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Stretch Festival
29–31 October
2021

Sensual.
Experimental.
Spiritual.

We request that you are either vaccinated or you have recovered from Covid-19 and given the stark rise in numbers during the last week, we would like to strongly encourage a self-test..

(for more on our Safety Guidelines click here)

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STRETCH FESTIVAL is a weekend festival for gay, bi, trans and queer men* and people who identify somewhere on a gender-fluid male-to-non-binary spectrum. 

 

The festival usually takes place in the heart of Berlin three times a year.

 

After 5 canceled physical STRETCH FESTIVALS due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are thrilled that we are finally able to welcome our stretchies again in our beautiful space in Berlin.

 

Over the past year, our online community however has also grown, allowing us to reach participants and facilitators who aren't physically able to attend the event in Berlin. Consequently, in addition to our regular in-space event, we will also offer an online-only program. We will create a hybrid experience of physical and virtual presentations, workshops, and events. We also hope that it can help nurture and reinvigorate so many connections we have built since 2014.


A hybrid edition is an opportunity to make Stretch accessible in a different way - participants and facilitators can join in from around the globe.

 

We love diversity, welcoming all bodies, skin colors, cultural backgrounds and gender identities within this larger and not-so-definable container of queer masculinities. 

Expert teachers, practitioners, therapists, healers, renegades and artists invite you to this unique virtual gathering. Let's explore a wealth of offerings drawing from bodywork, mindfulness, art, movement, sexuality, psychology, spirituality, gender, identity, ritual, performance, and social engagement.

Participants can choose from 36 in-space workshops and 19 online events, experiential explorations, presentations, and talks in order to explore and inspire a more soulful and playful connection to one another and to life itself.

You’ll be able to connect with people spanning the globe in our virtual safe spaces to socialize, mingle or deepen exchanges.

Use this chance to discover and explore new ways of being, to nourish your body, mind, and spirit. We look forward to welcome curious and adventurous participants.

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Ahmad Baba

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Ayo Gry

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David James

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esmat ahmadian

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Ignacio Jarquin

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Jens Dube

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Jo Koppe

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Julian Martin

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Levi Appleton

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Maevon Canter

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Pawel Dudus

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Raf Benato

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Shlomi Moto Wagner

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Tamara Oyola-Santiago

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Tony Whitfield

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Alexander Hahne

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Bence Gáspár

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Dr. Renee McCoy

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Gal Naor

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Jason King

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Jeremy Shub

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Jochen Stechmann

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Kai Ehrhardt

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Lukas Brock

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Melanie Bonajo

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Peter Pleyer

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Ria Saint Laurent

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Shyam Pillai

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Tchivett

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Vanasay Khamphommala

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Axel Nielsen

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Daddypuss Rex

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Edward D. Lathan IV

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HP Loveshaft

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Jay Barry Matthews

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Jeremy Wade

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Jorge De Hoyos

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Laurie King

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Mads Stine Ananda Lodahl

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Michael Rolnick

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Philip Poole

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Sanjay Kumar

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Simon Magnus

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Tom Barber

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Walter Kaul

Become a member!

You can also support us by becoming a Village.Berlin member at €20 a month (standard price).

 

By becoming a member of the Stretch-Village e.V. you become a part of the community that has been building around the Stretch festival and countless other events hosted at Village.Berlin, Authentic Eros, Instinct and most recently Village.Online. 

Even if you don’t live in Berlin or are unable to regularly visit the Village, you remain a valuable community member and can take an active part in shaping our community - especially now that we are growing our Village.Online presence.

With your financial contribution as a member you are enabling an important place for queer men* looking for personal growth and a sense of belonging to something larger than what one or few individuals can achieve.