The call for LUCKY TRIMMER #25 is closed now!

We are overwhelmed by the extremely high response to it! A big THANK YOU to all artists who sent in their applications, to all our fans, supporters and partners who liked, shared and forwarded our call worldwide. The LUCKY jury is now hard at work to review all the applications...more


LUCKY TRIMMER is seeking original short pieces for its 25th edition, held on April 14th & 15, 2017 at SOPHIENSAELE theatre in the heart of Berlin-Mitte. You've got until November 30th to send us your best shot with an up-to-10-minute piece for review by our jury.more












  • Simply wonderful...the crew from LUCKY TRIMMER was easy, friendly, and very supportive. The Tanz Performance Serie promotes new dance audience in Berlin and opens the way for young choreographers to present their works. The diversity of the show introduces many directions of dance to the audience in only one evening. LUCKY TRIMMER is for me the new, creative, and progressive dance venue in Berlin.Youn Hui Jeon (invited choreographer from South Corea)
  • During LUCKY TRIMMER's performance I admired the dancers' technique, decided to start dancing, got head full of creative ideas, felt an inspirational rush, managed to re-connect with myself, experienced beauty, found movement, images and words for the things I've wanted to express and was generally amazed. It's not every day art does that for you. Peeps, if you're in need of anything mentioned above, wait until April 2013 when Lucky Trimmer returns. Until then, you know, just hang in there!Minna Partanen
  • The festival gathered together very good people that we were happy to come in contact with.Alma Söderberg (invited artist)
  • It was great to meet choreographers from Romania, Holland, Germany, Italy and more. I made some very good contacts.Gilat Amotz (invited artist)
  • I loved it all!! The organization was top, the atmosphere was focused yet light... LUCKY TRIMMER is: exposure, laughs, support, community, re-working/ cleaning/ tightening/ perfecting a piece. Variety, technique, wild, beauty, fun, friendship building, contact creating, merging with the scene... Joy, joy, joy! So 500 euro may be what got me there, but the joy of the weekend is what will bring me back!Jessy Tuddenham (invited choreographer from the USA, working in Berlin since 2003)
  • LUCKY TRIMMER is a Yes-environmentEmma Lewis (Rehearsal Director / National Dance Company Wales)
  • It was very important for us to take part in this eventNadar Rosano (invited choreographer from Israel)
  • Fabulous show! I am still giggling every time I think of the ladies from "Pink" nakedly sledging over the wet stage floor and shooting with a music-playing toy gun, totally surreal...!Lea Kott (Sugarhigh competition winner)
  • I was very impressed by your latest show, again!Mark
  • It was awesome!Nicole Toyland (Sugarhigh competition winner)
  • We are so lucky to have this festival in Berlin! The Tanz Performance Serie # 17 was amazing!Sofia Pintzou
  • From scandal to successStephen Delattre (invited choreographer from France)
  • I definitely enjoyed it and found it surprising, fresh, original. In some moments it was very funny and in some others I could reflect or feel near to what the artists were expressing with a lot of intensity.Lara Tovazzi
  • Big thumbs up for you! Having the chance to perform in Berlin was unique. I felt I was performing in front of a well-educated audience. It was inspiring to see what other artists had in mind and to witness their creative choices. Corneliu Ganea (invited artist)
  • I had a GREAT experience at LUCKY TRIMMER. The format as an open platform for short works is very good. The program was very well selected and of good standard. There was a certain professionalism and efficiency about the organization which is a delight to work with! And last but not the least, you guys were very friendly and open which created a very relaxed atmosphere.Wei Meng Poon (performer)