A3 is an Agency for artists who seek to work creatively and independently in today’s global art world. A3 provides artists with a range of strategic and consulting services in order to support them in achieving recognition and success worldwide.
Bangarra is an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander organisation and one of Australia’s leading performing arts companies. Bangarra is internationally acclaimed for their powerful dancing, distinctive theatrical voice and utterly unique soundscapes, music and design.
Led by Artistic Director Stephen Page, Bangarra is currently in their 27th year. Their relationships with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities are the heart of Bangarra with a dance technique forged from over 40,000 years of culture, infused with contemporary movement.
The company’s 16 dancers are professionally trained, dynamic artists who represent the pinnacle of Australian dance.
Authentic storytelling, outstanding technique and deeply moving performances are Bangarra’s unique signature.
Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) is one of the world’s top tier film festivals screening around 400 films across all genres and we are proud to highlight that Australian film and filmmakers are increasingly becoming an established feature of the festival.
Screen Australia, Australia’s major film funding agency, has a longstanding presence at Berlinale, and is proud to continue supporting outstanding Australian screen talent and content at the festival.
The CHAMÄLEON is synonymous with contemporary circus in Germany! This exciting art form deliberately blurs the boundaries between different genres - such as acrobatics, dance, music and theatre - in order to create something thrilling and cutting-edge.
Since 2004, CHAMÄLEON has dedicated itself to New Circus with great passion and a love of adventure in Berlin’s pulsating city centre. By bringing the innovators and creative circus trailblazers of the international circus scene to Berlin and collaborating with circus companies which defy conventions, CHAMÄLEON challenges audience’s expectations and nurtures our understanding of what contemporary circus productions is and can be.
The charismatic acrobats and musicians of Australian COMPANY 2 will present SCOTCH & SODA: a whiskey-soaked evening of circus and jazz that will leave you amazed, amused and ready to join the party!
(Music Producer and Performer, Director Haul Music Records, Strategy Consultant Away Music, Berlin)
Committed to supporting Australian talent, Christian Vance is a veteran of the Australian electronic music industry who has been based in Berlin for the past four years. With 15 years of international event touring management in Australia and Germany, Vance has been record label owner and manager of Haul Music, Australia since 2008. Vance has performed live electronic music and DJ’d for the past 18 years.
Although primarily based in Sydney, Australia, Michael Reid Gallery also maintains premises in the central Berlin neighbourhood of Mitte and is a permanent hub for Australian art in Europe.
With an exhibition program that displays the best of Australian contemporary art, the gallery produces up to eight exhibitions a year, and participates in art fairs and projects across Europe including in Germany, England, Scotland and Sweden. The gallery is an entry point into Australia art for European collectors and often a port of call for Australian collectors visiting Berlin.
The National Gallery of Australia is the Commonwealth of Australia’s national cultural institution for the visual arts. Their collections include more than 160,000 works of art across four main areas: Australian art, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander art, Asian art and European and American art.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art collection at the National Gallery of Australia is the largest collection in the world and includes comprehensive collections of works by many of the most significant Indigenous artists in Australia.
Nicholas Mangan was born in 1979 in Geelong, Australia, and now lives and works in Melbourne. Mangan is a multi-disciplinary artist known for interrogating narratives embedded in a diverse range of objects. Mangan has exhibited internationally in a number of well-known group exhibitions including: Let’s Talk About the Weather: Art and Ecology in a Time of Crisis, Sursock, Beirut (2016); The Eighth Climate (What does art do?), Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (2016); Beyond 2°, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara (2016); Riddle of the Burial Grounds, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp (2016); 9th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre (2013) among others. Recent solo exhibitions include: Limits to Growth, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane and Monash University, Melbourne (2016); Other Currents, Artspace, Sydney (2015); Ancient Lights, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2015).
The Sydney Youth Orchestra (SYO) was founded as a single orchestra in 1973 by the visionary music educator and conductor, Peter Seymour. For over 43 years it has grown to become a community of more than 450 young musicians, aged 6-24. and today compromises 12 orchestras and ensembles.
From 7 to 23 April 2017, their senior flagship orchestra will travel to Europe. Their tour culminates in Berlin with orchestral tutorials and sectionals in the Philharmonie with members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Facilitated by Stanley Dodds, Australian expatriate violinist, lauded musician and conductor some of the best classical music students from Sydney who aspire to a professional life as orchestral musicians will have the chance to hone their skills and meet their heroes.
SYO will also travel with Artistic Director and Chief Conductor Alexander Briger, Conductor and renowned music educator James Pensini, and two outstanding soloists: Owen Morris, Principal Trumpet with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and Nick Deutsch, Artistic Director of the Australian National Academy of Music.
The ‘Theater der Welt’ (TdW) festival returns to Hamburg for the first time since 1989! Hamburg will come alive for 18 days as it becomes the home port for the renowned international public art festival – bringing together both local and overseas artists whose original and influential works push forward the development of drama, performance, dance, literature, visual arts, film and music. Included in the 25-30 productions presented this year by ‘Theater der Welt 2017’ will be a number of Australian works with a strong focus on contemporary art.
TdW is an International Theatre Institute festival, hosted by Thalia Theatre in collaboration with Kampnagel, funded by the Ministry of Culture of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Federal Government Commissioner of Culture and the Media and the Federal Foreign Office.
Festival director: Joachim Lux Artistic programme: Amelie Deuflhard, Sandra Küpper, Joachim Lux, András Siebold