On Fire

„Visualise the moment in which you reach the end of your path!“ Once or twice per year, Irina and Valentin from Yoga-Team Berlin organise a magical ritual in and around an old granary on Rügen. During the so-called “Feuerlauf” (fire walk), the roundabout twenty participants spend 10 hours with intense preparation of meditation, energy work, body work and reflection before they walk barefoot across a ten-metre-long path of the glowing, no burning, 900 degree hot embers from a pile of wood burnt down during the day. Without this intense preparation, even experienced fire walkers suffer severe burns. But if the participants, one by one, start the path with their mantra and walk towards their personal goal step by step at the end of the fire, no one is hurt. The heat wave shoots through the body and catapults toxins and negative thoughts out. Each and every one arrives at the other side unharmed. And afterwards, everything is different. Because if you can do that, if you can defy the boundaries of nature with you own, weak and totally normal body, then anything is possible! Just like bald monks can split rocks with their foreheads and seem to defy the laws of gravity, firewalking shows us what can be done with the power of our minds when we manage to concentrate entirely on one goal. It’s difficult to explain. And easier to experience for yourself. Dates and information can be found at www.yogateamberlin.de. It will change your life. So, we’ll see you on the other side. Liebekannalles #Dubistperfekt
Feuerlauf on Rügen | Yoga Team Berlin  | yogateamberlin.de | Photo: Yoga-Team Berlin


Kategorien: Events | Autor: | Datum: 30. Dezember 2016 | Tags: , , , , , Keine Kommentare

Party Makes Sense


Berlin is lively, colourful, crazy. Berlin parties, Berlin laughs, Berlin dances. Even now, especially now. Not to face reality with the bass-line of ignorance, not to suppress or to desperately demonstrate. Just for our own good and sometimes, for the good of others. Our friends from the Prince Charles are giving a party that perfectly combines zest and sense: refuge. Danceable electronic club sounds – by Avalon Emerson, Matrixxman and San Soda, amongst others – are going to bring Bechstein’s former staff swimming pool to the boil. And give, by the by, refuge. Because all of the money spent by the party crowd that evening goes straight to those who invest it best. Without any deductions whatsoever, the dosh goes to the Berliner Obdachlosenhilfe for the benefit of the homeless, the social relief organisation Give Something Back to Berlin and the internationally operating Médecins sans Frontières. As we know from our charity concert within the framework of the Haitian Heroes photo exhibition, the Prince Charles has always been a good place to give beneficence a colourful face. Because conscious partying is more than just a catch phrase. We wish you a meaningful advent!
refuge | 21.12.2016 | Prince Charles, Prinzenstrasse 85F, 10969 Berlin  | Facebook

Kategorien: Events | Autor: | Datum: 21. Dezember 2016 | Tags: , , , Keine Kommentare

… Except if You Do It.

… Except if You Do It.

Only 4% of the 500 most profitable companies worldwide are led by women. Only 3% of technology start-ups are founded by women. And women receive less than 10% of all venture capital investments. How do we know that? From watching the insightful documentation „She started it“. For two years, the French journalist Nora Poggi and her team accompanied successful, young women in the start-up universe. Now, the feature length documentation is touring the world and presents five female founders under 30 that have the right stuff to be inspiring idols: 28 year-old Vietnamese Thuy Truong, for example, who develops mobile apps in the name of her own company in silicone valley. Or Brienne Ghafourifar, who collected over a million dollars in investments when she was 18 and founded her own tech start-up with it. The are so many stories out there about women who develop products, set up teams, gather capital, who fail and get back up again, who establish, negotiate and pitch. This exciting documentation is dedicated to them. It does open the old wound of discrimination but also shows what is possible. Be it as a man or as a woman. Or especially as a woman. We’re giving away two pairs of free tickets to the festival to the particularly busy amongst you. Send us an email headlining „PUSSY GALORE“ to hurra@muxmaeuschenwild.de.
Filmpremiere ‚She Started It‘ | December 20th, 2016, 6-9pm | Factory Berlin, Rheinsberger Straße 76-77, 10115 Berlin | Free entry | Registration | Facebook | Trailer


Kategorien: Events | Autor: | Datum: 14. Dezember 2016 | Tags: , , , , Keine Kommentare

