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WUNDERKAMMER: The Marvel of the Human Body

WUNDERKAMMER: The Marvel of the Human Body


November 12, 2021, 8 p.m.


Schinkel-Rotunde at Altes Museum Berlin
Bodestraße 1-3
10178 Berlin

The event will be held on three dates:

November 12, 21, 8 p.m.

November 13, 21, 8 p.m.

November 14, 21, 11 a.m.

Tickets à 15 Euro/8 Euro (reduced) from October 15 via Neuköllner Oper 

If you are interested in visiting the Altes Museum on November 14, it is possible to purchase a reduced ticket for WUNDERKAMMER and exhibition visit at the price of 18 euros or 10 euros (reduced).

During the performances on November 12 & 13 photos and video recordings will be made. We will use these for reporting and public relations purposes. For this purpose, the recordings will be published in various local and social media.

An invitation to a blind date – with the most important partners: our body and our mind. We will rendezvous at Schinkel’s Rotunda in the Altes Museum, under the gaze of Asclepius, the great physician of antiquity. There, we will be welcomed and guided by music – to meet the organism we are, complete with sophisticated self-regulatory mechanisms uniting “body and mind,” spirit, physicality, and soul.

How much personal and societal potential lies in not defining health ex negativo, but rather understanding it as a “miracle work” of sophisticated systems that interact to achieve balance and healing? In the Schinkel Rotunda in the Altes Museum, the most up-to-date knowledge, the holistic approach of historical chambers of wonder, and music from Asia and Europe combine to create a new format. The neuroscientist, physician and best-selling author Prof. Tobias Esch, the anthropologist Dr. Mona Schrempf, the Sheng virtuoso Wu Wei and the multi-instrumentalist Niko Meinhold will enter into a dialogue about body and mind, music and world view.

Concept and moderation: Bernhard Glocksin, Neuköllner Oper.

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Video — November 12, 2021

WUNDERKAMMER with Neuköllner Oper

The Marvel of the Human Body – a trailer

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Gallery — November 12, 2021


The Marvel of the Human Body

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Dialogue — Series

The WUNDERKAMMER series of events combines music, science, and philosophy with a somewhat different view of the world, starting from selected everyday phenomena.

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The speakers 

Tobias Esch is a neuroscientist, health researcher and general practitioner. Since 2016, he has worked as Institute Director and Professor for Integrative Health Care and Health Promotion at the University of Witten/Herdecke, where he also founded the University Outpatient Clinic for Integrative Health Care there in the spirit of a "Medicine of Tomorrow" (2018). His non-fiction books "Der Selbstheilungscode" or "Die bessere Hälfte" (together with Eckart von Hirschhausen) have received several awards. bCurrently (2021) published by Goldmann Verlag: "Mehr nichts - Warum wir weniger vom Mehr brauchen".


Mona Schrempf studied Ethnology, Indian Art History and Ancient American Studies at FU Berlin. She completed her PhD on the local history, social organization, and performance of Tibetan ritual mask dances in a religious community of Bonpo in Amdo, Sichuan Province, China. Her postdoctoral ethnographic research, in addition to topics of ritual performance, addresses notions and everyday practices of health and illness, Tibetan medical practices, and ritual healing in the Himalayas and Tibet in the context of national health systems and socio-political as well as cultural transformation processes. Her research primarily concerns Tibetan or culturally Tibetan-influenced communities in China (TAR, Sichuan and Qinghai provinces) and in the Himalayan borderlands of India and Bhutan, exiled Tibetan communities in German-speaking Europe, and transnational Tibetan medical practice, among others, as part of European complementary medicine in a comparison of China and Europe.



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