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Larger-than-life sets, nudity and chicken suits: Get ready for Theatertreffen, your annual cheat sheet to what’s hot in German theatre – May 6-21. more

May 3, 2017 2:00 PM Stage

Goodbye cheap flats, art studios and anarchist lairs; hello, greedy developers and real estate speculators. Our new government wants to stem the tide, but is it too little, too late? Read all about it in Exberliner's May issue, on stands now! more

Apr 27, 2017 12:00 PM Features

You can feel it in the air... and we're not talking about spring. From Trump to Le Pen, Front National to Germany's own AfD, our April issue is all about that xenophobic, anti-establishment elephant in the room and what we can do about it. more

Mar 30, 2017 12:00 PM Features

"Fruits of Labor", the latest piece by Miet Warlop, is a manic concert put on by performance artists unafraid to get weird. Catch March 9-11 at HAU 2. more

Mar 8, 2017 3:45 PM Stage

INTERVIEW! Theatre legend Achim Freyer and Claus Peymann have teamed for one final premiere at the Berliner Ensemble, Kleist's Prinz Friedrich vom Homburg. We spoke to Freyer about theater, Brecht and their relationship and his creative arc. more

Mar 8, 2017 1:45 PM Stage

A silent film-era pianist talks about 1920s Berlin and what its art means to him. Von Bothmer does "Nosferatu" on Sat, Mar 11 at Passionskirche. (Plus a Weimar-era playlist!) more

Mar 7, 2017 2:30 PM , Culture

We're a city of burnouts, smokers, prescription drug addicts, ailing elderly and paedophiles, but at least we've got health insurance. Or do we? Find out about Germany's sick system and much more on newsstands now! more

Feb 28, 2017 11:00 AM Features

Warning: musical-theatrical performance MDLSX will not get out of your head. Italian performance artist Silvia Calderoni delivers an adrogynous, punk performance not to be missed Gorki Studio Feb 16-18! more

Feb 14, 2017 3:00 PM Stage

Berlin theatre has plenty of cool and plenty of loud. So let’s celebrate the quiet side: Naoko Tanaka’s "Shadow Trilogy" on at Sophiensaele Feb 9-12. more

Feb 9, 2017 11:45 AM 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

For our first issue of 2017, we take a trip back to the tumultuous-yet-sexy Weimar years and ask: Are we re-living them now? Plus an investigation into Berlin's overloaded refugee housing system and much more, on a newsstand near you! more

Jan 2, 2017 12:00 PM

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

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"Under Influence" by Sidney Leoni. Photo by Thomas Cartron

Tanz im August: An interview with Sidney Leoni

Sidney Leoni on his new feature film: Under Influence. Leoni talks female idols, Scandinavian darkness, and the return to basic, human sensations. more

Aug 30, 2016 12:15 PM The Berlin Blog

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"AH|HA" by Voetvolk / Lisbeth Gruwez. Photo by Luc Depreitere

Tanz im August: Weekend in Review

Nina Branner gives us this weekend's low down of the goings on at Tanz im August. Branner was busy watching the new performance AH|HA, Sidney Leoni's feature film UNDER INFLUENCE, and Wang Ramirez' new performance EVERYNESS. Read on for more... more

Aug 30, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

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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

As Frank Castorf’s departure as artistic director of the Volksbühne looms, his latest production is more of an insider's farewell than anything groundbreaking. "Die Kabale der Scheinheiligen" will be performed this Sat, Jul 9 at 19:00. more

Jul 7, 2016 4:00 PM Stage

This summer’s best production of Much Ado about Nothing doesn’t have anything to do with Shakespeare – it’s the anticlimactic Eating Refugees action from the Center for Political Beauty. Now that it's over, Lily Kelting asks what it accomplished. more

Jul 6, 2016 4:16 PM Stage

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