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REVIEW! René Pollesch's piece for Friedrichstadt-Palast plays with the venue's arsenal of technical tricks, but with both irony and restraint, and the show breaks new ground for the director. However, he's done more with less. Catch it Nov 10 and 27. Read more

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Hot off the stage from her “Say my name, say my name” premiere at the Sophiensaele last month, politically involved choreographer Olivia Hyunsin Kim talks her personal struggle of having a hyphenated identity and being reduced to her Korean half. Read more

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Now in its 31st edition, Tanz im August brings the sleepy summer stage circuit to life. It kicks off Fri, Aug 9. Read more

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Jamaican choreographer Zwoisy Mears-Clarke’s Worn and Felt is an interactive performance that transposes the invisible nature of racism into non-visual dance. Catch it through May 26 at Sophiensaele. Read more

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Sharon Eyal’s Half Life is a tough act to follow. Performance after performance is greeted with a thunderous standing ovation. How does it pair up with Van Dijk’s Distant Matter? Read on and see for yourself May 30 and Jun 1 at the Komische Oper. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Lights, tassels, action! Berlin Burlesque Week, Germany’s biggest burlesque extravaganza, opens May 27 for a fourth year with seven days of performances from over 80 international artists. Check out our chat with co-producer Va Voom. Read more

What's On

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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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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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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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. Read 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... Read more

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. Read more

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Berlin’s number one choreographer celebrates the 25th anniversary of the founding of her company Sasha Waltz & Guests with the premiere of a new work, Exodos. It's on Aug 23-26 at Radialsystem V, with previews Aug 20 and 22. Read 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. Read more

Theatre & Dance

Summer is here! Check out our guides to the creamiest vegan gelato, the best and worst bike-sharing schemes and hot summer reads. Plus: The new faces of Spandau, krays in Tiergarten, allergy attacks and more... on newsstands now! Read more

Want to dance, sing and fight with the Brazilian pros? We got a workout at three of Berlin’s many studios. Read more

Culture

Originating in 19th-century Brazil and now popular throughout Europe, the scintillating moves of Forró have been setting Berlin’s dance floors – and a few hearts – alight. Read more

Culture

With no fewer than six young dancers from Brazil and more to come next year, Berlin’s State Ballet School is playing incubator to Brazilian talents. One of the most promising: Matheus Barboza. Read more

Master Rosalvo Dos Santos has made it his mission to train an army of German capoeristas. Read more

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