Open Spaces 2022
23. February 2022 – 27. February 2022

Wait, what? Is this… the last Open Spaces Festival?

Maybe. We don’t know yet. Because from time to time, things need to be reevaluated. Are they still working as planned? Are any adjustments needed? Any changes necessary?
Cultural organizations – and their formats – need regular assessment. Tanzfabrik Berlin has decided to involve the public in its process of self-evaluation, and go about in a playful manner, starting with its signature presentation format.

Since 2014, Open Spaces has been appealing to broad audiences with a diverse program across various formats, displaying some of the most prominent voices in Berlin’s Contemporary Dance scene, that have produced and rehearsed their work at Tanzfabrik’s studios.

This year’s festival will be no exception! From the 17th to the 28th of February, Open Spaces will light up one of the gloomiest months of the year. The opening night will take place in Radialsystem, with two major Berlin premieres: DRANG by Sergiu Matis and Terrain by Milla Koistinen. Both works are part of an ongoing, recently renamed, collaboration between Tanzfabrik and Radialsystem – :LOVE: – whose aim is to support artists in order to reach wider audiences.

During the second week, Uferstudios will become once again the center of the festival. In collaboration with NEUE HÄUTE, Studio 1 will transform into a WINTERBAR — a welcoming space for formal and informal meetings, free performances and musical evenings. The other studios will host many premieres: In return by Sandra Man & Moritz Majce, Remixes by Christina Ciupke & Boris Hauf, and No More Suffering by Kareth Schaffer & Martin Hansen. Moreover, the exhibition CATALYSTS – Somatic Resonance by Margret Sarah Gudjansdottir will be presented at ICI Berlin as part of the Symposium Performing Embodiment: Practices of Reduction.

Twelve exciting days mark the high point of Tanzfabrik’s annual calendar! Unimaginable to renounce to them! They say all the best things must come to an end... but do they?

All performances will take place in compliance with the current legal protection and hygiene measures for cultural operations.

Sandra Man quadrat
23. February - 26. February 2022
Wed 23.02.22 19:00 Uhr
Thu 24.02.22 18:00 Uhr
Fri 25.02.22 18:00 Uhr
Sat 26.02.22 18:00 Uhr
1 more date
Uferstudio 5 and surroundings

Space Choreography with Live Installation and Video Poems

Tony Stewart quadrat
Makisig Akin
Adrian Blount
23. February 2022
Wed 23.02.22 20:30 Uhr
Uferstudio 1
Darko Dragicevic quadrat
24. February - 27. February 2022
Thu 24.02.22 19:00 Uhr
Fri 25.02.22 19:00 Uhr
Sat 26.02.22 19:00 Uhr
Sun 27.02.22 19:00 Uhr
1 more date
Uferstudio 12

Performance Premiere

Agustin Farias quadrat
Martin Hansen
Kareth Schaffer
24. February - 27. February 2022
Thu 24.02.22 20:30 Uhr
Fri 25.02.22 20:30 Uhr
Sat 26.02.22 20:30 Uhr
Sun 27.02.22 20:30 Uhr
1 more date
Uferstudio 14

Dance performance premiere

Tilman Bechthold
Joannie Baumgärtner
Selin Davasse
25. February 2022
Fri 25.02.22 17:00 Uhr
Uferstudio 5

In the frame of Residency@Tanzfabrik by LIVE WORK FELLOWS 2021-2022

Peter Stamer2
26. February 2022
Sat 26.02.22 21:00 Uhr
Uferstudio 1

The event is cancelled!

Nelli De Boer quadrat
27. February 2022
Sun 27.02.22 21:00 Uhr
Uferstudio 1

Durational dance performance

For the establishment of an emergency fund for cultural and other civil society organizations to actively support Ukrainian and Russian colleagues threatened by the war.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Rules for visitors
Masks are compulsory (FFP2 or medical masks)! Distance regulations and routing must be kept on site. Partial capacity reduction. Individual admission regulations apply to the respective events! Please always inform yourself about this on the respective event pages!
Uferstudios supporting the Berlin "Declaration of the Many" for an open society!