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Tanz im August is back (Aug 10-Sep 2). And 30! The latest edition of the international dance festival proves why dance in Berlin is as strong as ever. Daniel Mufson explains why and how TiA has helped to move others. more

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Michael Thalheimer is one of those practitioners of Regietheater (directorial theatre) who, for German critics, can seldom do wrong. But what did our critic think of his newest production, "Endstation Sehnsucht", at Berliner Ensemble? Read on... more

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Elfriede Jelinek’s Trump-inspired play Am Königsweg at the Deutsches Theater falls flat. June 3, 8, 26 (with English surtitles) more

Germany's biggest theatre fest kicks off May 4 (through May 21) and the Berliner Festspiele continues its march to a more diverse Theatertreffen. Here are three productions that don't have a white male behind them. more

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A stage adaptation at Deutsches Theater – Medea.Stimmen – on May 11 and 26 attempts to improve on its source material. more

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Rimini Protokoll’s Helgard Haug discusses the collective’s latest back-of-a-truck production, Do’s and Don’ts, all throughout May starting at HAU1. more

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INTERVIEW. Throw out your old notions of the circus – Die Originale, brought to you buy the people behind the Berlin Circus Festival, is here Apr 7 and 8 at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. The clowns behind it explain. more

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This year, the 18th F.I.N.D. Festival wrestles with bad memories (Apr 6-22). more

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INTERVIEW! Israeli director Ofira Henig premieres "Kind of", a play about the manufacturing of intolerance in her home country’s schools. Catch on opening night of the Schaubühne's F.I.N.D. fest (Apr 6) and Apr 7. more

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The Gorki breathes life into "Hamletmaschine" (Apr 6-26), while the Volksbühne takes the fun out of sex with Albert Serra’s new play "Liberté" (Apr 7-8) more

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INTERVIEW! Catalan director Albert Serra on his ode to old Europe, Liberté. Catch it next Mar 4, 22 and 23 at Volksbühne. more

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This month’s solo dance performances touch on ageing, transience and tradition. more

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After a long international tour, Simon McBurney’s Zweig adaptation Beware of Pity returns to the Schaubühne with a heavy thud. It runs March 8-11. more

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At the Komische Oper, Barrie Kosky’s German-language Fiddler on the Roof adaptation Anatevka shuns caricature for character. Catch it Feb 20-21. more

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INTERVIEW! Lunch presents her own version of Carmen’s doomed love triangle at the Deutsche Oper’s Tischlerei space. more

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A look at the musicals and spectacles that thrive amidst Berlin’s “serious” theatre scene from our stage editor, Daniel Mufson. more

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REVIEW! The figureheads of the new and old Volksbühne square off with two new plays – and two very different aesthetics. more

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American playwright and actor Tracy Letts on the universal appeal of his plays ("August: Osage County" and "Mary Page Marlowe"), now in German at the Berliner Ensemble, and the universality of dysfunctional families. MPM is back Jan 12 and 19. more

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Should we bemoan the lack of showstopping guest productions in Berlin, or be grateful for the local talent we have? Why not both? more

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Our culture editors take a look back at the highlights (and lowlights) of 2017. more

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