Heroes of Light


On a total of six dance floors between the two locations you can dance yourself into distant worlds to the sounds of 15 magnificent DJs, surrounded by fantastic creatures and light installations. Ten rooms will be setting the scene for light and stage artists, who usually remain more in the background at clubs and concerts. There will be live visuals accompanying night-filling DJ sets, analogue illumination and light installations will be on exhibit, as well as Dark Cabaret and mappings of architectural structures. The offer is vast, the common denominator being light and space. You can look forward to performances by the awesome Human Flashboy – half human, half Flashboy – Turkish or Prismode. The union of these space-forming artists creates a kaleidoscopic experience world on the Kreuzberger Lohmühleninsel. Euphoria is guaranteed from 11pm – handmade and fantastic. We’re giving away one pair of tickets for the festival to the particularly enlightened amongst you. Send us an email headlining „LET THERE BE LIGHT!“ to hurra@muxmaeuschenwild.de.
Performance & Visual Artists Festival | December 10th, 2016 | Birgit & Bier, Schleusenufer 3, 10997 Berlin | Tickets from 10 € | Facebook

Father, dear father, can you not see?


Father, dear father, can you not see? „I feel something strange happening to me. As if I had small holes“. Says André, a widower in his seventies, who is slowly losing his orientation in life. André is “the father“, the protagonist of Florian Zellers play “Der Vater”, that is being performed with great success on stages throughout Europe since 2014. In the Renaissance-Theater, Walter Kreye is now portraying André, a man losing his grip, being pulled in more and more by the disease Alzheimer’s, losing touch with himself, with his surroundings, with the present. He is living a life in which space and time increasingly lose their meaning. Surrounding him are the people of his daily life, his daughters, his son-in-law, more and more nurses, all trying to help him achieve what the proud patriarch find’s increasingly difficult: a normal life. But what’s normal, anyway? The highly decorated French novelist and playwright Zeller has managed to turn psychologically depressing, nightmarish material into an almost comedic farce about the power of perspective. The audience experiences 15 elaborately interlaced scenes from the perspectives of the increasingly dement André and are forced to take his view on his surroundings, to see what he sees, to recognise who he recognises, to believe what he believes. Different actors are appearing in the same role or change their appearance during the evening, making you lose your belief in reality in the audience, as well. We’re giving away two pairs of tickets for the performance on December 8th at 8 pm. Send us an email headlining “WHO AM I AND IF SO, HOW MANY?” to hurra@muxmaeuschenwild.de.
Der Vater | December 1st to 11th, 2016 | Renaissance Theater Berlin, Knesebeckstraße 100, 106623 Berlin | Tickets

A Body In Three Parts

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When the outgoing state secretary of culture, Tim Renner, and the governing mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, announced that Sasha Waltz, born in Karlsruhe, and the director of the Royal Swedish Ballet, Johannes Öhman, are to take on the superintendence of the Staatsballet Berlin in 2019, there was a tremendous outcry in the ensemble. But why, we wonder. Sasha Waltz belongs to cultural, to dancing Berlin like the Television Tower belongs to Alexanderplatz. You can put it somewhere else, but it wouldn’t be the same. At the end of this year, we can look forward to something like the unofficial Sasha-Waltz-Festival in three parts. In the piece ‚Körper‘, Waltz and her company bring beauty and ugliness, the inside and the shape of the human body to the minimalistic stage. In 1999, a choreographical trilogy about humans and their body, filled the, at the time empty, Jüdisches Museum with moving physicality. ‚Körper‘ is the first part of this trilogy and, after a long time, can be seen in Berlin again at the end of November. ‚Le Sacre du Printemps‘ by Igor Strawinsky, on the other hand, is considered one of the key works of modern time, as a masterpiece of dance and music history. One hundred years after it came into being, Sasha Waltz took on this unusual, seemingly archaic, tension-filled and edgy composition on behalf of the Mariinsky Theater. Closing the little Waltz-Festival from December 15th to 18th will be ‚Allee der Kosmonauten‘, so the piece that brought her world fame, in the exact spot where everything began: The Sophiensäle in Berlin Mitte, which just turned 20. Free theatre, culture in progress and Sasha Waltz? Fits together. If you need some convincing, here you go! Future means change, means common ground. Which would do dancing Berlin good. Find the dates for the most beautiful marriage of culture below.
Sasha Waltz & Guests | Körper,  November 23rd to 27th, 2016 Haus der Berliner Festspiele | Tickets | Sacre November 25th , Staatsoper im Schillertheater | Tickets | Allee der Kosmonauten, 15.-18.12.2016, Sophiensäle Berlin | Tickets | Facebook | Foto: Bernd Uhlig

