This Season we forge a monument to lust in four varied portraits. We delight in celebrating the lust for life and explore all its facets. From hedonistic ecstasy to euphoric flow states, we follow personalities who live and enjoy their very own lust for life. Personalities who express themselves without compromise. Freed from the constraints of rigid patterns and trodden paths! Autumn/Winter 2022 is about the courage to find your personal definition of inner and outer beauty.

To surrender to passion – and to devour life.

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Tess Völker and Boston Gallacher have been dancing at the world-famous Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) in The Hague for several years now. The duo is completely absorbed in the intuitive states of flow they experience while dancing.
In modern dance, the body is more than just a tool to follow choreography. It becomes a resonance space for dancers and spectators alike. The connection to the environment is created using facial expressions, gestures, movement and music.

A life in dance.

Tess Völker is the up-and-coming talent for modern dance. The young woman was born in San Francisco in 1997 and studied jazz, modern dance and ballet at the renowned The Rock School in Philadelphia, Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick and the Joffrey Ballet Chicago. She has already danced at the Ballett Dortmund and at the NDT II for dancers aged 17 to 22. In the meantime, she belongs to the main NDT I company. She says about dance and music: “Music is the closest thing to magic in our world. Dance is my way to connect with that.”
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The eternal search.

Dance is a never-ending quest for Tess: “I feel the paradox of control as a dancer: I try to control my body but always come up against my own limits – because I only have this one body. Testing those limits is addictive.”
There is a lustful experience hidden in this, because: “There are rare moments in dancing when I feel so connected to what I’m doing, to who I am, to the music. The feeling of being at one with myself, with the music, with the space, just riding the wave of the situation, is completely indescribable. You can scarcely put it into words. That is literally the reason why I dance. A completely new way of communication.”
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Constantly hovering between fear and lust.

Boston Gallacher also dances at the NDT. Boston was born in Scotland in 1996 and studied at the Dance School of Scotland and the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in Twickenham. Boston also processes his quest for the authentic self in dance: “I am always striving to understand who I am. Dance lets me do just that.” Dance, for him, is always a borderline experience between fear and lust.

Limits to freedom.

When Tess and Boston talk about their work, you can feel the depth of their desire to express themselves. To do it just that little bit better next time. In the process, both repeatedly come up against the limits of their bodies. The human imagination knows no limits. Anything is possible. But the body only has a certain number of muscles and joints that a dancer can use.
“I’m always looking for more,” says Boston. In the process, Boston regularly experiences moments that he describes as lust: “This unquenchable need for something, this is exactly my relationship to dance. Insatiable, never fully satisfied. When I dance though, I feel free.”


The Berlin Braves are not just any sports club. They give young people in professional and amateur sport backing and support with their collaborative and holistic approach – because you can sometimes get lost without a community, especially in the everpulsating vibrancy of Berlin.

The Berlin Braves are based in the heart of Berlin – and this is the perfect location to reflect the club’s attitude. “At the heart of what we do is, of course, our love of sport,” explains Simon Dube Paul, member of the board of Berlin Braves. “We all love the feeling that sport gives us.” The club has specialised in the disciplines of running and basketball and has already enjoyed some success here. Our sporting goal is for our basketball teams to reach the second national league. More than anything, however, the Berlin Braves are also a place to go for people of all kinds: “We integrate everyone and champion diversity – as a community we can only benefit from this.”

Community – so that you can rely on each other.

Member of the board Arina Vahdati is also proud of the community that has evolved over the years. There is a huge amount of confidence in all the members: “It takes a lot to be ready to go week in, week out. We all have our own baggage – but we are all still there every week and can always rely on each other.” The Berlin Braves know how important togetherness is – not only in sporting competition, but also in friendships. That is why the club adopts the progressive approach it does, wanting nothing more than to enable its members to live a fulfilled and positive life.

The fulfilled and positive life.

“Sport teaches you lessons for life. You learn to persevere and fail, you also experience frustration,” says Arina. That is why sport is extremely important, especially for young people. The club wants to prepare kids for the future, socialising them through sport. Friendship is very important – you support each other wherever you can, particularly as the most diverse people come together here. The Braves strive to strengthen Berlin’s culture and reflect the city’s identity. Recognising, respecting and upholding diversity. That’s why the Braves love spending time together beyond playing sports: successes and togetherness are celebrated at joint events. Joie de vivre is also part of sport. It is extremely important to come together again, not least after the pandemic.

Lust for life through sport.

Sport plays an important role for everyone. “For me, sport is synonymous with life – if I don’t do sport, I feel right off track,” says Arina. She sees it as a chance to give something back to her body, “because it does so much for me every day.” The euphoria she experiences in basketball never wears off. “No matter what happens on the court, my lust for the sport is constant.”

DRYKORN for the Berlin Braves.

DRYKORN supports people as they make it happen for themselves. That’s why DRYKORN is a proud partner and sponsor of the Berlin Braves. „We believe in the holistic philosophy of the club and want to support it in its goals.” Both sides look forward to a long-lasting, appreciative partnership.



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