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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Festival Nordwind-Festival

NORDWIND was founded in 2006 as a festival with a focus on exploring the North European and Baltic music and performing arts scenes. For the sixth Nordwind-festival we focus on Russia and the former Soviet Union as well as the complex relationship between Russia and the Nordic and other European Countries under the title Balagan: Zones of Resistance.

We have invited artists who resist these new, conservative transnational alliances, and who seek to create an alternative view of society: Balagan!!! is a Russian exclamation meaning unholy chaos, inversion of conditions. Figures appear on stage that resist categorisation either via the absurd and grotesque, or in quieter, subtler ways.

In Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz Oleg Sulimenko combines western-urban daily life with shamanistic rituals in Meet The Shaman. In the Sophiensaele Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt and Andreas Liebmann sing of their exchange with the new europeans in sicilian refugee camps in Exodus. In Splendour Stina Nyberg seeks new freedom from the body through sound. Erna Ómarsdóttir exposes us to the primordial energy of an unconditional will to survive and Pjotr Pawlenski upsets the Russian machinery of power with his artistic interventions.

In addition to the venues in Berlin, the 82 performances, three of them are world premieres, eight German premieres, will take place in Hamburg, Dresden and for the first time in Bern.

In an accompanying art exhibition, curated by David Elliott, the focus is continued through numerous works, whose origin lies in the social and political conflicts of contemporary Russia, but which use this to imagine a better present and future.

We are looking forward to a haunting and entertaining time with you!

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Nordwind-Festival 2015 / Balagan!!! is a project by SISUTheater e.V. in cooperation with Momentum, the global platform for time-based art, and: Volksbühne Berlin, Sophiensæle, Kampnagel, Hellerau – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden, Dampfzen-trale Bern, Stiftung Brandenburger Tor, Kühlhaus Berlin, ICI Berlin, ikonoTV, Momentum. Funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Berlin Kulturverwaltung, Kulturbehörde Hamburg, Svenska Institutet, Swedish Arts Council, Danish Arts Foun­dation, Stikk, Willy Brandt-Stiftung, the Norwegian Foreign Mnistry and Ministry of Culture, Finnland Institut, Goethe-Institut, ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), Dans og Teatercentrum, Zodiak, the embassies of Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland, the Wilhelm Hansen Stiftung and the Bikuben Stiftung. Supported by: NH Hotels, Volvo and WOW Air.


Foto: AES+F, Inverso Mundus,

People and Donkeys, 2015, HD Still;

© AES+F 2015 Courtes y MAMM and Triumph Gallery