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 Buchpräsentation The other eye / Germany versus Norway

2015 December 04 | 18.00

The book documents a series of events, at which German and Norwegian playwrights, academics, critics and educators discussed theatrical practices in both countries. In the publication, authors such as Heiner Goebbels, Christel Weiler and Thomas Irmer comment on director’s theatre, acting methods, education and discourse.

The four part series was initiated in 2012 by the Norwegian embassy to accompany the increased artistic exchange between the two countries – Germany is one of the largest markets for Norwegian performing arts. At the Ibsen Festival in Oslo in 2012, participants such as Helgard Haug and Herbert Fritsch debated the similarities, differences and exchanges between German and Norwegian theatrical styles on the basis of Ibsen productions. In Bergen in 2013, the debate centred on the question how much the artistic conception, methodologies, contents and structure of theatrical training and education influence contemporary theatre aesthetics. During the 2013 Nordwind Festival Lars Eidinger and Heiner Goebbels among others debated the evolving position of the actor, aesthetically as well as in terms of living and working conditions. During the Mülheimer Stücketage 2014 the new artistic and social conditions of the dramaturge took centre stage.

The publication takes the conclusions that were reached during the events and uses these to formulate its core themes: which interactions, similarities and differences are there in the theatrical history and traditions of the two countries? Which roles to directors, actors and authors play in the artistic process? How do education and training influence praxis and intellectual discourse? And what are the differences in the roles of academics, theatre producers and the media in the public discourse on theatre in both countries?
During the book presentation in the Sophiensæle, the authors and publishers will address the questions anew and discuss these with the audience.

An anthology by Performing Arts Hub Norway, Supported by The Norwegian Embassy in Berlin.