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Frédérick Gravel
Fear & Greed
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August 06 07 | 21.00
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Festsaal | 25/15 €

In a revealing solo, Canadian choreographer Frédérick Gravel exposes layers of his psyche - revealing his own fears and unleashing the greedy monster within. 

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Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
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August 15-19 | 19.45
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Performance
17,17 €

A dreamlike journey on a rowing boat: time to slow down and question the concept of a productive life.

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Sebastian Matthias
Urban Creatures
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August 10 11 12 | 18.00
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Festsaal | 25/15 €

In the piece, which is both music theatre and dance performance, the audience itself becomes part of a living sound installation. Electronic sounds emanate from their own mobile phone loudspeakers, which change depending on the distance to the performers and merge into a single collective body of sound.

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Mette Ingvartsen
The Dancing Public
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August 17 18 19 | 21.00
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Dance
Festsaal | 25/15 €

Inspired by the historical phenomenon of dance frenzy - the solo dance mixes ecstatic eruptions with pounding beats and is party, spoken word concert and expression of physical madness to exhaustion all in one.

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Faye Driscoll
Thank You For Coming: Space
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August 24 25 26 27 | 18.00
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Festsaal | 25/15 €

Faye Driscoll stands alone on stage but creates a dynamic group experience. She is part of a complex installation, is wired for sound transmission and is supported by pulleys, ropes or the weight of others.

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Tanz im August 2022
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34. International Festival Berlin
August 05-27

The international festival Tanz im August, presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, is once again showing a full three-week programme with international and local choreographers from different generations. From August 5–27, 2022 a total of 21 productions with around 200 artists from over 25 countries are being shown in 87 performances at HAU Hebbel am Ufer and 6 other venues in Berlin. 

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TANZTAGE BERLIN 2023 | OPEN CALL
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TO ALL emerging DANCE ARTISTS BASED IN BERLIN

Every new year, the Tanztage Berlin is not only the city's very first festival, it has also established itself nationally and internationally as an important platform for emerging dance artists since its founding in 1996. The next edition of Tanztage Berlin will once again take place under the artistic direction of Mateusz Szymanówka. The festival is currently planned for 5-21 January 2023 - however, the form as well as the exact date will depend on the constant reassessment of the pandemic. The festival offers emerging dance artists based in Berlin a framework for their new productions and revivals. The programme of the last two editions can be found at: https://tanztage-berlin.sophiensaele.com.

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Queer Darlings 3 Cherish Menzo/Frascati Producties Jezebel

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Dance/Performance
2022 March 05 | 20.00
2022 March 06 | 17.00
Festsaal
No language

Video Vixens: The models who appeared in hip-hop video clips of the late 90s and early 2000s, often in hypersexualized images, inspired Cherish Menzo to create the performance JEZEBEL! In the pre-YouTube era – when MTV still meant Music Television – the sensual and scantily clad video vixens played a central role in the clips of the mostly male-dominated rap genre. And, despite the explicit lyrics, significantly influenced the aesthetics of the music videos and thus the popularity of the artists. At the same time, Video Vixens – even though they were considered strong and empowered by their sexuality – were the subject of fierce criticism and were often referred to as the Jezebels of the late 90s.
Today, the label stands for much more than the objectified "ride or die" model in a male-dominated culture. JEZEBEL refuses to be defined by others. She navigates the landscape of hip hop culture, looking for ways to reclaim her own image. Can JEZEBEL deconstruct the controversial stereotype associated with the black hip hop honey?

The piece lasts about 60 minutes. It uses little spoken and written English. The performance includes stroboscope, fog and loud music at times. Hearing protection is provided at the entrance. There are two wheelchair spaces and one beanbag seat that can be reserved by phone or booked via the online ticket shop or at the box office, if available. Admission begins 20-30 minutes prior to show time. We recommend arriving early to select a suitable seat. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Gina Jeske at jeske@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 35.

Click HERE to find information about our performance spaces and pathways, accessible restrooms, parking, directions to the theater, a 360° video tour of the building, and more.

Cherish Menzo graduated in 2013 from The Urban Contemporary program (JMD) of the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam. She danced in productions by choreographers such as Eszter Salamon, Akram Khan, Leo Lerus, Hanzel Nezza, Benjamin Kahn, Olivier Dubois, Ula Sickle, Lisbeth Gruwez, Jan Martens, and Nicole Beutler. Besides performing in other people's productions, she has been creating her own work for about five years. JEZEBEL won an Amsterdam Fringe Award and an International Bursary Award (2019). JEZEBEL was also nominated for the BNG Bank Theaterprijs and the Nederlandse Dansdagenprijs in 2020 and was part of the selection of Het TheaterFestival (in both Belgium - selection NieuwJong - and in The Netherlands). Cherish Menzo is currently in the research phase for a new performance called DARKMATTER (premiere May 2022), a duet together with Camilo Meija Cortes. 

 

CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Cherish Menzo LIGHTING DESIGN, TECHNICAL COORDINATION Niels Runderkamp MUSIC Michael Nunes VIDEO Andrea Casetti COSTUMES Daniel Smedeman DRAMATURGY Renée Copraij OUTSIDE EYE Berthe Spoelstra, Christian Yav and Nicole Geertruida VOCAL COACH Shari Kok-Sey-Tjong PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Bibi Scholten van Aschat DISTRIBUTION AND TOUR MANAGEMENT GRIP, Frascati Producties THANKS TO  Benjamin Kahn and Centre Chorégraphique Le Château

A production of Cherish Menzo/Frascati Producties in collaboration with GRIP. With the support of Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst. The guest performance as part of Queer Darlings is supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Media partners: Siegessäule, PW-Magazine, taz, die Tageszeitung.