After the remarkable online success of the eponymous film during the Corona winter of 2021, laborgras and ensemble CONTINUUM are now bringing “DAS FEST” as a festive gathering to the stage: Baroque music and contemporary dance come together for one evening of exceptional acoustic and visual impressions.

The notion of DAS FEST, of festivity, implies a gathering of many different people who are welcomed into an atmosphere completely unlike their usual day-to-day. Festivity is also always staged. It has its own dynamics, dramaturgy and choreography. And it therefore requires space, time and co-presence. laborgras proposes DAS FEST as a meeting of baroque music and contemporary dance. Dancers and musicians are host to a new interpretation of the selected compositions, in the here and now. The festive music is translated into a choreographic concert and the audience is invited to an evening full of surprising impressions revealing a new bodily form of the early music.

Artistic direction: laborgras (Renate Graziadei & Arthur Stäldi)
Artistic Collaboration: Barbara Weigel
Choreography: laborgras in collaboration with the dancers Arianna Rodeghiero, Abraham Iglesias Rodriguez, Sergey Zhukov, Sara Koluchova
Dance: Arianna Rodeghiero, Abraham Iglesias Rodriguez, Sergey Zhukov, Renate Graziadei, Sara Koluchova
Dramaturgy: Arthur Stäldi
Musical Direction: Elina Albach
Music: Ensemble Continuum
Violin: Nadja Zwiener, Rahel Mai
Viola da Gamba: Liam Byrne
Violone: Christine Sticher
Harpsichord: Elina Albach
Technical Direction stage and lighting: Emma Juliard
Costume Design: Claudia Janitschek
Production Management: Inge Zysk, Raquel Moreira
Press and Public Relation: k3 berlin – Kontor für Kultur und Kommunikation
Distribution and communication: Astrid Rostaing
Photos: Phil Dera
Design: Mia Sedding
Works by: Arcangelo Corelli, Georg Friedrich Händel, Giuseppe Torelli

PREMIER: Thursday 24.11.2022 – 20:00
Friday 25.11.2022 – 20:00
Saturday 26.11.2022 – 20:00
Sunday 27.11.2022 – 18:00

Venue: Theater im Delphi
Gustav-Adolf-Str. 2
13086 Berlin

Tickets: 25Euro / reduced 12Euro
Tickets can be purchased through Theater-im-delphi.

A laborgras production in cooperation with Theater im Delphi. laborgras is funded by the State of Berlin, Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Made at Studio laborgras.

Review by Nicola Campanelli:

Review by Elisa Frasson:
Das Fest – A Kinaesthetic Celebration