A Ritual Performance for the Digital Age

February 1, 2019 | 20:00
Tickets: 12€

Join us for a journey of death and rebirth through movement, sound and visuals based on the archetypal “Shaman’s Death” ritual. What are you ready to die to? What will you be reborn as? In this ritualised performance we release the old and welcome the new, inviting you to experience through art, rather than merely observing. Interactive visuals by Wolf and Bird use body tracking and video mapping technology to create sensory spaces traveling to unknown territory. Sounds by Planetary Cymatic Resonance are calculated from natural frequency phenomena found in our universe like the movement of planets. Performative elements include modern dance, Butoh, aeriel, text, live music, performance art, body art, and ritual.

Part of transmediale and CTM Festival Vorspiel

A collaboration between Per Aspera, Wolf and Bird, Planetary Cymatic Resonance

From and with: Brina Stinehelfer, Vincent Freebird Lauenstein, Nicole O’Byrne, Zoe Mercury, Kotoe, Ardian Hartono, Livia Delgado, Reka Komaromi, Steffen Günther, Adriatica




LUCID Dawning :: Connecting Transformative Culture-Makers
Open Space, Documentary Movie, Community Celebration, Party
February 2, 2019 | 10-22:00
February 3, 2019 | 14-22:00
Tickets: 15€-250€ (supporters)

LUCID dawns a new chapter within the realms of the Berlin Avant-Garde meets Global Emergence. What happens when we try to build a bridge between activism, inner transformation and ritualized celebration? LUCID asks you to join them over the course of two days as they explore this question, using the powerful forces of music, dance and ritualistic togetherness.

Saturday (Feb 2nd) will be a day of part facilitation, part open space and part unknown, bringing together one hundred culture creators, change-makers, political activists and pioneers in systems change AND leaders in the fields of somatic intelligence, personal development and ecstatic body-based practices, who sense the power of their work towards social and systems change.
18:00: “Amplify Her”, a documentary movie about the rise of the Feminine in the world through the power of Music. Afterwards: Alma ∞ Omega will play her special blend of World-Wide Womb-Tech to move hearts, loins, lips and hips…

Sunday (Feb 3rd) will held a day-long Community Celebration, weaving Art, Music, Dance & Ritual to uplift and ignite


// The full weekend program will be limited to 100 tickets, Saturday evening and Sunday day-program open for the greater Community Celebration.
TICKETS Entire Weekend:
// Sliding scale: 100 EUR (regular) 150 (feeling abundance) 250 EUR (supporter) 50 EUR (subsidized) (vegetarian lunch and dinner included on Saturday) If you wish to have a subsidised ticket for 50 EUR, please write to info@lucid.dance
// Saturday evening only: 15 EUR (reduced) 20 EUR (supportive)
// Saturday evening & Sunday: 25 EUR (reduced), 35 EUR (supportive)
// Sunday only tickets: 20 EUR (reduced), 25 EUR (supportive)


Living Cartoon Duet

Living Cartoon Duet

Living Cartoon Duet
Cinema Concert
February 10, 2019 | 17:00

Fun for kids and adults!

When the cartoon climbs from the screen to the stage and the soundtrack gets three dimensions, the Living Cartoon Duet is at work. The pianist Camille Phelep and the actress Sophie Lavallée synchronize cartoons with their own compositions, live in front of an audience. Each figure gets its own sound, background sounds are represented by objects such as a cheese grater, pots or small musical instruments, music comes from piano and vocals.

In addition to the well-known Disney cartoon “The Ocean Hop” (1927) and an episode of Max Fleisher’s famous “Betty Boop”, the Living Cartoon Duet also stages some lesser known classics in animation history: Ub Iwerks’ “Don Quixote”, or the wild and insane “Doggone Tired” from the punk of the cartoon, Tex Avery.
The evening mixes different styles of character, and the audience is carried away through sound, from the gentle, flowing poetry of the early years of the cartoon about swing, foxtrot and ragtime to the “allegro” and “presto” of a dog who does not sleep.



RSB Chamber Concert

RSB Chamber Concert

“Stimmen” (“Voices”)
Chamber concert of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

February 14, 2019 | 19:30
Tickets: 20 €

Songs of animals, people and angels – with two RSB ensembles!

The orchestra’s two chamber music ensembles play pieces from the 17th and 20th centuries. The focus of the music is the human voice, the gentle from the “Ayres” by John Dowland, but also the ominous of the gloomy self-reflections of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, set to music by Ruth Zechlin. Even whales and angels raise their voices on this fascinating evening: not as ethereal beings, but in Brett Dean’s “Voices of Angels” as a picture of the “terrible” angels, as Rilke describes, and in the form of George Crumb’s great whale songs.

