Summer Banks

INTERVIEW: Four hungry tigers and the promise of the carnage of ancient Rome are now on offer at Gorki as refugees are asked to volunteer as human-food in protest of travel restrictions. Tasteless? more

Jun 16, 2016 11:00 AM Stage

INTERVIEW. The incisive Izzard is a worldwide star – known as much for his hysterical monologues as his flair for women's clothing. With his eyes set long-term on politics, short-term he's doing German at Imperial Club and Quatsch through Feb 28. more

Feb 20, 2014 12:00 PM Stage

INTERVIEW. Tanztage is on! From Jan 4-14, artistic director Peter Pleyer's vision of the independent dance scene is presented in full to Berlin's international enthusiasts at Sophiensaele. more

Jan 3, 2014 1:30 PM Stage

INTERVIEW. UK physical comedy group Spymonkey was born when they ran away from the circus to form their own group. Reviving early classic Cooped, they perform for the first time in Germany, premiering on Fri, Jan 3 at Tipi am Kanzleramt. more

Dec 23, 2013 2:15 PM Stage

INTERVIEW. Viennese theatre co. God's Entertainment bring their rather secular antics to the stage with "Cleaning, babysitting, I help in the house – 7 Euro", based on Fassbinder's "Katzelmacher". Catch it at HAU 2, Dec 18-21. more

Dec 9, 2013 12:00 PM Stage

INTERVIEW. Andrei Tarkovsky’s cult film "Stalker" transforms into an intimate theatre piece for the Scandi Nordwind Festival. Part nostalgia, and part questioning of memory, growing up and getting in with the right crowd. On Nov 27 and 28 at HAU 2. more

Nov 19, 2013 11:15 AM Stage

INTERVIEW. Maxim Gorki's new season opens up fresh with a new vision, a new programme and two brand new heads: one being Shermin Langhoff. With Herbstsalon, Gorki seeks to start off by bridging local with international and art with theatre. more

Nov 6, 2013 10:30 AM Stage

INTERVIEW. British performer Jonathan Kay is a fool, but he’s not stupid. He uses his unique form of improvised storytelling to create one-of-a-kind theatrical experiences in Know One’s Fool on Oct 4 and 5 at Hoftheater Kreuzberg at 20:00. more

Oct 4, 2013 12:00 PM Stage

INTERVIEW. Indie theatre collective Gob Squad delves into the wild waters of Youtube for their new production "Western Society" – but don't expect skateboarding dogs. Simon Will explains all. more

Oct 1, 2013 11:30 AM Stage

INTERVIEW. What does it mean to 'wear black'? In the new play Schwarz Tragen, director Branwen Okpako addresses this question within an all-too-familiar context: the Berliner WG. Catch it at Ballhaus Naunynstraße as part of their Black Lux festival. more

Sep 24, 2013 1:30 PM Stage

INTERVIEW. While the "Echter Berliner !!!! Ihr Nicht Fuck You" posters around town might not exactly offend the average Berliner, they certainly give one momentary pause. Daniel Brunet's play begins tonight at the English Theatre Berlin. more

Sep 24, 2013 10:30 AM Stage

Musikfest welcomes 20 top orchestras to celebrate three Eastern European composers and two 100th birthdays at the Berliner Festspiele’s annual classical festival on through Sep 18. Summer Banks has your highlights. more

Sep 4, 2013 11:22 AM Music & nightlife

With debates over blackface, racist kids’ books and immigration still raging, Ballhaus Naunynstraße kicks off the 2013/14 season by turning its attention to “Afropolitan Berlin” in a month-long festival happening through Sep 30. more

Sep 4, 2013 10:00 AM Stage

INTERVIEW. The curtains were drawn back on Aug 30 for Berlin's classical Musikfest and batons will keep waving through Sep 19. Highlights include Uzbek pianist Yefim Bronfman, performing Wed, Sep 4 at the Philharmonie. more

Sep 2, 2013 12:30 PM Stage

INTERVIEW. Theatre collective Shakespeare im Park put the spotlight on a little-known rail tycoon, via Kant and the blues, in their historically-inspired Görli trilogy King Bethel. Get on board before it reaches the end of the line on Sunday Aug 25. more

Aug 23, 2013 3:00 PM Stage

INTERVIEW. Choreographer and performer Steve Paxton discusses contact improvisation, "old" versus "modern" dance, and his vibrant 1982 solo piece Bound, coming to Berlin as part of Tanz in August. more

Aug 14, 2013 12:00 PM Stage

Contemporary dance festival Tanz im August celebrates its 25th birthday, gifting the city an eclectic dance spread from Aug 16-31. This year's director Bettina Masuch has seen Berlin's dance world bloom since the festival began. more

Aug 12, 2013 1:15 PM Stage

With summer in full swing, are you still looking for more estival exploits? Search no more. These tips may hail from 2011, but the advice is evergreen – Exberliner editors present and past share their tidbits for the perfect summer day in Berlin. more

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Choreographer William Forsythe isn't really in a talking mood this season, but his wife, Dana Caspersen, was kind enough to discuss their installation White Bouncy Castle, occupying the Lokhalle Schöneberg as part of Foreign Affairs. more

Jul 2, 2013 11:00 AM Stage

Director Matthias von Hartz has big plans for his first Foreign Affairs festival, which will bring three weeks of international dance, music and art to venues all over the city. This fine affair starts on June 27 and runs through July 14. more

Jun 24, 2013 11:00 AM Stage

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