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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

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 1 Comments

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 kicks off tomorrow (Aug 11), and we've got a list of the up-and-comers you need to catch in movement. more

Aug 11, 2016 11:30 AM Art

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

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