Heidestrasse 50
10557 Berlin


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2018-06-16 11:00–16:00 Jun18 Sat16Jun Thu14Jun–Sat16Jun

Science of Signs Methodology

In the workshop, we will share our artistic practice which is devoted to a physical exploration that is in constant correspondence with philosophical and spiritual teachings.

Lead by Gal Naor & Matan Zamir | Photo by Bobby Collins

How is it possible to know experience and how come experience is known? What is there between our thoughts? What are the qualities of our conscious experience and how can we apply those qualities to the moving body?

Individually and as a group, we will investigate the borders between knowing and not knowing, states of awareness, abstraction and intention, stillness and physical activity to expand the way we perceive our body-minds. We will allow ourselves to gradually return to our natural, organic state of sensitive openness. As a result, we learn to feel and move our bodies in a way that is consistent with our new understandings and embody those understandings in our practice through improvisations and mental/physical explorations.

Science of Signs Methodology Workshop is an inclusive space welcoming mixable artists, dancers, actors, musicians and people with and without experience in performing arts. We open the door to those who wish to deepen the connection to their body and creative mind. The workshop can be accessible to the Deaf by simultaneous Sign-Language interpretation.

For registration please go to:
Science of Signs Methodology Workshop

Thu14Jun – 11:00–16:00
Fri15Jun – 11:00–16:00
Sat16Jun – 11:00–16:00
2018-06-23 20:30-21:00 Jun18 Sat23Jun Thu21Jun–Sat23Jun

Oráculo installation

Installation based on materials from ‘Science of Signs II: Oráculo’

Photos by Dieter Hartwig and Ruthe Zuntz
Thu21Jun – 20:30-21:00
Fri22Jun – 20:30-21:00
Sat23Jun – 20:30-21:00
2018-06-23 21:00-22:00 Jun18 Sat23Jun Thu21Jun–Sat23Jun

Science of Signs I: Lights & Vessels

a dance lecture performance by the progressive wave

Concept/Choreography/Performance: Gal Naor Co-artsitic Direction/Dramaturgy: Matan Zamir Stage/Light/Video Design and Technical Direction: Marc Jungreithmeier Original Music Composition: Ori Alboher Costume Design: Don Aretino Production Management: Ann-Christin Görtz Text Transcription: Bennet Togler  Production Assistant: Lilla Roma Weisselberg, Jessica Comis Promotion Photography and Video Teaser: Shira Kela Fotos: All photos by Ruthe Zuntz © The progressive wave Lights & Vessels is a production of The progressive wave in co-production with ID Festival (Berlin) and with the support of Tanzlabor 21 (Frankfurt), Radialsystem V, Sasha Waltz & Guests, Heilehaus and Diamond Freddie (Berlin).

In a mindful laboratory, a sign language interpreter operates a mystery: What is the language above all languages and what universal messages are echoing through it?

Lights & Vessels is the first chapter in the progressive wave’s performance trilogy Science of Signs. This narrated solo piece aims to uncover a thought provoking outlook on the teachings of Kabbalah wisdom, suggesting an up to date interpretation of the sacred tongue.

A scientific solo piece about the metaphysics of love.

Thu21Jun – 21:00-22:00
Fri22Jun – 21:00-22:00
Sat23Jun – 21:00-22:00
2018-08-10 21:00-22:00 Aug18 Fri10Aug Fri10Aug


A performance concert infused by the uncharted cosmos of genderless love.

EVENT-CREDITS: Dancers: Natalie Abbott, Marcus Kym Louend | Vocalist: Peer Liening-Ewert | Guitarist: Brandon Johnson | Poet: Ezra Green |  Direction: Troels Primdahl | Costumes & Set Design: Don Aretino | Hair and Makeup: Sarah Hartgens | Sound design: Kris Vango | Photos: Tomás Eyzaguirre

In celebration of the rising international queer icon MIKEY.’s recent release of their acclaimed EP ‘PATHS’, we are ready to present a trans-sensory performance concert infused by the uncharted cosmos of genderless love. Come early to step into a hypnotic audiovisual sphere intertwined with retrospective artefacts. Settle down for a one-night-only show by MIKEY. featuring an enchanting cast of performers. Stay late and explore the infinite paths unfolding around and within us constantly. This might happen to be the transformative night that your consciousness didn’t know your senses and desires were longing for all along.

