From June 16 to 26, 2023, the festival "Performing Exiles" will present an often overlooked scene of artists living in Berlin - exiles. Matthias Lilienthal curates the new festival with advice from Rabih Mroué.
The festival "Performing Exiles" reflects the description of exile beyond the narrow concept of persecution; the biographies of the artists are globalized from the beginning.
At the same time, "Performing Exiles" sees itself as a structural initiative and connects with international positions.
The focus is on three co-productions by artists in exile living in Berlin, an international production as well as films and lectures by Arab, African and Russian artists.
Berliner Festspiele is organizing the two-week festival in cooperation with Heimathafen Neukölln, Berlin, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut and Akademie der Künste, Berlin.