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Focus Living Theatre

On the occasion of Berliner Festspiele’s 70th anniversary, there will be a new edition of the Theatertreffen-format “Focus”. It will be dedicated to the New York Living Theatre, a company that has been a pioneer of post-dramatic theatre and whose guest performances of “Frankenstein”, “The Maids” and “Mysteries” at the 1966 Berliner Festwochen have left lasting traces on Berliner Festspiele, too.

The reading of Julian Beck’s “Das Theater leben” and the two talks are still available for you to watch. Simply navigate to the desired programme item and scroll down a little.

A naked man is lying on his side on a white mattress.

Julian Beck © Bernd Uhlig

Reading

“Das Theater leben (The Life of the Theatre)” by Julian Beck

Available until 12/31/2021
5/16/2021
03:00 PM
Live stream
In German
Julian Beck and Judith Malina are sitting next to each other cross-legged.

Living Theatre: Then & Now © Bernd Uhlig

Talk

Living Theatre: Then & Now

Available until 12/31/2021
5/16/2021
03:15 PM
Live stream
In German with simultaneous translation into English
A woman in a dark dress is lying on a white mattress.

Judith Malina © Bernd Uhlig

Lecture

Feuertaufen in Berlin

Judith Malina at Berliner Lektionen

Unavailable
5/16/2021
04:30 PM
Recording
In German
A naked woman is lying on a white mattress.

Resist! The Art of Resistance: Living Theatre © Bernd Uhlig

Film

Resist! The Art of Resistance: Living Theatre

Documentary by Dirk Szuszies and Karin Kaper (BE 2003)

Unavailable
5/21/2021
04:00 PM
Live stream
In English with German subtitles
A group of artists is performing street theatre in the middle of a tightly packed mass of spectators.

Living Theatre: Theatre & Activism © Bernd Uhlig

Talk

Living Theatre: Theatre & Activism

Available until 12/31/2021
5/21/2021
05:30 PM
Live stream
In German with simultaneous English translation
theatre is dead / long live living theatre

© Bernd Uhlig

Workshop

theatre is dead / long live living theatre

A workshop performance

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