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Lily Kelting

Half a million for five performances! Theatertreffen 2018 was a year of big-budget, splash-out productions. Is it worth it? Overwhelmed and queasy, critic Lily reflects on the 'pricelessness' of art and whether it was all worth the money more

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INTERVIEW! Director Adama Ulrich on Partisan, the film tribute to Berlin’s most iconic theatre she co-authored. Catch it at our next EXBlicks on Mon, May 28 at Lichtblick Kino. more

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

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The Volksbühne drama: Frank Castorf is out after 25 years, former Tate Modern director Chris Dercon is in. Theater scholar and curator Evelyn Annuß is the woman who initiated the petition against the changes. We ask her what she hopes to accomplish. more

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The Volksbühne opens on Tempelhofer Feld on Sun, Sep 10. Here are some thoughts about the Volksbühne from an ambivalent Anglophone editor. more

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Lily Kelting got involved with the marchers of Anne Collod’s replay of Anna Halprin’s 1967 "Blank Placard Dance". Was it revolutionary? more

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Lily Kelting checks out the loveably split "Jessica and me" from Cristiana Morganti. more

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Homages abound at Tanz im August, especially in regards to the Japanese dance form of butoh. Lily Kelting checks out two: one a copy of late butoh master Kazuo Ohno and another a queer reading of the "Orientalist hoochie coochie show". more

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What does it mean to be an interracial couple 50 years after the US Loving case? Is this discussion still necessary?? Definitely, say Brenda Dixon-Gottschild and Hellmut Gottschild in their episodic piece “In Bodies We Trust”. Lily Kelting explains. more

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Lily Kelting returns as our dedicated Tanz im August blogger: Last year she got sweat upon and brought home confetti in her bra. She hopes the 29th Tanz im August is as intimate and impactful. And she's confident it will be. more

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Summer dance festival Tanz im August is back (Aug 11-Sep 2) at venues all over the city. Don't miss a retrospective of Spanish dancer and performance artist La Ribot (highlighted here) and read on for our editor's picks of what to see. more

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A Garden of Eden for vegetarians, a challenge to those that cherish meat and the opportunity to contemplate cannibalism and vampirism: All this awaited stage editor Lily Kelting at Berlin Food Art Week. It's still on through Jul 14. more

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Claus Peymann and Robert Wilson out; new artistic director Oliver Reese in. Before the rebranded "neue Berliner Ensemble" takes the stage in September, don't miss the last production of Wilson's "Threepenny Opera" on Jul 1. more

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The Berliner Festspiele aims for the visceral with their Immersion programme, starting on July 1 with a series of performances and installations at Martin-Gropius-Bau and a mysterious durational piece at an old factory in Reinickendorf. more

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The effects of the 2008 economic crisis still ripple worldwide. And at this point the American Dream is looking more and more like a nightmare. No time like the present for Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. What did our critic think? On Jun 26-28. more

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Alexander Karschnia, one-third of the free-scene collective Andcompany&Co, reveals what makes his theatre company tick. more

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You’ve seen Sasha Waltz’s work all over the city, from Sophiensaele to Berliner Festspiele. Now, the godmother of the Berlin dance scene presents her newest Creation, 12 years in the making at Radialsystem V, Jun 9-11 and 16-18. more

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Anything goes at this year’s Performing Arts Festival (Jun 13-18), a six-day introduction to the world of independent performance in Berlin. more

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Theatertreffen Blog: An annotated playlist

For the festival’s closure, Lily Kelting comes up with 10 reflections on the musical side of this year’s Theatertreffen. Spotify playlist included! more

May 22, 2017 2:00 PM The Theatertreffen Blog

INTERVIEW: Native Berliner Ersan Mondtag returns to Theatertreffen with the post-apocalyptic "Die Vernichtung" (The Extermination). Catch it May 20 and 21 (with English surtitles) at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. more

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