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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JUNE 16 – 20

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.