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Israeli star choreographers Hofesch Shechter, Sharon Eyal, Gai Behar and Ohad Naharin present their most iconic productions in a triple bill at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. Catch the two-hour tour de force Apr 11-14. Read more

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Philine Rinnert

In an immersive yet alienating performance at the Sophiensæle, Johannes Müller and Philine Rinnert revive the 1930s Heimat musical, which was banned by the Nazis and resurrected by German exiles in New York. Read our review and catch it April 5-8. Read more

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Toula Limnaios „shifted realities“

Dieter Hartwig

What does Foucaultian theory look like on stage? Berlin veteran choreographer Toula Limnaios and her long-time dancer Hironori Sugata present a philosophy inspired “double solo” at the Halle TanzBühne. Read our review and catch it Apr 4-6. Read more

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As Berlin kids are joining the global strikes for climate justice, what's the rest of Berlin doing to save the planet? From idealistic club owners to ingenious startups and sustainable architecture, read about the city's green pioneers. Out now! Read more

Maja Zade, a dramaturg at the Schaubühne for nearly 20 years, has turned our society upside-down in her meta-theatrical analysis of the #MeToo movement – her debut as playwright. Catch it this month Mar 10-12 (only German). Read more

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Brexit MAY be upon us, but British life in Berlin continues. We spoke to Brits planning their future here, met with some of the city's noteworthy English(wo)men, Scots and Welsh and found the best places to buy UK essentials. Out now! Read more

Two new productions demonstrate wildly different takes on the utility of Brecht’s plays today. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Schaubühne dramaturg and script translator Maja Zade on becoming a playwright herself. See her work for yourself in her new work "status quo" Feb 7-9 and 11. Read more

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From hookup apps to polyamory, from impossible and extramarital romance to the psychology of love, we explore how Berliners are finding each other in Germany's singles capital. Also: The Berlinale is upon us and our film team has the lowdown. Read more

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These productions will head to the Berliner Festspiele in May: The jury has convened and the invitations are out – the seven-headed panel has announced the 10 most important theatre productions in the German-speaking world. Read more

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The end of the world in a fantastic frozen wasteland is the premise of Austrian composer Beat Furrer’s Violetter Schnee (Violet Snow), which celebrated its world premiere on Sunday at Berlin’s Staatsoper. Catch it Jan 16, 24, 26 and 31. Read more

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The Akademie der Künste kicks off the jubilee celebrations to mark 100 years since the iconic design school was founded with a festival spanning dance, theatre, puppets and more. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Claessens, the star of Ersan Mondtag’s Salome at the Gorki Theater, on being misunderstood. Catch it this month on Jan 13. Read more

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Is Thomas Ostermeier's newest a smash? Read our review and then decide whether to check it out Jan 4-8 at the Schaubühne. Read more

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Written by Tracy Letts (Killer Joe; August: Osage County) and directed by the Ensemble’s artistic director, Oliver Reese, "Wheeler" can be caught at the Berliner Ensemble Jan 3, 4, 30 and 31. Read more

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Rosa Lux reloaded! 100 years after Rosa Luxemburg's death, Exberliner rediscovers the vibrant woman and prophetic thinker behind the revolutionary Berlin icon, and what makes her inspiring for generations of women today. Out now! Read more

What was the Berlin theatre scene up to in 2018? Quite a bit, actually. Nicholas Potter has your overview. Read more

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Alexei Ratmansky's ballet at the Staatsoper is mesmerising against all fears that new indendant Johannes Öhman could spoil it all. Catch it Dec 15, 19:00, Dec 26, 28, 18:00. Read more

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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. Read more

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INTERVIEW! From December 6-9, Christoph Winkler presents Speak Boldly – The Julius Eastman Dance Project – a choreography dedicated to the singer, composer and performer at Sophiensaele. Read more

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