Programme

Voucher shows

As many of the venues have limited seating, there is a system to fairly distribute access to the biggest venues among all visitors. From these 11 voucher shows you can choose two, to which you can gain access by redeeming your voucher before the festival. You will receive all information about the procedure by email before the festival. The shows without vouchers are of course in no way inferior to those with vouchers.

Cia. PSIRC
Of Alexa, her human clothes and the ventiloquism show
Of Alexa, her human clothes and the ventiloquism show
Zeitgenössischer Zirkus
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Cie. DébilEmmental
Ternura y Chocolate
 Ternura y Chocolate
Zeitgenössischer Zirkus
Thu. | Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Cie. Lapsus
Boutelis
Boutelis
Schlafloser Zirkus
Thu. | Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Cie. Los Putos Makinas
Piti Peta Hofen Show
Piti Peta Hofen Show
Jonglage / Zirkus
Thu. | Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Cie. Sacékripa
Vu / Vue
Vu / Vue
Objekttheater / Clown
Thu. | Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Cirque de Loin
Soror
Soror
Zärtlich-brachiales Anarchotheater
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
La Barque Acide
The End is Nigh!
The End is Nigh!
Zeitgenössischer Zirkus
Thu. | Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Muovipussi
Noise Juice
Noise Juice
Zeitgenössischer Zirkus / Musik
Thu. | Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
My!Laika
Winter
Winter
Zeitgenössischer Zirkus
Thu. | Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Opposable Thumb Theatre
Big Boys Don't Cry
Big Boys Don't Cry
Sprechtheater /Figurentheater
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Siegfried & Joy
Lärz Vegas
Lärz Vegas
Zaubershow
Sun.

Theatre / Dance / Circus

As usual, we offer you a wide-ranging programme of theatre, dance and circus shows of various genres, both in outdoors and in indoor venues. For all venues with limited seating that are not covered by the new digital voucher system - e.g. the hangars - we have developed a new admission system. At these venues, you will receive an admission token before you are admitted, which will secure your entry. This means that one cannot push themselves into the queues shortly before the start of the performance. You can find all the information in the programme booklet, which you will get at the festival site.

Adhok
Qui-vive (Watchful)
Qui-vive (Watchful)
Straßentheater
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Ari Teperberg
And My Heart Almost Stood Still
And My Heart Almost Stood Still
Multidisziplinäres Theater
Thu. | Fri. | Sat.
Asterions Hus
Romeo & Juliet!
Romeo & Juliet!
Physisches Theater
Thu. | Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Cie. Amare
Quizàs
Quizàs
Zeitgenössischer Tanz / Theater
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Cie. La Mue/tte
The False-Orchestra
The False-Orchestra
Figurentheater / Konzert
Thu. | Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Cie. La Pendue
Poli Dégaine
Poli Dégaine
Figurentheater
Thu. | Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Cie. L`Arbre à Vache
Goodbye Persil
Goodbye Persil
Visueller Humor & Physisches Theater
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Cie. Little Garden - Fabrizio Solinas
Little Garden
Little Garden
Jonglage und zoomorphe Bewegung
Thu. | Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Compagnie Presque Siamoises
Fall-in
Fall-in
Akrobatik & Sprache
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Fabrizio Rosselli
Bakéké
Bakéké
Clown & Eimerakrobatik
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Feed Your Head Collective & JuWie Dance Company
All In One
All In One
Tanztheater
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Jan Jedenak
Mandragora
Mandragora
Physisches Theater
Thu. | Fri. | Sat.
KHWOSHCH group
DINOPERA
DINOPERA
Objekttheater
Sat. | Sun.
La Colombe enragée
CAFEÏNE
CAFEÏNE
Tanz / Rap
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Les filles du renard pâle
Résiste
Résiste
Performance auf instabilem Drahtseil
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Luigi Ciotta
Abattoir Blues
Abattoir Blues
Clown / Figurentheater
Thu. | Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor
The Third Dance
The Third Dance
Zeitgenössischer Tanz
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
nö theater
Der Hannibal-Komplex
Der Hannibal-Komplex
Dokumentarisches Theater
Fri. | Sat.
Pieter Post
Mr. Jones and Fred the Amazing Stunt Pig
Mr. Jones and Fred the Amazing Stunt Pig
Straßentheater
Thu. | Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
PLAMOD
Trauer ist das Ding mit den Federn
Trauer ist das Ding mit den Federn
Sprechtheater
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Santiago Moreno, Karl Stets, Martin Kaspar
Oktopus Orkestars
Oktopus Orkestars
Ein-Mann-Band-Kabarett
Thu. | Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Siegfried & Joy
Lärz Vegas
Lärz Vegas
Zaubershow
Fri. | Sat.
Snatch Circus
Snatch & Grab
Snatch & Grab
Zeitgenössischer Zirkus
Thu. | Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Société Protectrice de Petites Idées
Heavy Motors
Heavy Motors
Tuning, Rhythmische Sportgymnastik & Tanz
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Tony Clifton Circus
Rubbish Rabbit
Rubbish Rabbit
Straßentheater
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
trèßurz
Naherholungsgebiete
Naherholungsgebiete
Performance
Thu. | Fri. | Sat.

Sideshow / Walkabout acts / Installations

At.tension thrives on the many small discoveries that can be experienced away from the big venues. Be on the lookout and get active with the many small interactive projects, sideshows, installations and walkabout acts that await you.

Am Phi Theater
Improvisationsbühne
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
at.tension Soli-Pullover-Verkauf
Sideshow
Bernhard Rasinger
Performance
Sat.
Cosmic Cable Ltd.
Telefon Schnitzeljagd
De Stijle, Want…
Toni Ronaldoni
Toni Ronaldoni
Traditioneller Zirkus
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Electric Circus
Headspace
Headspace
Mechanische Figureninstallation
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Elfenausstellung
Elfenkabinett
Flammenhimmel & Feuerkugel
Burning Sideshow
Körperfunkkollektiv
Radioballett
Radioballett
Kopfhörer-Performance
Thu. | Fri. | Sat.
Matthias Bernhold
karlo’s wunder wander vehikel
  karlo’s wunder wander vehikel
Walkact
Miraculous Theatre Company
The Brooklyn Healer
The Brooklyn Healer
Sideshow
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Moneymouse eats Technozombies
Figurentheater
Sat. | Sun.
Opening Perfortanze by NOJA
Schwester Jonathan lädt aus.
Schwester Jonathan lädt aus.
Performance
Thu.
Pieter Post
The Poodles
The Poodles
Walkact
Planlos Bahnhof
Informiere Dich!
Rolling Radio
Radio auf Rädern
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Spielewäldchen
Zocken im Wald
The Losers Arcade
The Losers Arcade
The Losers Arcade
Interaktive Spielhalle
Thu. | Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Unordnungsamt
mobiler Siebdruck
Vincent de Rooij & Daan Mathot
OFF
OFF
Theater des Absurden
Thu. | Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Zwillenbude
Sideshow
Thu. | Fri. | Sat. | Sun.

Children's programme

We are proud to present to you - the smaller at.tension guests - a programme especially for children. The Triebwerke and the Kidsspace are yours! Here you can enjoy theatre, concerts, readings and workshops for children. However, you will also find children's shows and shows suitable for everyone at other venues. The Kidsspace will be even bigger this year and rumour has it that there is a treasure hidden here on the site... In the interest of everyone: Please remind your parents to stick to the age information and the announcements of stage crews!

Adeline Rüss
Sonst Schoko
Sonst Schoko
Figurentheater
Thu. | Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Büro für brenzlige Angelegenheiten
Pyronautisches Versuchsfeld
Pyronautisches Versuchsfeld
Burning Sideshow
Thu. | Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Die Gäng
Konzert
Sat.
Flitz & Glotz
Vom Ende der Zeit
Vom Ende der Zeit
Figurentheater
Thu. | Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
flunker produktionen
Sonst noch Wünsche?
Sonst noch Wünsche?
Figurentheater
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Johanna Lindemann
Die schönste Laterne der Welt
Die schönste Laterne der Welt
Bilderbuchkino
Sat.
Johanna Lindemann
Die Prinzessin von Bestimm
Die Prinzessin von Bestimm
Bilderbuchkino
Sun.
Johanna Lindemann
Die gestohlene Weihnachtsgans
Die gestohlene Weihnachtsgans
Bilderbuchkino
Fri.
Kidsspace
Kinderbespaßung
Fri. | Sat.
Lena Hesse
Eine Kiste Nichts
Eine Kiste Nichts
Bilderbuchkino
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Muckemacher
Konzert
Sat.
Nimú Theatre
Im Garten der Riesin
Im Garten der Riesin
Musikalische Erzählung
Fri. | Sat.
Ritsch Ratsch Klick Klack Soundmaschinen Werkstatt
Workshop
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Rolling Radio
Radio Colorado
Radio Colorado
Kinderradio
Fri. | Sat.
Siegfried & Joy
Lärz Vegas für Kinder
Lärz Vegas für Kinder
Zaubershow
Sun.
Zirkusmaria
Zukunft
Zukunft
Kindertheater
Thu. | Fri. | Sat. | Sun.

Music programme

If you are in the mood for bands and a DJ programme, then the Cabaret as well as the Salon de Baile are the right places for you! The music programme is in the evening and at night. You can also kick back with the programme in the Räuber:innenhöhle. In the night from Saturday to Sunday there is the well-known dance workshop - this time on the Sonnendeck.

Acidfinky
DJ
Sun.
Aka la Flaca
DJ
Fri.
Aller Ende Anfang Allstars
DJ
Sat.
Anselmus
DJ
Sun.
A.S. Fanning
Konzert
Thu.
B2B CREW
Live-Act
Fri.
Bassphilia
DJ
Sat.
Baumarkt
Konzert
Thu.
Benedetto Discoschorle
DJ
Sat.
Bison Rouge
Live-Act
Sat.
cesco.blz
Live-Act
Fri.
CherrYO!kie
Performance
Fri.
Chillera
Konzert
Fri.
Crille & Tamalt
DJ
Sun.
Dangerously Humid
Konzert
Sat.
Detox.Dan
DJ
Mon.
Die Schlangenknaben
Konzert
Fri.
Diva Daneben
Konzert
Sat.
DJ Hornhaut Live Band
Konzert
Fri.
Dlé
Konzert
Donia Touglo
Konzert
Fri.
Ida Bux
DJ
Sun.
Ihr Wichser
Konzert
Sat.
IL DIGESTIVO
DJ
Sun.
IL DOLCE
DJ
Sun.
IL PIATTO PRINCIPALE
DJ
Fri. | Sat.
jenny pepps
Live-Act
Fri.
JUR
Konzert
Fri. | Sun.
Jürgen Kurz
Pianopiano
Pianopiano
Konzert
Thu.
Katja Komorebi
DJ
Sun.
Klackwerk
DJ
Fri.
Krawalle & Liebe
DJ
Fri.
KY
Konzert
Sat.
L`APERETIVO
DJ
Fri.
Laura Weider
Erde * Earth
Erde * Earth
Konzert
Sat.
Leep
Konzert
Sun.
Lehmanns Brothers
Konzert
Sun.
Leléka
Konzert
Fri.
Liser & Taby Pilgram
Konzert
Sun.
Marie Midori
DJ
Sun.
Mika Dutsch
DJ
Sun.
Mila Stern
DJ
Mon.
MissDaPoint
DJ
Sat.
Mitsune
Konzert
Thu.
Murmel
DJ
Sun.
NAHUEL
DJ
Sat.
Nathan die Weise
DJ
Sun.
Olicía
Konzert
Thu.
Päris
DJ
Thu.
Popkornzone
Konzert
Thu.
Por.No
DJ
Sun.
riz cunt
DJ
Thu.
Ronja
DJ
Fri.
Rrrr
DJ
Sat.
Rumo
Konzert
Fri.
Selektor Bony
DJ
Sun.
Show Kati & Katscha
DJ
Sun.
Sorah & Spoke
Konzert
Sat.
Spiritczualic Enhancement Center
Konzert
Fri.
Stephan Zovsky
DJ
Sun.
Strunz
Konzert
Sat.
Supastar Soundsystem
Live-Act
Sat.
Suse
DJ
Mon.
Systemabsturz
Konzert
Sat.
Taffee
Konzert
Three Good Boys
Konzert
Sun.
Trance4Mation
Trance4Mation Radio FtM 94.20 your visual Drag Radio Channel
Trance4Mation Radio FtM 94.20  your visual Drag Radio Channel
Performance
Sun.
Tropical Timewarp
DJ
Fri.
Welten
Konzert
Sat.

