The Perfect Match

This year’s Programming from the Community is impressive and choosing the right piece for yourself and viewing companion is often difficult. Things are made even more difficult by the fact that every neighborhood in Berlin is unique and there are always new corners of the metropolis to discover. That’s exactly how it is in our schedule of programming!Everyone who is looking to get out of their neighborhood and who wants to get to know another facet of Berlin’s independent performing arts community but isn’t exactly sure where they should go is in exactly the right place with The Perfect Match.

This year, the PAF team will guide you individually through the schedule of programming and has a whole bunch of tips for undecided visitors to the festival. Starting at the beginning of May, we are at your service via telephone for advice and to help you put together your own plan for the festival.We will announce the contact information for this service in a timely manner. In addition, you can already find programming in our schedule of programming that are a Perfect Match.

For a consultation and the creation of your own festival plan, we are now available for you at 030 30 34 66 28. Do not hesitate to call us!

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During the afternoon, visit the spatial installation Social Capsule and learn what the idea of “comfort living” from tomorrow can mean. The smart tiny house invites you, amongst other things, to take part in emotion yoga with a humanoid avatar and a whole lot more. Theresa Reiwer pursues the question: Can social distance be artificially substituted or is there a desire that can only be met by a human counterpart?

In the event at Theater im Delphi, the real theater space will be expanded by an augmented reality. In the adapation Antigone Exp. No. 2 of the Greek myth, the audience is invited via an app to decide for themselves what ending Antigone should experience. In doing so, LUX:NM and the music theater collective explore the question of where the responsibility of individuals begins.

#1 "Social Capsule" at Monopol Reinickendorf (Wed. to Sat. from 4 pm) & "Antigone Exp. No2" at Theater im Delphi (Thu. to Sat. 8 pm)

Theater verlängertes Wohnzimmer invites you to a piece of chamber theater and uses the classic play Miss Julie by August Strindberg to question societal norms, examines the desires of a “young” woman and reflects upon traditional concepts of love and sexuality.
The woman is at the center of things at Theater o.N. as well, as well as the specific question of what it is look to grow old as a woman. For her new piece so much pain! A Bodypiece for LIZ, Katharina Kummer interviewed older woman from a variety of backgrounds and combed through cultural history for the figure of the “old person”.

#2 "Fräulein Julie" at Theater Verlängertes Wohnzimmer (Fri. & Sat. 4 pm) & "so much pain!" at Theater o.N. ( Fri. & Sat. 8 pm)

We encounter krump with the Tanzkomplizen in Podewil, which is danced resistance. When social inequality and discrimination have been etched into a body, often the only thing that can help is a creative release for aggression that allows the wounds left by exclusion and racism to speak for themselves. The French world champion of krump, Grichka Caruge and five dancers present the history of empowerment with A Human Race.

At Theaterhaus Schöneweide, tanzApartment. cie presents their new piece talk to me! - At the Boundary Between Language and Consciousness. Together with hearing and deaf dancers and actors, Vanessa Huber questions the effects of communication and language. Being different is reflected through language and culture, is networked and changes itself in, with and through the others - and is made visible on stage.

#3 Human Race / Tanzkomplizen at Podewil (Wed. 10:00 am) & "talk to me!" at Theaterhaus Schöneweide (Fri. / Sat. 8:00 pm)

The Berlin opera company Novoflot presents its installational music theater production Wir sind so frei#1 Fidelio (We Are So Free#1 Fidelio) and negotiates topics such as love, trust, freedom and societal visions in a loop. The topic being explored here is the otherness and inhibition of the individual in a time that searches for ideals in vain.

In contrast, Vierte Welt looks to the east and west and tells the story of a mother and son. With the music theater piece Mach mir Angst. Komm näher! (Scare Me. Come Closer!) Annett Hardegen examines how identity can be seen not as an exclusion, but instead as a shared creation and the extent to which the cover can be seen as an aesthetic category that affirms appropriation in a non-destructive manner and in doing so allows an overwriting of the self that is not only experienced on an individual basis.

#4 "Wir sind so frei #1Fidelio" at Villa Elisabeth (Fri. & Sat. 4:00 pm) & "mach mir angst! komm näher!" at the Fourth World (Fri. & Sat. 8:00 pm)

As part of the platform Introducing…, Josephine Findeisen presents her current state of work on a continuing networking process of people with impoverished and working class backgrounds. In Working Class Dance Group, three dancers try to understand on the basis of their shared classism experience how class-based repression manifests itself in the body, specifically in the dancing body. They consider historical, female proletarian perspectives and thus examine their own intersections of class and gender.

With Wet Eyez, Camila Malenchini and Marga Alfeirão examine how the Eurocentric perspective constructs and demonizes otherness. They research the mythological figure of the Blemmyes and create new mythological figures who self-confidently work against the white gaze in dance.

#5 "Working Class Dance Group" at Sophiensælen (Fri. 6 pm) & "Wet Eyes" at HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Fri. 8:30 pm)

On saturday Laia RiCa presents herself as part of the newcomers platform Introducing… with her material performance Kaffee mit Zucker? (Coffee with Sugar?) and dedicates herself to biographical and contemporary documentary theater. The two materials, coffee and sugar, define the stage in their very different aggregate conditions. Proceeding from them, the German history of immigration in Central America and its colonial continuities, which continue to live on today, will be negotiated, as well as the uninterrupted consumption of two products without which our attitude toward life and our everyday existence can no longer be imagined.

Following this, Sophie Blomen, Vera Moré and Max Reiniger use Gerhart Hauptmann’s social drama Vor Sonnenaufgang (Before Sunrise) to question the existing theatrical canon and bring their own stories as well as imagined perspectives with them. The main character of Helene is presented from a multitude of perspectives thus allowing identity, fate and reality to be constantly negotiated anew.

#6 "Kaffee mit Zucker?" at TD Berlin (Sat. 6:00 pm) & "Vor Sonnenaufgang" at Ballhaus Ost (Sat. 8:30 pm)