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Caroline Creutzburg + René Alejandro Huari Mateus
Die Vielhundertjährigen
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November 29 30 | 19.00
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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
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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
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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
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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 Mungo Park/ Eventministeriet Boys don't cry

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Theater
2015 December 01 02 | 21.00
Festsaal
Dänisch mit englischen Untertiteln

Boys don't cry tells the story of Brandon Teena, a young transgender man, who was murdered for his trans-sexuality. Brendan's story was made in to a feature film starring Hilary Swank in 1999. Mungo Park and Eventministeriet are now reproducing the events on stage as faithfully as possible.

Please note that there violent scenes in the performance.


Mungo Park is a young repertory theatre in the North of Copenhagen, and the Eventministeriet is a experimental company at the Royal Danish Theatre, specialising in productions with extremely short rehearsal periods and minimal technical equipment. Boys don't cry was only rehearsed for twelve days.

The play brings Brandon Teena’s story to life. It begins with his moving to Falls City, Nebraska, where he has fled from his home town Licoln to avoid a conviction for car theft and fraud. In Falls City he makes friends with a clique of two men and women, and quickly falls in love with Lana, a small town beauty queen who has never met such a sensitive and empathic man before. Brandon keeps his biological sex hidden from Lana. They dream of a future together. But when Brandon is imprisoned in a women’s jail for his crimes, his friends become suspicious. Lana supports Brandon, but the two young men turn against him. They rape and murder him.

The case led to wide-spread debate and better laws for the sanctioning of hate crimes. Kimberley Price’s film received several awards, including a best actress Oscar for Hilary Swank. The Mungo Park production was only intended to have four performances, but meanwhile it has become part of the regular repertoire.

With their attention to detail the actors create an intensive atmosphere and allow insights into the background of the crime. Brandon Teena’s murder is shown as a desperate response to the dissolution of traditional gender boundaries, and the appropriation of masculine privileges by an individual living a new masculinity outside of heteronormative concepts.

direction Anders Lundorph by and with Christine Albeck Børge, Nicolai Jandorf, Anders Budde, Lise Lauenblad, Marianne Mortensen, Amanda Collin, Jonas Munck Hansen MUSIc Jonas Munck Hansen LIghtDESIGN Per Olsen SOUNDDESIGN  Jonas Jensen costume Anne Sofie Bruun PRESS phOTO Natascha Thiara Rydvald PRODUcer EVENTMINISTERIET Rikke Hedeager PRODUcer MUNGO PARK / INTERNATIONal relationsAnne Sophie Fogedby

Produced by DAC, Bikuben foundation, WH foundation.

Foto © Natascha T. Rydvald