Cinema / Workshops / Readings

Besides the theatre and music programme, there is much more to discover at at.tension: In the Casino Hangar you will find readings that you definitely should not miss. Try out different workshops in the workshop hangar or watch selected films in the cinema hangar. This year, for the first time, there will be a fusion of Conti:nu and Karl Kutter with the Kutti:nü - a mixture of lectures and input and the festival's centrepiece bar with music.

Acro Yoga
Workshop
Sun.
Adbusting: Werbung demaskieren mit DIES IRAE
Vortrag
Sun.
A E I O U - Das schnelle Alphabet der Liebe
Kino
Thu. | Sun.
Ann-Kristin Tlusty
SÜSS
SÜSS
Lesung
Sat.
Are You Lonesome Tonight
Kino
Sat.
Awareness Vernetzungstreffen
Workshop
Fri.
Beer Yoga
Workshop
Sat.
Belladonna of Sadness
Kino
Fri.
Belle
Kino
Fri. | Sun.
Bona Drums
Workshop
Sat.
crazy Bitches Non- Binary Antisexismus Empowerment
Workshop
Sun.
crazy Bitches Non- Binary Antisexismus Empowerment
Workshop
Sat.
Create Your Alter Ego
Workshop
Fri.
Das Salz der Erde
Kino
Sat.
Der kleine Nick auf Schatzsuche
Kino
Sat.
Die Melodie des Meeres
Kino
Fri.
Die Puppe und der Schmetterling - Lesung von Martha Mechow
Lesung
Sat.
Die Schule der magischen Tiere
Kino
Sun.
Dirk Bernemann
Schützenfest
Schützenfest
Lesung
Sat.
DIY-Siebdruck (auf Textil)
Workshop
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
DRAW ME LIKE ONE OF YOUR FRENCH FRIES, BABY
Workshop
Fri.
Dr. Heimbergs Intim-Briefkasten
Dr. Heimbergs Intim-Briefkasten ODER Dr. Sommer: Seventies Edition
Dr. Heimbergs Intim-Briefkasten ODER Dr. Sommer: Seventies Edition
Lesung
Sat.
Drive my Car
Kino
Thu. | Sat.
Druckbar
Workshop
Sat.
Dune
Kino
Sun.
Duygu Ağal
Yeni Yeşerenler
Yeni Yeşerenler
Lesung
Fri.
Einblick in die transformative Arbeit
Workshop
Fri.
Eine Annäherung ans Objekttheater
Workshop
Sat. | Sun.
Ela Meyer
Es war schon immer ziemlich kalt
Es war schon immer ziemlich kalt
Lesung
Sun.
Erben. Warum?
Workshop
Fri. | Sun.
Fliegende Fäuste- Parlamentsschlägereien aus aller Welt
Vortrag
Fri.
Geheimdienste entarnen
Vortrag
Thu.
Gruppendynamische Spiele
Workshop
Fri.
Herausforderungen und Chancen von Community Accountability - Aufbauworkshop und Erfahrungsaustausch.
Workshop
Sat.
Improtheater für alle - bewegen, sprechen, spielen
Workshop
Sat.
In the Mood for Love
Kino
Sat.
Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway
Kino
Sat.
Jinen Butoh Workshop
Workshop
Thu. | Fri.
Kinky-Queer-Speeddating. Ein verspieltes Aufbrechen heteronormativer Blick- und Begehrensregime.
Workshop
Kleine Kräuterapotheke: Teemischungen-, Tinkturen-, Öle- je nach Indikation herstellen
Workshop
Fri. | Sun.
Klimakrise, dicke Karren und Feminismus
Vortrag
Sat.
KUKI - Kurze für Kids
Kino
Sun.
Lobbyismus und Demokratie
Kathrin Anhold, LobbyControl e.V.
Kathrin Anhold, LobbyControl e.V.
Vortrag
Sat.
Massageworkshop mit Soundhealing
Workshop
Sat.
Meine Stunden mit Leo
Kino
Fri.
Mein Freund Knerten
Kino
Sat.
Memoria
Kino
Sun.
Mess - Die Seifenopfer + Q&A
Kino
Sat.
*mobile infoshop - biblio>media:take!*
Workshop
Fri. | Sat. | Sun.
Morning Dance
Workshop
Sun.
NAILS AND SCREWS, NEEDLES AND TUBES: CADUS' EMERGENCY RESPONSE IN UKRAINE
Vortrag
Fri.
Neue Slogans braucht das Land!
Workshop
Sat.
Onada - 10.000 Nächte im Dschungel
Kino
Thu.
Open Level Contemporary Clowning
Workshop
Thu. | Sun.
Pankow '95
Kino
Sat.
Partneryoga mit Soundhealing
Workshop
Physisches Theater
Workshop
Sat.
Pina - tanzt, tanzt sonst sind wir verloren
Kino
Fri.
Pirate Care
Workshop
Pop the Pimple!
Workshop
Real-time composition workshop
Workshop
Ronja Schwikowski
Punk as F*ck
Punk as F*ck
Lesung
Fri.
Ropedart für Anfänger*innen
Workshop
Thu. | Sun.
Salsa Tanzen
Workshop
Fri.
Schmuckworkshop
Workshop
Thu. | Sat.
SHAKETHEPAINAWAY
Workshop
Sat. | Sun.
Shiver - Die Kunst der Taikotrommel
Kino
Sun.
Stummfilmkonzert: SilentFilmDj D‘Dread präsentiert Vertov 2.0
Kino
Fri.
Tanzen3000
Workshop
Sat.
technoflow—cathartic dance
Workshop
Thu. | Sat.
The Last Movie
Kino
Mon.
Tiger and Dragon
Kino
Sun.
Verstehbahnhof Fuerstenberg/Havel -- Where commons meet education meet digitalization
Vortrag
Sat.
Vinyasa Yoga
Workshop
Yoga für Erwachsene - Circle of Life
Workshop
Sat.
Yoga für Kinder – Ein Tag im Jungle
Workshop
Sun.
Yoggaton
Workshop
Fri.
Zucker im Tank
Zucker im Tank
Zucker im Tank
Lesung
Fri.
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Voucher shows
Cia. PSIRC
Of Alexa, her human clothes and the ventiloquism show
Zeitgenössischer Zirkus
Of Alexa, her human clothes and the ventiloquism show

With this piece, which just celebrated its premiere, Cia. PSIRC presents a part of their newly created series After All, which deals with the literary genre of sagas and their current references. Using the tools of contemporary circus, they embark on an artistic journey of exploration: They take us through a thicket of fictional-biographical stories into dystopian images of the future that tell us more about today than tomorrow. A profound, abstract circus drama with a look at the edges of social norms.

from and with
Adrià Montaña, Anna Pascual, Benet Jofre, Rolando SanMartín, Wanja Kahlert
photo
Francis Rodor
shows
Fri. 21.00 | Sat. 00.30 | Sat. 16.00 | Sat. 19.00 | Sun. 16.00 | Sun. 19.00
stage
M | Grand Palais
duration
50 Min.
language
deutsch, spanisch mit Live-Übersetzung
Cie. DébilEmmental
Ternura y Chocolate
Zeitgenössischer Zirkus
 Ternura y Chocolate

The good thing about being dead is that it reminds us that we are alive. It is a birthday party, the balloons are blown up and candles are lit. A man sits alone waiting for his guests, but no one comes. This dark circus thriller full of morbid humour and acrobatics tells of a complicated relationship. Ternura y Chocolate is both shocking and moving. The show deals with mental illness and there will be a small audience discussion afterwards.

from and with
Mariano Rocco, Tom Collin
photo
Cosmin Cirstea
shows
Thu. 21.00 | Fri. 19.00 | Sat. 22.00 | Sun. 12.00
stage
K | Luftschloss
duration
60 Min.
language
englisch
Cie. Lapsus
Boutelis
Schlafloser Zirkus
Boutelis

Boutelis is the Arabic term that describes the state of semi-consciousness between waking, sleeping and dreaming. In a fascinating aesthetic, Cie. Lapsus present a strange universe and surreal dream worlds full of mystical figures. Doors do not serve as entrances or exits, but draw the artists deeper and deeper into the labyrinth of sleep. Kite flights, juggling and acrobatics lead them into distorted realities and playful fantasy worlds.

from and with
Amélie Feugnet, Cécile Imbernon, Christophe Payot, Claire Heggen, Clémentine Cadoret, Dorian Lechaux, Gwenaëlle Traonouez, Harmonie Roger, Isabelle Leroy, Johan Lescop, Jonathan Gagneux, Julien Amiot, Julien Amiot, Marek Hunhap, Matthieu Sampic, Matthieu Sampic, Ronan Duée, Stéphane Fillion, Thibaut Berthias, Vincent Bonnefoi
photo
Lighuen Desanto
shows
Thu. 19.00 | Fri. 22.00 | Sat. 15.00 | Sun. 17.30
stage
T | La Ballena
duration
65 Min.
language
nonverbal
Cie. Los Putos Makinas
Piti Peta Hofen Show
Jonglage / Zirkus
Piti Peta Hofen Show

Three nationalities, three jugglers, three objects. 45 minutes of humour, madness and secret techniques never seen by a human audience before. In the Piti Peta Hofen Show, the jugglers' three different personal styles intermingle, but they are always united by a restless enthusiasm for balls, rings and clubs. They call it extreme poetry: a dramaturgical style in which the concepts of improvisation and acting combine in a dimension of creative chaos.

from and with
Andres Torres Diaz, Caroline Pelat, Johannes Bauhofer, Lucas Castelo Branco, Marie Gourde
photo
Jakub Borkowski
shows
Thu. 20.30 | Fri. 20.00 | Fri. 23.30 | Sat. 14.00 | Sun. 17.00 | Sun. 20.00
stage
O | Petit Palais
duration
45 Min.
Cie. Sacékripa
Vu / Vue
Objekttheater / Clown
Vu / Vue

Vu/Vue is a wordless solo piece about life's little obsessions. At the interface between object theatre, miniature circus and involuntary clowning, we meet a manipulator of everyday objects with a meticulous character. In the most ingenious way, the show illuminates the small everyday neuroses that can become morbid obsessions. A humorous insight into the abysses of the seemingly unspectacular. At at.tension, Cie. Sacékripa presents her solo piece in two different casts: Vu with Etienne Manceau and Vue with Amélie Venisse. On Saturday and Sunday, the shows will take place at the Datscha.

from and with
Amélie Venisse, Etienne Manceau
photo
Alexis Doré
shows
Thu. 22.30 | Fri. 18.00 | Sat. 22.00 | Sat. 23.59 | Sun. 12.00 | Sun. 15.30
stage
G | My!Laika
duration
50 Min.
language
nonverbal
Cirque de Loin
Soror
Zärtlich-brachiales Anarchotheater
Soror

Far from the usual social conventions, four sisters celebrate their late father's birthday. But the celebration gets out of control. There is fighting, dancing and singing. Mourning, masturbation and vomiting. As consistently loving and brutal as only families can be. An electrifying conflation of circus and theatre. Soror deals with the abysses of family, loss, grief and rage - transgressive, absurd and deafeningly funny.

from and with
Carolin Jakoby, Cecilia Manfrini, Aedin Walsh, Heidi-Jo Wenger, Maria Liechti, Marie Omlin, Martina Momo Kunz, Michael Finger, Newa Grawit, Noah Egli, Valerio Rodelli - Mit Unterstützung von Kultur Stadt Bern, Kanton Bern, Stadt Zürich, pro helvetia.
photo
Sabrina Christ
shows
Fri. 23.00 | Sat. 12.00 | Sat. 17.00 | Sun. 16.00
stage
K | Luftschloss
duration
75 Min.
La Barque Acide
The End is Nigh!
Zeitgenössischer Zirkus
The End is Nigh!

Everything is fucked, but not everything is lost yet. Based on this premise, La Barque Acide take us on a post-apocalyptic circus trip. It is the end of the world as we know it. It is the toast that lands on the wrong side. The nine artists from eight nations invite you to one last round, a plunge into the fray and a dive into unseen absurdities. A fresh, multi-faceted and extraordinary circus show.

from and with
Aidan Rolison Rainford, Boris Couty, Carla Carnerero-Heurtas, Karita Tikka, Léo Rousselet, Marcelo Nunes, Marie Vanpoulle, Maristella Tesio, Steph Mouat
photo
Circusögraphy
shows
Thu. 23.59 | Fri. 17.00 | Sat. 19.00 | Sat. 23.59 | Sun. 13.00
stage
T | La Ballena
duration
80 Min.
Muovipussi
Noise Juice
Zeitgenössischer Zirkus / Musik
Noise Juice

This performative electro-punk band from Finland has recently been entering theatre stages, bringing theatre, circus and music together in the freshest of ways. The trio of sweet darkness offers luxurious soul manicures and a discotheque of the unknown. Noise Juice is a rotten egg that will make you cringe in the most beautiful way. Inspired by grannies and electronic music, these three performers showcase their multidisciplinary skills. With a 5G connection to heaven and hell.

from and with
Niklas Blomberg, Heidi Finnberg, Milla Lahtinen
photo
Wilhelm Blomberg
shows
Thu. 22.00 | Fri. 17.00 | Sat. 23.00 | Sun. 12.30
stage
M | Grand Palais
duration
70 Min.
language
finnisch, englisch
My!Laika
Winter
Zeitgenössischer Zirkus
Winter

The group My!Laika has temporarily given up on really understanding the world. They decide to re-late to the incomprehensible and create their own phantasmagorical universe. In this absurd circus performance, the acrobats show that other perceptions are possible in the same and always the same reality. A love affair between the real, appearances and the swan-shaped pedal boat lost at the North Pole.

from and with
Edoardo Demontis, Giacomo Martini, Manue Guilbert, Maristella Tesio, Nico Agüero, Philine Dahlmann, Salvatore Frasca
photo
Guido Mencari
shows
Thu. 19.30 | Fri. 22.00 | Sat. 16.00 | Sat. 20.00 | Sun. 14.30
stage
G | My!Laika
duration
70 Min.
Opposable Thumb Theatre
Big Boys Don't Cry
Sprechtheater /Figurentheater
Big Boys Don't Cry

The two cardboard clowns from Coulrophobia return to Lärz with their latest production Big Boys Don't Cry. This time with an emotionally ridiculous piece about themselves, about being men. With crisps, corpses and action figures, they dig beneath the surface with relish. In a riot of object theatre, dance and mischief, Dik and Adam take you on a brilliant investigation, full of heart and close to the bone. Men LOL.

from and with
Adam Blake, Dik Downey, Emma Williams, Simon Preston, Vic Llewellyn
photo
Jonathan Eve
shows
Fri. 16.00 | Sat. 17.30 | Sat. 21.00 | Sun. 13.30
stage
O | Petit Palais
duration
65 Min.
language
englisch
Siegfried & Joy
Lärz Vegas
Zaubershow
Lärz Vegas

Siegfried & Joy have catapulted themselves from the Magic Underground into the heart of the serious magic scene in the recent years. With unbridled humour and charming magic, they levitate objects, perform mystical teleportations and read the minds of their audience. With glitter, dance and extensive self-irony, they even win over magic sceptics and dust off magic shows that were thought to be boring. Amazing down to the last tip of the magic wand.

from and with
Siegfried & Joy
photo
Murat Aslanbln
shows
Sun. 21.00
stage
K | Luftschloss
duration
60 Min.
language
deutsch
Theatre / Dance / Circus
Adhok
Qui-vive (Watchful)
Straßentheater
Qui-vive (Watchful)

Adhok return to at.tension with their latest promenade theatre in their trilogy of generations, this time with Watchful. Watchful is about the questions of a woman and a man around the age of 50 who look back on the most important stages of their lives. A flashback through the decades and the stages of life: from couple to family, to the children moving out and all the way to the beginning of ageing. The show looks at this intimate family history, interspersed with the upheavals of the times without nostalgia.

from and with
Doriane Moretus, Patrick Dordoigne
photo
Bruno Maurey
shows
Fri. 18.30 | Sat. 15.30 | Sun. 14.30
stage
24 | Landebahn
duration
60 Min.
minimum age
7+
language
deutsch
Ari Teperberg
And My Heart Almost Stood Still
Multidisziplinäres Theater
And My Heart Almost Stood Still

Can we experience the world with the utmost sensitivity? The inspiration for this moving solo piece by Ari Teperberg was a letter written by the deaf-blind author Helen Keller to the New York Symphony Orchestra in 1924, in which she describes how she "heard" Beethoven's 9th Symphony by feeling the vibrations of the radio's speaker membrane. It is a search for an alternative language to communicate across boundaries, disability and loneliness.

from and with
Ari Teperberg, Avshalom Ariel, Gal Hochberg, Omer Sheizaf, Tomer Damsky
photo
Yair Meyuhas
shows
Thu. 22.30 | Fri. 17.00 | Fri. 19.30 | Sat. 15.00 | Sat. 21.30
stage
F | Theater
duration
50 Min.
minimum age
12+
language
englisch
Asterions Hus
Romeo & Juliet!
Physisches Theater
Romeo & Juliet!

The Danish duo from Asterions Hus venture into Shakespeare's greatest love story: Romeo and Juliet as you have never seen it before. Right at the beginning, they build the tomb of the famous couple. In a fast-paced, funny performance they show 24 different scenes, aberrations as well as abrupt endings. They become dancing worms, sumo wrestlers in love and perform delicate ballet in wheelbarrows. Never before has so much life come from playing with death.

from and with
Emil Hansen, Peter Kirk, Tilde Knudsen
photo
Ingrid Bugge
shows
Thu. 16.00 | Fri. 17.00 | Sat. 12.30 | Sat. 17.00 | Sun. 12.30
stage
Neben Palapalais
duration
50 Min.
minimum age
13+
language
deutsch
Cie. Amare
Quizàs
Zeitgenössischer Tanz / Theater
Quizàs

Quizas is a radical poetic act. The show moves between a physical performance and a danced conversation. The two artists manage to illuminate the corny topic of love in a fresh and touching way. As tools they use interviews, sociological references, personal experiences and a good pinch of humour. A hymn to love, a sharing of our doubts, our longings and laughter.

from and with
Amandine Vandroth, Elodie Quenouillère, Florent Hamon, Maeva Lambert, Sebastien Ghomari
photo
Sofi Nadler
shows
Fri. 18.30 | Sat. 18.30 | Sun. 18.00
stage
17 | Tanzwüste
duration
55 Min.
minimum age
8+
language
englisch
Cie. La Mue/tte
The False-Orchestra
Figurentheater / Konzert
The False-Orchestra

Two musicians sit back to back: On one side a musician with a ronroco, a rough-sounding guitar. On the other side, a percussionist with a drum and cymbals. But one seems to be just a fake. In this new variation of the one-man orchestra, the brilliant Santiago Moreno merges with a puppet. An original creation between reality and illusion that should be heard with open eyes.

from and with
Benoit Dattez, Daniel Trento, Delphine Bardot, Juan Perez Escala, Santiago Moreno
photo
Virginie Meigné
shows
Thu. 20.00 | Fri. 17.30 | Sat. 19.30 | Sat. 21.00 | Sun. 16.00
stage
C | Harbour
duration
30 Min.
minimum age
5+
language
nonverbal
Cie. La Pendue
Poli Dégaine
Figurentheater
Poli Dégaine

An elaborate puppet theatre with frantic speed, unleashed comedy and unexpected twists. The famous character of Poli(chinelle) is based on a 400-year-old tradition and is brought to the stage in its wildest outbursts by the two puppeteers of Cie. La Pendue. however, Polichinelle has no desire for theatre and, as expected, nothing goes as planned. For Poli laughs at everything, including death.

from and with
Estelle Charlier, Romuald Collinet
shows
Thu. 19.00 | Fri. 17.00 | Fri. 20.00 | Sat. 18.30 | Sat. 21.00 | Sun. 16.30 | Sun. 19.30
stage
I | Tube
duration
50 Min.
minimum age
7+
language
englisch, deutsch, französisch
Cie. L`Arbre à Vache
Goodbye Persil
Visueller Humor & Physisches Theater
Goodbye Persil

Near a small park, two men in balaclavas on a suspicious mission are spotted in a Twingo. The two brothers seem willing to risk everything to fulfil their mission. Full of visual humour and without fancy words, Goodbye Persil is a little road trip about complicity and a proper break from too much adult life. A tribute to life, viewed through somewhat smeared glasses.

from and with
Antoine Boulin, Louis Grison, Nicolas Perruchon
photo
Ras Prod
shows
Fri. 16.00 | Sat. 14.00 | Sat. 18.00 | Sun. 12.00 | Sun. 16.45
stage
1 | Weidendom
duration
45 Min.
minimum age
8+
language
nonverbal
Cie. Little Garden - Fabrizio Solinas
Little Garden
Jonglage und zoomorphe Bewegung
Little Garden

Little Garden is a small window into an unknown jungle. An animalistic juggling solo by Fabrizio Solinas, who has studied the behaviour of animals from courtship dance to territorial behaviour down to the smallest detail. With incredible body language and transformation skills, he creates a naturalistic immersion and a raw, loud display of animal behaviour. This show is an invitation to stimulate the imagination and an ode to life and wildlife.

from and with
Cyril Casmèze, Dadoo Frison, Elodie Michalski, Fabrizio Solinas, Johan Swartvagher, Milena Alvarez, Mylie Maury, Nicolas Vercken, Pietro Selva Bonino
photo
S. Ricci, F. Solinas
shows
Thu. 18.30 | Fri. 14.00 | Sat. 11.30 | Sun. 14.00
stage
2 | Weidendom
duration
30 Min.
minimum age
5+
language
nonverbal
Compagnie Presque Siamoises
Fall-in
Akrobatik & Sprache
Fall-in

How does it start? Fall-in is that little giddy feeling before the yes. The sweet moment when the heart guides you more than the mind and we are ready to take any risk. Full of intimacy and closeness, the duo show their YES to each other in their acrobatics and search for balance between their own lives and the bond of their relationship. A heart-warming piece about love, between risk-taking, trust, doubt and letting go.

from and with
Vincent Hanotaux, Shunyo
photo
Kalimba
shows
Fri. 18.30 | Sat. 15.00 | Sat. 18.30 | Sun. 11.00 | Sun. 17.30
stage
5 | Neuland
duration
30 Min.
minimum age
10+
language
englisch
Fabrizio Rosselli
Bakéké
Clown & Eimerakrobatik
Bakéké

Bakéké means bucket in Hawaiian and Fabrizio Rosselli has brought a whole pile of them with him. The buckets become objects of play and with inventive ideas he creates new geometric formations again and again. Between object manipulation and clowning, he stubbornly confronts the seemingly impossible. Without words, the show gives an imaginative insight into absurd and obsessive worlds of a playful dreamer.

from and with
Fabrizio Rosselli
photo
Le Dandy Manchot
shows
Fri. 22.30 | Sat. 12.00 | Sun. 15.30
stage
F | Theater
duration
50 Min.
minimum age
5+
language
nonverbal
Feed Your Head Collective & JuWie Dance Company
All In One
Tanztheater
All In One

Spaceship earth is not enough? All in One takes us to new spheres. 2 dancers and 2 musicians investigate the phenomena of the universe and question the human striving for expansion in a galactic performance. Gravitational forces determine the dance. The live performed composition goes from the sci-fi sound of the 70s to soundscapes from the middle of the black hole. With dance, light and sounds, you will be catapulted into new galaxies.

from and with
Angie Taylor, Benjamin Rottluff, Jasper Gather, Jule Rottluff, Tobias Weikamp - Unterstützt durch das NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Gastspielförderung Tanz, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, sowie den Kultur- und Kunstministerien der Länder.
photo
André Wirsig
shows
Fri. 14.00 | Sat. 17.30 | Sat. 23.59 | Sun. 12.30 | Sun. 18.30
stage
F | Theater
duration
60 Min.
minimum age
8+
language
nonverbal
Jan Jedenak
Mandragora
Physisches Theater
Mandragora

Mandragora is a poisonous medicinal plant from the nightshade family that has been used ritually since a very long time and to which magical properties are attributed. In a physically impressive performance, the puppeteer deals with discrimination, the experience of violence and the othering of homosexuals. In this intense piece, he expands the aesthetic means of puppet theatre with body and movement techniques of physical theatre.

from and with
Al Seed, Andrew Scordilis, Heinrich Hesse, Jan Jedenak, Jonas Klinkenberg, Julian Siffert, Li Kemme, Nadja Weber - Gefördert durch die Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen. Diese Maßnahme wird mitfinanziert durch Steuermittel auf der Grundlage des vom Sächsischen Landtag beschlossenen Haushaltes.
photo
Heinrich Hesse
shows
Thu. 23.30 | Fri. 23.00 | Sat. 23.30
stage
I | Tube
duration
50 Min.
minimum age
13+
language
nonverbal
KHWOSHCH group
DINOPERA
Objekttheater
DINOPERA

In what key does a T-Rex sing and what is the vocal range of a brontosaurus? To this day, palaeon-tology remains silent on the most important questions in its field. In DINOPERA, Triceratops, Ar-chaeopterix and Co. sing about the tragedy of their own extinction on a baroque theatre stage. The group KHWOSHSC combines Czech puppetry with German opera. In their tragic story, they raise awareness of the impermanence of all life. With a good dose of humour.

from and with
Alexandra Ratajova, Daria Gosteva, Frieda Gaweda, Josef Havelka, Mathias Baresel
photo
Ondřej Vraštil
shows
Sat. 13.00 | Sat. 15.30 | Sun. 11.00 | Sun. 13.30
stage
I | Tube
minimum age
12+
language
tschechisch, deutsch, englisch, ukrainisch, russisch
La Colombe enragée
CAFEÏNE
Tanz / Rap
CAFEÏNE

CAFEÏNE is energetic dance and rap, created in a participatory process. It is a call by four women to enter their neighbourhood and share with them the rage of their daily lives between confrontation, frustration and sisterhood. Somewhere between trying to enjoy life to the fullest and breaking out of it. The performance shows the (over)life of young people in marginalised neighbourhoods and questions the place of women in public space and on the street.

from and with
Dubix, Elda Haksever, Léa Razès aka Léon B1T, Marthe Mosser, Maryem Dogui
photo
Loic Nys
shows
Fri. 14.30 | Sat. 12.00 | Sat. 17.00 | Sun. 12.30
stage
P | Tarmac
duration
40 Min.
Les filles du renard pâle
Résiste
Performance auf instabilem Drahtseil
Résiste

Les filles du renard pâle conceived Résiste as a physical and technical challenge: For over 40 minutes, the rope artist defies gravity on an unstable wire rope at a height of almost five metres. Accompanied by the driving live music of the singer on the ground. Each resists in her own way. The piece is a breathtaking high-wire dance and unstable tightrope act symbolic of life. A plea for resistance and risk-taking.

from and with
Clément Bonnin, David Baudenon, Deadwood, Jérémy Manche, Johanne Humblet, Lison Maillet, Maison Clairvoy, Mathieu Ryo, Maxime Bourdon, Solenne Capmas, Steve Duprez, Violette Legrand, Yann Ecauvre
photo
Ian Grandjean
shows
Fri. 23.00 | Sat. 22.00 | Sun. 22.00
stage
N | Palapalais
duration
40 Min.
language
englisch, französisch
Luigi Ciotta
Abattoir Blues
Clown / Figurentheater
Abattoir Blues

In Slaughterhouse Blues, every animal has a different fate. In his macabre, grotesque show, Luigi Ciotta tells about our society's ambivalent relationship to animals and meat consumption. Between physical theatre, puppetry and clowning, he manages to bring an explosive topic onto the stage without words or finger-pointing. A bitterly witty play full of animal magic tricks before every single one of them ends up on the slaughter bench.

from and with
Adrian Schvarzstein, Luigi Ciotta
photo
Galli
shows
Thu. 17.30 | Fri. 13.00 | Fri. 18.30 | Sat. 13.00 | Sat. 18.30 | Sun. 13.00
stage
19 | Roter Platz
duration
50 Min.
minimum age
8+
language
nonverbal
Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor
The Third Dance
Zeitgenössischer Tanz
The Third Dance

With The Third Dance, the duet revisits a seminal piece of Israeli dance by Liat Dror and Nir Ben Gal and looks at it from a contemporary perspective. As a couple in life and on stage, Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor present a dance piece that tells of a long-term relationship. At the beginning they serve romantic clichés, which they increasingly expose. Of love and desire, everyday life and drifting apart. A clever and touching work full of intimate insights.

from and with
Niv Sheinfeld, Oren Laor
photo
Efrat Mazor
shows
Fri. 17.30 | Sat. 20.30 | Sun. 15.30
stage
P | Tarmac
duration
60 Min.
nö theater
Der Hannibal-Komplex
Dokumentarisches Theater
Der Hannibal-Komplex

A right-wing extremist network with links to the military counterintelligence service, the army and the police. Men with access to both the highest levels of security as well as to weapons and ammunition of the German executive forces. The key figure in this network is the former KSK soldier (special commando forces) André Schmitt. Three actresses tell the story of the toxic male Hannibal complex, create a chronology of events and ask questions to which there are no easy answers.

from and with
Anna Sander, Anne K Müller, Asim Odobašić, Asta Nechajute, David Horsters, Janosch Roloff, Julia Knorst, Klaudius Dziuk, Lucia Schulz
photo
Klaudius Dziuk
shows
Fri. 23.00 | Sat. 12.00
stage
Q | Datscha
duration
90 Min.
minimum age
12+
language
deutsch
Pieter Post
Mr. Jones and Fred the Amazing Stunt Pig
Straßentheater
Mr. Jones and Fred the Amazing Stunt Pig

After spending his childhood marvelling at circuses in his hometown, Mr. Jones decided to fulfil a dream and start his own. Taming tigers, double somersaulting and fire-eating were just some of his goals. When the first doubts arose about his career choice, he started looking for a partner. He bought Fred, the little pig. Together they perform the most dangerous tricks: The Ride Through Hell, Nerves Of Steel and The Jump To Death.

from and with
Pieter Post
shows
Thu. 18.30 | Fri. 14.30 | Fri. 19.00 | Sat. 15.00 | Sat. 19.00 | Sun. 15.30
stage
Neben Palapalais
duration
30 Min.
language
englisch
PLAMOD
Trauer ist das Ding mit den Federn
Sprechtheater
Trauer ist das Ding mit den Federn

Only a few days after the death of his young wife, the doorbell of the father of two rings. He opens it and looks into the face of a larger-than-life crow: " I am not leaving until you no longer need me", the feathered animal announces and moves into the flat. Max Porter's richly pictorial novel serves as the template for this unbridled production about coping with grief. A topic that no one likes and concerns us all.

from and with
Georg Scharegg, Matthias Buss, Maximilian Grill, Sabrina Zwach, Silvia Arbarella, Steffen Dost
photo
René Löffler
shows
Fri. 19.00 | Sat. 16.30 | Sun. 18.00
stage
Q | Datscha
duration
80 Min.
minimum age
15+
language
deutsch
Santiago Moreno, Karl Stets, Martin Kaspar
Oktopus Orkestars
Ein-Mann-Band-Kabarett
Oktopus Orkestars

After years of practising the solitary art of one-man bands, playing many instruments simultaneously, Martin Kaspar, Santiago Moreno and Karl Stets got together and formed Oktopus Orkestars. As a trio of one-man bands, they deliver an eccentric musical cabaret. The three musicians bring together in-struments of rare inventiveness and juggle through the world of sounds. A polyinstrumental beauty that intoxicates the ears.

from and with
Martin Kaspar Orkestar, Santiago Moreno Orkestar, Señor StetS lonely Orkestar
photo
Patrick Argirakis
shows
Thu. 22.00 | Fri. 15.00 | Sat. 16.00 | Sun. 18.00
stage
C | Harbour
duration
60 Min.
language
nonverbal
Siegfried & Joy
Lärz Vegas
Zaubershow
Lärz Vegas

Siegfried & Joy have catapulted themselves from the Magic Underground into the heart of the serious magic scene in the recent years. With unbridled humour and charming magic, they levitate objects, perform mystical teleportations and read the minds of their audience. With glitter, dance and extensive self-irony, they even win over magic sceptics and dust off magic shows that were thought to be boring. Amazing down to the last tip of the magic wand.

from and with
Siegfried & Joy
photo
Murat Aslanbln
shows
Fri. 22.00 | Sat. 13.00
stage
C | Harbour
duration
60 Min.
minimum age
6+
language
deutsch
Snatch Circus
Snatch & Grab
Zeitgenössischer Zirkus
Snatch & Grab

Deadly, dirty and dangerous. This feminist punk circus from Belfast offers absurd acrobatics, twisted humour and the unconventional use of household appliances. A D.I.Y. Performance that celebrates the wild and untamed. The two award-winning female artists are: Angelique Reckless Ross, who was once Australian Axe Throwing Champion and Mish Mash Thoburn, who first learned acrobatics while running from the cops during riots in Northern Ireland.

from and with
Angelique Ross, Michelle Thoburn
photo
Ken Fanning
shows
Thu. 17.00 | Fri. 20.00 | Sat. 14.30 | Sat. 18.45 | Sun. 18.00
stage
P | Tarmac
duration
45 Min.
Société Protectrice de Petites Idées
Heavy Motors
Tuning, Rhythmische Sportgymnastik & Tanz
Heavy Motors

Heavy Motors is almost impressive acrobatics and rhythmic gymnastics with flutter tape. Three people in colourful tracksuits and a half-repaired car make for a festival of stunts. In this absurd, energetic road movie, technical incidents cause surprises and disasters. The group proves that you can go far without a driving licence. Three geniuses of the imperfect invite you to fail with elegance and style.

from and with
Aleth Depeyre, Aude Martos, Federico Robledo, Hélène Michel, Héloïse Calmet, Loïc Chauloux, Maël Bellec, Mehdi Azema, Nanda Suc, Ronan Ménard
photo
Kalimba Mendes
shows
Fri. 19.45 | Sat. 19.45 | Sun. 19.45
stage
23 | Landebahn
duration
50 Min.
minimum age
7+
language
englisch
Tony Clifton Circus
Rubbish Rabbit
Straßentheater
Rubbish Rabbit

The most hated clowns put on an anarchic show and a frenetic theatrical performance. They dare an experiment of comic extremism full of chaos, noise and destruction. In their search for the necessary wild freedom of the clown, they have unconsciously found extraordinary role models: Children! Childlike, they throw themselves on the floor, break everything they can get their hands on and fight with stuffed animals. An explosive mixture of comedy and provocation.

from and with
Enzo Palazzoni, Iacopo Fulgi, Nicola Danesi de Luca, Werner Waas
shows
Fri. 15.30 | Sat. 15.30 | Sun. 16.30
stage
19 | Roter Platz
duration
40 Min.
minimum age
8+
language
deutsch
trèßurz
Naherholungsgebiete
Performance
Naherholungsgebiete

The artist duo Treß/Burz takes aim at furrows, cracks and rubbish. With the help of an endoscope camera and electro-acoustic machinery, they go in search of the aesthetic, visual and acoustic stimuli of these supposedly non-places. The materials found are examined via live camera-travel and the view through the highly magnifying lens reverses the proportions. Unexpected perspectives and sounds of the overlooked places.

from and with
Johannes Treẞ, Winnie Luzie Burz
photo
Johannes Treß & Marlene Burz
shows
Thu. 22.00 | Thu. 22.40 | Fri. 21.00 | Fri. 21.40 | Fri. 23.00 | Fri. 23.40 | Sat. 19.00 | Sat. 19.40 | Sat. 21.00 | Sat. 21.40
stage
8 | Seebühne Backstage
duration
20 Min.
minimum age
12+
language
nonverbal
Sideshow / Walkabout acts / Installations
Am Phi Theater
Improvisationsbühne

photo
Montecruz Foto
shows
Fri. 13.00 | Sat. 12.00 | Sat. 15.00 | Sun. 14.00 | Sun. 17.00
stage
13 | Beim Platz der Kosmonauten
at.tension Soli-Pullover-Verkauf
Sideshow

For the first time this year, we are offering an at.tension Soli jumper, the proceeds of which will cover part of the massively increased production costs. The very limited jumpers in the colour "anthracite" will be sold at the Supporter Care directly opposite the "Kino". Price: 50 - 60 €

duration
240 Min.
Bernhard Rasinger
Performance

shows
Sat. 23.00
stage
E | Kutti:nü
Cosmic Cable Ltd.
Telefon Schnitzeljagd

Cosmic Cable connects friends, foes, fools and this year for the first time planets and asteroids. The phone booths in the transit area Lärz gleam with newfound splendor. We offer: obscure conversations, status boxes and humorous hotlines. SPECIAL AT.TENSION 2022: start a scavenger hunt for young and old alike at any of the telephone booths and discover new sides of the festival site! More information on the posters.

photo
Montecruz Foto
De Stijle, Want…
Toni Ronaldoni
Traditioneller Zirkus
Toni Ronaldoni

Bravo, bravissimo! A thrilling show by the famous maestro Toni Ronaldoni, winner of the Golden Tapir of San Benedetto. In just two minutes, a maximum of eleven visitors experience an incomparable revival of the traditional circus. An absurdly funny marquee attraction, an extremely entertaining showpiece and a milestone in the long history of the Dutch group. Two minutes that will enrich your festival visit.

from and with
Adrie Pinxten, Harrie Verkerk
shows
Fri. 15.00 | Fri. 16.45 | Sat. 13.00 | Sat. 14.45 | Sun. 15.30 | Sun. 17.15
stage
12 | Platz der Kosmonauten
duration
2 Min.
minimum age
5+
Electric Circus
Headspace
Mechanische Figureninstallation
Headspace

Put on a new head for a short while and escape from the hectic outside world. Electric Circus create new worlds with a combination of analogue electronics, animatronics and self-developed software. Headspace is a miniature theatre for one person at a time. In dim light, you experience a fully automated spectacle and decelerating mechanics. Welcome to a non-virtual reality and a break from excessive screen time.

from and with
Fred Abels, Mirjam Langemeijer, Rolf Meesters
photo
Electric Circus
shows
Fri. 13.00 | Fri. 16.30 | Sat. 12.30 | Sat. 16.30 | Sun. 12.00 | Sun. 16.00
stage
6 | Neuland
duration
2 Min.
minimum age
4+
language
nonverbal
Elfenausstellung
Elfenkabinett

Flammenhimmel & Feuerkugel
Burning Sideshow

The campfire is upside down under the flaming sky. Every night from nightfall onwards, the Zündkollektiv invites you to come to rest and spend some time, to warm up and to look up at the flaming sky together. Once again this year, you can dream away under the giant fireball accompanied by the finest music.

photo
Montecruz Foto
Körperfunkkollektiv
Radioballett
Kopfhörer-Performance
Radioballett

Radio ballet is an interactive performance art in which the audience themselves become performers. Equipped with radio headsets, you become part of a performative intervention by following instruc-tions from the piece and interacting with the other participants. The body radio collective has various pieces in its repertoire at the at.tension: Playground on future festival culture, Good Crop, Bad Crop on the topic of agricultural policy, Mensch/Maschine (Man/Machine) or Utopie/Dystopie (Uto-pia/Dystopia).

from and with
Körperfunkkollektiv
photo
Florian Schuh
shows
Thu. 17.30 | Thu. 19.00 | Fri. 15.00 | Fri. 17.00 | Fri. 19.00 | Sat. 12.00 | Sat. 14.00 | Sat. 17.00
stage
Zelt am Phi
duration
30 Min.
language
deutsch, englisch
Matthias Bernhold
karlo’s wunder wander vehikel
Walkact
  karlo’s wunder wander vehikel

from and with
Matthias Bernhold
Miraculous Theatre Company
The Brooklyn Healer
Sideshow
The Brooklyn Healer

From hitman for the Brooklyn Mafia to healer. After Charlie O'Taney unexpectedly inherited a healing gift, he was forced to make an abrupt career change. Climb into the Miraculous Theatre Company's car and experience your own personal miracle in the mobile "therapy room" in just a few minutes. One to four people at a time can enter the veritable cabinet of wonders for entertaining, refreshing individual, couple or family treatments.

from and with
Barnaby Gibbons
shows
Fri. 13.30 | Fri. 17.30 | Sat. 13.30 | Sat. 17.30 | Sun. 12.30 | Sun. 16.30
stage
3 | Vorm Kino
duration
10 Min.
minimum age
14+
language
englisch
Moneymouse eats Technozombies
Figurentheater

People who keep a close eye on nature could be in luck in 2022: It is said that in early autumn, gigantic giant mice and enormous desmanes will meet in Mecklenburg in the Röbel/Müritz area to mate. Not only do they eat money, but they also feed on stray techno-zombies and wandering cable monsters. With a bit of luck, you can witness the spectacular birth of an apocalyptic festival mouse ... BUT BE CAREFUL: PLEASE DO NOT FEED IT! Artists who have collaborated with Stefanie Oberhoff’s (puppetry/visual arts) are working with young people from the area fo rthis project. In the weeks leading up to the festival, figures will be created from the old and the new, which will not adhere to any boundaries. Lärz, Mirow, Rechlin: Watch out!

from and with
Fabryce Kayumba alias STROMBO, Johannes Werner, Jule Lotte Bröcker, Lisa Herms, Stephanie Oberhoff, Vera Nies und Projektteilnehmenden aus der Region
photo
Marius Alsleben
shows
Sat. 16.00 | Sun. 13.30
stage
27 | Neben Landebahn
duration
30 Min. + anschließendem Walkact
language
nonverbal
Opening Perfortanze by NOJA
Schwester Jonathan lädt aus.
Performance
Schwester Jonathan lädt aus.

shows
Thu. 15.00
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
Pieter Post
The Poodles
Walkact
The Poodles

Hey, the dogs! Even though we usually ask you to leave all guinea pigs, cats and other animals at home, we will make an exception for Pieter Post. In addition to his stunt pig Fred, he has also brought along a couple of poodles, which he will spontaneously take for a walk on the grounds. In a beige trench coat, black bowler hat and with the necessary seriousness, he takes a mop for a walk. A simple and funny walking act. Almost too silly to put into words.

from and with
Pieter Post
language
nonverbal
Planlos Bahnhof
Informiere Dich!

photo
Florian Schuh
Rolling Radio
Radio auf Rädern

shows
Fri. 16.15 | Fri. 19.15 | Sat. 16.15 | Sat. 21.15 | Sun. 16.45 | Sun. 18.45
stage
M | Grand Palais
duration
45 Min.
Spielewäldchen
Zocken im Wald

The Losers Arcade
The Losers Arcade
Interaktive Spielhalle
The Losers Arcade

Putting the Fun back into Failure. The Losers Arcade is the unique arcade where you have Nothing to Prove. If you were born to lose and enjoy silly challenges, then this is the place for you. With lots of interactive games, 80s trash, plenty of nonsense and a brand new virtual reality experience. Be sure: here you are among friends, because Winners are Always Alone.

from and with
Losers Germany, Losers Holland, Losers Italy, Losers Mexico, Losers UK
shows
Thu. 20.00 | Fri. 16.30 | Fri. 19.30 | Sat. 16.30 | Sat. 19.30 | Sun. 14.00 | Sun. 17.30
stage
21 | Roter Platz
minimum age
12+
language
englisch
Unordnungsamt
mobiler Siebdruck

The Office of Public Disorder is back and invites you to a makeover with live screen printing on skin and clothes. With glitter, gloom, music and charm, they will make you and your clothes shine in new splendour. Bring your clothes to the Public Disorder Office at Planhof Bahnlos or they will find you somewhere on site with their mobile screen printing. Pimp your inner rhinoceros! But DruckiZucki!

photo
Leonhard Kugler
Vincent de Rooij & Daan Mathot
OFF
Theater des Absurden
OFF

Desperate, he sits in his greasy dressing room. Exhausted, and too fond of the bottle, he waits to get on stage. Or has he just come off the stage? This visual and surprising performance tells the story of a weird artist with massive blackout problems. The audience gets a glimpse behind the scenes, where things are not as glamorous as one might think. But the harder it is for the actor, the funnier it gets for the audience.

from and with
Daan Mathot, Vincent de Rooij
photo
Jean Philipse
shows
Thu. 17.00 | Thu. 17.30 | Thu. 18.00 | Thu. 18.30 | Fri. 14.30 | Fri. 15.00 | Fri. 17.30 | Fri. 18.00 | Fri. 18.30 | Fri. 19.00 | Sat. 13.30 | Sat. 14.00 | Sat. 14.30 | Sat. 15.00 | Sat. 17.00 | Sat. 17.30 | Sat. 18.00 | Sat. 18.30 | Sun. 13.30 | Sun. 14.00 | Sun. 14.30 | Sun. 15.00 | Sun. 17.00 | Sun. 17.30
stage
11 | Platz der Kosmonauten
duration
15 Min.
minimum age
7+
language
nonverbal
Zwillenbude
Sideshow

You stand at the burning barricade, teargas bites your nose, the water cannon comes from the right, followed immediately by the cops to clear the occupied house. Adrenalin is flowing. Now it is up to you: Take a breath and stop the cops on their way into the occupied house with the slingshot and earn a small profit per hit. But be careful: shooting a slingshot can be addictive.

shows
Thu. 15.00 | Thu. 18.30 | Fri. 16.30 | Fri. 19.30 | Sat. 16.30 | Sat. 19.30 | Sun. 14.00 | Sun. 17.30
stage
20 | Roter Platz
Children's programme
Adeline Rüss
Sonst Schoko
Figurentheater
Sonst Schoko

I know a man who can be driven to despair by even the smallest decision. “Sonst Schoko“ is an ice-cream purchase with difficulties, it is a puppet-theatrical narrative on a hawker’s tray stage. Adeline Rüss tells of the impossibility of making a choice, of unintentional ebelliousness and the courage of one's own logic. It is a call to weirdness, this simple ice cream purchase that leads to complete chaos.

from and with
Adeline Rüss, Florian Feisel, Lara Epp, Lutz Großmann
photo
Johanna Posenenske
shows
Thu. 17.00 | Fri. 13.00 | Fri. 17.00 | Sat. 10.00 | Sat. 17.30 | Sun. 12.30
stage
Parapluie
duration
30 Min.
minimum age
6+
language
deutsch
Büro für brenzlige Angelegenheiten
Pyronautisches Versuchsfeld
Burning Sideshow
Pyronautisches Versuchsfeld

The "Büro für brenzlige Angelegenheiten" (Office of Burning Affairs) will prove incredible things. The pyromaniac Eddie Egal has set up his pyronautical experimental field by a small pool away from the hustle and bustle of the festival. With the help of fine cocktails, he will conduct secret experiments there and show that water can possibly catch fire after all.

from and with
Eddie Egal
photo
Paloy Piedra
shows
Thu. 18.30 | Thu. 20.30 | Thu. 21.30 | Fri. 18.30 | Fri. 20.30 | Fri. 21.30 | Fri. 22.30 | Sat. 18.30 | Sat. 20.30 | Sat. 21.30 | Sat. 22.30 | Sun. 18.30 | Sun. 20.30
stage
14 | Beim Platz der Kosmonauten
duration
20 Min.
minimum age
8+
language
deutsch
Die Gäng
Konzert

Ben Pavlidis, singer and lyricist of the Berlin band Ohrbooten, writes children's songs together with his daughter. There are fabulous animal stories, defiant criticism of annoying parents and profound questions to bob along to. D!E GÄNG is cross-generational: at their concerts, children and parents celebrate each other, there is laughter, frolicking and cheeky rapping.

shows
Sat. 13.00
stage
H | Salon de Baile
Flitz & Glotz
Vom Ende der Zeit
Figurentheater
Vom Ende der Zeit

Ring-a-ding-ding, watch out! Here comes the elf Enzia on the run from the end of time. In her luggage she has brought her own paradise with a mountain full of stories. Up on the mountain lives a stoat who wants to make the world a better place and is waiting for a brilliant, all-changing idea to do so. For this, he needs serenity, balance and coffee. A mobile fairy tale for children on a stage wheel. Let yourself be surprised and make yourself comfortable in the sit-down strike.

from and with
Alva Berlich, Eva-Maria Schneider, Fiona Ebner, Fridolin Kentel, Moritz Decker, Stefan Wenzel
photo
Elia Kubica
shows
Thu. 18.00 | Fri. 09.00 | Sat. 10.00 | Sun. 09.00
stage
28 | Am See
duration
35 Min.
minimum age
6+
language
deutsch
flunker produktionen
Sonst noch Wünsche?
Figurentheater
Sonst noch Wünsche?

Welcome to the country of wishes. Here you can ride on tigers or fly over the sea like a pelican. Two wonderfully shady scoundrels become wish-fulfillers. They jump over all shadows and plunge with you into glitter and glory. They let the perfect world of superficial happiness pass by and flash abysses. They pave the way for the real dreams in which you find yourself. A cheeky, lustful puppet show about longings and desires.

from and with
Claudia Engel, Lutz Großmann, Matthias Ludwig, Nina Stammer - Unterstützt durch das NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Gastspielförderung Theater, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, sowie den Kultur- und Kunstministerien der Länder.
photo
Thilo Neubacher
shows
Fri. 13.45 | Fri. 15.45 | Sat. 12.30 | Sat. 14.30 | Sun. 14.00
stage
R | Triebwerke
duration
45 Min.
minimum age
4+
language
deutsch
Johanna Lindemann
Die schönste Laterne der Welt
Bilderbuchkino
Die schönste Laterne der Welt

Anton has been looking forward to the lantern parade at the kindergarten for days. Then everything goes wrong: First Anton accidentally makes a monster lantern, followed by Dad getting it stuck in the car door, and during the lantern procession it falls into a puddle and turns into a sad lump of paper. However, a mysterious man comes to their rescue and gives Anton a rather unusual lantern. A magical picture book about sharing.

from and with
Johanna Lindemann
shows
Sat. 09.45
stage
R | Triebwerke
duration
45 Min.
minimum age
3+
language
deutsch
Johanna Lindemann
Die Prinzessin von Bestimm
Bilderbuchkino
Die Prinzessin von Bestimm

The Princess of Determe lives up to her name. She wants to determine everything: when she goes to bed, what her birthday guests should do, even what the weather will be like. But one day she meets a little girl who can be just as stubborn as the princess herself. And the princess realises that sometimes other people have good ideas too. A picture book about stubbornness, friendship and change.

from and with
Johanna Lindemann
shows
Sun. 09.45
stage
R | Triebwerke
duration
45 Min.
minimum age
3+
language
deutsch
Johanna Lindemann
Die gestohlene Weihnachtsgans
Bilderbuchkino
Die gestohlene Weihnachtsgans

Emma and her parents want everything to be perfect this Christmas. This leads to pure stress during what should be a reflective time. When the Christmas goose disappears, the chaos is complete. So why not have spaghetti on Christmas Eve? But suddenly the doorbell rings: one after the other, neighbours arrive, bringing food with them, and everyone celebrates together. A heart-warming story about a wonderfully imperfect Christmas.

from and with
Johanna Lindemann
shows
Fri. 18.45
stage
R | Triebwerke
duration
45 Min.
minimum age
3+
language
deutsch
Kidsspace
Kinderbespaßung

For most children, both big and small, the entire festival site is a huge playground. Nevertheless, we want to create a special area with the Kids Space, which is intended exclusively for kids. There will be bubbles, a ball pool, face painting and a treasure hunt to make children's hearts beat faster. There will be tape art, soldering, programming and music workshops for the little ones. From relaxation in the reading and in the radio play cave to a children's disco, there is everything here. Do not leave your kids there alone, have fun together and look out for each other!

photo
Montecruz Foto
shows
Fri. 18.30 | Sat. 18.30
stage
L | Kidsspace
Lena Hesse
Eine Kiste Nichts
Bilderbuchkino
Eine Kiste Nichts

The chicken is happy because the rabbit gives it a box for its birthday. But what? There is nothing in it at all! A Box of Nothing is a trip into the imagination with lots of wit and creativity. The lovingly il-lustrated story by Lena Hesse shows children in this picture book that sometimes it just takes a little ingenuity to do a lot with ordinary things!

from and with
Lena Hesse
shows
Fri. 18.00 | Sat. 09.00 | Sun. 09.00
stage
R | Triebwerke
duration
30 Min.
minimum age
3+
language
deutsch
Muckemacher
Konzert

Muckemacher turns kid‘s listening habits upside down. Their music grooves with cumbia, ska, rocksteady, hip hop, mambo, dub and funk. So it's no wonder that their songs immediately want to get into the legs of both kids and adults. The content is about fun, friends and chocolate, but also about more serious topics like bullying, environmental protection and tolerance. Children songs for everyone!

photo
Die Muckemacher
shows
Sat. 17.00
stage
22 | Sonnendeck
Nimú Theatre
Im Garten der Riesin
Musikalische Erzählung
Im Garten der Riesin

The children have spread out in Mrs. Riesin's garden. The giantess rages in the green and insists on her property. Will she realise how beautiful it is to share, or will she keep her garden only for herself? In a musical narrative, Irene Fas Fita and Vanessa Thüring give new life to this well-known story. A children's play about discoveries, transformations and sharing. Full of humour and sensitivity.

from and with
Florian Mönks, Irene Fas Fita, Johannes Stubenvoll, Markus Braun, Max Flier, Raul Vargas Torres, Sol Undurraga, Vanessa Thüring
photo
Markus Braun
shows
Fri. 15.30 | Sat. 11.30 | Sat. 16.00
stage
4 | Neuland
duration
35 Min.
minimum age
3+
language
deutsch
Ritsch Ratsch Klick Klack Soundmaschinen Werkstatt
Workshop

Together we build sound machines from found everyday objects (old toys, empty cans, cardboard, etc.). We bring these things to (new) life by connecting them to motors, electrical circuits and microcontrollers so that they can produce sounds all by themselves. It is all about finding interesting sounds, experimenting with materials and technology as well as the temporal aspect of rhythm, and of course building the machines.

from and with
Felix Fisgus, Thomas Keiser
shows
Fri. 12.00 | Sat. 12.00 | Sun. 12.00
stage
L | Kidsspace
minimum age
11+
language
deutsch
Rolling Radio
Radio Colorado
Kinderradio
Radio Colorado

shows
Fri. 12.00 | Sat. 12.00
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
duration
120 Min.
minimum age
8+
Siegfried & Joy
Lärz Vegas für Kinder
Zaubershow
Lärz Vegas für Kinder

Abracadabra! Siegfried & Joy present magic for children from the age of 4. With their family show, they take all generations on a glittering journey! Sensational illusionism packed into an explosion of glitter, fun and tiger skin. Guaranteed youth-free - guaranteed magical - guaranteed interactive: If you have ever wanted to get on stage yourself, or want to watch your parents become magic stars, this is your magical chance.

from and with
Siegfried & Joy
photo
Murat Aslanbln
shows
Sun. 13.00
stage
C | Harbour
duration
60 Min.
minimum age
4+
language
deutsch
Zirkusmaria
Zukunft
Kindertheater
Zukunft

The group Zirkusmaria has made it their mission to explore and show unconventional topics in inappropriate theatre for children. They have created the first trilogy in theatre for children - with a focus on empowerment. After the plays Zuhause (At Home) in 2017 and Zusammen (Together) in 2019, this year at.tension there is the Future to see. What kind of world is conceivable? How do children want to live in the future? No one can know what it will be like, but it was beautiful.

from and with
Friederike Hellmann, Julia Brettschneider, Matthias Bernhold, Wiebke Alphei
shows
Thu. 18.00 | Fri. 10.00 | Sat. 17.00 | Sat. 19.30 | Sun. 12.00
stage
R | Triebwerke
duration
45 Min.
minimum age
5+
language
deutsch
Music programme
Acidfinky
DJ

Acidfinky (she/they) is a German/Algerian DJ and producer based in Berlin. She is one of the co-founders of BLVSH, a feminist DJ collective, a resident at THF radio and owner of Twisting Knobs Records. Her sets incorporate genres with heavy drums and basslines such as bass, breaks, electro, UKG and dubstep.

shows
Sun. 02.30
stage
H | Salon de Baile
Aka la Flaca
DJ

shows
Fri. 03.00
stage
H | Salon de Baile
Aller Ende Anfang Allstars
DJ

Aller Ende Anfang is a berlin based crew and label, regularly organizing events in Humboldthain Club and ://about blank.

shows
Sat. 21.30
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
Anselmus
DJ

shows
Sun. 18.30
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
A.S. Fanning
Konzert

A dark baritone voice, somewhere between Nick Cave and Stuart Staples, that is A.S. Fanning, Irish musician, to whom the genre of folk-noir probably fits like no other. The focus is on the lyrical, the tradition of great Irish writers is inherent in his work and transports us directly into mostly dark, sometimes even post-apocalyptic worlds.

shows
Thu. 22.30
stage
S | Cabaret
B2B CREW
Live-Act

shows
Fri. 23.30
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
Bassphilia
DJ

shows
Sat. 23.00
stage
22 | Sonnendeck
Baumarkt
Konzert

Baumarkt stays Baumarkt stays. Whatever this means. Art is our boss!

shows
Thu. 23.30
stage
H | Salon de Baile
Benedetto Discoschorle
DJ

shows
Sat. 04.00
stage
H | Salon de Baile
Bison Rouge
Live-Act

Classical cello, electronic cello & one voice. Bison Rouge takes the listener:inside on distant journeys with electronic, pulsating, multi-layered orchestral pieces.

shows
Sat. 21.00
stage
E | Kutti:nü
cesco.blz
Live-Act

Rap played on tight beats from live drums, flowing rhythm and harmonies. High on life itself and inspired by love, tears, the sun, the moon, noise and silence, cesco.blz brings the soul and feelings back into a German rap scene dominated by toxic masculinity.

shows
Fri. 22.00
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
CherrYO!kie
Performance

The CherrYO!kie Dance Party, is a celebration of the queer experience, empowering and connecting their guests through collective song & dance powered by karaoke and CherrYO!graphy. CherrYO!kie is a Berlin-based collective of multi-talented queer performers, singers, dancers, visual artists and event producers from around the world.

shows
Fri. 01.00
stage
S | Cabaret
Chillera
Konzert

While using a classic set-up of live drums, bass and rhythm guitar, masterfully layered with dub echo/delay effects, Chillera delivers a playful yet ingenious psychedelic sound, aimed to melt down your hearts and tingle your ears with Black Sea breezes. Chillera mixes together the berries of surf rock, dub-rhythms ripened on the southern soil and greens of funky ornaments. It sounds juicy, naturalistic, relaxed and, most importantly, fresh.

shows
Fri. 19.00
stage
H | Salon de Baile
Crille & Tamalt
DJ

special techno and trance set

shows
Sun. 00.00
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
Dangerously Humid
Konzert

Minimal Sex Punk from Berlin - Coming to rock you into the AWESOMESPHERE!!!!!! Derek "The King" Snipes pilots the rockship on axe and vox Partial Simon hammers the bass through your thorax And Snake Bitch slaps those skins like a Frau possessed!

shows
Sat. 23.00
stage
S | Cabaret
Detox.Dan
DJ

Psychedelic Techno

shows
Mon. 04.00
stage
S | Cabaret
Die Schlangenknaben
Konzert

Die Schlangenknaben are a synthesis of the art with music, costume, figure and discourse. Three-part singing, sounds and compositions from 5 centuries interweave with raucous club sounds and bizarre choreography. Schumann, Purcell and Sephardic folk tunes with boom-glitch rhythms. Dirty high culture. Open to genre and gender, and not too shabby for anything themselves.

photo
Shai Levi
shows
Fri. 00.00
stage
S | Cabaret
Diva Daneben
Konzert

Diva Daneben performs passionate, gentle and surprising softpunk with catchy melodies and complex lyrics. With guitar, accordion, influences from blues, anti-folk and punk.

shows
Sat. 10.00
stage
E | Kutti:nü
DJ Hornhaut Live Band
Konzert

DJ Hornhaut is already famous in the so called Internet for songs like „Rebecca“, „Frankfurter Aale“ or „Tragt euch in den Doodle ein“. Now, the singer-songwriter brings his songs tot he stages with his live band. Yes, there will be moshpits.

shows
Fri. 18.00
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
Dlé
Konzert

Roap - that's half rap/half soap. With their musical future thriller "Wack to the Future", Dlé are once again firing from all cylinders: there is rapping, singing, dialoguing, lecturing, demagogizing, digital and analog music-making, polarization from binary to polyharmonic. Androids rap, promiscuous actors twerk, nanobot swarms sing, while in the prayer branch of humanoism a polyphonic priest explains the religion of the machines. Storytelling rap & concept stories from real specialists!

Donia Touglo
Konzert

From global sounds with West African influences to Afrobeats, Afro-fusion, electronics, neo-soul, psychedelic pop and more, Donia Touglo draws on a variety of genres and styles and expresses them in her own way. As "Everything that feels good for my soul" or "Soul infused World Jam", the singer, actress and performance artist describes the colorful kaleidoscope of her work.

shows
Fri. 23.00
stage
H | Salon de Baile
Ida Bux
DJ

shows
Sun. 04.00
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
Ihr Wichser
Konzert

Enchanting, somehow whimsical and somewhat obsessive. A post-punk pop quartet that leaves spiritual traces. I want to believe!

shows
Sat. 19.30
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
IL DIGESTIVO
DJ

shows
Sun. 00.00
stage
E | Kutti:nü
IL DOLCE
DJ

shows
Sun. 23.00
stage
E | Kutti:nü
IL PIATTO PRINCIPALE
DJ

shows
Fri. 22.00 | Sat. 00.00 | Sat. 02.00 | Sat. 03.00 | Sat. 06.00
stage
E | Kutti:nü
jenny pepps
Live-Act

A rat combo from Berlin consisting of the screaming-awesome vocals of Jenny Pepps and the beats of producer Robkob600e.

shows
Fri. 20.00
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
JUR
Konzert

Cridacompany is a French-Catalan ensemble, born from the meeting of Jur Domingo and Julien Vittecoq at the Lido (center of circus arts in Toulouse). The project JUR performs as a musical trio of double bass, guitar and vocals, between chanson, folk, big emotions and circus.

shows
Fri. 23.00 | Sun. 16.30
stage
S | Cabaret
Jürgen Kurz
Pianopiano
Konzert
Pianopiano

Piano music from Eric Satie and Jürgen Kurz.

shows
Thu. 23.00
stage
E | Kutti:nü
Katja Komorebi
DJ

shows
Sun. 06.00
stage
22 | Sonnendeck
Klackwerk
DJ

shows
Fri. 04.00
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
Krawalle & Liebe
DJ

shows
Fri. 01.30
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
KY
Konzert

NEVER TRUST YOUR MANAGER. Underground Rap straight from London!

shows
Sat. 00.30
stage
H | Salon de Baile
L`APERETIVO
DJ

Wenn am Abend das orangefarbene Licht in den Gassen angeknipst und das Klirren der Gläser zu hören ist, dann ist es Zeit für einen kleinen Schluck buntes Treiben. Pfeffer die Maskerade in die Ecke und lass dich auf deine Eingeweide rutschen. Die Nacht ist eröffnet, das Wohnzimmer wartet auf die Show.

shows
Fri. 00.00 | Fri. 02.00 | Fri. 05.00
stage
E | Kutti:nü
Laura Weider
Erde * Earth
Konzert
Erde * Earth

Earth * Earth is a tribute to our sensitive planet and its nature. Special piano frequencies invite you to land in presence again and again. Enjoy spherical notations and gentle snapshots on the piano. Live interpreted by Laura Weider.

photo
At.tension 2009: Patrick Palucki
shows
Sat. 20.30
stage
16 | Tanzwüste
Leep
Konzert

Post-punk hardcore trio from Berlin. Spherical, creaky loops, distorted voices and a lot of space for dreams in the rough sounds.

shows
Sun. 14.00
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
Lehmanns Brothers
Konzert

The Lehmanns Brothers are a French funk band who played opening shows for real holy monsters like Wu-Tang Clan. Subtle jazz and funk tunes from the 70s blend into a touch of hip-hop and neo-soul.

shows
Sun. 21.00
stage
S | Cabaret
Leléka
Konzert

LELÉKA ("Stork") is a young Berlin quartet around Ukrainian singer Viktoria, whose voice defines the character and atmosphere of this band's music. The sound world of the band, ranging from dynamic grooving passages to tender folk ballad tones, finds the appropriate framework in a contemporary jazz language.

photo
Dovile Sermokas
shows
Fri. 20.00
stage
S | Cabaret
Liser & Taby Pilgram
Konzert

Liser and Taby Pilgrim have said their "YES" to each other. Both for a album together and a mockumentary to follow. Because how else, than with humor and satire, could they find an answer to the question: How is it like to be a woman in rap? Taby Pilgrim's high-quality rap style combined with Liser's experimental pop influences create a varied live work: punchline thunderstorms meet autotune bangers, rap shakes hands with pop and even country songs. A mixture that has probably never been seen before in hip hop.

photo
Justus Grotenhöfer
shows
Sun. 22.00
stage
E | Kutti:nü
Marie Midori
DJ

As a child of the 90s, she spent her childhood watching MTV and producing mixtapes from radio recordings by artists:inside like Outkast and the Backstreet Boys. In her early 20s, Marie Midori diagnosed herself with a manic compulsion to collect records with that certain indefinable something. In her search for the equation between musical education and vitality for the dancefloor, she combines a wide range of styles in her sets: 90s electro, house and techno to breakbeat, acid and trance.

shows
Sun. 00.00
stage
H | Salon de Baile
Mika Dutsch
DJ

shows
Sun. 22.30
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
Mila Stern
DJ

shows
Mon. 02.00
stage
S | Cabaret
MissDaPoint
DJ

shows
Sat. 04.00
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
Mitsune
Konzert

Mitsune is a Japanese folk fusion band from Berlin and a musical and visual feast that evokes emotion, folkloric imagery, driving grooves and wild associations. They play reinterpreted Japanese folk songs and original tunes with influences from eastern blues, jazz, psychedelic and cinematic music, spiced with their signature joy and magic.

shows
Thu. 21.30
stage
H | Salon de Baile
Murmel
DJ

shows
Sun. 20.30
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
NAHUEL
DJ

shows
Sat. 02.00
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
Nathan die Weise
DJ

shows
Sun. 17.00
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
Olicía
Konzert

The band project of the two multi-instrumentalists Anna-Lucia Rupp and Fama M'Boup designs a sound cosmos that allows influences, but never understands them as mere ingredients. If there is a fixed point in the Olicía cosmos, then it is the handling of the voice, and by far not only through the use of loop stations and effects. Electronic handmade loop jazz at its best!

photo
Marlene Rahmann
shows
Thu. 20.00
stage
S | Cabaret
Päris
DJ

shows
Thu. 23.30
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
Popkornzone
Konzert

The poetry of a corn kernel lies in the fact that it is hard, inconspicuous and ugly. But if you give it enough heat, it turns its innermost to the outside and reveals a rocking, extravagant core. Each individually shaped by the Popcorn Brothers with trumpet, synthesizer, drums, guitar and bass. The Popkornzone promises chaos, and perhaps even adheres to it.

shows
Thu. 18.30
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
Por.No
DJ

shows
Sun. 01.30
stage
22 | Sonnendeck
riz cunt
DJ

shows
Thu. 21.30
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
Ronja
DJ

shows
Fri. 16.00
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
Rrrr
DJ

shows
Sat. 02.00
stage
H | Salon de Baile
Rumo
Konzert

The latest project by Rumo, part of the Leipzig collective Mytripismytrip, contrasts the piano and the sitar and fuses them in improvisation.

shows
Fri. 20.30
stage
16 | Tanzwüste
Selektor Bony
DJ

shows
Sun. 19.00
stage
H | Salon de Baile
Show Kati & Katscha
DJ

shows
Sun. 14.30
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
Sorah & Spoke
Konzert

Sorah brings raw conscious rap with a strong political message to the stage in English, French and German. In her own mix of ‘in your face rap‘‘, double time flows to grime and souly vibes she raps and sings on producer Spokes' dancy beats against racism, sexism and all forms of oppression calling out for solidarity and freedom. From stage to stage, street to street, Sorah is spreading her power and message with her mindblowing flows! Nique la police et vive la lutte feministe! Es geht weiter!

shows
Sat. 01.15
stage
H | Salon de Baile
Spiritczualic Enhancement Center
Konzert

Spiritczualic Enhancement Center is a spectral trance-jazz ensemble with a psychedelic-punk methodology. Testimonies from their gatherings have actually reported moments of divination - and possibly wizardry!

shows
Fri. 21.00
stage
H | Salon de Baile
Stephan Zovsky
DJ

shows
Sun. 04.00
stage
22 | Sonnendeck
Strunz
Konzert

Your new favorite band from Berlin. Synthesizer-Schlager-punk-wave-post-internet-glamour, philosophy and punk rock. Strunz helps!

shows
Sat. 20.30
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
Supastar Soundsystem
Live-Act

Supastar Soundystem is an inclusive DJ collective with currently four members: DJ King Pommes, Luis Lyrisch, DJ K_arim and Bela Patrutzi. On dub, disco, afrobeat, reggae, funk and whatever else comes under their fingers, the MC Luis Lyrisch raps and beatboxes and every now and then the one or other spontaneous guest MC. Inclusion is not a given, but a constant process, which the Soundsystem shapes loudly and with fun!

shows
Sat. 18.00
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
Suse
DJ

shows
Mon. 00.00
stage
S | Cabaret
Systemabsturz
Konzert

Systemabsturz is probably the best and worst dataprotection electropunk band in that world. Musically they see themselves between rave-punk, mix-up of Schlager and techno. Top priority of every live concert are tender mosh-pits and side-stepping!

shows
Sat. 23.00
stage
H | Salon de Baile
Taffee
Konzert

Taffee is queer punk at its finest, no rules, no labels, just four peanut flips in a bathtub.

