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Choreographing Politics: Jérôme Bel & Kat Válastur – Bode-Museum | 16.07./17.07.2022

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The new event series “Choreographing Politics” shows specially created choreographies that correspond with the Bode Museum and demonstrate the social potential of choreography. The series, curated by Carolin Brandl, is in dialogue with the exhibition “Klartext: Zur Geschichte des Bode-Museums”. The series kicks off on July 16th 2022 with the French choreographer Jérôme Bel and on July 17th 2022 with the Greek choreographer Kat Válastur.

Image above: Kat Válastur, © Kat Válastur

“Choreographing Politics” is a new series for contemporary choreography that, under the artistic direction of Carolin Brandl, invites internationally renowned choreographers to engage with the history, architecture and collection of the BodeMuseum in site-specific works. The series will be continued in autumn 2022 with the part “Female Gaze”. Further information: choreographing-politics.com

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Large dome of the Bode Museum with equestrian statue, © David von Becker

On Saturday, July 16th 2022, from 4 to 6 pm, Jérôme Bel, one of the world’s most important conceptual choreographers, will present a new work: With several performers, Bel will reflect on the connections between nature and man, between art but especially dance history and references to the collection in the museum’s domed hall and two other spacious exhibition halls.

Jérôme Bel, © Jasper Kettner

For Sunday, July 17th 2022, from 3.30 to 6 pm, Kat Válastur has created a choreography with a feminist perspective especially for the Basilica of the Bode Museum. Válastur presents a space-filling sculpture with 11 international female dancers.

The series is funded by the National Performance Network (NPN) and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.


Jérôme Bel: Saturday, 16. July 2022 – 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Kat Válastur: Sunday, 17. July 2022 – 3:30 to 6:00 pm


Museumsinsel Berlin, Bode-Museum
Am Kupfergraben
10117 Berlin


Tickets for € 25, reduced € 18

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