Silent Disco

On the evening of the festival opening and every Friday and Saturday, the Festival Theaterformen invites you to dance! The festival centre turns into a dance floor for our silent discos, where the music comes not from loudspeakers but from radio headphones. These not only lend you a particularly galactic touch - the silent beats let us experience the Herzogin-Anna-Amalia Square from a completely different angle at night.

30 June
DJ Set by EQuemÉGosta? 

EQuemÉGosta? was founded at the School of Communication and Arts (EAD/ECA) of the University of São Paulo in 2016. The collective consists of people who are active in dance, theater, and the visual arts. They are also part of this year's festival program and will be showing their piece IS THIS A BLACK?

1 July
DJ Set by Yara Mekawei

Yara Mekawei is an electronic music composer and sound artist. A prolific artist and scholar, Mekawei‘s sonic bricolages draw inspiration from the dynamic flow of urban centers and the key infrastructure of cities. Interested in the philosophy of architecture, social history, and philosophical literature. Mekawei implemented the optical transaction from the musical conversation and transferred the sound waves to visual forms. Her work is based on sound as an essential tool of vision.
Mekawei uses the research literature specializing in the social philosophies in her concepts. She naturally follows her ambitious projects through a research point of inseparably uniting between a piece of work and the other, whose work shows an intangible aspect of her cultural identity and feminine in an East African society.

In 2018, Mekawei founded Radio Submarine / راديو†الغواصة†. As a storyteller, she is traversing African cities through the dimension of their sonority and music. One of the central connections between the different visits of each feature is water. Water becomes a space of transmission of African sensibility across the continent.

2 July
Laut Klub Residents // MXB // M.DYNAMITE // DEVILS IVY // MATHILDA

In addition to numerous non-profit cultural projects, the KuK-BS e.V. runs the Laut Klub on Hamburger Straße. Art includes creative processes, free from functional orientation and rational constraints. Knowledge, inspiration, practice, imagination and intuition establish the creation of works of art. The concept of art is constantly changing, the classic genres of fine and performing arts, literature and music are penetrating each other and are constantly being supplemented by technical innovations. Music was the first art form to find its way into digitization. This has been lived, presented and promoted in the KuK-BS for years. 

Following the Silent Disco in the festival center, the Laut Klub will host an after-show party from 11:59 p.m. Visitors to the Silent Disco receive a 5 euro discount on admission that evening. You can find more information about the after-show party in the Laut Klub at:

8 July
Live Set by Diego Noguera

Diego Noguera is a Chilean-born, berlin-based music composer, actor and theater director. He has created more than 40 pieces for theater, film and dance, becoming one of the most important names in the local experimental scene. His collaboration with Manuela Infante has had premieres in Chile, Singapore, USA, Germany, Spain and Belgium. Together with the choreographer Jose Vidal, they have premiered works at the Municipal Theater of Santiago and in Kampnagel (Hamburg) among others. Established since 2019 in Germany, he has played in various stages. And started new collaborations with Sasha Waltz and Florian Fisher, among others. His solo work consists of the release of his first EP “SOÑE QUE IBA A DORMIR BIEN”, plus a “LIVE SET” where voice and the electricity of machines, become a telluric force generating an arc that travels through different landscapes to a sonic catharsis.

Diego Noguera is also a guest at the Festival Theaterformen with the play Metamorphoses by Manuela Infante.

9 July

Artists from A GATHERING IN A BETTER WORLD will take over the Silent Disco in the Festival Centre.

Production credits

Photos Moritz Küstner, Andreas Greiner-Napp