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 Stina Nyberg Splendour

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2015 December 04 05 | 20.00
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Six bodies moving in semi darkness to loud techno music. Each unto her or himself, yet all driven by the same beat. The choreography dismisses the aesthetics of creativity and individual expression, seeking liberty somewhere else: in to the body taking control over sound.

The soundtrack to the performance is the album Archive One by Dave Clarke: just under an hour of Detroit techno, which after beginning with a gentle booming quickly turns into ever-faster and harder beats, with short interludes of HipHop and House. During the rehearsals, the performers danced to the album on a daily basis, without discussing their individual interpretations. SPLENDOUR is the both the result of this techno practice and the practice itself.

The audience at first only sees an empty room and six performers in the same costume. Dressed in grey tracksuits, they wait for their cue. Someone gesticulates in time to the beats, another advances, jumps and a third waits. A scratch results in a facial twitch. Do the dancers follow the music or is it the music that follows the dancers? The performance works with the affects and involuntary reactions that are created in dancers and audience in the moment in which the sound is absorbed by the body. It tries to create the illusion that it is the bodies that are producing the sounds: “when the wave hits you, each one of you, it rebounds and creates a new sound in this very moment”. Which causality is spoken of here depends on the imagination of the performer and the audience.

With Splendour Stina Nyberg has found a form of choreographic improvisation that radically isolates the individual but does not make this apparent onstage. Expression and personal interpretation recede behind a collective body, which renders the nuances of the sound in a multi-layered image of movement – until exhaustion sets in.

CHOREOGRAPHy Stina Nyberg PERFORMANCE Luís Miguel Félix, Nadja Hjorton, Sidney Leoni, Maryam Nikandish, Stina Nyberg, Zoë Poluch, Rebecka Stillman LIghT-DESIGN Chrisander Brun

A production by MDT Stockholm, supported by Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Stadt Stockholm and [DNA] Departures and Arrivals network, co-financed by Creative Europe program of the European Commission. 

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