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December 17 | 17.00 Guided tour
Various Locations | 5 EURO

A guided tour about the eventful history of the Sophiensæle from its construction in 1904/05 to the present day.

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Lange / Kress / Mazza / Stymest VIER
Vier_c_Paul Sleev_HP
December 17 18 | 20.00 Musical
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

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Das große Kiezchortreffen #2
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December 19 | 19.00 Singalong
Festsaal | 10/7 EURO

Our musical Christmas treat celebrates another season!

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Lois Alexander Neptune
Neptune_c_ Michiel Goudswaard_HP
January 08 | 19.00
January 10 | 20.30
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Lois Alexander uses water and its transformational qualities as points of departure to reflect on her position as a woman belonging to a minority.

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Sasha Amaya // Frida Giulia Franceschini Sarabande // Tricks for Gold (T4$)
sarabande_c_Nobutaka Shomura, Sasha Amaya
January 08 09 | 20.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

Sasha Amaya brings baroque dances into the present and investigates their similarities with contemporary dance // Tricks for Gold (T4$)  is a cynical fairy tale about the commodification of the female body in times of late capitalism.

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ZTB präsentiert: Incite! Dance!
January 09 | 18.00 Austausch
Hochzeitssaal | Free Entrance

Departing from the experiences and struggles around the Dance for Millions of Reasons campaign, ZTB opens an interactive space in which strategies of protest, resistance and dissent will be tested.

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Caner Teker Kırkpınar
January 10 11 | 19.00 Dance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Caner Teker creates new queer spaces by appropriating techniques of Turkish oil wrestling (Yağlı Güreş).

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Linus Enlund_HP
January 11 12 | 20.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

„Juck" is Swedish and means thrust. Anarchic, joyful, riotous and explosive, six performers in school uniforms enter the stage and claim their own conditions for "femininity".

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Around the World
c_Kunal Vijaykar_HP
January 12 | 18.00
January 13 | 20.30
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

This year Tanztage Berlin welcome the interdisciplinary art festival Gender Bender from Bangalore in South India as their guest and present a performance: An Evening of Lavani.

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Suvi Kemppainen + Josefine Mühle A Child Has Been Beaten
January 13 14 | 19.00 Dance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Two performers disrupt the dualism of dominance and submission, confronting their viewers with intimacy and their own responsibility as an audience.

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Amirhossein Mashaherifard Aftermath
c_Robin Junicke_HP
January 14 15 | 20.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

With dance, language and sound, Aftermath tells of states of exception and their effects on the body.

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Maque Pereyra Solar Threshold
January 16 17 | 19.00 Dance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

By combining contemporary dance with ritual chanting, reggaeton and perreo, Maque Pereyra creates a decolonial dance practice that shatters conventional notions of sexuality and spirituality.

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Areli Moran La Postal de nuestra Existencia
Arelie Moran @Manon Siv Duquesnay_HP
January 16 | 20.30
January 18 | 19.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

In an intimate exploration, Areli Moran examines the significance of hair as a repository of social norms, identity and desire.

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House of Living Colors Endangered Species
Endangered Species_c_Xixi Diana YamYam
January 17 18 | 20.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

The drag collective House of Living Colors focuses on the climate crisis, showing that a diversity of identities is as essential for the survival of our society as is biodiversity for nature.

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January 18 | 22.00 Party
Kantine | Free Entrance

With an uplifting show, House of Living Colors presents Spice to celebrate the perseverance and resilience of QTBIPoC (queer + trans Black, Indigenous, People of Color).

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Interrobang Philosophiermaschine
300dpi Philospiermaschine Querformat_c_Silke Bauer_HP
January 23 24 25 26 | 19.00 Performance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Telephone conversations with philosophers of the 20th century.

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Vanessa Stern Auf der Suche nach der komischen Alten
January 24 | 10.00 - 13.00 Theaterspielworkshop
Kantine | Free Entrance

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i can be your translator Das Konzept bin ich
January 26 | 17.00 Performance
Festsaal | Free Entrance

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          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