In Public Space, Performance


A dance performance for 5 airbeds, 3 performers*, 8,5 melodicas, 1 musician, X mothers*, 1 fresh air and 1 care choir.
Claudia Garbe
Playing times
Th 01.06 · 20:00 - 21:10 Fr 02.06 · 20:00 - 21:10 Sa 03.06 · 18:00 - 19:10
70 min
Free entrance

Wiegenlieder! is an open air dance performance about motherhood and care work from a queer feminist perspective, inspired by Brecht’s Wiegenlieder einer proletarischen Mutter, or Lullabies of a Working Mother (1932): these are songs for going to sleep that are also intended to shake things up. Upon a breathing landscape made up of air mattresses and melodicas as the living lungs of the piece, the performers dance and work with a choir of care workers somewhere between lulling and revolution, resistance and capitulation.

A Physical Reflection on "Wiegenlieder!" will be held on June 3. The play length is currently 70 minutes (formerly 60 minutes).



    The play is in German spoken language. There is no break. There are 4 beanbag seats and wheelchair seats as needed. We recommend reserving these in advance via email to as seating is limited. If certain seats are needed and you want to have a look at the audience situation in peace, we invite you to be there already 20 minutes before the performance. It is possible to reserve seats and settle in already then. There is no checkroom. There is a play corner for children near the audience.

    Barrier-free offers:
    June 1, 2023, 7 p.m. – Touch Tour, beginning at 8 p.m. audio description (with Juli
    Reinartz and Silja Korn). Please register for this via mail to 7.30 p.m. Introduction by dramaturge Margret Schütz in German spoken language.
    June 3, 2023 – Family-friendly Relaxed Performance* / Childcare will be provided during the performance, as well as a dance workshop in the studio parallel to the performance for children 5 years and older, registration is requested at:
    After the performance there will be a Physical Reflection (post performance talk in movement) with Miriam Beike from Theaterscoutings Berlin

    *Relaxed Performance: In a Relaxed Performance, a performance can be experienced in a more relaxed atmosphere than is normally the case in the theater. With this we want to create a welcoming atmosphere for all people, which is also open for sounds and movement. The audience area can be left at any time and you can also come back and continue watching. Silence is not a must - sounds in the audience are welcome. Children are also welcome in the audience. There is also a retreat on the play blanket near the stage or in the childcare area.


    Choreography: Claudia Garbe
    Performance: Steffi Sembdner, Virginnia Krämer, Diana Thielen, Rita Dita Scholl & the Sorgechor
    Dramaturgy: Anja Spitzer, Margret Schütz
    sound performance: Vera Pulido, Claudia Garbe
    Stage & costume Design: Michaela Muchina
    Production management: Anna Konrad
    Assistance: Jojo Büttler
    PR and public relations: Gesa Rindermann
    Graphic design: Ingolf Watzlaw


    Claudia Garbe studied Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Practice at the University of Hildesheim and in Vologda and Choreography (MA) at the HZT Berlin.

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    A production by Claudia Garbe. Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK - STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Aid Program Dance. With the kind support of Uferstudios and Theaterhaus Mitte. The revival is supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR.