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Tanz Performance Serie #25

Sophiensaele, Sophienstr. 18, 10178 Berlin-Mitte |

Friday 14 April, 2017 | 8pm–11pm

This Easter LUCKY TRIMMER comes prepared with a basket full of 10-Minute surprises and German premieres! With record high submissions a selection was pleasantly agreed upon that brings artists from all around the world to the center of Berlin for a weekend of festivities and delights. Seven pieces - not one like the other but still each with the LUCKY gene!

For our silver anniversary, ahem, for the 25th edition of the Tanz Performance Serie, a promising compass guides us through new perspectives and unexpected delights on the course of our voyage. Our manifold and weatherproof jury put together, out of over 570 international applications, 7 pieces that touched our hearts to form an extravagant feature-length program. From the poetry of movement to the powerhouse of flamenco, we follow the flight of Icarus and ponder the meandering of all or nothing. This year we celebrate the east, the south, the west and the north just in time for the seasons to change. LUCKY TRIMMER #25 welcomes a broad horizon and understanding for all those willing to join us on our quest.

On the occasion of this year’s special anniversary, we welcome Alain Platel as the patron of LUCKY TRIMMER #25. In our thrive to inspire, this master mind of the art world is invited to share his thoughts, views and artistic wisdom about the creations featured at LUCKY TRIMMER with the artists and audience alike, offering an outside perspective from an experienced maker. And there’s more…

Alongside the Tanz Performance Serie, the LUCKY CHANGEMAKER recipient Simone Sistarelli will host the workshop POPPING FOR PARKINSON’S and share his practice in the Hochzeitssaal of the Sophiensaele. In his classes Sistarelli uses the Popping dance technique as an innovative therapeutic tool towards improving the physical condition of people affected by Parkinson’s disease. The workshop, held on April 14th & 15th and free of charge, embraces our LUCKY motto Dance is for everyone! and showcases that everyone despite motion disorders can benefit from dancing. For more information on registration and conditions, please visit our website:

LUCKY TRIMMER is an independent curatorial dance platform engaged with physicality, movement and performance founded in Berlin in 2004. We stand between worlds by bridging the avant-garde and the mainstream and by combining artistic excellence with the lightness of entertainment. Our world revolves around contemporary dance but is open to all genres as long as the 3 LUCKY-rules are followed: be original, be bold and keep it under 10 minutes! Our view of the world is naive and fearless. Over the years, LUCKY TRIMMER has evolved using ideas drawn from the perspective of a child's mind: a lack of fear and expectation, the ability to lose one's self in the creative process, learning through explorative playfulness. By injected wonder, humour and risk-taking into its attitude, LUCKY TRIMMER has established itself as a mainstay in the Berlin cultural landscape.

Cie WAVE (CH), Uri Shafir (IL), Andrea Jiménez Vázquez (ES), Roxana Küwen (DE/IR), Karline Marion & Simon Feltz (FR), Jill Crovisier (LX), Danae Dimitriadi & Dionysios Alamanos (GR)

LUCKY TRIMMER Tanz Performance Serie # 25
14 APRIL 2017 - 20:00 + Premiere party
15 APRIL 2017 - 18:00 & 21:00
SOPHIENSAELE, Sophienstr. 18, 10178 Berlin-Mitte
Tickets: 15/10 Euro - Booking: 030 283 52 66

Trailer // Seven pieces - not one like the other but each with the LUCKY gene:

LUCKY TRIMMER #25 is a LUCKY TRIMMER e.V. event in collaboration with SOPHIENSAELE. We are kindly supported by a network of private sponsors, volunteers, friends and partners. Special thanks to Egomio Cultural Centre, L1 Independent Artists Association of Public Utility, Openflr and to our media partners.