Program

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Shabbat Olam haBah

Shabbat is a break from society, allowing for a critical distance as well as a replenishing of the self. It functions as a weekly re-adjuster, that constantly reinvigorates human life, reminding Shabbat experiencers of their transformative, progressive role in society as a whole by actively experiencing a foretaste of utopia.

Radialsystem Saal
Fri 12 October 19:00

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Piano Combo I – Transcriptions

Transcriptions is reminiscent of a decade between Kurt Cobain, MTV and Techno, a homage to the pop culture identity of generation X. What is left from youth rebellion, from »Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me«? Folkwang alumni Kai Schumacher answers this with an irony-free look.

Radialsystem Studio C
Fri 12 October 20:30

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Piano Combo II – Satie

Pianist Tamar Halperin and producer Guy Sternberg break up Satie’s composition in separate parts, play them with different instruments as a piano, glockenspiel, and a computer and stack the pieces again. That’s how they build up a contemporary Satie sound – now for the first time on a Berlin stage.

Radialsystem Studio C
Fri 12 October 22:00

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L’Chaim – to Life: Discovering the Diversity of Jewish Life in Berlin

In today’s Berlin, Jewish life presents itself in many ways. It is active and diverse. Whether it is a rabbi, a punk or an Israeli artist who has just arrived to Berlin, they all are a part of the lively Jewish community. The touring exhibition of the innovative Kreuzberger Initiative against Antisemitism (KIgA e.V.) portrays Jews who consider Berlin their home.

Radialsystem Kubus
Fri 12 October 18:00 – 24:00
Sat 13 October 17:00 – 24:00
Sun 14 October 14:00 – 20:00

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We Love Israel

A journey of two Israelis on behalf of the SWR2 there intents to approach this love: be they through interviews in Berlin, Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, or through fictional characters, who are in the position to say all what is not allowed to be uttered in the German-Israeli context.

Radialsystem Kubus
Sat 13 October 17:00

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Cinderella. The Nutcracker

The next big names in ballet and classical music collaborate on this new production of the two famous children’s tales. On the program, the Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky’s major hit, follows the premier of Alma Deutscher’s Cinderella Ballet Suite, based on the music from her Opera of the same name.

Radialsystem Halle
Sat 13 October 19:00 (Premiere)
Sun 14 October 15:00

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Piano Combo III – LUX

Lux is an innovative project dealing with a component that is usually neglected in classical music concerts: light. Matan Porat invites the audience on an intensive journey through the different phases of one single day, in which each piece of music directly relates to a specific phase by its title and content.

Radialsystem Studio C
Sat 13 October 21:00

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Piano Combo IV – BiWald

BiWald is the creation and inspiration which evolved from the meeting of two young musicians: cellist and singer-songwriter Julia Biłat (Poland) and pianist and composer Daniel Schwarzwald (Israel). They both come from classical, jazz-oriented background. They combine Mediterranean temper together with eastern European lyricism and polish texts.

Radialsystem Studio C
Sat 13 October 22:30

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Piano Combo V – Five Meditations

The multi-disciplinary Five Meditations connect performers and audience, without anyone leaving their seats. The performance is designed as a ritual: The audience follows the yogi’s lead, guiding through 5 simple concentration exercises (Meditations) with setup part, then practice, and at the end, some space for reflection.

Radialsystem Studio C
Sun 14 October 13:00

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Cinderella. The Nutcracker

The next big names in ballet and classical music collaborate on this new production of the two famous children’s tales. On the program, the Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky’s major hit, follows the premier of Alma Deutscher’s Cinderella Ballet Suite, based on the music from her Opera of the same name.

Radialsystem Halle
Sat 13 October 19:00 (Premiere)
Sun 14 October 15:00

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The Land of Milk(y) and Honey? Israelis in Berlin

This documentary theatre play asks new questions on the lives of immigrant Israelis in Berlin and Germany and paints a multi-facetted portrait of different communities, which are often perceived as faceless crowds. Speakers include Israelis with an active religious background, Israeli Arabs, highly politicized Israelis and Israelis with no interest in politics.

Radialsystem Saal, English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center
Sun 14 October 18:00 (Preview at Radialsystem - Free Entrance)
Thu 25 October 20:00 (Premiere) Fri 26 Oct 20:00 Sat 27 Oct 20:00
Thu 1 November 20:00 Fri 2 November 20:00 Sat 3 November 20:00

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»Speak Low When You Speak Love«

On the occasion of Lotte Lenya’s 120th birthday, we read from the exchange of letters between Lotte and her husband Kurt Weill, interspersed with Weill’s classic songs. Kurt and Lotte’s story is not only one of love, marriage, creativity, divorce and reconciliation, but also one of hatred and displacement.

WABE Berlin
Thu 18 October 20:00

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