Berlin Diagonale – Show Camp places the focus on more than 35 Berlin-based artists and companies who present their tourable performances and productions. Visiting industry professionals are able to inform themselves of new projects and come into contact the Berlin performing arts community directly in a bundled format.
The participating artists will present their work in an open table situation using props, videos and photos over the course of individual table conversations. In addition, visiting industry professionals can gain a brief impression of the respective projects and working methods over the course of short 20-minute presentations by selected artists.
At the end of the event, the conversations started can be deepened over a glass of chilled sparkling wine and music.
Schedule of Events
Official Words of Welcome (Gallery)
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open Table Format (Gallery)
Table conversations with 35 Berlin-based artists and companies who will present their tourable work
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Open Studios with short presentations by selected artists and companies
From 4:30 pm
Aperitif with a glass of sparkling wine on ice and music
OPEN TABLE FORMAT
The tried-and-true open table format with table conversations, videos and props provides a streamlined overview and space for deeper conversations with Berlin-based artists.
1:00 pm | Studio 1 | Zander Porter presents ADHD Penetration
This production is about family, gender, the surveillance and effects of the digital age as a dead location promising vitality and embodiment. The penetration of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder brings moments of surprise and challenges the audience to feel wholly uninvolved and hyperpresent at the same time.
1:00 pm | Studio 2 | nomerMaids. present Wann hast du das letzte Mal auf der Spitze eines Berges Sex gehabt?
This 100% autobiographical performance written in 14 languages is a patchwork of linguistic splendor, tempo and intimacy in which current politically and societally relevant topics are mixed with what the performers consider highly personal.
1:30 pm | Studio 1 | Kollektiv 52*07 presents Bird
Bird – the ultimate migrator that can adjust itself to permanently changing environments. As artists, we constantly wander and migrate from place to place. The production tells an abstract story taking place at an unknown location. On the search for identity, Kollektiv 52*07 sets off on a journey through the stories of six characters, each of whom bring different experiences and personalities.
1:30 pm | Studio 2 | Aba Naja (Kysy Fischer, Rafuska Marks, Teija Vaittinen), present We Can Do It Moaning
We Can Do It Moaning is a post-porn clown performance about a human moaning machine that is used to examine the vast number of varieties and facets of moaning. ABA NAIA is interested in the boundaries of representation of women and their sexuality and carries this into the realm of the comic.
3:00 pm | Studio 1 | Irina Demina (LOST&FOUND Ltd.) presents ACT II
Classic ballet meets Berghain, David Lynch, paganism, the incomplete and Russian folk customs. ACT II brings the legend of the dancing nature spirit Vilas from Slavic mythology into the here and now and asks: who are the Vilas of today?
3:00 pm | Studio 2 | Ming Poon presents We Are All In This Together
Ming Poon has developed a dance performance practice that is oriented toward interaction with the audience. In doing so, the focus is always placed on the stories and wishes of the audience. Decisions made by the audience influence the development of the choreography. The performances take place in a completely spontaneous manner. We Are All In This Together is the artistic result of this practice.
3:30 pm | Studio 1 | Marc Carrera / MDVZ presents Kurt Cobain Was Right
Kurt Cobain Was Right is a dance theater duet (with Ellen Gronwald) that does with the theme of nihilism:
Consider the emptiness
We are only the echo of an event
We weren’t there
We are nothing more than the ghost of this moment.
3:30 pm | Studio 2 | Berit Einemo Frøysland presents Petra von Kant
The solo performance Petra von Kant is a dance interpretation of the film Die bittern Tränen der Petra von Kant | The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972) by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The production and interpretation of gestures, poses and mimesis as well as the psychological transformation of Petra, the protagonist, which Berit Einemo Frøysland realizes over the course of the film, create a dance-filled profile of one of Fassbinder’s most complex characters.
4:00 pm | Studio 1 | Noemi Veberic Levovnik
Noemi Veberic Levovnik presents her artistic world with the characters she has created (the cat, Fontana, the bunny, the diva). This so-called Slightly Strange Theater is a hybrid of various genres that combines its artistic practice in the form of live events, shows and installations.
4:00 pm | Studio 2 | Shlomi Moto Wagner presents Salvation
This solo music theater piece is a mythological and poetic reading of current pop culture and its academic discourse. The music of Hildegard von Bingen from the 14th century is newly arranged with pop hits, brand new techno compositions and contemporary feminist texts. All of this makes the opera performance a process of transformation.
We ask you to please RSVP by sending an email to fachpublikum [at] performingarts-festival.de
ABA NAIA (Kysy Fischer, Rafuska Marks, Teija Vaittinen)
Andrei Cucu and Yannis Mitsos
Berit Einemo Frøysland
Blauhauch Productions ltd.
Cameryn Moore / Little Black Book Productions
Darragh McLoughlin, Squarehead Productions, STICKMAN
In Kyung Lee (Inky)
IN.TO Collective Gosia Gajdemska & Anita Hernadi
Irina Demina (LOST&FOUND Ltd.)
Marc Carrera / MDVZ
Marcozzi Contemporary Theater
Marissa Rae Niederhauser
Mekan Arti Berlin
Noemi Veberic Levovnik
S R & C o m p a n y
Schlomi Moto Wagner
Veruschka Bohn & Christian Graupner
WER IST JACK
For all participants and guests of the Berlin Performing Arts Festival. Part of the ancillary program conceived and developed by the Performing Arts Festival team.