Performances and events to experience in Berlin this Winter • Art de Vivre

Performances and events to experience in Berlin this Winter

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Dec 14, 2023

Berlin is notorious for its vibrant cultural scene. From ballet performances to movie festivals and new exhibition openings, here are some events you can look forward to attending this winter season. 

1. Sleeping Beauty 

Sleeping Beauty in BerlinSleeping Beauty at the Berlin Opera House

As one of the most famous ballet performances, Sleeping Beauty makes frequent appearances every winter at the Berlin Opera House. Based on a beautiful score by Tchaikovsky and choreographed by Marcia Haydée, the performance brings a familiar fairy tale to life and appeals to audiences from different age categories. The magical costumes designed and created by Jordi Roig make the entire performance even more magical and enchanting. So, if you are looking for an eventful evening, a ballet performance is one of the ways to brighten up the dark winter days. 

December 13, 2023  - December 25, 2023 
Deutsche Oper Berlin

2. Days of Dance — a contemporary dance festival 

Dance Days in BerlinDays of Dance © Unsplash

Days of Dance, a contemporary dance festival taking place in January, focuses on discovering and supporting up-and-coming artists based in Berlin. The performances include diverse elements of music, language, visual arts, and sounds while taking inspiration from current political events. The festival will take place at Sophiensaele which serves as one of the most significant spaces for performance arts. 

January 4, 2024  - January 20, 2024 
Sophiensaele, Berlin

3. British Shorts — a Berlin-based film festival

British Shorts celebrates witty, strange, and exciting films from the British Isles. The festival takes place yearly and celebrates the cinematic works of British artists. Besides enjoying new films, the audience and the jury members will have a chance to rate and award the prize to the best film. Two arthouse cinemas, Sputnik Kino and City Kino Wedding, will host the festival and show the movies for one week. So if you are an arthouse cinema lover, this festival is definitely for you. 

January 18, 2024  - January 24, 2024  
Sputnik Kino & City Kino Wedding, Berlin

4. Value Export at C/O Berlin

Photo 1 - Studio Rex © Jean Marie Donat Collection; Photo 2 - The root of all that lives © Tyler Mitchell. Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York; Photo 3 - Ala Kachuu, Bride Kidnapping Kyrgyzstan 2019 © Laia Abril. Courtesy Galerie Les filles du calvaire, Paris. Value Export at C/O Berlin  

One of the major exhibition spaces for photography and visual media, C/O presents works by famous artists while supporting emerging talents and welcomes everyone to discover contemporary visual culture. The first exhibition of this winter will present the multifaceted creations of one of the most significant media and performance artists of the twentieth century, Value Export. Her creations challenge social norms and role models with media-reflective practice and feminist criticism. At the end of January, the space will host the exhibition by Catalan artist Laia Abril who dedicates her research work to the topic of institutionally enabled rape using accumulations found in original photographs, reports, quotations, videos, and artifacts. 

January 27, 2024  - May, 22, 2024 
C/0 Berlin   

5. Berlinale — Berlin Film Festival

Berlinale — Berlin Film FestivalBerlinale — Berlin Film Festival © AdobeStock

February will start with one of the most important movie festivals in the world. Every year, Berlinale presents movies by world-acclaimed artists and gathers the largest audience of any film festival in the world. Even though the details and schedules are still unknown, the festival will show up to 400 films in different sections and genres while hosting press events with some major artists and filmmakers. 

February 15, 2024 - February 25, 2024 
Multiple locations, Berlin

If you’re heading to Berlin this winter, make the most of all this vibrant city has to offer and discover thought-provoking exhibitions to see at C/O Berlin.

Credits for the Main photo: © AdobeStock

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