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INTERVIEW! The Staatsballett’s new star Daniil Simkin on the politics of culture and combining classical ballet with cutting-edge productions. more

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This autumn, Berlin’s theatre institutions tackle the rise of right-wing extremism. It all starts Nov 7 with "Der Diktator" at the Neuköllner Oper. more

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Exberliner investigates one of Berlin's most pressing issues: housing. From exploding rents to the companies cashing in on the student housing crisis; from former squatters fighting over property to alternative house sharing options. Out now! more

"The Land of Milk(y) and Honey", premiered at the ID festival earlier this month, blends verbatim interviews with Israeli expats and the three leads' stories to capture the essence of Israeli life in Berlin. more

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Radialsystem hosts the Israeli-German festival (Oct 12-18 at Radialsystem V and English Theatre Berlin) more

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On the Berlin stage’s fixation with commemorating 20th-century violence... it all begins this month with Maxim Gorki's festival "War or Peace – Crossroads of History" (Oct 3-27) more

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From party drugs to mental health, from artificial intelligence to sautéed Hirn – this October Exberliner is all about the brain! Plus: A scientist puts sleep myths to bed and we round up the month's festivals in film, music, art and stage. Out now! more

Syrian exile Mohammad Al Attar on "The Factory" – an indictment of Western multinationals’ role in his country’s war. more

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Not too clear on the difference between “music theatre”, “musical theatre” and “opera”? Maybe the upcoming BAM! Festival (Sep 20-23 at various venues) for Berlin’s independent music theatre scene can help you out. more

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

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Back to school! Here's our 13-page special on learning in Berlin with a guide to bilingual education, Germany's failing integration concept and coming out as trans in school. Also: prepping for the end, writing workshops, Chilly Gonzales and more... more

Circus impresarios Johannes Hilliger and Josa Kölbel are filling the Tempelhofer Feld once again for more than a week’s worth of contemporary circus performances, workshops, discussions and exhibitions. Check it out Aug 2-Sep 2. more

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INTERVIEW! Tanz im August dances on... This weekend catch Big Dance Theater's "17c" on Aug 25 and 26 at Deutsches Theater. We talked to its choreographer Annie-B Parson her adaptation of the 17th-century diaries of Englishman Samuel Pepys. more

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Michael Thalheimer is one of those practitioners of Regietheater (directorial theatre) who, for German critics, can seldom do wrong. But what did our critic think of his newest production, "Endstation Sehnsucht", at Berliner Ensemble? Read on... more

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Nacho Duato’s final production at the Staatsballett is the Prokofiev ballet starring audience-darling Semionova. more

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Elfriede Jelinek’s Trump-inspired play Am Königsweg at the Deutsches Theater falls flat. June 3, 8, 26 (with English surtitles) more

Elpida Orfanidou is a performer and a pharmacist. Her piece at the P.A.F (Jun 9 at Ballhaus Ost) is a two-hour choreographic herbal laboratory where the artist and guests make homeopathic remedies, dance, discuss and tell stories. more

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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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Germany's biggest theatre fest kicks off May 4 (through May 21) and the Berliner Festspiele continues its march to a more diverse Theatertreffen. Here are three productions that don't have a white male behind them. more

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Rimini Protokoll’s Helgard Haug discusses the collective’s latest back-of-a-truck production, Do’s and Don’ts, all throughout May starting at HAU1. more

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