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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Nordwind-Festival Berstad/ Helgebostad/ Wigdel Soil Girl

Dance Theatre
2015 December 04 05 | 19.00
Suitable for Non-German Speakers

Three young women romping about on an otherwise bare stage, shouting, screaming, groaning. Their presentation is anything but cute and pretty. In Soil girl Berstad/Helgebostad/Wigdel confront the darker side of human existence. It is a humorous interpretation of what femininity might mean today.

Soil girl is based on the eponymous poem by playwright Maria Tryti Vennerød (Norwegian: Jordjenta). In it, a young man looks for something earthy, eternal. He finds it in the earth girl, whom he keeps hidden under the leaves of a compost heap and visits at night. Berstad/Helgebostad/Wigdel wondered what they have in common with the protagonists of this poem. The performance is based on an bewildering inward examination: Where lie the dark sides of the soul? What secret spaces are hidden within?

This comes to the stage in a humorous way. The most important prop is a cheek retractor, that thing that the dentist pushes into his patients’ mouths to expose the teeth. The device turns young, attractive dancers into fearsome creatures in the blink of an eyelid. Teeth bared, breathing loud, throaty and inarticulate screams are spat out. Shapeless outfits complete the picture: these earth girls aren’t just dumb objects of adoration, but wild creatures, whose rampage cannot be stopped – unless they choose to do so themselves. A loud antithesis to any conventional images of femininity.

CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Kristin Helgebostad, Ida Wigdel, Ingeleiv Berstad COMPOSER Siri Schippers Skaar SET DESIGN Silje Linge Haaland COSTUME Berstad/Helgebostad/Wigdel, Chrisander Brun LIGHT-DESIGN Chrisander Brun  DRAMATURGE Huy Le Vo POEM Maria Tryti Vennerød PRODUCER Anne Cecilie Bodin Larsen VIDEO-DOCUMENTATION Vibeke Heide

Funded by the Norwegian Art Counsil and Funds For Performing Artists, co-produced by Black Box Theatre Oslo and Dramatikkens Hus, Norwegian Center For New Playwriting.

Foto © Chrisander Brun