Thank you Berlin

Six Ambassadors of the Night, four special event series, and a day-to-night program spanning over 100 events: We are proud to have made a space for new directions in Berlin's nightlife over the past few months, and we're glad you came along for the journey.

The NIGHT EMBASSY is now officially closed. A warm thank you to all who visited us over the past few months, and to all the artists, curators, performers, and innovators who shaped the NIGHT EMBASSY program. Stay tuned for our next adventure, but for now the night is yours.

Meet the
Ambassadors
of the Night
Sep 6 - Sep 19
CO:QUO
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Digi-Gxl
More Info
Sep 20 - Oct 3
Ghost, I
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No Start
No End
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Oct 4 - Oct 14
Peripheral
Intuitions
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Oct 20 - Oct 26
PANSY
More Info
Nov 1 - Nov 15
MOVE.UNLTD
More Info
Nov 18 - Nov 30
Sweetest
Taboo
More Info
Additional
program
Oct 18 - Oct 19
NobodyListen
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Oct 29 - Nov 1
Wemaisnone
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Nov 30 - Dec 1
AfterDark Society
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Dec 5 - Dec 15
Night Embassy Closing
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Upcoming
Events
Saturday
9 November
MOVE.UNLTD present: Butoh Workshop w/ Valentin Tzin
InFO
Start: 18:30
End: 21:30
ArTISTS
Valentin Tzin

Valentin Tszin is a Russian-born artist and dance researcher based in Berlin. His method (named 4/4 4/3 4/0) draws on the forms and fundamental principles of dramatic theatre, taekwondo, butoh and throat singing.
Tszin's body of work varies greatly in scale; he works across a contrasting range of formats, from ascetic solos to intricate group concepts. His projects have been presented to diverse audiences internationally.

Origins of Butoh:
The story ofutoh begins in the aftermath of World War II. Japan was rocked by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, acts of such unimaginable destruction that they left a paralyzing scar on the national consciousness. For years after the war ended, the United States occupied Japan, and even after leaving remained heavily involved. Japan began rapidly urbanizing, modernizing, and expanding its industrial economy. It was lot of change in a time when people still hadn't recovered from the horrors of the war.

In this world, two dancers named Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno began contemplating their art. These two men saw contemporary dance in Japan as being much too influenced by the styles of the West, and with all of the change in society wanted to find something that was a better expression of Japanese culture and tradition. The violent end of the war had also allowed for something of a reset in Japanese culture, and the two found an opportunity to explore dance in what they saw as its most primal and raw forms.

Hijikata and Ohno began experimenting with new styles of movement, ones that were more grotesque and disfiguring. They started rejecting traditional ideas about beauty in the body and in motion, exploring the idea of a more primordial beauty, one inherent in all bodies. Hijikata called his new work Ankoku Butoh (Dance of Darkness), in reference to the unknown that surrounded and filled the body.

Hijikata's first demonstration of this style appeared in 1959, in his performance of the poem Kinjiki. The play dealt with sexual themes, from bestiality to homosexuality, depicted with intense and meticulous movements, some of them very small. It was shocking, to say the least, and Hijikata got himself basically kicked out of acceptable society.

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ambassador
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Blurring the lines between visual art, sound and movement creates the ultimate immersive experience for this collective. MOVE.UNLTD exists in these crossed borders, drawing from both the city’s dance floors and studios alike. Berlin’s club scene is built on artistic experimentation that refuses to be defined, and the collective’s work is built on the promise of global outlook on a local scale.

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All
About

Jägermeister is proud to present the Berlin Night Embassy scholarship program this fall. After uncovering some of the creative community's most visionary ideas for reinventing Berlin’s nightlife, six Ambassadors with the boldest ideas in the city were chosen. 

