“Club Amour” makes the history of bodies accumulated in a dance company visible. Boris Charmatz, artistic director of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch since August 2022, presents his creative approach to dance heritage, his faith in the collective and the power of the body as a medium of memory.
MaerzMusik 2024 examines the conscientious listening experience and highlights border-pushing artistic approaches found accross different music trends and disciplines. The festival programme, consisting of concerts, performances, installations, discourse formats and much more, is published!
Berlin is known for its numerous “Spielplätze” for kids, but the project “Radical Playgrounds” is a place where play gets serious. It arrives at Gropius Hain for eleven weeks like an itinerant, temporary funfair: both melancholic and light-hearted, sad and joyful, funny and serious.
Céline Condorelli, Play for Today, installation view, École de la Porte d'Eau, 2022. Photograph by Caroline Douau
© FRAC Grand Large
Considered one of the key works of modernism, it is a hundred years after the genesis of Igor Stravinsky’s “Le Sacre du Printemps” that Sasha Waltz takes on the Mariinsky Theatre’s offer to engage with this extraordinary piece of musical and dance history. Its title translates to “The Rite of Spring”. For this evening, it is accompanied by the “Scène d’Amour” from “Roméo et Juliette” by Hector Berlioz and her choreography “L’Après-midi d’un faune” to the music of Claude Debussy.
© Bernd Uhlig
In 2024, the Musikfest Berlin will once again open the concert season in late summer with top-class international orchestras, celebrated conductors and remarkable soloists. Tickets are already available to purchase for selected concerts. The full programme will be published in April 2024.
Over the course of five decades, Nancy Holt explored how we perceive our environment and how we attempt to understand our place on the surface of this planet. From March 2024, the Gropius Bau presents Circles of Light, the artist’s most comprehensive survey exhibition in Germany to date. It includes film, video, photography, sound works, concrete poetry, sculptures and expansive installations as well as drawings and documentation from over 25 years.
Nancy Holt, Electrical System, 1982, installation view: Nancy Holt: Locating Perception, Gropius Bau 2024
© Holt/Smithson Foundation, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2023, photo: Luis Kürschner
With How Love Moves, the Gropius Bau presents the first major institutional solo exhibition of Pallavi Paul. As an artist and film scholar, Paul engages the camera as her primary tool to interrogate how regimes of “truth” are produced and sustained in public life. Through her multimedia practice spanning film, installation, performance, drawing, photography and writing, she negotiates the documentary not only conjured as film or image – but as an ecology of materials, networks, global alliances and systems.
Pallavi Paul, How Love Moves, film still, 2023
© Pallavi Paul
All year round, Berliner Festspiele host a multitude of festivals, exhibitions and individual events in two houses – the Haus der Berliner Festspiele at Schaperstraße and the Gropius Bau near Potsdamer Platz – and other venues in the city.
The photovoltaic system on the roof of the Gropius Bau.
We have been following EMAS guidelines for sustainable environmental performance since 2013. Find out more about our goals and the measures that we have already taken on the website of our umbrella organisation.