Mikey started out as a solo acoustic act in Australia. After leaving Australia, MIKEY spent time in New York and London where they encountered a community of queer nightlife creatures who awakened the courage for self-discovery that has since become a central theme of their music. In addition to their music sets, MIKEY began performing with Sink the Pink, creating unique looks that led to a design commission from Rihanna and multiple appearances in music videos and fashion magazines. Later, the house music duo Basement Jaxx took notice of MIKEY’s vocals, inviting them into the studio for the collaboration “Walk the Dog”. And just recently Mikey was featured in a film for Depeche Mode’s Global Spirit Tour, directed by Anton Corbijn.

Doors open: 20.00
Show starts: 21.00
Afterparty from 23.00 (DJ: Mculo)
Entry: 12 €

Fri10Aug – 21:00-22:00
2018-09-07 20:00–21:00 Sep18 Fri07Sep Thu06Sep–Fri07Sep

EL CIRCULO ETERNO [Homage to Harald Kreutzberg]

Understanding the essence of the past means to take a look into the future.

Choreographed by Norbert Servos / Jorge Morro | Dancers: Silvia Ventura and Jorge Morro | Music: Max Richter a.o. | Set and costumes: Norbert Servos/Jorge Morro | Lighting design: Norbert Servos / Asier Solana | Video editing: Norbert Servos | A piece by DanceLab Berlin in co-production with Centro Danza Canal and Mime Centrum Berlin. | Presented by Trauma Bar und Kino

El Circulo Eterno is a dialogue between the past and the present; a dialogue between two performers who constantly oscillate between gender roles. This is how DanceLab Berlin is giving honor to one of the most significant protagonists of German Expressionist Dance - Harald Kreutzberg [1902-1968]. Not only was he described as »the best dancer since Nijinsky« by the New York Times in 1927, but more importantly, Kreutzberg was a pioneering queer artist who played a very delicate game in his exploration of androgyny and homosexuality under the Third Reich.

»Dealing with gender is at the focus of our creation. From the very beginning it was not our aim to reconstruct Kreutzberg but to use his great inventions as a source of inspiration for a new creation of contemporary dance. We started to isolate certain hand and arm gestures from Kreutzberg's ballet solo Der ewige Kreis from 1938 and combined them with our contemporary styles, developing a new type of language.«

DanceLab Berlin is a dance company with two artistic directors and choreographers: Jorge Morro and Norbert Servos. The company was founded at Akademie der Künste in 1993 as a platform for a variety of dancers, actors, singers, composers and visual artists from all over the world. Since then DanceLab Berlin has produced and presented its interdisciplinary creations in countries like The Netherlands, Spain, Luxembourg, Cuba and Greece.

Both dates the show will be starting at 20.00. 

Doors open at 19.15.
Duration: 60 mins.

Thu06Sep – 20:00–21:00
Fri07Sep – 20:00–21:00
2018-10-18 17:00–22:00 Oct18 Thu18Oct Fri28Sep–Thu18Oct

The Summoning of Groovin’ Gary

Starring Groovin’ Gary, Crispin Glover, Trent Harris and Sean Penn with supporting artwork from Constant Dullaart and Jesper Just

Trent Harris, The Beaver Kid, 1979 | Trent Harris, The Beaver Kid II, 1981 | Trent Harris, The Orkly Kid, 1985 | Jesper Just, Bliss and Heaven, 2005 | Constant Dullaart, Keep Me Waiting, 2013

Traumabarundkino is pleased to inaugurate its program of artist films with Trent Harris’s masterpiece “The Beaver Trilogy”. This film remains one of the most important and yet under­recognized hallmarks of recursive filmmaking. Seen for the first time together simultaneously, the films explore queering through a complex echo, a transcendental karaoke that reverberates across each case study. Gary’s sacred rite becomes a cinematic energy frequency. Works by artists Constant Dullaart and Jesper Just each reference the reference of the reference, rippling and metabolizing Trent’s film into a cultural ritual.

Opening + Opening Party on Friday, the 28th of September 20:00–22:00

Additional screenings as the dates show below.
SAT29SEP – 17:00–22:00
SUN30SEP – 15:00–22:00
THU18OCT – 17:00–22:00
All other Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 17:00–22:00

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Fri28Sep – 20:00–22:00
Sat29Sep – 17:00–22:00
Sun30Sep – 15:00–22:00
Wed03Oct – 17:00–22:00
Thu04Oct – 17:00–22:00
Fri05Oct – 17:00–22:00
Sat06Oct – 17:00–22:00
Wed10Oct – 17:00–22:00
Thu11Oct – 17:00–22:00
Fri12Oct – 17:00–22:00
Sat13Oct – 17:00–22:00
Wed17Oct – 17:00–22:00
Thu18Oct – 17:00–22:00
2018-12-15 21:00 Sat15Dec Sat15Dec Sat15Dec


To warm your ice cold heart - an evening of Drag, Performance, Live Music and Rave!

