Archive: Tanztage Berlin 2023
Bully Fae Collins
Songs of the Dopamine Carousel
In English

The performance will take place as a double bill with She’s Constructing The Exit Signs (Hope&Delusion) by Liina Magnea. The performances will be shown one after the other with an interval of 45 minutes. When you buy your ticket, you will receive a combi-ticket that allows you to attend both performances. 

We recommend wearing an FFP2 mask for the performance visit.

While using dance and songs to tell stories about personal fears, dreams and desires, this fragmented musical performance shifts from self-talk to embodying characters from the online world – news anchors, preachers and influencers – giving an incomplete picture of their apocalyptic fantasies and political agendas. Constantly overwhelmed by information without resolution, the individual performer is feeling and thinking through his troubles while stuck in the endless loop of chemical rushes and crashes induced by a stream of online content: the solo collages cultural satire and personal storytelling, portraying the incoherence of our political moment.

The performance addresses violence (e.g. gun violence).
You can find more information on Content Notes here.

If any questions remain from the following information, please feel free to contact Hannah Aldinger at or 030 27 89 00 35. Please note that details may change by the day of the event.

General: The performance lasts approx. 60 minutes and uses English spoken language. It is suitable for audiences aged 12 and over. The stage uses bright as well as dim lighting, strobe lights, blinding lights, abrupt light changes and complete darkness. There are moments when objects fall from the ceiling onto the stage.

Combi-Ticket: The performance will take place as a double bill with She’s Constructing The Exit Signs (Hope&Delusion) by Liina Magnea. This means that when you buy your ticket, you will receive a combi-ticket that allows you to attend both performances. The performances will be shown one after the other. Reserved tickets must be picked up at the box office by 7.30 pm.

Audience area: The audience area on the grandstand is seated. There are two wheelchair spaces and two beanbag seats, which can be reserved or purchased at the online ticket shop or box office, depending on availability.

Early Boarding: If, for artistic reasons, the door to the auditorium does not open until very shortly before the performance begins, there is the option of Early Boarding. This is early admission for all people (especially with visible or non-visible disabilities) who want a specific seat or a more relaxed entry.

You can also find more information about accessibility here.

Bully Fae Collins (b. 1990 Prince Frederick, MD) creates music, dance and theater about the heightened anxiety of the Information Age and the politicization of bodies under neoliberalism. As a trickster who toils in the refuse of pop culture and history, he weaves the personal, the fictional, and the historical into troublesome queer satires.  He received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore MD and has since toured the US and Europe with various projects. Bully is currently based in Berlin.

Max Eilbacher (b. 1991 Baltimore, MD) completed his undergraduate studies in Baltimore, majoring in cinematic arts with a minor in computer music and animation, all while maintaining an active touring schedule with a diverse range of projects, including the musical group Horse Lords, whose just intonation-based trance music exemplifies a modern response to the minimalist tradition. He has presented solo compositions, abstracted electronic mediums, and performed with a number of different groups throughout North America, Canada, Europe, and Japan. He has very recently relocated to Berlin.

Writer, Director, Performer Bully Fae Collins Composer Max Eilbacher Dramaturgical support Dandan Liu

A production by Bully Fae Collins in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. The 32nd edition of Tanztage Berlin is a production of the SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the friendly support of Tanzfabrik Berlin e. V., Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte and HZT Berlin. Media partners: Siegessäule, taz and Berlin Art Link.