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Tucké Royale + Kaey Aufbruch, Abbruch, Umbruch

c_Gerhard Ludwig_HP
September 04 | 19.30 Salon
Freilichtbühne Weißensee | 15/10 EURO | Tickets über Freilichtbühne Weissensee

We are opening our season at the lake: The two greats of the Berlin queer scene will show their musical-literary success at the Open Air Theatre Weißensee!

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Henrike Iglesias Under Pressure
Under Pressure_c_Anna Fries_HP
September 10 11 12 13 | 20.00 Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

In a brilliant, interactive gameshow, the collective devotes itself to the pressure to perform, which is omnipresent in our turbo-capitalist society.

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Henrike Iglesias Live-Stream: Under Pressure
Under Pressure_Live-Stream
September 10 11 12 13 | 20.00 Performance
Online | 10/7 EURO

Livestream: In a brilliant, interactive gameshow, the collective devotes itself to the pressure to perform, which is omnipresent in our turbo-capitalist society.

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hannsjana Anstattführung
anstattfuehrung_c_johanna-heyne_HP4
September 11 | 17.00
September 12 13 | 15.00
Audio Walk
Stadtführung / Start im Hof - Ende U-Bhf. Gesundbrunnen | 15/10 EURO

In a performative audio walk, hannsjana explore the East-West dialogue in Berlin's urban space as a border-crossing pack of bears.

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matthaei & konsorten DIE SUMPFGEBORENE
HP_c_Jan Grygoriew
September 15 16 17 18 19 20 Site-specific Performances
im Stadtraum | Free Entrance

In September, matthaei & konsorten launch their new work Die Sumpfgeborene (The Swamp-Born) with wondrous actions in the city, before finally premiering in November.

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Rike Flämig / Anna Hentschel / Zwoisy Mears-Clarke POSTOST 2O9O
postost 2O9O_HP
September 24 25 26 | 20.00
September 26 | 16.00
Dance/Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

An ossifuturist retrospective that looks at feminist utopias of the women's and civil rights movement of 1989/9O and their visionary potential from an intersectional perspective.

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Peggy Piesche Labor 89
HP_c_Jan Grygoriew
September 29 | 19.00 reading + discussion
Festsaal + Online | 5 EURO

Peggy Piesche invites you to a reading from her publication Labor 89, which deals with intersectional perspectives on the era of German-German reunification.

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The Berlin Declaration of the Many

Art creates spaces for change

As creators of arts and culture in Germany we do not stand above things. Rather we have both feet firmly on the ground – the very ground upon which one of the worst state crimes against humanity was committed. This country has seen art vilified as degenerate and culture being abused for purpose of propaganda. Millions of people were murdered or driven into exile, amongst them many artists.

Today we see arts and culture as well as their venues, i.e. museums, theatres, galleries, clubs and urban places as open spaces belonging to many. We view our society as a plural gathering – an encounter of different interests that find each other in the spaces between. Democracy needs to be renegotiated daily – but always on the premise that it concerns us all, every single one of us, as beings of multiple possibilities!

By attacking cultural institutions as agents of this societal vision, right-wing populism stands in hostile opposition to the art of the many. Right-wing groups and parties frequently disrupt events, aim to determine repertoires, polemicise against the freedom of art and above all are working on the re-nationalisation of culture. Their disrespectful reaction to people seeking refuge, to dedicated artists and dissidents, clearly shows how they plan to deal with our society should a shift of power in their favour become reality.

We, the supporters of Berlin theatres, art galleries, museums and cultural spaces and their associates reject these attempts with a clear position:

The cultural institutions signing this declaration will lead an open and critical dialogue that creates awareness in regards to right-wing strategies. The Institutions engage in these dialogues with all participants as well as the public under the premise that their institutions have a commitment to advancing our society democratically.

All signatories commit themselves to not providing a platform for racist-nationalist propaganda.

We reject the illegitimate attempts made by right-wing nationalists to exploit art and cultural events for their own purposes.

We unite in solidarity with people who, in the light of right-wing politics, are further marginalised within our society.

Solidarity over privilege. It’s about all of us. Freedom for the Arts!

Read the entire declaration >>HERE.

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