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Tanz in Bern “Forbidden Love”

Dampfzentrale Bern, 3005 Bern, Switzerland |

Thursday 25 October, 2018

The international dance festival of Dampfzentrale Bern. Special anniversary program.

What is love? To mark the tenth anniversary of the international dance festival, Tanz in Bern invites you to a special series of events dedicated to the theme of "Forbidden Love".

Eleven dance productions reveal the diversity of love and its prohibitions, including the Swiss premieres of Ultima Vez, L-E-V, kabinet k, and the up-and-coming choreographer Julie Cunningham, who is coming to Switzerland for the first time. A packed context programme will explore the topics raised in more depth. Sandra Konrad will be giving a keynote speech and the renowned academic Barbara Duden will be discussing love in the capitalist economic system with the literary critic Fred Fritsche.

Stage Programme:

Thu 25 Oct
Trajal Harrell (USA)
Antigone Sr. / Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church (L)

Fri 26 & Sat 27 Oct
Mette Ingvartsen (DK)
21 pornographies

Mon 29 & Tue 30 Oct
kabinet k (BEL)
Swiss premiere

Thu 1 Nov
Steven Cohen (ZAF/FR)
put your heart under your feet... and walk! / à Elu

Sat 3 Nov
L-E-V / Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar (ISR)
Swiss premiere

Sun 4 & Mon 5 Nov
Eisa Jocson (PHL)
Macho Dancer & Corponomy – A performance Lecture
Swiss premiere

Tue 6 & Wed 7 Nov
Julie Cunningham & Company (UK)
To Be Me & Solo
Swiss premiere

Thu 8 Nov
Billinger & Schulz (DE)
Romantic Afternoon *
Swiss premiere

Fri 9 & Sat 10 Nov
Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus (BEL)
Swiss premiere

And much more…