A Cir­cus Of Dancers And Dum­mies

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When we think of nou­veau cirque, we think of that blend of sto­ry­telling, ac­ro­bat­ics, and street per­for­mance of­ten as­so­ci­ated with French-speak­ing coun­tries – think Cirque du Soleil. Well, take all of that and add in­ter­ac­tive video art, ur­ban sound de­sign, ro­botic dum­mies, and Ber­lin’s ur­ban and fu­tur­is­tic spa­ces, and you get Dummy Lab, the first work by direc­tor Eiko von Stuck­en­berg. Pre­mier­ing on 19 March at the Chamäleon theater in the Hack­esche Höfe, the show will con­tinue for the rest of the sea­son, bring­ing dance and tech­nol­ogy to­gether in a highly en­ter­tain­ing per­for­mance of what the direc­tor has de­fined as “Ber­lin Neuer Cir­cus.” www.chamaeleon­ber­lin.com

Zoo Palast

The his­toric seat of the Ber­li­nale is sit­u­ated near the Zool­o­gis­cher Garten sta­tion and now of­fers English-lan­guage screen­ings of the lat­est block­busters. www.zoopalast- ber­lin.de Har­den­berg­platz 8. T: 030.254010. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C4


The place to go for salsa, merengue, bachata, R&B, and Reg­gae­ton. Check web­site for pro­gram. www.ha­vanna- ber­lin.de. Haupt­str. 30. T: 030.7848565. S Julius- Le­ber- Brücke, U Eise­nacher Straße. D5


An early-1900s brew­ery com­plex that now houses var­i­ous venues, with a rich com­bi­na­tion of pro­grams. Check web­site for this month’s events. www.kul­tur­brauerei.de. Schön­hauser Allee 36. T: 030.44352614. U Eber­swalder Straße. F1

O2 World

A mas­sive arena for world-tour­ing pop con­certs and sports events. 2 Mar: 13 Mar:

16 Mar: www.o2­world- ber­lin.de. O2 Platz 1/Müh­len­str. 12– 30. T: 030.2060708899. S+U Ost­bahn­hof. G4


One of Ber­lin’s his­toric jazz cafés. Di­ver­si­fied pro­gram with many mu­si­cal styles, from jazz to blues, RnB, and soul. Con­certs are held in the cel­lar, but do have a drink in the pleas­ant café up­stairs. www.quasi­modo.de. Kantstr. 12a. T: 030.31804560. S+U Zool­o­gis­cher Garten. C4


The heart of Kreuzberg’s rad­i­cal scene. The Dead Kennedys and Die Toten Ho­sen played here a few times, while to­day’s pro­gram ranges from punk and hard rock con­certs to flea mar­kets and tea af­ter­noons. so36.de. Oranien­str. 190. T: 030.61401306. U Kot­tbusser Tor. F4


This large con­cert build­ing re­sem­bling a cir­cus tent is now part of the city’s sky­line. Hol­i­day on Ice. 2 Mar:

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