Lucky Trimmer

LUCKY TRIMMER spotlights international artists one short format performance at a time.

With a curated selection of short dance performances chosen for their novelty, ingenuity, and sass, LUCKY TRIMMER creates extravagant feature-length programs that showcase diverse perspectives, bold insight, and unfettered artistry. What unites our performers is their desire to dazzle, inspire, and move audiences. To tears, to laughter, to get down and boogie! So long as they can do it in under 10 minutes!



2019 is a Very LUCKY Year!
We’re turning 15!!!

To celebrate this milestone year in style, LUCKY TRIMMER has concocted a special series of events to enjoy over the Easter weekend.

April 18 | 20:00 LUCKY Spot! Open Stage
Sophiensæle, Festsaal
Sophienstrasse 18, 10178 Berlin

On April 18 the festivities will be opened with a surprise. For the very first time in its history, LUCKY TRIMMER will present the LUCKY Spot!. This open stage format will provide 15 performing artists of all styles with the chance to perform their personal 5-minute LUCKY birthday present and with audience voting, get a shot at winning the opening spot of the three regular shows of our 27th edition. 

Unlike our usual LUCKY TRIMMER editions, the participants of the open stage are not selected by our curatorial team. Aspiring performing artists simply have to register for a chance at the top 30 spots. 

Tickets LUCKY Spot! Open Stage

Free of entry. We´ll hand out the 250 tickets in the Festsaal Foyer of Sophiensaele​ (1st floor) on a “First come, first LUCKY” basis. Doors open at 19:00, show starts at 20:00. So better be there early to save your free ticket, we expect a full theater!

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

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 Tovazi

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

 Très belle soirée de danse! M´a vraiment surpris la diversité de propositions. BRAVO ! KEEP GOING LIKE THIS ! 

Audience Member

Ich bin totbegeistert, gelangweilt und habe Hunger! Hoffe, nie wieder hier her zu müssen.

Audience Member

Tolles Format. Hohe Qualität. Hat viel Spaß gemacht. Danke. 

Hanna Koller


Next Call: Autumn 2019

The Open Call is currently closed. Our next call will be announced in the early fall of 2019. Until then follow us on Facebook or Instagram and be sure to subscribe for updates and announcements on our upcoming application deadlines.


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