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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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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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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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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 Frédéric Gies Warriors: Chiron in Aries, Recital #1

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Dance
2022 March 01 02 | 20.00
Festsaal
No language

Inspired by mythology and astrology, four dancers perform intense solos to the sound of DJ and Berghain resident Fiedel! In their rebellious, almost sacrificial dances, they channel otherworldly forces and invoke the figure of a Sacred Warrior – from Chiron, the centaur, to other rebellious, warrior and guardian goddesses. But as much as the dancers exude a sheer force of will and uncompromising boldness, they also uncover unutterable wounds. In Greek mythology, Chiron was half-man and half-horse, injured by a poisoned arrow that left a never-healing wound. In astrology, Chiron is therefore also known as "the wounded healer" and represents both our deepest wounds and our ability to heal, individually and collectively. Until 2027, Chiron is in the astrological sign Aries, which also represents the warrior in us. These mythical images and stories form the symbolic and poetic framework of WARRIORS: CHIRON IN ARIES, RECITAL #1, which also makes the contradictions artistically visible on stage, in which choreographer Frédéric Gies lets the precisely choreographed solos meet almost expressionistic group dances.

Frédéric Gies is a dancer and choreographer. Between clockwork composition and the intensities and chaos generated by dancing bodies surrendering to the desires and forces that traverse them, their dance pieces bring to the forefront the capacity of dance to speak without having to demonstrate or represent. Drawing from their former training in ballet, their encounter with specific trends of contemporary dance at the beginning of the 90s, their dance floor experiences in techno clubs and raves and their study of somatic practices, they approach forms as possibilities rather than constraints. 

CHOREOGRAPHY Frédéric Gies DANCE Frédéric Gies, Disa Krosness, Julia Plawgo, Adam Seid Tahir MUSIC Fiedel Lighting DESIGN Thomas Zamolo COSTUMES Grzegorz Matlag Artistic assistance Elizabeth Ward

A production by Frédéric Gies in co-production with Inkonst, Weld and Skogen/Residence. Funded by the Swedish Arts Council, the City of Malmö and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. Supported by MARC / Residence at Site. 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.