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 and under creative direction of Tanja Bombach.


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Now you may tell that I've been SEEN BY YOU


On the 24th of November 2018 we presented our first in house production, the cross-pollinated fashion performance NOW YOU MAY TELL THAT I’VE BEEN SEEN BY YOU, where we brought together fashion and contemporary dance.

Working closely with choreographers, dancers, sound and light designers, offers us the challenge of engaging the public more directly, where content is being delivered with a strong emphasis on physicality and free form expression that results in a versatile 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 behavior with the implicit price of being consumed by its intensity, one gradually becoming a victim of one’s own drive. We explore the dimensions of voice as the only non-organic form of expression in the human body. We channel its raw power outwards. Exercising unprocessed, unfocused anger as creative liberation is an authentic form of shaping one’s presence. The acceptance of raw aggression and its tones with a non-judgemental attitude enables us to embrace 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.




»Hybrid art in Berlin - when fashion meets contemporary dance. […] Altogether the collaboration of choreographers, dancers, sound and light designers created a unique cross-cultural event that really stood out from the usual fashion performances«



»How an interdisciplinary performance in the "Trauma Bar and Kino" turned the concept of the fashion show on its head - and became the pioneer of a new movement«



»The German capital infamous for mixing fashion and nightlife, but this time it has gone a step further. […] the choreography in fact shows off the garments, allowing them to be observed from different, obscure angles, with fabric trailing in the wind as dancers fly through the air and intertwine with each other in tantalising, orgy-like bundles.«



»Dissolving the structural concept of a fashion show, turning it upside down and transforming it - this is what the fashion department of the Berlin-based project TRAUMABARUNDKINO is all about. […] Their goal: to expand the presentation of fashion, to promote a conceptual exchange, to unite creative people and thus to create interdisciplinary connections.«



»Trauma does fashion differently. It doesn’t think of it as a binary concept. #SEENBYYOU, under the creative direction of Tanja Bombach, is a new way of experiencing it, combining the mediums of art, dance, fashion and drama in a visceral performance. […] This incredible production gave full artistic freedom to creatives and in a collaborative effort showcased how pure and boundless fashion can be. In a city famed for breaking down walls, why keep artforms separate when they make for such a beautiful union?«


Participating artists and dancers:


Choreography by MJ Harper

Sound design by Mikk Madisson

Light design by Rasmus Lauvring

Hair and Make up by Kenny Campbell

Dancers: Lukas Städtler, Ty Gurfein, Ernst van Hoek, Daniel Schabert, Jules Boutet, Peer Liening, Stephan Quinci, Jessica Comis


Concept and creative direction by Tanja Bombach

Production and technical direction by Troels Primdahl