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Tickets CHF 19.- / 26.- / 33.-
Preiskategorie frei wählbar
Kulturlegi: 15.- (nur Abendkasse)
Weitere Ticketinfos (U18, Kultur-GA, Rollstuhlplätze)

The box office opens at 5:30 pm and is located in the forest near the venue

You can pay at the box office in the forest with cash or with TWINT. Card payments will not be possible.

duration: 60 min.
location: Dählhölzli Forest
meeting point is the forest entrance at Jubiläumsplatz 18, 3005 Bern

Languages spoken in the performance: none

Apropos: “Faking It” is weatherproof. We consider heat, cold, humidity and rain rather on the first place as tools to enhance the sensual atmosphere of our rituals.

In other words, the scheduled performances of “Faking It” will take place in a wide variety of weather conditions.


Secluded among numerous trees, a group of four dancers devote themselves to the most basic of all dance activities: moving to the beat. Accompanied by the hypnotizing rhythms of the album “Locked Grooves” by Bernese drummer Julian Sartorius, a spectrum of diverse forest rituals emerges.

An ecstatic trance mixes with fitness exercises. The movements transform into fertility dances and culminate in a kind of boot camp/forest camp/forest rave/flash mob. In the process, a new community emerges in the midst of the rising dust clouds.

In the process, almost everything is made up. “Fake it ’till you make it” is the motto of group formation. Our dancing bodies are adept instruments of forgery and our dance is a form of elaborate deception. We know no better way to form a true community than to seek lockstep. Through highly rhythmic movements, our hearts – and those of the audience – come to resonate for a while.


choreography: Joshua Monten
performers: Francisco Ladrón de Guevara, Alina Lugovskaya, Yiorgos Pelagias, Hannah Thomas
dramaturgy: Manon Krüttli
decor: Romy Springsguth
music: Julian Sartorius, 
«Locked Grooves»
sound design: Matthias Schoch
choreography assistance: Sandra Klimek
intership: Yumio Chanoki, Mariana Morales Tomaz, Larissa de Villa
production: Verein Tough Love
co-production: Dampfzentrale Bern, Theater Hameln

Kultur Stadt Bern
SWISSLOS / Kultur Kanton Bern
Burgergemeinde Bern
Migros Kulturprozent
Stiftung Anne-Marie Schindler
Ernst Göhner Stiftung
Else v. Sick Stiftung
Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung
Ursula Wirz-Sitftung


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