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© Jörg Metzner

© Jörg Metzner

© Jörg Metzner

Dance Performance / All Dates for June cancelled

Can touch this

Theater Strahl and performing:group

Die Weiße Rose, Martin-Luther-Str. 77, 10825 Berlin

The age recommendations given here are only guidelines. In general, we welcome visitors of all ages. A contact person of the respective partner will be happy to provide you with more information.

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Can touch this

To touch is provocation. To touch is beautiful. To touch is inappropriate. To touch is vital. Culture and traditions determine whether a touch is pleasant or embarrassing. Or are we the ones who decide that?

We want to be seen, we want to be loved, we want to be wanted. But please don’t touch!
Five actors examine this dilemma of modern life: We long to be touched, and yet we also want to be safe from harm. The performers allow closeness and lose control. They push their own and others’ boundaries, they touch and experience lust. They blunder and stumble over cultural barriers, cause embarrassment – and then they gently take the audience back to a safe place.

NEW: Dance pedagogical workshop on CAN TOUCH THIS at your school!

Closeness, distance, consensuality, limits, perception of oneself and others - to meet these often ambivalent "points of contact" with humour, joy and curiosity, especially for young people, is the aim of this offer. In connection with a booking of CAN TOUCH THIS in March or April 2020, we will come to your school in the week of the performance or the week before for a dance education workshop. A follow-up discussion directly after the performance will round off your visit to the theatre.

Workshop (conducted by dancers & choreograph Florian Bilbao):

Insight into the development process of CAN TOUCH THIS
What is dance theatre? Brief introduction to the history of dance
Practical research on the subject "touch"
Date and duration after agreement (maximum 2 school lessons)

The workshop is free of charge, registration via


A cooperation of Theater Strahl and performing:group Cologne. Theater Strahl is a partner of Offensive Tanz für junges Publikum Berlin. Supported by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, North Rhine-Westphalia State Office for the Independent Performing Arts

Free performance for teachers and parent representatives on Thursday, 23 January, 18:00 h. Following the performance, there will be a discussion with our drama teachers.

Registration: strahl[at]