Aerea Negrot [BPitch control] | Evvol | MIKEY. | Hungry | Jacob Meehan [Buttons] | Budino [OSCILLATOR] | ONIO [Reif, Venganzza] | RYO [!!!] | Sasha Kills | ReveRso | Betty Fvck | Parisienne Sasazuka | Bambi Mercury | Nicole M'Pikole | Caddy Domplex | Absinthia Absolut | Yvonne Nightstand

The winter ball pushes to embrace and develop the narrative of how we experience and navigate Berlin nightlife, incorporating a broad spectrum of local and international talent.

Hosted by Olympia Bukkakis & Cheryl Offoffoff-Broadway

Loads More TBA!

Doors 20,00
Shows 21,00

Come Correct!

All Artwork by Belen Resnikowski

Sat15Dec – 21:00
2018-10-26 20:00 - 03:00 Uhr Oct18 Fri26Oct Fri26Oct

Raze de Soare & Rozzma live + Charlotte Bendiks & Utopus dj sets

Two intriguing live shows from Bucharest and Cairo, followed by an early afterparty

"Raze de Soare bears all the signifiers of Future Nuggets' trademark “maneletronics” – taking cues from the bustling but traditional Romanian lăutărească - the Oriental motifs, the nostalgia and longing, mixed with 20th century electronics, a sort of psychedelic 70ties or 80ties chilled sound, starting off with dope bass and squeaky synth sounds. It could be made in the retromania of present day, as well as dug out from the vaults of Romanian synth pop." – Easterndaze

The most infectious sound in Cairo right now is that of Rozzma. A blend of maximalist synths, thick beats, psychedelia and traditional Arabic music, warped and processed using several production filters. Rozzma’s potential was confirmed by the pure adrenaline EP "Donya Faka", the first benchmark release on the new label from French duo Acid Arab. Rozzma does everything: program, rap (with auto-tune) and produces pure rave hypnosis, with thick bass lines like concrete walls and rhythms that hit you in the stomach, at times not dissimilar to hardcore.

The shows are followed by dj sets from “the northern ambassador of distant intimacy” Charlotte Bendiks and Future Nuggets boss Utopus.

Doors: 8PM / Shows: 9PM
Tickets at the door: 10€

Fri26Oct – 20:00 - 03:00 Uhr
2018-11-24 20:00-04:00 Nov18 Sat24Nov Sat24Nov


A cross-pollinated fashion event introducing 4 emerging designers from Berlin

Creative director: Tanja Bombach | Choreographer: Michael-John Harper | Sound designer: Mikk Madisson | Designer: Don Aretino, Maria Miottke, Olga Khristolyubova, Johanna Liebl | Hair&Makeup: Kenny Campbell | Light design: Rasmus Lauvring | Production & Technical director: Troels Primdahl | Video: Nikolas Kasinos & Jeremey Carne (Ouroboros) | Dancers: Lukas Städtler, Ty Gurfein, Ernst van Hoek, Daniel Schabert, Jules Boutet, Peer Liening, Stephan Quinci, Jessica Comis | Web-/Graphic design: Matthias Neumann | Photography: Florian Hetz | Presented and produced by Trauma Bar und Kino

TRAUMABARUNDKINO is thrilled to present the cross-pollinated fashion show NOW YOU MAY TELL THAT I'VE BEEN SEEN BY YOU, which brings together fashion and contemporary dance. Exploring the body and it’s movements, we merge the inner and outer expressions through an emotional approach to fashion. Four emerging fashion designers from Berlin showcase their varied, gender free collections in the intimate framework of a versatile and fluid performance.


The myth of Diana and Actaeon outlines this show - a venture into the conflicts inhabiting human nature at it’s most fundamental level.

