Deva Schubert
January 05
January 06
No language

The performance takes place as a double bill with bodyride by Anh Khoa Trần & Christopher Bullen & Felipe Faria & Púca. The performances will be shown one after the other, with a break of 30 minutes. When you buy your ticket, you will receive a combined ticket with which you can attend both performances.

Glitch refers to a (digital) disturbance of information, like a distorted image or a faltering video. GLITCH CHOIR transfers this phenomenon into the analogue space. At the center of the piece is the re-composition of a lamentation song through glitching. Historically, public mourning has been performed primarily by women, so-called lamenters, who, in exchange for payment, give emotional expression to others’ grief for the deceased. It is mostly women who are allowed to, but also damned to glitch the private into the public. The two female performers tend to a collective body of mourning by creating a space of intimate multi-resonance. In the vocal distortion already inherent in the lament, a transformation of mourning into a collective glitch takes place. What kind of choir emerges in the dissonance of frequencies?

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. Therefore, if you find out after you have purchased your ticket that the performance is no longer accessible to you, you can contact us for a ticket return at or 030 27 89 00 45 until 5 business days after the event (Monday through Friday between 10am and 6pm).


  • 50 minutes


  • No language


  • There is a white dance carpet, a printed carpet and a few microphone stands on the floor.


  • The lighting situation starts very bright and even and changes to a more foggy atmosphere.
  • There will be one moment of very subtle light flickering.
  • There will be one short moment of darkness.


  • The performance is mostly concentrated on the performer’s voice. 
  • The performers work with high voice sounds among others. 
  • There will be loud music during the performance.


  • Seated grandstand
  • 2 beanbag seats bookable according to availability
  • 2 wheelchair seats bookable according to availability
  • In addition to the front tribune, there are four audience tribunes in space, so the performance can be watched from all sides.
  • Behind the tribunes on stage there is space to leave without crossing the stage area.
  • The performers may come close to the people sitting in the space and move around them.

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.


  • Reservations can be made via the ticket telephone at 030 283 52 66, Monday to Friday from 4pm-6pm
  • Via the online ticket shop
  • At the box office

You can also find more information about accessibility here.


Deva Schubert is a dancer and choreographer based in Berlin. She studied dance in Salzburg, Kassel, Copenhagen and at the HZT Berlin, as well as Fine Arts at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. In her work she deals with intimacy and the dynamics of interaction as a performative means in a broad spectrum that combines installations, digital media and performances with dance and voice. She frequently collaborates with Juan Felipe Amaya Gonzalez and Dylan Spencer-Davidson. As a dancer and performer, she has worked for Christoph Winkler, Michael Portnoy, Isabelle Schad, Costa Company and Julie Favreau at festivals such as the Venice Biennale, Documenta 14 and Steirischer Herbst. Currently she is involved with the LINK-Masters Artificial Intelligence and Culture Research Project.

Concept, Choreography: Deva Schubert
Performance: Chihiro Araki, Deva Schubert
Voice Coaching: Doreen Kutzke
Choir: Siegmar Zacharias, Emilie Gregersen, Noumissa Sidibé, Doreen Kutzke, Naledi Majola, Francesca Ferrari, Ama Tomberli, Jette Büchsenschütz, Lotta Beckers
Music, sound: Davide Luciani
Light: Hannah Kritten Tangsoo
Dramaturgy: Lotta Beckers
Research, dramaturgy: Jette Büchsenschütz
Costume: Ama Tomberli
Residence: Something Great Schloss Mentin
Music: originally created with Ben Meerwein

A production by Deva Schubert. Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR and Schloss Mentin/Something Great. The 33rd Tanztage Berlin are a production of Sophiensæle. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion and the Capital Cultural Fund (HKF). With the kind support of Tanzfabrik Berlin e. V., Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte. Media partners: Berlin Art Link, Missy, Siegessäule and taz.