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INTERVIEW! Their latest action "Soko Chemnitz" triggered the expected scandal. Zentrum für politische Schönheit use performance art as a tool to shock our numb minds out of what they see as shameful political complacency. Leipold explains. more

Theatre & Dance

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Michiel Devijver

New plays on social and political themes distinguish the city’s theater offerings this month. more

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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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Will Potsdamer Straße ever be a nightlife drag? Right now, Berlin scenester Lena Braun is reclaiming what she sees as the street’s rightful legacy with her new "miniature cabaret", Barbiche. more

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The 31-year-old confluence of art, culture and technology returns Jan 31 (through Feb 4) to HKW under the banner "Face Value" with, among other things, 30 3D-printed portraits made from Chelsea Manning's DNA. Read our full guide. more

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Founded in 1999 as a one-off Transmediale side programme, CTM has become its own beast, engulfing every hot performer, genre and format that could possibly constitute “adventurous music and art”. It's on across the city Jan 26-Feb 4. 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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Die schöne Hélèna. Photo by Iko Frees

It’s a good time to be an opera fan in Berlin. Here’s a look at the revitalised scene. Three operas – "Die schöne Hélèna", "Pelléas et Mélisande" and "Le Prophète" – offer fans and newbies alike something to sing about. 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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Alexander Karschnia, one-third of the free-scene collective Andcompany&Co, reveals what makes his theatre company tick. more

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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

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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

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Everybody hates a clown and maybe that's why the circus gets such a bad rap (that and the animal issues). The Berlin Circus Festival promises fun without almost none of that. Check it out on Tempelhofer Feld Aug 26-Sep 4. more

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Pick up the fork and the smart device! "Thirsting for Salt" is a multi-part experimental performance and installation tying together culture, family, technology and, of course, food Jul 20-21. Exberliner's Lily Kelting explains what's cookin'. more

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INTERVIEW. Whatever you do, don't call it music! Legendary Japanese experimental noise foursome Marginal Consort break their rule of only performing once a year and treat Berlin with a special concert on Jun 6 at St. Elisabeth Kirche. But why? more

Art & Exhibitions

INTERVIEW! The Schaubühne’s annual F.I.N.D. Festival is coming up (Apr 7-17). Anis Hamdoun presents his autobiographical play "The Trip", which tells the stories of the friends he has lost in the Syrian conflict on April 8 (with English surtitles). more

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Get ready for MaerzMusik! In case you have trouble deciding which of the many concerts and performances you should hit, we just made it easier for you. more

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Running from Nov 13-29, the Maxim Gorki Theater invites over 35 artists and groups from around the world to provide their unique responses to the refugee crisis, from reinterpreted ancient Greek tragedies to Berlin city tours with a difference. more

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A explosion of exhibitions is set to make up Berlin Art Week Sep 15-20. Not sure about which events to attend? We've put together a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the performances, openings and parties. more

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