29 May 2016 | Mime Centrum Berlin | 14:00 and 19:00
in the scope of Performing Arts Festival Berlin, 23 – 29 May 2016
a multidisciplinary performance by and with
Jagna Anderson (concept, direction)
Alicia Andersson
Dodi Helschinger
Julia Jahnz
Maya Raghavan
Susanne Soldan
Karine Thomas


Görli Dreamin’ explores the sensory opulence of urban experience, which confronts the perceiving, moving and sounding human body with an overwhelming materiality.

The chosen field is the neighborhood of Görlitzer Bahnhof, one of the most complex urban hot spots of Berlin. The outcome of the field research is a performance structure, which creates a poetical reference to the chronotopos of Görlitzer Bahnhof subway station.

We are questioning the interdependencies:
the urban space is perfusing, inspiring and conditioning its inhabitants, but at the same time the urban space is created by their actions and perceptions. The roles of performer and of audience are blurred and permanently changing: are we the observers or are we a part of the picture while coming on “stage” of Görlitzer Bahnhof?

Görli Dreamin’ vol. 2 – at Performing Arts Festival, 23 – 29 May 2016, Berlin

Görli Dreamin’ Project is a collaboration of an international group of movement and sound artists, poets and improvisers, united by interest in how urban environment affects our artistic practices, initiated by Jagna Anderson in 2015.

Inspired by John Cage’s appreciation of the “Symphony of the City” and by the ideas of acoustic ecology (R. Murray Schafer), the project is extending this approach to other senses: besides hearing/listening also to vision, touch, smell, proprioception.

Görlitzer Bahnhof, an exemplary urban hot spot, with all its sounds, textures, movements, spatial and temporal structures is the 3-dimensional, multisensorial reference for the score of the performance.

First phase of the research took place in August 2015. You may find out more about the research at http://impro-per-arts.de/research/goerli-dreamin/.

Roberto Duarte, a media artist and documentary filmmaker, was assisting the research and created a video documentary, which was used in the Görli Dreamin’ vol. 1 performances on September 6 and 12, 2015. Here you may see the trailer of this movie:

Please find the complete docu movie at https://vimeo.com/136696550

Performing Arts Festival Berlin, 23 – 29 May 2016

The Berlin Performing Arts Festival will be held for the first time throughout the city from May 23 – 29, 2016. The festival will present the work and artistic positions of the independent performing arts community at over 50 Berlin performance venues and event locations. Initiated by Ballhaus Ost, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Sophiensælen and Theaterdiscounter and organized by Landesverband freie darstellende Künste (LAFT) Berlin, the festival’s schedule of programming has been created and financed by all of the participating performance venues. Every venue has made its own selection of professional productions created by independent Berlin groups and artists to present.
The Newcomer’s Platform for new and newly arrived talent in Berlin will kick off the festival from May 23 – May 25. Up to twelve productions will be selected from an open call and presented in the four performance venues that have initiated the festival. In addition to the festival and the presentations, the newcomers will also be supported and accompanied on their journey through Berlin’s independent performing arts community through workshops and consultations.
Beginning with the festival party on May 26, Berlin will be the hotspot for the independent performing arts from May 27 – May 29. For three whole days, more than 40 different venues throughout the entire city will present a schedule of programming including over 100 theater, music theater, performance and dance productions, including work from cie. toula limnaios, Phil Collins, Das Helmi, Shai Faran, Gob Squad, Anja Gronau, hardt attacks, Hauptstadt- oper, Frauke Havemann/ON AIR, Hysterisches Globusgefühl, Institut für Widerstand im Postfordismus, laborgras, Leien des Alltags, Lwowski°Kronfoth°Musikthetarekollektiv, Ana Mendes, MS Schrittmacher, Novoflot, Once We Were Islands, post theater, Quast & Knoblich, Damian Rebgetz, Richter/Meyer/Marx, Daniel Schrader, Tucké Royale, Turbo Pascal, Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt + Andreas Liebmann, vorschlag:hammer, Christoph Winkler and many others.
The ancillary progamming of the Performing Arts Festival will offer the Berlin audience as well as the national and inter- national visiting industry professionals formal and informal encounters with the Berlin- based artists. Thematic tours led by members of the independent performing arts community will visit the diverse landscape of Berlin’s performance venues, allowing the audience members to become acquainted with the cultural cartography of the city. Visiting industry professionals from Germany and abroad are invited to attend the presentation platform of Berlin Diagonale on May 28 to gain an overview of Berlin’s independent productions, performance venues and working methods, participate in direct exchanges with local artists, initiate cooperations and to book touring productions. This creates lasting sustainability for this work “made in Berlin”. The symposium “Collaborations & Co-Productions” on May 27 will provide artists and visiting industry professionals an additional opportunity for deeper exchanges. During the Performing Arts Festival, Fonds Darstellende Künste (the German Performing Arts Fund) will also invite all interested parties to attend the awarding of the George Tabori Prize on May 29 at Heimathafen Neukölln.
The goal of the Performing Arts Festival is to present the diversity of the independent performing arts in Berlin and to make them visible within a larger framework as a successor to the 100° Berlin Festival which was held for the last time in February 2015 by Ballhaus Ost, HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Sophiensælen. For twelve years, this festival showcased the incredible range of the independent theater artists and performers in this city. Over the last twelve years, the city of Berlin as well as the independent performing arts community have changed and developed enormously. A vast number of new, international artists and groups have moved to the city and many existing groups have established and professionalized themselves. Numerous new performance venues and locations have opened and the quality as well as quantity of independent productions have increased. The former performance venues and organizers of the 100° Berlin Festival have decided to pay tribute to this new situation together with LAFT Berlin with the Performing Arts Festival. The goal is to firmly establish the festival with an annual date in the calendars of the Berlin audience as well as the international visiting industry professionals after the pilot edition this year.

The Berlin Performing Arts Festival is organized by LAFT Berlin in cooperation with the performance venues HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Sophiensaele, Ballhaus Ost and Theaterdiscounter. The Berlin Performing Arts Festival organized by LAFT Berlin is supported by the State of Berlin – Senate Chancellery (Cultural Affairs) from funds of the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE) within the program “Promoting the Innovation Potential in Culture II (INP II)”.