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Today | 14:00
Sheena McGrandles
Dawn: A musical on reproduction
DAWN_Michiel Keuper HP
September 26 | 14.00
September 26 | 19.30
Tickets
Dance/Music/Theater/Performance/Concert
Uferstudios | 15/10 €

In an experimental musical, Sheena McGrandles and a collective of Berlin artists explore different perspectives on parenthood and the symbolic power of the child. Concert, spoken word and performance combine to create a multi-layered and humorous artistic work. 

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Vanessa Stern
Gebeine. Die Frieda, die ich meine
Ursula Maria_HP
September 26-30
October 01-31
November 01-07
Eintritt frei

Eleven old women remember Frieda in eleven short films. They all tell the truth, but each one knows something different. >> Watch online here.

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Olivia Hyunsin Kim / Ddanddarakim
Like Daughter, Like Mother
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October 02 03 04 | 19.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10€

The path to reconciling family and career is still a long one - Olivia Hyunsin Kim has nevertheless chosen motherhood. Through her relationship with her mother and her newly born daughter, she takes a close look at societal expectations and, at the same time, humorously takes aim at them. 

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Schwenk & Schmans
Im Wald mit...
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October 04-31
November 01-07

In March 2021, four intergenerational hiking groups set off through Berlin's forests which. Schoolchildren ranging between the ages of nine and thirteen hiked with one or two grandparents by their side or accompanying them on the phone. Schwenk & Schmans have brought together the images, videos, audios, texts, questions and thoughts collected during these walks, creating a documentary.

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Marjani Forté-Saunders/ 7NMS
Memoirs of a...Unicorn
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October 07 08 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In her triple Bessie award-winning solo Memoirs of a... Unicorn, Marjani Forté-Saunders pays tribute to the "unicorns" of her life and community. A performance about Black masculinities, magic, resilience and political resistance.

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Interrobang
Deep Godot
Interrobang_DeepGodot_FotoLiamHuang_HP
October 09 10 13-17
October 09 10 | 16.00
October 09 10 | 17.00
October 09 10 13-17 | 18.00
October 09 10 13-17 | 19.00
October 09 10 13-17 | 20.00
October 09 10 13-17 | 21.00
Tickets
15/10 €

Interrobang makes the ambivalences of artificial intelligence tangible for the audience! Through microphone and headphones, each audience member communicates with the AI DEEP GODOT in an one-on-one booth and negotiates personal, medical and philosophical issues. 

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Samara Hersch and Company
Body of Knowledge
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October 14 15 16 17 | 11.30
October 15 16 | 22.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10€

In an intergenerational phone conversation with eight Australian teenagers, audience members engage in a moving dialogue about physicality, sexuality, desire, shame, and fears for the future.

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Siegmar Zacharias & Steve Heather
Re-Generation
Waves_4_HP
October 18 | 20.00
Tickets

How can we be different together? Re-Generation invites you to a listening session with your whole body. Together, listeners connect through sound mediations to create shared resonant spaces.

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Doris Uhlich
Tank
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October 20 21 | 19.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10€

Trapped in a glass TANK, Doris Uhlich evokes cinematic, robotic and medical associations and enters into a captivating, almost cinematic exploration of the body as a field of experimentation. 

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Cora Rudy van Dongen Frost/ Franz Reimer
Sogar dein Tod war ein Geschenk
Walter Pressefoto 2_HP
October 21 22 23 | 21.00
October 22 23 24 | 18.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10€

This evening tells the story of the friendship between Cora Frost and Walter Ladengast, the actor, lyricist, painter, photographic artist and neighbor from Cora's childhood days. We listen to his voice and watch as his paintings and photographs form a slow film of his life. 

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Stages of Ageing
October 25 26 | 19.00
October 27 | 10.00 - 15.00
Eintritt frei

Stages of Ageing - the discourse programme of the Coming of Age festival takes a look at those needs in old age(s), that have so far been neglected in our society and in the structures of the independent theatre scene.