54 Hours of Future

Industry 4.0? Robotics? Digital Business? Clouds? If this is all Greek to you, you better get ready for the future: the hub conference in Berlin has been looking forward since 2012 and discussing, visualising and presenting the world of the day after tomorrow. And it will be doing this again on November 22nd from 9 a.m., open end. The focus lies on the question: How is digital transformation influencing my business? Ideas and answers seek and find a colourful mix of people. In a unique way, established economy, innovative start-ups and digital economy meet up here. More than 130 speakers on six stages outline scenarios of a digital future or present best practice examples. Amongst them are big players such as the CEO of the German Stock Exchange, Carsten Kengeter or the Executive Vice President of Microsoft, Jean-Philippe Courtois. Equally, founders of successful start-ups have their say: Leticia Gasca, founder of the Fuckup Night, the global format for de-tabooing failure or Céline Lazorthes of Leetchi, a crowdfunding platform for concerns of the heart. Seminal topics such as digital city, intelligent mobility, crypto currency and bioinformatics are going to discussed. 6×9 hours of listening, learning and commenting. Additionally, the hub conference offers unusual opportunities for exchanging with awesome think tanks and pimping up your network.
hub conference | November 22nd, 2016 | Station Berlin, Luckenwalder Straße 4-6, 10963 Berlin | Tickets start at 780 € | Website


Live hack


Imagine you have an idea. And a group of competent, clever people immediately starts making it happen. On November 10th at 4.30 p.m., the doors of the dpa Newsroom are opening for a very special network event. The Hackathon of the German Press Agency is inviting you to look into innovative ideas around the topic of NEWS JOURNALISM and to shape them. Hacking isn’t just evil digital breaking and entering your neighbour’s virtual garden, but, first and foremost, technical tinkering with a passion. For three days, makers full of ideas are meeting in a start-up atmosphere to investigate how journalism could work in the future. You can pitch your own ideas or join in on an introduced idea with your skills and knowledge and help turn it into reality.  After three days, it’s presentation time and the most genius ideas are selected. Brain and finger food is taken care of, work will commence all night long. Turning ideas into reality in record time. We’re giving away a pair of tickets to the Hackathon to the stormiest brains amongst you. Send us an email headlining ‚I LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER‘ to hurra@muxmaeuschenwild.de.

Tickertools – The dpa News Hackathon | November 10th to 12th | dpa newsroom, Markgrafenstraße 20, 10969 Berlin | Registration

Kategorien: Events | Autor: | Datum: 09. November 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , Keine Kommentare

State of Affairs


When the STATE Science Festival first gathered scientists and artists from all sorts of disciplines and genres in Berlin two years ago in order to deal with the overall topic of ‚time‘, an unprecedented playful and fascinating programme of films, workshops, panels, art installations, performances and audio visual dream worlds. Two years had to pass for the next edition of this great spectacle somewhere between education, art and scientific expedition. And this time, it’s going to get emotional – literally. ‚STATE of Emotion – The Sentimental Machine‘ is title and motto of this edition that invites you to dive deep into a see of emotions, to interactively and playfully discover emotional research, neuroscience, experimental psychology and artificial intelligence. A place of inspiration is being created on the festival grounds in the Kühlhaus at the Gleisdreieck, a place of critical reflection and creative exchange between science, culture and the public as well as established academic institutions and protagonists of the young open-science-subculture, made up of independent makers, developers, artists, scientists and creatives. Some highlights of the programme are an appearance by Margaret A. Boden, international originator of the field of artificial creativity, the premier of a new work by the renowned American concept artist and experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats, as well as a screening of the documentary „Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World“ (2016) by the legendary film-maker Werner Herzog. All this is already starting tonight at 7.30 p.m. with the big opening party at the Museum für Naturkunde. Looking for the not-to-be-missed-event of the outbound year? This is it. We’re giving away one pair of tickets for the entire festival to the particularly emotional amongst you. Send us an email headlining ‚POINT OF EMOTION‘ to hurra@muxmaeuschenwild.de.
STATE Festival | November 3rd to 5th, 2016 | Kühlhaus, Luckenwalder Straße 3, 10963 Berlin | 35 Euros student, 45 Euros standard, 90 Euros professional | Webseite | Facebook

Kategorien: Events | Autor: | Datum: 03. November 2016 | Tags: , , , , Keine Kommentare