FROM INDEPENDENT THEATERS TO A TINY HOUSE — PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL BRINGS CULTURE ALL AROUND THE CITY
If you are hoping to catch some plays and see some dance at this year’s Performing Arts Festival (24.–29.05.2022), you won’t be disappointed. The annual celebration of Berlin’s independent cultural scene is bringing theater and performance to venues all over the city, from Acud to Village Berlin. But PAF’s 50 performances and installations go far beyond traditional stages. One venue – the Social Capsule – even has wheels. This mobile tiny house lets you experience an interactive installation by scenographer and media artist Theresa Reiwer. The program will also bring you outdoors, with the likes of Blind Date, a comedy movement piece about beauty ideals held in front of Katapult, and Embodying Landscapes, which brings dance and music to Neukölln’s Körnerpark to reflect on the role of parks during the pandemic. Tempelhofer Feld will also be a venue of sorts: it’s part of the Reclaim THF! audio walk that takes you on a journey through the former airport’s past, present and future.
More conventional theater venues are also taking part, including Theater unterm Dach in Prenzlauer Berg which is staging Burn Out, a “theatrical upcycling” piece about sustainability in the arts. Over in Schöneweide, the dance piece Talk to me! about language and consciousness is showing at the Theaterhaus, while the Spreehalle is staging Bethy Trio, a theater piece that uses words, music and light to reflect on trans history. The program has the whole city covered – even the festival bar is mobile, offering bubbles, talks and special guests in a different district every night. We’ll drink to that!
Text: Benji Haughton / Credit: Anna Tiessen; LUX:NM & Cie. AGORA; Simon Vorgrimmler
We are giving away a pair of tickets for the performance of Halsüberkopf on Wednesday 25.05 at 20h. To win, send us an email.