Frédérick Gravel
Fear & Greed
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August 06 07 | 21.00
Festsaal | 25/15 €

In a revealing solo, Canadian choreographer Frédérick Gravel exposes layers of his psyche - revealing his own fears and unleashing the greedy monster within. 

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Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
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August 15-19 | 19.45
17,17 €

A dreamlike journey on a rowing boat: time to slow down and question the concept of a productive life.

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Sebastian Matthias
Urban Creatures
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August 10 11 12 | 18.00
Festsaal | 25/15 €

In the piece, which is both music theatre and dance performance, the audience itself becomes part of a living sound installation. Electronic sounds emanate from their own mobile phone loudspeakers, which change depending on the distance to the performers and merge into a single collective body of sound.

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Mette Ingvartsen
The Dancing Public
August 17 18 19 | 21.00
Festsaal | 25/15 €

Inspired by the historical phenomenon of dance frenzy - the solo dance mixes ecstatic eruptions with pounding beats and is party, spoken word concert and expression of physical madness to exhaustion all in one.

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Faye Driscoll
Thank You For Coming: Space
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August 24 25 26 27 | 18.00
Festsaal | 25/15 €

Faye Driscoll stands alone on stage but creates a dynamic group experience. She is part of a complex installation, is wired for sound transmission and is supported by pulleys, ropes or the weight of others.

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Tanz im August 2022
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34. International Festival Berlin
August 05-27

The international festival Tanz im August, presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, is once again showing a full three-week programme with international and local choreographers from different generations. From August 5–27, 2022 a total of 21 productions with around 200 artists from over 25 countries are being shown in 87 performances at HAU Hebbel am Ufer and 6 other venues in Berlin. 

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Every new year, the Tanztage Berlin is not only the city's very first festival, it has also established itself nationally and internationally as an important platform for emerging dance artists since its founding in 1996. The next edition of Tanztage Berlin will once again take place under the artistic direction of Mateusz Szymanówka. The festival is currently planned for 5-21 January 2023 - however, the form as well as the exact date will depend on the constant reassessment of the pandemic. The festival offers emerging dance artists based in Berlin a framework for their new productions and revivals. The programme of the last two editions can be found at:

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With more than 600 applications worldwide per year and sold-out events LUCKY TRIMMER has outgrown the “insider tip” label and reached “cult event” status today. Spotlighting both emerging and established performing artists presenting works with a length of 10 minutes maximum, LUCKY TRIMMER represents a broad vision of what performing art and contemporary dance is today, encouraging performance-makers of all kinds to experiment, question, dare and most importantly, to dance.

The 20th edition showcases the newest, most exciting, craziest, saddest, smartest and many more-mosts short pieces from the national and international performing arts scene. No piece is like the other, nothing is as it was and all TRIMMERs are very LUCKY  ...

That's how AUTUMN STORM goes!


Márta Ladjánszki (H), Hong Nguyen Thai + Lukas Steltner (D/BER), Harry Koushos (CY/GR), Bridie Gane (GB/BER), Philippe Rives (F/BER), Chiara Taviani + Carlo Massari (I), Meytal Blanaru (IL/B), Milena Ugren Koulas (CY)

Esthetically beautiful, sometimes hilarious or intriguing nevertheless always incredibly crafted, these pieces lead the spectators on an emotional journey and invite them to ponder on some of the crucial themes of modern times.

With their distinctive signatures Harry Koushos, Philippe Rives and Milena Ugren Koulas cast a critical eye on the concept of individual and collective power. Philippe Rives confronts us with the ultimate manifestation of power: the image of an atomic bomb exploding. Harry Koushos portrays the degradation of the individual consciousness under the realisation of dictatorial oppression while Milena Ugren Koulas, in her rhythmical, poetic and intense work, raises the question of gender issue and the social role of women in some patriarchal communities.

The line-up continues in the best LUCKY TRIMMER tradition of trying to be as versatile as possible. Bridie Gane hits a lighter tone with her simple take on the classic tap solo of the 30s and 40s in a struggling attempt to cheer us up. The surprising and twisted duet of Chiara Taviani and Carlo Massari demonstrates that suffering can sometimes take on unexpected turns. Meytal Blanaru is LUCKY again after her successful debut in LUCKY TRIMMER # 14 at Volksbühne im Prater. She now returns with a poetic and delicate search for authenticity inspired by the stories of Feral children who spent the first few years of their lives without any human contacts. The two Berliners Hong Nguyen Thai & Lukas Steltner mix urban roots of bboying with contemporary elements and Marta Ladjánszki, who stands out among the more abstract choreographers, exhibits her maturity with butohesque brio.

Once again be ready to to be blown away, amused or intrigued. Let your hair down, your inner child out and your imagination run wild - it'sLUCKY TRIMMER time!

Alongside the performances, the LUCKY TRIMMER e.V. organisers will bring together artists, programmers and other interested professionals for a LUCKY SUMMIT. In a casual and convivial atmosphere, the LUCKY SUMMIT provides an inspiring, open context for professionals to meet, share ideas and build new bridges. This time around, proposed discussion topics will be (1) the radically changing landscape of performing arts with a special focus on Berlin and Germany, and (2) the specific characteristics of the short format in regard to its artistic development as well as its distribution. The LUCKY SUMMIT # 5 will be held at the Studio LaborGras. Located since 2002 in Berlin-Kreuzberg, the LaborGras Collective operates as a research, production and performance venue for contemporary dance.

An event organised by LUCKY TRIMMER e.V. in collaboration with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by a network of private sponsors and helpers. Special thanks to the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus, the Cultural Department of the embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Germany and to our media partners Berliner Fenster and taz.die tageszeitung.