Programme
Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
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September 27 28 | 18.15
September 29 30 | 18.00
Tickets
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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Thorsten Lensing
Verrückt nach Trost
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September 30 | 19.00
October 01 02 07 08 09 | 19.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 28/18 €

The children Charlotte and Felix emerge from the sea and play as their dead parents on the beach. It's a ritual the two have been practicing for years. In memory of their parents' wild exuberance, they put sunscreen on their backs and tickle each other until they can hardly breathe. For brief moments,all sadness falls away from them. Again and again, however, the different needs of the two ten- and eleven-year-old siblings break into the game.

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Simone Dede Ayivi und Kompliz*innen
Let‘s J̶u̶s̶t̶ Be Friends
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October 13 14 15 | 19.00
October 16 | 17.00
Tickets
Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In Let's Just Be Friends, Simone Dede Ayivi interviews people who live their friendships as a feminist counter-concept to family businesses or marriages: Friends who do projects together or take on responsibilities for each other that are usually attributed to the close family context or romantic relationships between two people.

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James Batchelor & Collaborators
Shortcuts to Familiar Places
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October 17 18 19 20 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Shortcuts to Familiar Places, James Batchelor creates a personal performance about the body as a site of historical and choreographic inscription.

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Company Christoph Winkler
Radical Minimal
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October 20 21 | 19.30
Tickets
15/10 €

With Radical Minimal, the Berlin-based Company Christoph Winkler explores the radical potential of minimal music and contemporary dance. In three choreographies, the team reinterprets three well-known pieces of minimal music: Come Out by Steve Reich, Coming Together by Frederic Rzewski and Stay on it by Julius Eastman.

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Lois Alexander
Yeye
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October 22 25 | 20.00
October 23 | 18.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Lois Alexander explores the afterlife of slavery and the reverberations on our present.Yeye explores memory, traces and notions of a motherland, moving through different levels of video, text and performance.

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Lois Alexander
BIPoC-only*: Yeye
BIPOC-ONLY (1)
October 24 | 20.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Lois Alexander explores the afterlife of slavery and the reverberations on our present.Yeye explores memory, traces and notions of a motherland, moving through different levels of video, text and performance.

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Anna Natt
Queering Nosferatu
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October 27 28 29 | 20.00
October 30 | 18.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In her new performance, Anna Natt, together with experimental musician Robert Curgenven, examines the vampire figure of Nosferatu for its queerness.

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Hausführung
Hausführung
October 28 | 17.00
Tickets
Various Locations | 5 €

If you want to get to know the history of Sophiensæle, join one of our guided tours. Regular guided tours are in German. English guided tours are available for groups of five people or more.

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Festival Tanz im August 2021

From August 6-22, the international festival Tanz im August, presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, will once again show numerous artistic productions by choreographers of different generations. At HAU Hebbel am Ufer and at 10 other venues throughout Berlin, including the Sophiensæle, a total of 6 world premieres and 7 German premieres will be shown. Four outdoor venues ensure larger audience events despite possible restrictions by Corona and the imposing MaHalla, historic industrial architecture in Berlin-Oberschöneweide, is a new venue of Tanz im August.

Curated by Finn Virve Sutinen since 2014, this year's festival focuses on new works by international choreographers living and working in Berlin, including Constanza Macras | DorkyPark, Choy Ka Fai, Milla Koistinen, Lea Moro, Thiago Granato and James Batchelor. The Sophiensæle will feature two world premieres by Australian choreographer JAMES BATCHELOR and Brazilian choreographer THIAGO GRANATO. James Batchelor reimagines the Sophiensæle Festsaal as a place of queer expression and encounter with An Evening-length Performance. Thiago Granato explores the act of listening in times of ecological, political, and personal crises with The Sound They Make When No One Listens. In the world premiere of the immersive solo performance installation ARK 1 at St. Elizabeth Church, choreographer COLETTE SADLER and visual artist MIKKO GAESTEL interrogate the future of humans in relation to technology within a virtual environment. Until August 22, a total of 14 productions and other artistic formats will be presented in around 70 performances with more than 100 artists from 20 countries.

In the 2020 online festival, the conversation format HAPPY TO LISTEN has proven to be a suitable format to enable a global audience to participate online. In 2021, the conversations will be initiated by Amanda Piña as well as Livia Patrizi with Grichka Caruge. Furthermore, the well-known MEET THE ARTIST events will take place after many performances, where the audience can get into direct conversation with the artists of Tanz im August. Upcoming dates for both series of events can be found from August onwards at www.tanzimaugist.de and on the festival's social media channels. The MAGAZIN IM AUGUST will again contribute to the festival in printed form with interviews, background reports and artistic texts. Here you will also find program texts for all productions and a calendar for the festival. In 2021, the BIBLIOTHEK IM AUGUST will move exclusively to the Internet for the first time, where the interested public will again receive book tips from the participating artists. In 2022 the library is planned to be physically present again.

THE COMPLETE PROGRAM OF TANZ IM AUGUST 2021 CAN BE FOUND ONLINE AT WWW.TANZIMAUGUST.DE. Information on the applicable HYGIENE REGULATIONS is also available to visitors of Tanz im August on a daily basis on the website.

ARTISTIC DIRECTION Virve Sutinen PRODUCTION DIRECTION FESTIVAL Stefan Nagel CURATOR & PROJECT DIRECTION Andrea Niederbuchner PRODUCTION DIRECTION & ASSISTANT ARTISTIC DIRECTION Alina Scheyrer- Lauer PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT René Dombrowski PRODUCTION Johanna Herrschmann TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT Ingo Ruggenthaler PRESS & MARKETING Hendrik von Boxberg / Lilly Schofield (Büro von Boxberg) ONLINE COMMUNICATION & WEBREDAKTION Lilly Schofield (Büro von Boxberg) TEXTS Beatrix Joyce PROJECT AND CONTRACT MANAGEMENT Natalia Polyzou, Bernardo Sousa de Macedo TICKETING & SERVICE Christian Haase GRAPHICS Gea Gosse, Jürgen Fehrmann, Sonja Deffner (on parental leave) AND THE WHOLE TEAM OF HAU HEBBEL AM UFER