At a press conference for the beginning of Matthias Pees’ tenure as artistic director, the artistic leadership team of Berliner Festspiele gave an insight into the programme planning and projects for 2022 and 2023.
The large-scale exhibition, featuring 25 international artists, touches on issues such as the politics of health, the resilience of Indigenous knowledge systems, forms of kinship, decoloniality and the non-human, all entangled with various concepts of care, repair and healing.
The Digital Guides “Outside Traditions” and “Sven-Åke Johansson” use many different media – including interviews with the artists, videos, music, essays, graphic scores and more – to provide you with background information and new details about work in the Jazzfest Berlin 2022 programme. Enjoy reading, listening and looking!
The Digital Guides provide interesting details and connections. With the help of this multimedia offer, the Musikfest Berlin illuminates its programme from new perspectives, conveys overarching ideas and provides information about backgrounds worth knowing. Artists’ talks, the long version of which can be found as a video in the Berliner Festspiele Mediathek, complete the offer.
With “LOVETRAIN2020”, Emanuel Gat has created a visually powerful dance spectacle that, with the unmistakable music of the British duo Tears for Fears, is also a choreographic ode to the sound of the 1980s. In an extraordinary visual language, 14 dancers from the Emanuel Gat Company create new references to world-famous hits such as “Shout” or “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”. After its premiere at the Montpellier Danse Festival in October 2020, the contemporary “musical” will be performed at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele on 21 January 2023.
In a ping-pong double concert, accompanied by archival film and sound recordings, two pianists explore the role of European classical music, modernism and myth-making in the rise of China and the USA in the 20th century. From table tennis and television to tanks and trade wars, Ming Wong traces the volatile political balance between the United States and China in his lecture performance “Rhapsody in Yellow”, visiting the Haus der Berliner Festspiele on 27 and 28 January.
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.
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With this letter of intent, we, the signing cultural organizations, express our intention to welcome, host and stage Ukrainian theatre artists in our venues, to make Ukrainian dramatic work visible to the European community.