The piece exposes primal human behaviour with the implicit price of being consumed by its intensity, as one gradually becomes a victim of their own drive. We explore the dimensions of voice as the only non-organic form of expression in the human body. We channel it’s raw power outwards. Exercising unprocessed, unfocused anger as creative liberation is an authentic form of shaping one's presence. Unleashed acceptance of raw aggression and its tones. Non-judgemental embrace of its potential.
As the inner struggle takes over the body, words become ranting, demeanour becomes rage – a fully rounded human being shines through in all its complexity.

Don Aretino invites a shift in perspective – investigating the fear of the unknown, he sets the viewpoint in an isolated space from which otherness is to be invaded, alienated. Solar, insular. Hybrid nomads evolve within islands of contemporary meaning and wonderment.

A complex labyrinth unfolds through the coloured glass of Maria Miottke’s vision as she creates composite identities based on narrative sequences of dreams where dimensions mingle and nature fools the viewer with patterns and designs.

How can we fight for things we believe in? What forms can strength and resistance take nowadays? How can our will to fight be born with the fact that we, and the whole world, are falling apart? Olga Khristolyubova’s work explores the symbiotic conflict of vulnerability and aggression through intertwining military functionality with the exposed nature of undergarments and bedding.

Shadows move, shapes come into sight – a fraction of inadvertance – and they’re gone. Johanna Liebl generates ‘aesthetics of disappearance’; ethereal forms, diaphanous membranes; mirrors, ungraspable glimpses of existence vanishing into a parallel world, into one’s own self.

Entrance: 10 € | Doors open: 20.00 | Show starts: 21.00 | Afterparty from: 22.00 TBA

Sat24Nov – 20:00-04:00
2018-12-01 23:00 Dec18 Sat01Dec Sat01Dec

Room 4 Resistance


Room 4 Resistance finds a new home at Trauma Bar und Kino, which gives them space to host experimental and ambient live and DJ sets for the first time. Who better than Karen Gwyer and rRoxymore to do the honors?

W/ chill-out rooms, an ambiant and experimental floor, a space for all women, trans and non-binary folks including a darkroom, video installation, VJ performances, unicorns, space for experimentations, ... +++

Line-up /
Altered Natives (Don't Be Afraid, EYE4EYE Recordings)
Club Fitness
Deena Abdelwahed (Room 4 Resistance)
Dirty Daddy Don (DUMP)
DJ Male Tears (Room 4 Resistance)
Karen Gwyer (live) (Don't Be Afraid)
LMGM (Room 4 Resistance)
Nurse Awake (Room 4 Resistancee)
rRoxymore IMPRO LIVE SET (Room 4 Resistance, Don't Be Afraid)
Scaarlet (NOSR - No Suit Records)
WAF (VJ & video installation)

Sat01Dec – 23:00
2018-12-06 20:00 Dec18 Thu06Dec Thu06Dec

Keynote Meditation with Cyber Jaya

All materials, ideas, rights: Cyber Jaya. Produced by Trauma Bar und Kino.

We are honored to host a live presentation by Cyber Jaya, founder and CEO of Technospirituality - the world’s leading digital spirituality platform. In his award-winning Keynote Meditation ©️, a TED-talk inspired lecture performance, he will carefully unpack the main tenets of his philosophy / start-up, expound his highest teachings, and drop his latest app.

“Those who come with an open heart and an open wallet shall be rewarded in this existence and across all platforms.” - Cyber Jaya

Cyber Jaya (b. 1991, Los Angeles) has quickly risen to prominence as a spiritual entrepreneur, responding to the cries of today’s youth for a new kind of spirituality. A spirituality that rises from hashtags and embraces progress as sacred. With the aid of close disciples, performers Jared Marks and Ariel Cohen, he will transmit his digital enlightenment with all those seeking peace on- and offline.

For more information on Cyber Jaya and Technospirituality:

Thu06Dec – 20:00
2018-12-08 23:55 Dec18 Sat08Dec Sat08Dec

Hunters. Gatherers.

w/ Inga Mauer • Nene H • J Tijn • AN-I

It has recently been proven that various forms of life exist outside of the Kreuzkoelln & Warschauer Strasse areas.
They say that if it exists, it is natural.
We invite all the hunters & gatherers out there to sharpen their spears and expand to a new off-the-beaten-path queer territory, complete with genre-bending sounds, darkroom(s) and all.

Fuck agriculture, let’s dance!

SAT08DEC 11:55 PM – SUN09DEC 10 AM

Sat08Dec – 23:55
2018-12-29 23:00 Sat29Dec Sat29Dec Sat29Dec

Room 4 Resistance [R4R]


ROOM 4 RESISTANCE is a Berlin-based queer femme / non-binary forward collective focused on community-building and creating safer space & visibility for underrepresented artists in Dance Music.

