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Public in Private / Clément Layes ONON
ONON_c_Public in Private_HP
December 12 13 14 15 | 19.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

A choreographic labyrinth: ONON looks at the things and digital systems that organize our everyday lives.

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Laurie Young + Justine A. Chambers One hundred more
December 12 13 14 15 | 21.00 Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Dance as political tool.

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TANZSCOUT-Einführung zu ONON
December 13 | 18.00 Einführung
Kantine | 5 EURO

In a one-hour introduction we approach the production ONON.

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December 17 | 17.00 Guided tour
Various Locations | 5 EURO

A guided tour about the eventful history of the Sophiensæle from its construction in 1904/05 to the present day.

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Lange / Kress / Mazza / Stymest VIER
Vier_c_Paul Sleev_HP
December 17 18 | 20.00 Musical
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

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Das große Kiezchortreffen #2
musikkantine-2018-12-19 small ©arne schmitt-2451
December 19 | 19.00 Singalong
Festsaal | 10/7 EURO

Our musical Christmas treat celebrates another season!

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Lois Alexander Neptune
Neptune_c_ Michiel Goudswaard_HP
January 08 | 19.00
January 10 | 20.30
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Lois Alexander uses water and its transformational qualities as points of departure to reflect on her position as a woman belonging to a minority.

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Sasha Amaya // Frida Giulia Franceschini Sarabande // Tricks for Gold (T4$)
January 08 09 | 20.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

Sasha Amaya brings baroque dances into the present and investigates their similarities with contemporary dance // Tricks for Gold (T4$)  is a cynical fairy tale about the commodification of the female body in times of late capitalism.

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ZTB präsentiert: Incite! Dance!
January 09 | 18.00 Austausch
Hochzeitssaal | Free Entrance

Departing from the experiences and struggles around the Dance for Millions of Reasons campaign, ZTB opens an interactive space in which strategies of protest, resistance and dissent will be tested.

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Caner Teker Kırkpınar
January 10 11 | 19.00 Dance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Caner Teker creates new queer spaces by appropriating techniques of Turkish oil wrestling (Yağlı Güreş).

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Linus Enlund_HP
January 11 12 | 20.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

„Juck" is Swedish and means thrust. Anarchic, joyful, riotous and explosive, six performers in school uniforms enter the stage and claim their own conditions for "femininity".

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Around the World
c_Kunal Vijaykar_HP
January 12 | 18.00
January 13 | 20.30
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

This year Tanztage Berlin welcome the interdisciplinary art festival Gender Bender from Bangalore in South India as their guest and present a performance: An Evening of Lavani.

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Suvi Kemppainen + Josefine Mühle A Child Has Been Beaten
January 13 14 | 19.00 Dance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Two performers disrupt the dualism of dominance and submission, confronting their viewers with intimacy and their own responsibility as an audience.

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Amirhossein Mashaherifard Aftermath
c_Robin Junicke_HP
January 14 15 | 20.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

With dance, language and sound, Aftermath tells of states of exception and their effects on the body.

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Maque Pereyra Solar Threshold
January 16 17 | 19.00 Dance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

By combining contemporary dance with ritual chanting, reggaeton and perreo, Maque Pereyra creates a decolonial dance practice that shatters conventional notions of sexuality and spirituality.

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Areli Moran La Postal de nuestra Existencia
Arelie Moran @Manon Siv Duquesnay_HP
January 16 | 20.30
January 18 | 19.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

In an intimate exploration, Areli Moran examines the significance of hair as a repository of social norms, identity and desire.

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House of Living Colors Endangered Species
January 17 18 | 20.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

The drag collective House of Living Colors focuses on the climate crisis, showing that a diversity of identities is as essential for the survival of our society as is biodiversity for nature.

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January 18 | 22.00 Party
Kantine | Free Entrance

With an uplifting show, House of Living Colors presents Spice to celebrate the perseverance and resilience of QTBIPoC (queer + trans Black, Indigenous, People of Color).

