29 — 30 June 2018, Flutgraben, Berlin
How can different disciplines activate each other and how can those activations be realised through an event?

PRAGMA Festival is a space for exchange between different practices.
The first day of preparation sessions in movement, conversation, music and space is concluded with a 1-hour rehearsal towards the main event (which takes place the next evening).

The next day, after an initiation session by mind-altering psycho-traveler Reggie Watts, we shift towards the collective activation of all the practices and approaches in the context of Local Prophets party.

Operating System for Bodymind
Conversational Practice
Local Prophets
The practice of collective music-making
Reggie Watts
Mind-Altering Stimulator
29 June 2018 / 10:00 - 22:00
10:00 – 10:30
10:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 14:30
10:30 – 14:30

∞OS — Bodymind Operating System:
Assimilation and Adaptation of the Collective Body
We will learn the main principles of ∞OS physical practice based on assimilation, adaptation and redirection. We will then see how these principles can be applied in the context of an event.
10:30 – 14:30
10:30 – 14:30

Circadian presents its new conversational practice: asking each other transformative questions.
During this session we will propose several potentially touching subjects for a conversation that you can have with somebody you know or a random stranger. This way we activate a conversational practice that can be brought into the event the next day.
10:30 – 14:30
10:30 – 14:30

Colin Johnco of Local Prophets and Johnkôôl will host a collective workshop on music creation.
Opening the stage up for improvisation we will explore all the different ways that people can collectively fill the space with the music. Bring your own instrument!
14:30 – 16:00
14:30 – 16:00
Food and Ambiance

The practice of the collective hosting and eating.
Taking the practice of hosting to the level of performance and life philosophy our friends will serve you with a healthy choice of mind-altering delicacies and propose several strategies for the space-making.
16:00 - 18:00
16:00 - 18:00
∞OS Meets Conversation

Conversational movement practice.
In this collective session, we will try to put the practice of assimilative movement (∞OS) and the practice of disruptive conversation (Circadian) together. We will see what happens when we speak when we move and how our movement can affect what we say and how we say it, as well as vice versa.
16:00 - 18:00
16:00 - 18:00
Local Prophets Ambiance

The collective practice of creating the atmosphere through music and music through atmosphere.
We will explore how we can combine the strategies from the collective music-making and vibe architecture in order to build a context and a narrative for an event.
18:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:00
∞OS + Circadian + Local Prophets + Ambiance

All the practices meet and mix together to exchange ideas and try out some new hybrid experiments.

We make a very intense, but a very short-lived rehearsal of the event the next day.
30 June 2018 / 20:00-22:00
20:00 – 20:30
20:00 – 20:30
20:30 – 21:00
20:30 – 21:00

Reggie Watts presents.
21:00 – 21:15
21:00 – 21:15

Reggie Watts presents his point of view on the question of music and the collective music-making practice.
21:15 – 21:32
21:15 – 21:32

Reggie Watts will proceed.
21:32 – 22:00
21:32 – 22:00

Reggie Watts will conclude.
And this will be the end of this transmission.
30 June 2018 / 22:00-03:00
22:00 – 23:00
22:00 – 23:00
23:00 – 0:00
23:00 – 0:00

Stage 1 of the party.
0:00 - 1:00
0:00 - 1:00
Stage 2

Stage 2 of the party.
1:00 – 2:00
1:00 – 2:00
Stage 3: Live

Stage 3 of the party.
2:00 - 3:00
2:00 - 3:00
Stage 4: live

Stage 4 of the party.
And this will be the end of this transmission.
3:00 - ∞
3:00 - ∞
Stage ∞

Stage ∞ of the party.
What Is It Like?
With PRAGMA we want to make a meaningful festival of practices and experiences, where they can meet, interact, surprise and learn from each other.

The previous events that our team co-organized include 3AM event, Local Prophets, The Waiting Room and ∞OS movement workshops. With PRAGMA we want to integrate this experience in the frame of a two-day event, where the participants first establish a common practice and then have a chance to bring it together into life. Feel out the vibe at our previous events by taking a glance on some photos below!
Where Is It?
In 2018 PRAGMA Festival takes place at Flutgraben in Berlin — the beautiful historical building, which used to be a part of the Berlin wall.
How to get there
Take a S-bahn to Treptower Park or an U-bahn to Schlesisches Strasse. Then walk towards Arena / Badeschiff. Just behind Club der Visionaere you will see a red brick building with an orange door. This is the entrance.
Get Your Tickets
PRAGMA Festival
29 — 30 June 2018 | Berlin

This event is supported through your contributions only.
There is no external funding and we do not make any profit.
All the money we get will be distributed among the artists and people who make the event possible.
1. Preparation | 29/06
10:00 — 20:00
∞OS + Circadian Workshops
  • You can access any morning workshop session (10:30 to 14:30) and all the afternoon / evening sessions on the 29th of June during the "Preparation" sessions.
  • You will experience other practices and see how they could be implemented in the context of an event.
  • You will also be able to access the activation Local Prophets party for free.
Buy the Workshop Pass
3. Activation | 30/06
22:00 — 5:00
Local Prophets Party
  • Access to the final event
  • The complete Local Prophets experience
  • Preparation session guests (29/06 workshop) get in for free.
Get Your Ticket
If you would like to support PRAGMA, please, contact Special Agency
If you have any questions, you can also write to us on Facebook.
What is this all about?
We believe that learning is about exchange — not only between people, but also between different areas of thoughts and ideas. The ability to look at something from a different perspective or to apply a technique from one realm in some other is very tempting. We want to set up a space where everyone can try this approach out, towards constructing the final event.
Why preparation, initiation and activation?
During the Preparation and Initiation parts we prepare ourselves, try out new skills, meet each other, and exchange ideas and tryouts. During the Activation stage we apply them all into real life.
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Our Team

Dmitry Paranyushkin
Diego Agullo
Maria Mushtrieva
Colin Johnco
Adam Hughe
Laurence Glynn
Jella Dehn
Marc Lagies
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