The Train to Oz

photo: Svenja Klein

People have the tendency to feel threatened by marketing. Maybe not so much when marketing becomes a surprising pleasure and definately not at all when the  marketing object is not a big brand but an artistic project like a ballet. I was really surprised that our Berliner Staatsballett had the guts to just do something like a flash mob. In the conservative dance world this must be considered absolutely crazy. One hundred dancers from the company and from the ballet school gathered around  at Berlin Hauptbahnhof last Thursday and showed a little choreography of their upcoming ballet: OZ – The Wonderful Wizard. Even if there are for sure better flash mobs out there I liked the end of it very much when the station speakerphone announced the departure for the train to Oz. This is the kind of magic that gives me goosebumps. But maybe I just read too many Harry Potter books. The video of the flash mob and the date of the first show after the jump.

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The Zombie Walk


photos by 1v0

This weekend I left this glorious city to visit my gran in the countryside who celebrated her 75th birthday. And while I was sitting in a circle of elderly folks sipping filtered coffee and eating cake Berlin was attacked by a group of blood thirsty zombies. And I missed all the fun… This little zombie get together was to celebrate the birthday of the late Michael Jackson and it culminated in a Thriller performance in front of the Brandenburger Tor. More of this freaky flashmob after the jump.

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