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by Fabian Gerhardt, CRUSHED and Vincent Stefan

Berlin advanced to become the world's club capital after the fall of the Wall. The club scene became the city's famous flagship. For 30 years, East and West united on the dance floor - then came the lockdown. In a mix of videos, beats and insider talks, the show tells of the glorious past, the dreary present and the uncertain future of Berlin's clubs.

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After 1989, suddenly there was this big, still undefined urban space. People went, quite literally, underground: the Tresor was a vault, the Bunker was a bunker, the E-Werk was an E-Werk. Put in a bar and a DJ booth, done. From conversations with ex-dealers, DJs, bouncers and club greats like Dimitri Hegemann, Carlo Nogossek, Mark Reeder, Namito and many others, author and director Fabian Gerhardt stages a multimedia concert about that "cosmos of pop music, hedonism, good drugs, cool knowledge and urban life" (Diedrichsen).

Today, clubs are not only an indispensable part of a lifestyle for many, but as a creative industry they are also an important branch of the economy - with fire protection, building regulations and minimum wages. But ecstasy, the diversity of electronic music and no curfew have remained.

The performance, originally intended for the StaTD open-air series, will be shown once in one of Berlin's legendary clubs - the KitKat.

(German with English surtitles)
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Kit Kat Club