Berlin Diagonale – Show Camp (AGENTUR FÜR ANERKENNUNG, B_Tour in Kollaboration mit Ilona Marti., Berlocken Theaterkollektiv, Bridge Markland, Cinema Cantabile, Collective ANDERPLATZ – Valentina Bordenave, costa compagnie, Ekaterina Statkus, Elen Moos, Gosia Gajdemska, Helen Schröder, Helena Kontoudakis, Howool Baek, INITIATIVE X TAGE, Julia Rosa Stöckl, Katharina Haverich, Kazuma Glen Motomura, Kolonastix, komplexbrigade, Lamusica / meet MIMOSA, MS Schrittmacher, multicultural city, Natalie Reckert, OBJECTIVE SPECTACLE, Olivia Hyunsin Kim/ddanddarakim, Peter Waschinsky, Phyla, post theater, Regina Gyr, Ren Saibara, Renen Itzhaki, Shakespeare Company Berlin, SICILIANO CONTEMPORARY BALLET, Sisyphos, der Flugelefant (SdF), Susanne Stern, virtuellestheater, zirka trollop)
This event takes place in English and German.
Berlin Diagonale – Show Camp places the focus on more than 40 Berlin-based artists, companies and performance venues that present their tourable work in a bundled format. Visiting industry professionals are able to inform themselves of new projects and contact the Berlin performing arts community directly.
The tried-and-true open trade fair format with table conversations, videos and props is combined with 5-minute pitches, offering a brief overview with space for in-depth conversations. Afterward, we warmly invite the guests and participants to continue their conversations in a comfortable atmosphere at the bar with music by DJ Moritz Esyot.
For participation in this event, we kindly ask for registration at firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the limited attendance, reservation is required.
Alte Münze: Festivalzentrum, Molkenmarkt 2, Mitte, 10179 Berlin
Moderation: Anna Tilling, David Ford
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.
AGENTUR FÜR ANERKENNUNG is a performance company as well as a platform for social recognition. Next to literary and theoretical texts we particularly focus on personal experiences of the participating artists. We condense their stories to dramatic scenes, and by adding comments, songs and various stage actions we develop an adequate form for each of our topics. Through this personal approach we invite our audience to engage in our questioning of the present and the future.
The Berlin performer Bridge Markland is a virtuoso of role change and transformation. She is an artist who effortlessly crosses boundaries between dance, theatre, cabaret, gender performance, childrens and puppet theatre.
Her specialtiy are one-woman-lip-sync shows of classical German theatre pieces using pop music and puppets. Faust I/Goethe, The Robbers/Schiller, Leonce and Lena/Büchner.
With her incredible talent for transformation she performs all the roles, sometimes as hu-man being sometimes as puppet. She edits the texts and enhances and contrasts them with the fitting pop music snippets. Her performances delight people of all ages starting at 13 years old and have been toured in Germany, Europe, Canada, USA and Australia.
ANDERPLATZ (Germany, Italy, Argentina, USA, Spain) is an international collective of multi-disciplinary artists based in Berlin, who navigate the space between dance, theater and music, some of them performing and directing with companies such as Familie Flöz, Blue Man Group and Faizal Zeghoudi. They embrace the collision of their varying artistic experiences as vehemently as they do their divergent cultural backgrounds.
In ANDERPLATZ the material is generated by the entire group.
DETACHED, directed by Valentina Bordenave and Natasha Nixon, is their premiere.
ANDERPLATZ are: Irene Fas Fita, Javier Ferrer Machín, Clara Gracia, Valentina Bordenave, Marina Rodriguez, Patrick Rupar, Laura de Arcos, Filippo Serra and Piet Starrett.
The Berlin and Hamburg based costa compagnie was founded by Felix Meyer-Christian as an open collaboration of interdisciplinary working emerging artists. Their latest works combine documentary, performative and choreographic methods and where invited to the IMPULSE-Festival, the Koerber Studio Junge Regie and other venues and galleries in Germany, Israel, Austria and the United States. The focus of several works has been global transformational processes and the human within. COSTA CIE. thus conducts interviews and collects audio- and video-footage on-site, such as in Afghanistan, the USA, Israel, Russia, Fukushima/Japan and the Lebanon. All members also work in other contexts and sometimes a production includes 2 or 3 and sometimes up to 15 artists.
KOLONASTIX- theatre for children and young people - was founded by Florentine Schara, Juliane Torhorst and Angela Hundsorfer in 2010. Our first production,„the fearsome Five“, was based on a graphic novel by Wolf Erlbruch, followed by „the little Ghost“(2013) and „Max and Moritz“ (2016).
Each production is devised and directed collectively by the artists involved.
With everyone of us working in a variety of fields of the performing arts the collective unites actors, directors, choreographers, musicians and performance designers.
With our work we aim to encourage children to question the given authorities and to stand up for their rights and needs.
KOLONASTIX produces theatre FOR children - the kind of theatre that takes them seriously and yet is fun to watch for children and adults.
MS Schrittmacher was founded in Berlin in 1998. From the beginning the dance/perfomance group grasped itself as a pool of free artists whereby choreograph Martin Stiefermann succeeded in giving the company a unique artistic identity.
In the past years MS Schrittmacher has made a name for itself with very different pieces and formats. Thereby the group questions constantly the classical situation of the spectator and looks for new perspectives for the audience.
Next to their stage plays MS Schrittmacher went more and more into the public space with their research and performance formats. On their consequent search for the gro-tesque in the real the group is standing for a socio-political debate that always intervenes in people’s direct experience.
multicultural city is an international collective of artists, which was founded by Monika Dobrowlanska in September 2012. We are looking for an artistic involvement with the living situation of social marginal and minority groups. We are inspired by the location of Berlin as multicultural metropolis. We claim that different religions, skin colours and worldviews belong to Germany. We want to support mutual understanding, tolerance and respect through dealing with prejudices and stereotypes. We explore and develop experimental stage varieties which result from the encounter of different cultures and arts. The first premiere of multicultural city „Displaced Women“ took place on the 22th of Mai 2013 at the Maxim Gorki Theater.
Phyla was founded by Jennie Zimmermann and Gisbert Schürig in 2014, serving as a platform for their activities in music and performance. In cooperation with Vincenz Kokot, thea concentrate on the further developement of Minimal Improvisation, preferably working with voice and movement, electronics, guitar and ukulele.
“Sisyphos, der Flugelefant” (SdF) is an independent production group, founded and led by the director Chang Nai Wen in Berlin. With a wide range of projects from theater and site-specific performances to Live Art, from documentary films to sound-space-video Installations, SdF's working principles have been direct, interactive and collaborative. At various venues in cities such as Berlin, Leipzig, Feldkirch, New York, Rome or Taipei, SdF has created all kinds of immersive “playgrounds” that enable communication between performers and spectators and among audience members and generate dialogue about important yet rarely talked about social and political issues.
Alte Münze in Mitte has been the home of Berlin’s mint since the 1930s. Here, Reichmarks were printed by the National Socialists, then East German marks, followed by Deutschmarks and euros after German Reunification and the introduction of the euro until the mint was moved to Reinickendorf in 2005.
The premises are currently managed by Spreewerkstätten. Since 2013, they have successively developed various areas in Alte Münze and made them usable. Culture makers, music producers, artists working in all genres as well as art and music festival presenters and social startups realize a wide variety of projects in Alte Münze today in the culture and creative economy sectors and program the event areas.
The future of Alte Münze is currently the topic of active debate by Berlin’s cultural policy makers. In light of this, PAF is even more excited to be able to be a guest here. It allows this much-discussed location in the middle of the city to be temporarily experienced together by audience members and artists.