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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

INTERVIEW! Theatre legend Achim Freyer and Claus Peymann have teamed for one final premiere at the Berliner Ensemble, Kleist's Prinz Friedrich vom Homburg. We spoke to Freyer about theater, Brecht and their relationship and his creative arc. more

Mar 8, 2017 1:45 PM Stage

Artistic director Claus Peymann arrived to the Berliner Ensemble in 1999. Almost 20 years later and he says goodbye with Kleist's "Prinz Friedrich vom Hamborg". You can see it Mar 9, 23 and 30. more

Mar 8, 2017 12:30 PM Stage

Warning: musical-theatrical performance MDLSX will not get out of your head. Italian performance artist Silvia Calderoni delivers an adrogynous, punk performance not to be missed Gorki Studio Feb 16-18! more

Feb 14, 2017 3:00 PM Stage

Berlin theatre has plenty of cool and plenty of loud. So let’s celebrate the quiet side: Naoko Tanaka’s "Shadow Trilogy" on at Sophiensaele Feb 9-12. more

Feb 9, 2017 11:45 AM Stage

English-speaking comedians improvise over a live stream of Germany's favourite crime show in Tatort auf Englisch. Check it out this Sun, Feb 5, 19:45 at Comedy Café Berlin. more

Feb 2, 2017 2:00 PM Stage

A compelling cast of real-live characters narrates the Gorki's new GDR documentary piece Atlas of Communism. Catch it with English surtitles Jan 24 and 25. more

Jan 19, 2017 12:00 PM Stage

The Deutsches Theater takes on populist insanity in a timely production of Marat/Sade Jan 8, 15 and 24. more

Jan 4, 2017 12:15 PM Stage

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

Jan 3, 2017 4:15 PM Stage

INTERVIEW! In 2005 Olle Strandberg broke his neck during a somersault. With the exclellent "Underart: Ode to a Crash Landing" the Swedish circus director contemplates his own paralysis and recovery, on at Chamäleon through February. more

Dec 19, 2016 3:00 PM Stage

The Komische Oper is remounting Oscar Straus’ 1923 operetta The Pearls of Cleopatra, a light bit of fun about a powerful female leader and a disaffected middle class amid a drought. Timely, right? more

Dec 13, 2016 3:20 PM Stage

British director Katie Mitchell puts women’s experiences centre stage at the Schaubühne for the sixth time. Catch her take on Elfriede Jelinek's Shadows (Eurydice speaks) with English surtitles Dec 2 and 3 at Schaubühne. more

Nov 28, 2016 3:29 PM Stage

While we were distracted by football in 2014, artists in Burkino Faso were starting a political revolution ... and it worked! This art is the focus of Sleepless Nights: Burkina Faso Between Culture And Revolution on Nov 15-19 at HAU. more

Nov 11, 2016 12:20 PM Stage

INTERVIEW. Dance artist Claire Cunningham takes a hard look at accessibility in her piece The Way You Look (At Me) Tonight with Jess Curtis, coming to Berlin Nov 2-6 as part of Tanzfabrik's Open Spaces festival. more

Oct 26, 2016 4:20 PM Stage

Mix a little Israel into your Berlin at the ID Festival at Radialsystem V: the annual festival showcasing German artists with an Israeli background, on from Oct 21 to 23. Read our picks and then check it out for yourself. more

Oct 17, 2016 2:30 PM Stage

INTERVIEW. Portland, Oregon-based playwright Andrea Stolowitz searches for answers about her family as she tracks them down in archives and graveyards. "Berlin Diary – Schlüterstraße 27" is on at English Theatre Berlin Oct 6-9 and 12-15. more

Oct 5, 2016 1:30 PM Stage

INTERVIEW. Israelis have a voice here, but Palestinians, not so much. Curators of "After the Last Sky" Anna-Esther Younes and Pary El-Qualqili aim to change that with their fest at Ballhaus Naunynstraße starting Sep 9. more

Sep 5, 2016 4:00 PM Stage

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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"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

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