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The festival Tanz in Bern is cancelled!

Dampfzentrale and all theatres in the canton of Bern will be shut down until the 23rd of November. This includes the cancellation of all performances.

We were looking forward to our yearly ray of light and to getting together with you, our audience. Until the last possible moment we were hoping that Tanz in Bern could happen. «Dear Darkness» caught up with us on the evening before the opening. 

Further information will follow at a later stage. 

«Shall we give a little party in complete darkness?» Our answer to Virginia Woolf’s question is the «Night of the Owls». Since some people are larks and others are owls. The latter stay awake and enjoy the night, seeing it as a time of day to be active, productive and creative. The «Night of the Owls», which ends in a party, is dedicated to them. I mean, what is a dance festival whose main theme is «Darkness» without a party in the dark? Look forward to a long, dark night full of programme highlights.


Nachtgeschichten feat. Aprillen

Those of you who like things more quiet and laid back can listen to night-time stories in complete darkness. But there’s no risk of you falling asleep. This is ensured by the three authors who are featured at Bern’s reading festival Aprillen, Beate Portmann, Ulrike Ulrich and Christina Viragh. They read stories that take place in just one night.

Die Co-Leiterin Tabea Steiner von Aprillen, dem Berner Lesefest, hat gemeinsam mit der Dampfzentrale Bern die Autor*innen für diesen Abend ausgesucht.

Im April 2014 fand zum ersten Mal das Berner Lesefest Aprillen statt. Aprillen – das sind vier Tage Literatur, kuratiert von Sandra Künzi und Tabea Steiner präsentiert auf der Bühne im Schlachthaus Theater Bern. Nach der Corona bedingten Absage, findet die nächste Ausgabe 2021 statt.

Ulrike Ulrich

Christina Viragh

Beat Portmann

Carolin Bodensteiner

Please note the general obligation to wear masks at all indoor events of Tanz in Bern. Further information here.

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