Open up, PAF! (Performing Arts Festival Team und Gäste)
This event takes place in German.
To open the festival, there will be remarks by Dr. Torsten Wöhlert, State Secretary for Culture, Janina Benduski and Stefan Sahlmann for the Berlin Performing Arts Festival as well as a board member of LAFT Berlin. We promise to be brief.
Moderation: Steffen Klewar (copy & waste)
Alte Münze: Festivalzentrum, Molkenmarkt 2, Mitte, 10179 Berlin
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.
The Performing Arts Festival team consists of young and experienced artists, festival designers, organizers, editors, publicists and more…it is definitely worth taking a look at their individual biographies – many members of the team are also active as members of Berlin’s independent performing arts community.
Together, we shape this festival from work created within Berlin’s independent performing arts community and offer the festival for Berlin’s independent performing arts community.
You can meet us personally during the festival – we look forward to it!
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.