Today | 19:00
Caroline Creutzburg + René Alejandro Huari Mateus
Die Vielhundertjährigen
November 29 30 | 19.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Back to the future: In Die Vielhundertjährigen, the audience is contacted by the only contemporary witnesses of a long-gone division between the biological and the digital. These people, several hundred years old, are now inhabitants of a post-digital world. Based on fantasies and wishes for the world, the ensemble, ranging in age from 65 to 87, create their own science fiction narrative.

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Tomi Paasonen
Pas de Q
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December 01 02 03 | 20.00
December 04 | 18.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Pas de Q enters the classical ballet world to turn choreographic forms and traditions upside down and reinvent them. A queer ensemble of male and non-binary dancers
pushes movement, dance and queer aesthetics to the extreme. In a utopian science fiction world, the team fuses drag art and pointe dance into a labyrinth of imaginative perversions, beyond morality and shame. 

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Enad Marouf
In My Hand a Word
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December 09 10 | 20.00
December 10 | 17.00
December 11 | 18.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In the scenic adaptation of his own text, the Syrian-German performance and video artist Enad Marouf deals with loss from a queer perspective: the loss of family, home and relationships, but also that of meaning and language. The audience enters a place where fragments overlap. Two figures move through scenes whose internal coherence continues to unravel through memories, anecdotes, and associative references.

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Jelena Stefanoska & Saša Asentić
Жизела / Giselle
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December 17 18 | 18.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Жизела / Giselle uses dance and language to explore the similarities and differences between the artist Jelena Stefanoska and the tragic ballet character Giselle. The piece tells of the need to love and be loved – and, above all, of the desire and feeling to live a life with dignity.

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Tanztage Berlin 2023
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Hey, why do you look so tired? "Urgency culture" expects us to be connected and responsive constantly. There is little to no time left to imagine the world otherwise. Tanztage Berlin – a yearly festival highlighting the work of the city's emerging dance makers – is back to diagnose the present and predict the future. Its 32nd edition investigates our daily overstimulation and chronic fatigue by reflecting on how we move to the rhythm of today's high-speed, social media-driven reality and its challenges.

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Performance, dance and dialogue on 30 years of "East German Experience".

Over the course of an entire month artistic contributions of the third GDR generation will be presented, addressing the consequences of the so-called reunification, as well as new perspectives on the German-German field of tension.


PREMIEREs + EXHIBITIONS BY Jule Flierl + Mars Dietz, hannsjana, Peggy Mädler + Daniela Dröscher, Caroline Creutzburg, Tanja Krone, Saša Asentić & Collaborators TALKS + SALONS WITH PPeggy Piesche, Nicola Laure Al-Samarai, Natalie Bayer, Katja Kinder, Katrin Gottschalk, Manja Präkels, Silke van Dyk, #Wannwennnichtjetzt, Rike Flämig, Kareth Schaffer, Tatjana Böhm,  Katrin Hattenhauer, Samirah Kenawi, Angelika Nguyen, Gabriele Stötzer, Tucké Royale, Kaey, Ernest Ah, Sabrina Saase + Lee Stevens, a.o.

A festival of SOPHIENSÆLE. The festival is funded by the Capital Cultural Fund, the Foundation for the Study of Communist Dictatorship in East Germany (GDR) and the  Federal Agency for Civic Education. Media partners: Ask Helmut, Inforadio (rbb), taz. die tageszeitung, Zitty