R4R runs parties, hosts radio shows, and curates panels to promote women, gender queers, non-binaries, trans, black and POC artists, to explore the political dimensions of the dance floor and to create bridges between different communities.

W/ chill-out rooms, ambiant and experimental floor, a space for all women, trans and non-binary folks including darkrooms, video installation, VJ performances, unicorns, space for experimentations... and more to discover on your own !

Please attend on RA 🔥

Dec 29 at 11 PM – Dec 30 at 12 PM

Sat29Dec – 23:00

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Freshly built in Berlin’s most central borough of Mitte, Trauma Kino is a fifty-five-seater paired to a dance and performance arts venue at Trauma Bar und Kino. Operated by a team of well-connected devotees, Trauma Kino showcases carefully handpicked documentaries cushioned by an assortment of feature films and shorts. A display of grit and insolence, ranging from mainstream obscurities to unapologetic flicks. Inbound phantom-vessel, crucible for interior revolt, flaming hornet dashing through the deluge, Trauma Kino unfastens the child-viewer’s clenched fist and takes him by the hand towards the promise of a good film.

2018-10-11 20:00 Oct18 Thu11Oct Wed03Oct–Thu11Oct

The Wolfpack (2015, USA)

"Six caged Mowglis raised by the movies come good in this buoyant snapshot of postmodern quarantine and breakout." (BFI)

| Crystal Moselle | "The Wolfpack" | USA, 2015 | 1h 30min |Tickets at the bar + online soon | Original version with English subtitles |

Trauma Bar und Kino is pleased to light up with Crystal Moselle's documentary film "THE WOLFPACK".

Wed03Oct – 20:00
Thu04Oct – 20:00
Thu11Oct – 20:00
2018-10-18 20:00 Oct18 Thu18Oct Wed10Oct–Thu18Oct

Europa (1991, DNK)

"On the count of ten you will be in Europa… Every breath takes you deeper, deeper and deeper." A mysterious and devilish plot, fever dream of postwar Europe.

| Lars von Trier; "Europa" (DNK, 1991), 1h 52min | Tickets at the bar + online soon | Original version with English subtitles |

Lars von Trier's EUROPA is the second movie presented at Trauma Bar und Kino.

Wed10Oct – 20:00
Fri12Oct – 20:00
Thu18Oct – 20:00
2018-10-25 20:00 Oct18 Thu25Oct Wed17Oct–Thu25Oct

Listen to me Marlon (2015, USA)

Dive into the deep thoughts and tales of Marlon Brando in this documentary based on the hundreds of audio tapes he recorded over the course of his life.

| Stevan Riley | "Listen to me Marlon" | USA, 2015 | 1h 35min |Tickets at the bar + online soon | Original version with English subtitles |

"Listen to me Marlon" is the second documentary and third movie presented at Trauma Bar und Kino.

Wed17Oct – 20:00
Thu25Oct – 20:00
2018-11-01 20:00 Nov18 Thu01Nov Wed24Oct–Thu01Nov

Bianca Nieves (2013, ESP)

"One day she ran away with a troupe of dwarves, and became a legend." Snow White is recast as a talented bullfighter in this wonderfully eerie and erotic silent film treat.

| Pablo Berger; "Bianca Nieves" (ESP, 2012), 1h 44 min | Tickets at the bar + online soon | Original version with English subtitles |
Wed24Oct – 20:00
Thu01Nov – 20:00
2018-11-08 20:00 Nov18 Thu08Nov Wed31Oct–Thu08Nov

Burden of Dreams (1982, USA)

An extraordinary feature-length documentary about the messianic German director Werner Herzog struggling against desperate odds in the Amazon basin to make his epic feature, Fitzcarraldo.

| Les Blank | "Burden of Dreams" | USA, 1982 | 1h 35min |Tickets at the bar + online soon | Original version with English subtitles |
Wed31Oct – 20:00
Thu08Nov – 20:00

The fashion department of TRAUMABARUNDKINO

showcase interdisciplinary events elaborated as part of a series that aims towards the experimental staging of a vision that challenges the norm of what can be perceived as a fashion presentation.
We bring together the collections of designers and present them in a non conventional display that conveys the concept of fashion with a reformulated approach.
The fashion department is led by Tanja Bombach.

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