As Pansy, Ghost, I x No Start No End, Peripheral Intuitions, MOVE.UNLTD, CO:QUO x Digi-Gxl, and Sweetest Taboo, the Ambassadors come from around the world, but share a common love for the city’s nightlife. We’re also giving them a blank canvas to explore their chosen topics and concepts with the support of the NIGHT EMBASSY Creative Board, five renowned figures known for their contributions to Berlin’s club and music culture: Lutz Leichsenring, executive member of the Berlin Club Commission; music journalist Christine Kakaire; Dimitri Hegemann, Berlin club luminary and founder of Tresor; Linnea Palmestal, DJ, activist and founder of women’s, trans and non-binary collective No Shade; and Bernard Koomson, DJ and founder of artist collective deadHYPE. Under the curatorial direction of each ambassador, the NIGHT EMBASSY will also be a public showcase of their work, putting them in charge of a day-to-night program with collaborators and mediums of their choice.

Starting on September 6, they’re given a blank canvas and a two-week residencies in our custom-built modular art and music space in the heart of Kreuzberg to explore new creative directions in Berlin's nightlife through day-to-night programming ranging from workshops, film screenings, performances, and parties, of course.

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The NIGHT EMBASSY draws inspiration from both Jägermeister’s own heritage of irreverent perfectionism and the freeform creativity of Berlin’s long-standing nightlife and art scene. As such, Jägermeister welcomes artists based in Berlin from any background, age and level of experience: The NIGHT EMBASSY is open to all bold thinkers committed to bringing their ideas to life. Our selected projects shine a light on new possibilities for artforms connected to club culture, and foster a strong sense of community.

Each residency will be tailored to the experience of its participants. With educational lectures, hands-on workshops and expert guidance to help cultivate their career in the arts and onwards, the program aims to equip each ambassador with the inspiration, technical know-how and practical support to transform their creative practice and redefine Berlin’s nightlife.

 

The NIGHT EMBASSY Creative Board Members 

Each Ambassador has also received the support of the NIGHT EMBASSY Creative Board, five renowned figures known for their contributions to Berlin’s club and music culture.

 

Lutz Leichsenring
As the founder of The Creative Footprint and executive board member of the Berlin Club Commission,  Lutz Leichsenring has dedicated his life to building, promoting and protecting Berlin’s nightlife.

 

Christine Kakaire
Christine Kakaire’s experience in the music industry is unparalleled: The writer and presenter has worked across Sydney, London and Berlin for publications and organisations ranging from Pitchfork and Resident Advisor to Google Play and Boiler Room.

 

Linnéa Palmestål
A DJ and activist by trade, Linnéa Palmestål has spent years building a better and more inclusive club culture with her networks in Berlin as the founder of women’s, trans and non-binary collective No Shade.

 

Dimitri Hegemann
Dimitri Hegemann’s name is synonymous with Berlin’s nightlife: The club luminary founded Tresor shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rest is history.

 

Bernard Koomson
The sneakerhead-turned-DJ Bernard Koomson brings together music and video art with his collective deadHYPE. 

Contact and
Location

For any inquiries on the NIGHT EMBASSY project, please contact us on support@night-embassy.com.

Stay tuned in the meanwhile, mid-August we will release the first Ambassador program. 

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The NIGHT EMBASSY
Falckensteinstraße 48,
10997 Berlin

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How it
works

The NIGHT EMBASSY is an event space provided by Jägermeister, run with the Ambassadors of the Night.

Space
Together, we want to provide a good and safe experience for everyone taking part. This is why aggression, harassment or hate speech of any kind will not be tolerated at our events or at the door. If you notice any such behaviour, please let a member of staff or one of our team at the venue know immediately. These are branded events and, at times, there will be content captured, that may be used for promotional material in the future. By entering the event venue you consent to this.

Entry
All events at the NIGHT EMBASSY are free of charge. Entry cannot be guaranteed without a ticket, which you can download via each Ambassador's page on this website. All events are capacity based events. When the venue is at capacity, we will not be able to admit any more guests due to health and safety regulations.

Program info
We will release program info every two weeks. If you'd like to hear of these releases from us, sign up for our mailing list to the right! We will only use your email for program updates.

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