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Interrobang Philosophiermaschine
January 23 24 25 26 | 19.00 Performance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Telephone conversations with philosophers of the 20th century.

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Vanessa Stern Auf der Suche nach der komischen Alten
January 24 | 10.00 - 13.00 Theaterspielworkshop
Kantine | Free Entrance

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Freischwimmer*innen. The Future Is F*e*m*a*l*e*

© Jan Grygoriew, Christiane Heim


The relaunched newcomer platform Freischwimmen meets the sequel to The Future is F*e*m*a*l*e*: Alongside international feminist guest performances the Freischwimmer*innen offer ten days packed with queerfeminism – cross-generational and suitable for everyday use! With performances, dance and lectures the festival presents queerfeminist strategies for a non-binary and intersectionally feminist future.

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          JUNE 16 – 20
          CISSI’S BALLROOM 10/7 EURO

          For the second time in a row the Jugendfestspiele (Youth Festival) will be take place at the Sophiensæle! More than 30 adolescent and young adults will perform and dance in four productions which they created together with professional artists. This year’s focal point will be identity: What defines us, how do we define ourselves, and what role do we really play in daily life?

          The five TUSCH-Project students become experts in GrenzFälle: researching various fields they examine inner, outer, as well as, self-determined limits. Top athletic performances encounter phenomenal academic discoveries, artists encounter the Frontex border patrollers, dreams encounter reality. Will we find out what shapes and defines us, and what connects us to other people and our own identity somewhere in between?  In Außer mir the young participants of the Chance Tanz Project set out on a journey towards the commonalities and particularities of every individual. 

          Those who are on stage play a role – but what role do we play daily? Did we choose this role voluntarily or did we seek it out for ourselves? In Cissi’s Ballroom So.Phile, the Sophienæle’s Youth Club, examines role models and stereotypes, and poses the question to what extent we - and society define our identity through our gender. To cap off the Youth Festival we will present the production Ab!, which was initiated and created by FH Potsdam students. Five artists, together with adolescents from a refugee asylum in Britz and the JKW Grenzallee have developed a theater piece. The focal point of this project moves far beyond the artistic conceptualization towards real encounters and dialogue.

          BY AND WITH Maryam Abassi, Zara-Hazal Alpar, Valeria Cerron, Andreea Daon, Lina-Michelle Dyguda, Natalia Foti, Karolina Gogos, Frederike Gramm, Morgane Llanque, Darlyn-Josephine Morhard, Carla-Frieda Nettelnbreker, Thusanth Navaratnam, Angela Pechipaykoska, Meltem Plath, Sara Polusinova, Max Reiniger, Pailin Röseler, Iman Saleh, Nancy Santiyakul, Leon Weber und anderen ARTISTIC DIRECTION, INITIATORS Judica Albrecht, Johanne Castillo Bro, Chlorophil, Salome Dastmalchi,Claudia Garbe, Tilla Kratochwil, Daniel Mandolini, Mareile Metzner, Prince Ofori, Michael Ottopal, Studierendengruppe Blickfeld, Sommer Ulrickson, Katharina Zehner PROJECT MANAGEMENT Gesa Rindermann, Franziska Schrage TECHNICS Eugen Böhmer, Aljosha Drieschner, Walter Freitag, Fabian Stemmer


          The Jugendfestspiele are a production of SOPHIENSÆLE. The projects are realized in cooperation with 10. ISS Steglitz-Zehlendorf, Uferstudios, Projekt Blickfeld, Streetdance-Connection e.V., JKW Grenzallee, Flüchtlingsunterkunft Haarlemer Str., UdK Berlin and FH Potsdam. Funded by so.phil.freunde e.V., TUSCH – Theater und Schule as well as ChanceTanz of the Bundesverband Tanz in Schulen e.V. and Jugend ins Zentrum! der Bundesvereinigung Soziokultureller Zentren e.V., both funded by Kultur macht stark. Bündnisse für Bildung of BMBF.