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25 Jahre SOPHIENSÆLE
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October 29 | 18.00
Feast
Various Locations |

The Sophiensæle theater is turning 25 and our festival Tanztage Berlin can also look back on its 25th anniversary and its 30th edition. That's why we are celebrating everything together on October 29: The Sophiensæle, the Tanztage Berlin and the book launch of our anniversary publication OPENINGS.

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Corinne Maier
Die Zufügung
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October 30 31 | 19.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10€

Corinne Maier presents a gripping lecture performance on the subject of age and aging with text fragments by the exceptional author Gerlind Reinshagen, improvisations by the performer and the music of Elvis Presley.

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Lajos Talamonti
Alter Hase
Alter Hase_c_HP
November 04 05 06 07 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10€

Five former dancers look back on the time of their common classical artistic imprint. In a last joint dance they make the rigid structures of classical dance pliable and tell of life as an often surprising school, the method of which everyone has to invent anew for themselves every day.

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Festival
Coming of Age
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© Jan Grygoriew

Age is just a number – yet there is no getting around aging. In the midst of debates about the climate movement, identity politics, and body image, it is time to renegotiate long-established generational contracts. Not only has the recent pandemic history shown that questions of responsibility and solidarity need to be revisited. 
The performance festival COMING OF AGE, which will take place from September 15 to November 7 at Sophiensæle, is dedicated to various facets of aging in society - and looks at the different challenges of a phenomenon that affects us all.

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Queer Darlings 2 Joana Tischkau BEING PINK AIN'T EASY

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Dance
2020 March 24 25 26 | 19.00
Hochzeitssaal
In English

Pink people wanna know if other pink people like hip-hop 
how can it still be hip-hop? 
That’s like asking, if Black people like 
Dirty Harry 
is he still Clint Eastwood? (Greg Tate)

Gangstas, Pimps and Hoes: The US rap world is filled with hyper masculine images. When Black artists such as Cam‘ron and Kanye West launched a fashion trend of pink fur and velourin the early 2000s, they proved that even Barbie’s favorite color could not damage their image of heterosexual hypermasculinity. Joana Tischkau draws on these events to expose the fragility of social constructs such as race and gender: How are bodies of color used to consolidate the structural power of white Cis-men?

JOANA TISCHKAU dances. Her first dancing memory goes back to Kaoma’s 1989 Hit Lambada which she moved to at a children's birthday party. This experience led her to enroll at her neighborhood dance school for training in Jazzdance, Hip Hop and Videoclip Dancing. In 2010 she decided to make it official so she went on to study contemporary dance and theatre at Coventry University in the UK and choreography and performance at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen. Her artistic practice is a hybrid mash-up where the writings of bell hooks meet beatboxing, whiteness is turned into a work-out, youtube tutorials become here only source material and where Roberto Blanco is hailed as an afro-german hero, subversively distorting socio-cultural practices, codes and meanings inscribed onto bodies of color within the context of pop culture, western art and dance history. Joana works independently as a choreographer, dancer and community dance artist and in teaching. One of her recent productions, PLAYBLACK is a copy of the 1990 Kids Television program Mini Playback Show and was invited to the Tanzplattform Deutschland in 2020. PLAYBLACK formed the conceptual breeding ground for BEING PINK AIN'T EASY.

CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY Joana Tischkau PERFORMANCE Rudi Natterer DRAMATURGY, ARTISTIC SUPPORT Nuray Demir, Elisabeth Hampe SOUNDDESIGN Frieder Blume STAGE Inga Danysz LIGHT Juri Rendler COSTUME Nadine Bakota DIRECTION MANAGEMENT Lisa Gehring

A production by Joana Tischkau in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE, Münchner Kammerspiele and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm as part of the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. The Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, a project of Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and the Hessisches Staatsballett is made possible by the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain and supported by the Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, the The Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts and the Stiftungsallianz [Aventis Foundation, BHF BANK Stiftung, Crespo Foundation, Dr. Marschner-Stiftung, Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main]. Supported by the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt. Supported by the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Koproduktionsförderung Tanz, supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Media partner: Siegessäule.