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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. 

Where do our fears come from? How can we face them so as not to be completely at their mercy? And what has anger got to do with it?

As part of an experiment, we confront these emotional outbursts: With a tent and a sleeping bag in the woods, all alone in the dark world. It’s going to be a wild night, somewhere between fear and courage, shadow and light, dream and reality. An energy-packed dance performance about overcoming fear, risky adventures and new experiences that make children and young people strong.


In his third production for a young audience, German choreographer and director Joachim Schloemer was not only for the movements responsible, but also for the light, music, sounds, text and video images. In addition to his work as director and curator, he is also a guest lecturer at Bern University of the Arts (HKB). The project was developed in collaboration with the Swiss dancer, actress and director Corinne Eckenstein, who was responsible for the dramaturgy.

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


Choreografie: Joachim Schloemer
Dramaturgie: Corinne Eckenstein
Bühne, Kostüm: Anne-Sophie Raemy
Video: Markus Wintersberger
Licht: Hannes Röbisch
Regieassistenz: Naima Rabinowich
Tänzer*innen: Maartje Pasman, Yusimi Moya Rodriguez, Sami Similä

A production of Dschungel Wien (AT), TANZKOMPLIZEN (DE) & theater casino zug (CH)

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