Lucky Trimmer #26 // 2018

30 & 31 March, 2018

Sophiensaele, Berlin

Our 26th instalment premieres an array of award-winning international artists alongside home-grown talent. From the over 550 applications sent to our beloved short format platform, our tried and trusted jury hand picked 8 pieces that moved and inspired us. Our finest selection combines intense encounters with bodies poised between sanity and madness; Nordic mythology interacts with playful stop-motion narrative; grotesquely skilled vocals with movement that defies definition and reshapes hip-hop’s language and a tango junkie fighting a battle that can’t be won.


Liliana Barros


On the idea of departure and a fake icon’s fall from grace

Choreography // Liliana Barros

Performance // Liliana Barros

Music // Dictaphone

Costumes // Liliana Barros

Premiere // Berlin Premiere

Photo Credit // Lena Meyer

Alexandre Fandard

Some Remain So (Quelques-uns le demeurent)

On the exploration of the radical otherness that lives inside each of us

Choreography // Alexandre Fandard

Performance // Alexandre Fandard

Music // Antonio Vivaldi, Franz Schubert

Costumes // Gwendolyn Boudon

Premiere // German Premiere


Photo Credit // Lena Meyer

Gil Kerer & Korina Fraiman

Nice to Beat You

An intense and chaotic encounter between a man and a woman

Choreography // Gil Kerer & Korina Fraiman

Performance // Gil Kerer, Korina Fraiman

Music // Rubel, Screech

Premiere // German Premiere

Support // Batsheva Ensemble dancers create 2017 with the support of Michael Sela Foundation

Photo Credit // Lena Meyer

Jule Flierl

Dissociation Study

A grotesque face dance in which the synchronicity of the singing voice and its physical manifestation become separate entities

Choreography // Jule Flierl

Performance // Jule Flierl

Music // Richard Wagner

Support // HONOLULU Nantes

Photo Credit // Lena Meyer

B.Dance Company


A draw on Norse mythology

Choreography // Po-Cheng Tsai

Performance // Sheng-Ho Chang, Chien-Chih Chang

Music // Greg Haines

Costumes // Po-Cheng Tsai

Premiere // Berlin Premiere

Photo Credit // Lena Meyer

Darragh McLoughlin


The concept of The Whistle is almost genius in its simplicity: follow the command of a whistle, enter the game and become part of the creative process

Choreography // Darragh McLoughlin

Performance // Darragh McLoughlin

Support // KreativKultur, La Central del Circ, Seachange Arts

Photo Credit // Alex Brenner

Ido Gidron


Dualism is about the relationship between opposed forces and about breaking relationships, habits and prejudices to then rebuild them

Choreography // Ido Gidron

Performance // Keren Lurie Pardes, Lenny Hassin

Music // Udi Berner, Chopin, Kendrik Lamar

Costumes // Tommer Halperin

Premiere // Europa Premiere

Support // Batsheva Dance Company

Photo Credit // Lena Meyer

Leïla Ka

Pode Ser

In strict obedience to a patricular syntax of hip-hop, Pode Ser talks about limits, aspirations, the body’s emancipation and the disarray of being in a collective world but perpetually alone

Choreography // Leïla Ka

Performance // Leïla Ka

Music // Schubert

Premiere // German Premiere

Support // IADU, Fondation de France, La Villette 2017, Le Théâtre-Scène nationale de Saint-Nazaire, Micadanses, Tersicorea Teatro Off, Espace Keraudy- Plougonvelin, Festival La Becquée, Le Flow Centre Eurorégional des Danses Urbaines, Théâtre Icare de Saint-Nazaire

Photo Credit // Lena Meyer

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