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CORONA NEWS

Berlin, 11.8.2020

Dear friends of improvised music,

our new season starts with the good news that we can hold almost all of our events despite ongoing corona measures. Some musicians from Great Britain and the US had to cancel, but we will make up for their events next year!

We have revised our corona regulations. They are posted in the exploratorium and can be found on our website via this link.

Even more good news: Wind instruments and singing are allowed again, although they are subject to special “rules of the game”, which can be found on the same page and are displayed in the exploratorium.
We are also working on new room plans, as we have found that, with appropriate partitioning, a considerable number of guests can be accommodated, especially in our studio 1, despite distance rules. We still have to discuss these plans with our district health authority, but we assume that there will be no problems, because we can comply with all the requirements of the current hygiene rules.

Our procedure at the events will be different than before. Very important: Whoever wants to visit an event must register in advance! This also applies to concerts and open stages. In addition, at events with many visitors we have to place the chairs firmly and, if necessary, also mark predetermined routes. But all this is feasible!

So we hope to see you (again) soon in the exploratorium. All the best

The exploratorium berlin team

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Berlin 7.6.2020

Dear friends of improvised music

it’s going on! After consultation with the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg health authority, we are now allowed to work in larger groups: in studio 1 up to ten people, in studio 2 up to eight. We are also allowed to hold events with a limited number of spectators, provided we observe the 1.5 m distance rule. Therefore the Open Stage can also take place again on 14.6., although with a limited number of participants.

Unfortunately there is no permission for wind instruments and singing yet. However, since there are scientific studies that suggest very pragmatic and feasible regulations, we hope to be able to announce positive news in this respect soon.

But we can also do it differently: On Thursday (June 4th) we streamed an event (already with a small audience) for the first time! Namely the beginning of the new Denkraum event series key_concepts. You can find it on our newly created youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuoMNoRHJPiFqdAysZeEF0Q. Just have a look!

And in view of the new possibilities above all: just come and visit us again!

All the best and see you soon at the exploratorium!

The team of exploratorium berlin

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Plexiglas protective screen installation in studio 1

 

Berlin May 9, 2020

Dear friends of improvised music,

we can start again – even though only in small steps at first!

From Monday, 11.5. on, it will be possible to rehearse in music schools (and our workshop department is a kind of music school) in small groups of up to 5 people, but for the time being without voice and wind instruments. This means that our ensembles and regular courses can start again in small groups. I recommend that for now, vocalists and wind players use the sound objects and percussion instruments that are abundant in the exploratorium – which can also be a nice creative stimulus for the time after Corona.

The concert of the “A” Trio can not take place on 14 May, but we hope to be able to make up for it in the coming weeks.

Concerning the impro-meetings (open stages etc.), we are currently in a coordination process with the moderators, which of them can work under small group conditions. We will soon mark the events accordingly on our website. An overview of this information can be found on our website calendar.

Best wishes from the exploratorium team and above all: Stay healthy!

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Berlin, April 17, 2020:

Dear friends of improvised music,

as you have certainly already learned from the media, the measures to contain the corona virus are still ongoing. This also means for the exploratorium that we (have to) remain completely closed at least until May 3rd.

After all, two of our offers can take place in virtual space for a transitional period:

The Reading Circle Improvisation Literature, which will be moderated from now on by our new head of the think space Mathias Maschat, will take place on Tue, 21.4., 18 – 19.30 h as a video conference.

The regular course Feldenkrais + Improvisation facilitated by Dragana Cukavac will start on Wed, 22.4., 18.15 – 19.45 h as an online course and will be continued in the exploratorium as soon as the measures are relaxed and it is possible to meet again.

Detailed information on both offers can be found under the respective link on our website.

Currently, major events throughout Germany are cancelled until 31 August. Whether smaller events such as our improvisation concerts can possibly take place earlier has not yet been decided. We will get back to you as soon as there are any news.

Best wishes from the exploratorium team and above all: Stay healthy!

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Berlin, March 26, 2020:

Dear friends of improvised music,

many of our users are artistically active themselves and get into a difficult personal situation due to the current situation.

Here are a few helpful links:

An overview of measures of the Federal Government “Aid for artists and creative people” (in German language) can be found here:
https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/themen/coronavirus/hilfen-fuer-kuenstler-und-kreative-1732438?view=renderNewsletterHtml

For those who miss the cultural stimulation at home, we recommend a look at the video archive on the explo website, where a very rewarding selection of improvisation concerts from recent years are stored: https://exploratorium-berlin.de/en/videos/

We will upload more videos in the near future.

Best wishes from the exploratorium team and above all: Stay healthy!

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Berlin, March 16, 2020:

Dear friends of improvised music,

due to the current corona treat, we are closing the exploratorium completely up to April 18. This includes all public events as well as the ensembles, regular courses and rentals.

Should it remain the case that the measures to contain the corona virus are lifted or eased from April 20 onwards, we might start normal operations on April 19.

We want to make up for the residence of the trio LDP in one year. We very much hope that we will be able to resume operations after April 19 and that the events still planned for April can take place regularly.

Best wishes and above all: stay healthy!

The exploratorium berlin team

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