Georg Streuber from Rundfunkchor Berlin joins as a guest artist.

The Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB) is the oldest German symphony orchestra with a broad repertoire from all styles. Since September 2017, Vladimir Jurowski has been Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the RSB. www.rsb-online.de

George Crumb
“Vox Balaenae” (The Voice of Wales) for flute, cello and piano (all electrically amplified)
John Dowland
“Ayres” – songs for voice and lute, arranged for baritone and string quartet
Ruth Zechlin
“Hamlet Fragments” for baritone and string quartet
Brett Dean
“Voices of Angels” for violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano
Duration: about 2 hours

Markus Schreiter, flute | Nadine Contini, Violin | Kirstin Maria Pientka, Viola | Peter Albrecht, Violoncello | Hermann F. Stützer, double bass | Frank Gutschmidt, piano | Jörg Schneider, baritone | Maria Pflüger, violin | Juliane Färber, violin | Samuel Espinosa, Viola | Jörg Breuninger, cello

The concert is presented by ZITTY




#brahms_rotation | TRIKESTRA
STEGREIF.orchester, German Symphony Orchestra & Young North German Philharmonic
Sound Performance
February 16, 2019 | 20:30
Tickets: 25€

The sound performance #brahms_rotation is based on Symphony No. 3 in F major by Johannes Brahms. As part of the “TRIKESTRA” project series – an idea laboratory for new concert concepts – Brahm’s work is played from an unexpected perspective.
For “TRIKESTRA”, three very different ensembles, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, the STEGREIF.orchester and the young north German philharmonic work together on new forms for classical music.

The STEGREIF.orchester has set itself the ambition to give their audience a completely new approach to classical music. Seasoned with jazz, world music and techno, the ensemble is constantly trying out new musical genre blends. STEGREIF plays neither with notes nor with a conductor. The resulting freedom creates space for improvisation and movement. The concert hall, the auditorium, the audience seating, everything becomes a stage. www.stegreif-orchester.de
The young North German Philharmonic (JNP) is a project-based young orchestra of music students dedicated to innovative event formats and the search for the “Classic Concept of the Future”.
Since its foundation in 1946, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin has been radiating beyond the country’s borders into the world. Renowned chief conductors marked the first seven decades of his story. https://www.dso-berlin.de/de/

What an exciting collaboration!

“Trikestra” is a project of the STEGREIF.orchester, the young North German Philharmonic and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin in cooperation with the Kulturstiftung des Bundes.

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Freiheit (Freedom)
February 21 -24, 2019 | 20:00
Tickets 13€/ 8€ (reduced)/ 5€ (Berlin Pass)

A search by and with Syrians living in Berlin for the conditions and possibilities of freedom. Winner of the first Farbenbekennen award of the Berlin Senate.

One night. In the fight against the demons of restlessness, emptiness and memory. That night, the voices of eight Syrians who fled to Berlin are condensing into a fragmented dialogue that allows the audience to participate in intimate and universally valid moments of fear, yearning, doubt and the uniqueness of being human.

Through the joint artistic exploration of sometimes opposing perspectives, FREIHEIT creates a theatrical-musical space that reveals the view of social and individual pain points and can be a source of inspiration for a new common thinking of future possibilities for freedom.

“The actors of the German-Syrian theater project share their life story with the audience and break through language and cultural barriers,” judged the jury of the € 3,000 Farbenbekennen Award, which was presented for the first time in December 2018 by the Berlin Senate.www.synformat.org


German-Arabic with English surtitles | Playing time: about 80 minutes

By and with: Alaa Nasser, Arwa Azouz, Diana Kadah, Hares Al Raad, Jangy Ali, Mohammad Ali, Ramadan Hamoud, Zakaria Mohammadia | Artistic Director: Magdalena Scharler | Stage: Anne-Simone Vogt | Costume: Alina Völker | Music: Simon Detel | Light: Gordon Dyballa | Projections: Magdalena Scharler, Anne-Simone Vogt | Video: Sascha Gerlach | Supporting Collaboration: Muhammad Nanaa, Mohamad Muzayek, Zena El Abdalla | Production Manager: Magdalena Scharler, Sophia Riepe, Fiorina Brotbek

A production of syn: format e.V., funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Thanks to: ufaFabrik, PAM events and Friedrichstadtpalast