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Kareth Schaffer
Question of Belief
May 27 28 29 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Question of Belief, choreographer Kareth Schaffer addresses the demons of today’s world: Between actionism and laziness, distraction and apathy, the performers Mădălina Dan and Manon Parent fight their way through stage designer Dan Lancea's inflating stage landscape.

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Lea Sherin Kübler + Soraya Reichl & Ensemble
Remember Now!
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June 03 04 05 | 14.00
June 03 04 05 | 17.00

Based on debates about the toppling of statues as well as the renaming of street names and an accompanying new examination of memory culture, the youth projekt invite you to a performative and interactive audio walk. 

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Cranky Bodies a/company
Terrestrial transit - kick off
June 03 04 | 19.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

The interdisciplinary project Terrestrial Transit deals with the activist practice of artistic intervention, which is gaining importance again in the former communist countries of Eastern Europe, in view of the strengthening of right-wing authoritarian regimes. The work of the dance company Cranky Bodies a/company, founded in August 2020 by Peter Pleyer and Michiel Keuper, refers in particular to political forms of protest in the tradition of Polish and Hungarian dance and performance art before the fall of the Wall.


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Olivia Hyunsin Kim / Ddanddarakim
History has failed us, but…
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June 09 10 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

History has failed us, but... deals with physical forms of protest and searches for a solidary togetherness while taking into account different bodies. Which narratives and images of resistance are remembered - and how are they told?

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Kiana Rezvani
Cyber Ghosts
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June 11 | 20.00
June 12 | 18.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

The Sophiensæle are happy to be able to catch up this summer with the work of Kiana Rezvani from the Tanztage Berlin 2022 programme, which could not be presented during the festival in January due to the pandemic.

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Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
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June 17 20-24 27 28 29 30 | 20.45 - 21.45
17,17 €

A dreamlike journey on a rowing boat: time to slow down and question the concept of a productive life.

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Vanessa Stern
Die Rache der Panda-Pussies
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June 21 23 24 25 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

The Panda Pussies bring an inclusive, cross-generational gender theater to the stage – in the best anarchic Schlingensief tradition, with music and intelligent racket.

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June 22 | 18.00

This year we want to continue our old tradition: we celebrate the Sophiensæle summer festival - without any drama! 

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Every new year, the Tanztage Berlin is not only the city's very first festival, it has also established itself nationally and internationally as an important platform for emerging dance artists since its founding in 1996. The next edition of Tanztage Berlin will once again take place under the artistic direction of Mateusz Szymanówka. The festival is currently planned for 5-21 January 2023 - however, the form as well as the exact date will depend on the constant reassessment of the pandemic. The festival offers emerging dance artists based in Berlin a framework for their new productions and revivals. The programme of the last two editions can be found at:

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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.


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People and Donkeys, 2015, HD Still;

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