Three Good Boys
Konzert

What we like most about Three Good Boys? First, the number. Second, that they are good, and third: the boys! Three brass instruments, three good boys. Our conclusion: good music doesn't need statistics!

shows
Sun. 20.00
stage
E | Kutti:nü
Trance4Mation
Trance4Mation Radio FtM 94.20 your visual Drag Radio Channel
Performance
Trance4Mation Radio FtM 94.20  your visual Drag Radio Channel

All Queers of the at.tension tune into this Drag-King-Quing and Queen-Show for ears, eyes and brainwaves! Trance4Mation Radio will bring you right off the binary bored lane and into fluid frequencies with dance moves, Lipsync and rave… Zap through sex-positivity, light-show and pop-culture, slightly confused but always straight into the Hertzzzzz

shows
Sun. 22.30
stage
S | Cabaret
Tropical Timewarp
DJ

Famous for its wide rage of Tropical Music, The Tropical Timewarp Dj Collective is not shy to bring some rare and unheard bangers to the dancefloor. From Afrofunk to Highlife, Dub and Cumbia the Collective selects everything to make every dance one of a kind!

shows
Fri. 01.00
stage
H | Salon de Baile
Welten
Konzert

The Leipzig band Welten reveals to us the wonder of mutual inspiration. Sensitive sound movements develop into spaces between the familiar and the unheard. Contemporary jazz to indulge, drift away and gently come back to!

shows
Sat. 20.00
stage
S | Cabaret
Cinema / Workshops / Readings
Acro Yoga
Workshop

from and with
Anne und Lasse
shows
Sun. 11.30
stage
A | Workshophangar
duration
90 Min.
Adbusting: Werbung demaskieren mit DIES IRAE
Vortrag

shows
Sun. 13.00
stage
E | Kutti:nü
A E I O U - Das schnelle Alphabet der Liebe
Kino

shows
Thu. 18.00 | Sun. 19.30
stage
D | Kino
duration
104 Min.
language
deutsch
Ann-Kristin Tlusty
SÜSS
Lesung
SÜSS

Suddenly everyone is a feminist. But there is no question of real equality. Why do outdated structures persist? How can they be scrapped? Ann-Kristin Tlusty looks at the inner and outer constraints that still shape women's lives today: They are still expected to "gently" absorb the worries and needs of society. They are expected to appear sexually available in a "sweet" way at all times, even under feminist auspices. And in all this, pleasantly "gentle" should never claim too much maturity. Clever and personal, liberating and new: this polemic shakes up the gender order forever.

from and with
Ann-Kristin Tlusty
shows
Sat. 15.00
stage
B | Casino
duration
90 Min.
minimum age
16+
language
deutsch
Are You Lonesome Tonight
Kino

shows
Sat. 22.30
stage
D | Kino
duration
96 Min.
Awareness Vernetzungstreffen
Workshop

Do you do Awareness work and do you often feel like you are the only awareness contact person for everyone? You're not alone! Because we are many (and we will be even more, at best all of them) and we are at the at:tension! Come around! We would like to meet you! We want to do a short introduction and an exchange round and then offer a cozy informal space for networking and exchange. There will be tea and snacks :) In any case, people from AwA*, Fusion Awareness, the Mensch Meier team and the Networking Awareness Institute will be present at the meeting.

shows
Fri. 14.00
stage
A | Workshophangar
duration
120 Min.
Beer Yoga
Workshop

from and with
Anne und Lasse
shows
Sat. 20.00
stage
A | Workshophangar
duration
90 Min.
Belladonna of Sadness
Kino

shows
Fri. 22.30
stage
D | Kino
duration
93 Min.
Belle
Kino

shows
Fri. 13.30 | Sun. 13.30
stage
D | Kino
duration
120 Min.
Bona Drums
Workshop

from and with
Ronan Bonagamba
shows
Sat. 14.30
stage
A | Workshophangar
duration
90 Min.
crazy Bitches Non- Binary Antisexismus Empowerment
Workshop

from and with
Loki und Tabbi
shows
Sun. 14.00
stage
A | Workshophangar
duration
180 Min.
minimum age
18+
crazy Bitches Non- Binary Antisexismus Empowerment
Workshop

from and with
Loki und Tabbi
shows
Sat. 11.00
stage
A | Workshophangar
duration
180 Min.
minimum age
11+
Create Your Alter Ego
Workshop

from and with
Aurelia und Helene
shows
Fri. 16.00
stage
A | Workshophangar
duration
180 Min.
Das Salz der Erde
Kino

shows
Sat. 15.30
stage
D | Kino
duration
110 Min.
Der kleine Nick auf Schatzsuche
Kino

shows
Sat. 11.30
stage
D | Kino
duration
103 Min.
Die Melodie des Meeres
Kino

shows
Fri. 12.00
stage
D | Kino
duration
93 Min.
Die Puppe und der Schmetterling - Lesung von Martha Mechow
Lesung

shows
Sat. 15.00
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
Die Schule der magischen Tiere
Kino

shows
Sun. 11.30
stage
D | Kino
duration
93 Min.
Dirk Bernemann
Schützenfest
Lesung
Schützenfest

Dirk Bernemann, a man who says he writes "out of self-defence", is by no means an at.tension debutant. With a book about a journey into the past and, above all, into the province, he is finally coming back to our province ... Gunnar Bäumer left the province seven years ago in his late twenties to move to Berlin. Now he is returning to his parents' house for a week to "keep house". During these days, the annual Schützenfest is taking place, which he actually wanted to refuse to attend in order to get some peace and quiet. But he cannot escape the festival and within the next few days he has to face village life, his concepts of life and his past, especially his childhood sweetheart Franziska with her husband.

from and with
Dirk Bernemann
shows
Sat. 19.00
stage
B | Casino
duration
90 Min.
minimum age
16+
language
deutsch
DIY-Siebdruck (auf Textil)
Workshop

shows
Fri. 10.00 | Sat. 10.00 | Sun. 10.00
stage
A | Workshophangar
DRAW ME LIKE ONE OF YOUR FRENCH FRIES, BABY
Workshop

Experimental nude drawing session. When we start to measure, instead of stare, we take a closer look at individual beauty. Celebrate each line, each fold, each valley! Prepare yourself for the funny transmission from 3D into 2D. Everybody can, but nobody has to, pose. Some drawing material will be provided.

shows
Fri. 12.30
stage
E | Kutti:nü
duration
90 Min.
Dr. Heimbergs Intim-Briefkasten
Dr. Heimbergs Intim-Briefkasten ODER Dr. Sommer: Seventies Edition
Lesung
Dr. Heimbergs Intim-Briefkasten ODER Dr. Sommer: Seventies Edition

shows
Sat. 19.00
stage
E | Kutti:nü
Drive my Car
Kino

shows
Thu. 20.00 | Sat. 19.30
stage
D | Kino
duration
177 Min.
Druckbar
Workshop

from and with
Amon, Anabel, Heike und Maya
shows
Sat. 15.00
stage
A | Workshophangar
duration
240 Min.
Dune
Kino

shows
Sun. 00.30
stage
D | Kino
duration
156 Min.
Duygu Ağal
Yeni Yeşerenler
Lesung
Yeni Yeşerenler

Duygu Ağal (she/he) is a queer activist and author from Berlin. In Yeni Yeşerenler, Ağal publishes short stories, essays and diary entries in which he reflects on plural, intersectional representation, queerness, identity politics and their borderlands, and their relation to collectivism and individualism through his own story. Yeni Yeşerenler (the reborn, getting leaves, turning green) are the words of Cennet Yıldırıms, Ağals mother, who gave the title to the anthology. "YY." is an autofiction in which the author creates spaces of meditation without owing authenticity to anyone. // On FRIDAY at the Räuber:innenhöhle and on SATURDAY at the Casino.

from and with
Duygu Ağal
shows
Fri. 15.00
stage
J | Räuber:innenhöhle
duration
90 Min.
language
deutsch
Einblick in die transformative Arbeit
Workshop

shows
Fri. 12.30
stage
A | Workshophangar
duration
180 Min.
Eine Annäherung ans Objekttheater
Workshop

from and with
Panne Fatale Kollektiv (Gerda, Lotta, Odile)
shows
Sat. 12.30 | Sun. 18.00
stage
A | Workshophangar
duration
120 Min.
Ela Meyer
Es war schon immer ziemlich kalt
Lesung
Es war schon immer ziemlich kalt

Three friends in their late twenties grow up together in a Frisian village. Their friendship gives them the support that their families cannot offer them. Even after they move away, they stand up for each other. But then the secrets from each other pile up and their plans for the future no longer seem to fit together: Hannes wants to return to the village and take over his grandfather's workshop, Nico wants to start a family and Insa continues to drift along, disoriented. Their once inseparable community threatens to break apart. To the soundtrack of DJANGO REINHARDT, …BUT ALIVE and TEAM DRESCH, they travel from Friesland to Catalonia in their converted van. On the way, they explore the limits and possibilities of their relationship with each other. They get lost and argue, celebrate and despair of each other, reconnect with old times and always find each other again. With brutal honesty, they fight for their friendship in an attempt to erase every secret and reservation that could stand between them.

from and with
Ela Meyer
shows
Sun. 16.00
stage
B | Casino
duration
90 Min.
minimum age
14+
language
deutsch
Erben. Warum?
Workshop

from and with
Derya und Lutz
shows
Fri. 19.00 | Sun. 14.30
stage
A | Workshophangar
duration
90 Min.
Fliegende Fäuste- Parlamentsschlägereien aus aller Welt
Vortrag

shows
Fri. 20.00
stage
E | Kutti:nü
Geheimdienste entarnen
Vortrag

shows
Thu. 19.00
stage
E | Kutti:nü
Gruppendynamische Spiele
Workshop

from and with
André
shows
Fri. 15.30
stage
A | Workshophangar
duration
120 Min.
Herausforderungen und Chancen von Community Accountability - Aufbauworkshop und Erfahrungsaustausch.
Workshop

from and with
Amei und Anna
shows
Sat. 15.00
stage
A | Workshophangar
duration
180 Min.
Improtheater für alle - bewegen, sprechen, spielen
Workshop

from and with
Henrike und Leonie
shows
Sat. 18.00
stage
A | Workshophangar
duration
90 Min.
In the Mood for Love
Kino

shows
Sat. 17.30
stage
D | Kino
duration
98 Min.
Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway
Kino

shows
Sat. 01.30
stage
D | Kino
duration
83 Min.
Jinen Butoh Workshop
Workshop

In this workshop we will explore different Jinen Butoh practices. A collective and imaginative process will lead us to end with a Butoh procession through the festival, where the partecipants can apply and combine what they learned during the workshop.

from and with
Anna und Gerardo
shows
Thu. 18.00 | Fri. 15.00
stage
A | Workshophangar
duration
180 Min.
language
englisch
Kinky-Queer-Speeddating. Ein verspieltes Aufbrechen heteronormativer Blick- und Begehrensregime.
Workshop

from and with
Amara und Seo
duration
90 Min.
Kleine Kräuterapotheke: Teemischungen-, Tinkturen-, Öle- je nach Indikation herstellen
Workshop

from and with
Marvin, Mieze* und Wawa
shows
Fri. 11.00 | Sun. 11.00
stage
A | Workshophangar
duration
180 - 240 Min.
Klimakrise, dicke Karren und Feminismus
Vortrag

shows
Sat. 15.00
stage
E | Kutti:nü
KUKI - Kurze für Kids
Kino

shows
Sun. 10.00
stage
D | Kino
minimum age
7+
Lobbyismus und Demokratie
Kathrin Anhold, LobbyControl e.V.
Vortrag
Kathrin Anhold, LobbyControl e.V.

shows
Sat. 17.00
stage
E | Kutti:nü
Massageworkshop mit Soundhealing
Workshop

from and with
Damian, Dennis und Heiko
shows
Sat. 15.30
stage
A | Workshophangar
duration
90 Min.
Meine Stunden mit Leo
Kino

shows
Fri. 20.30
stage
D | Kino
duration
97 Min.
Mein Freund Knerten
Kino

shows
Sat. 10.00
stage
D | Kino
duration
75 Min.