45 AM The Berlin Blog

Tanz im August Blog: Aging in dance

"You're 42, it's over," isn't something most of us expect to hear, but in dance, it's a common reality. Lily Kelting explores how this is being challenged at Tanz im August. more

Aug 23, 2016 11:00 AM The Berlin Blog

Tanz im August Blog: In which I find confetti all over my house for a week

The week in review! How's our stage editor Lily Kelting holding up after the first full week of the summer dance festival? Read on... more

Aug 22, 2016 11:15 AM The Berlin Blog

Tanz im August: Weekend in review

Lily Kelting stopped in to give an exhaustive account of the first weekend of TiA. What did she see? "SUNNY", "MDLSX", "Monument 0.1: Valda and Gus", "32 Rue Vandenbranden" and some heavy metal schoolgirl dancers. What'd she think? Read on... more

Aug 16, 2016 4:30 PM The Berlin Blog

Tanz im August Blog: SUNNY openings

INTERVIEW! Emanuel Gat and Awir Leon open this year’s Tanz im August festival with SUNNY, an unpretentious and largely improvised collision of music and movement. Lily Kelting spoke with the duo about musical genres, letting go and more. more

Aug 15, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Tanz im August Blog: Welcome to the Blog

The summer fest for contemporary dance is kicking off the 12th of August and while it's got the moves on stage, we've got our own here on the site. Stage editor Lily Kelting and Nina Branner are your dance partners. Here's what to expect. more

Jul 22, 2016 1:00 PM , The Berlin Blog

Alexandra Georgieva of the Friedrichstadt-Palast talks training the next generation of dancers and shares her take on sexism in theatre ahead of the second of our Palast-Talks, "Female Decision-Makers In Dance And Theatre" on Jun 2, 18:00. more

May 26, 2016 1:30 PM Stage

1-800-P-A-R-T-A-Y? For between €2-6, you can climb into the world's tiniest club: a converted telephone booth called a Teledisko. Wanna answer its call? You can at RAW Gelände, Kater Blau or, for €1800, wherever you like. more

Mar 30, 2016 2:00 PM The Best of Berlin

INTERVIEW: Berlin's showcase of Nordic art and performance returns for the sixth time, kicking off at the Brandenburg Gate on Nov 13. We spoke to artistic director Ricarda Ciontos about this year's Russian focus, risk, resistance and going wild. more

Nov 10, 2015 12:55 PM Stage

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Laurent Philippe

INTERVIEW: Dancer-choreographer Paula Rosolen gets physical at the Sophiensaele with "Aerobics! A ballet in 3 acts!", on from Oct 1-4. more

Sep 29, 2015 12:00 PM Stage

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