Premiere - 9th of January 2020
Artistic Direction Ricardo de Paula
Assistance Franziska Doffin
Dramaturgie Nora Tormann
Video  Kathleen Kunath, Zé de Paiva
Live Music Olaf Giesbrecht
Stage Technique Jan Römer
Costum Andreina Vieira
Creation & Performance Laura Alonso, Caroline Alves, Martina Garbelli, Ricardo de Paula, Natalie Riedelsheimer, Miro Wallner
Production Manager

MIFRUSH Production (Micaela Trigo & Urszula Heuwinkel)



Borders mark the limits of different areas, perceptions, bodies. Who defines the difference upon which the border’s legitimacy is built? In their inconsistency, borders are geographies of confrontation, moments of reflection, constantly challenging the balance of a status quo. Along the borderlines, the undesirable, hidden and repressed accumulate in corners. As past and present blur in the histories stacked on top of each other filling up the corners, their secrets decay and erupt.

BORDERS & CORNERS takes on a journey to these places, follows them on global maps, on the streets of Berlin, between people and within themselves. In an assemblage of improvisation, live music, and live video art, borders and boundaries are negotiated in a constant act of balance: intersectional stories move from marginal peripheries into an imaginary center where perspectives and memories meet, where they complement and contradict each other. They echo between the walls of the theatre, questioning inside and outside, the boundary between performance and reality.


"Ricardo de Paula hat mit seinem Performancekollektiv eines der wichtigsten Themen unsere Zeit angepackt. Und dass, wie so oft, auf eine leicht zugängliche Art und Weise, erzählerische, metaphorisch und bildstark dargestellt.”
 ― Frank Schmid (Tanzforum Berlin)



Halle Tanzbühne, Berlin

Eberswalder Str. 10
10437 Berlin


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Photos: Dieter Hartwig