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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Tanz im August 2022 Frédérick Gravel Fear & Greed

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2022 August 06 07 | 21.00

German premiere

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“I have three problems: capitalism, the patriarchy and why art can’t manage to save us.” Canadian choreographer Frédérick Gravel peels back the layers of his psyche, unveiling his fears and unleashing the monster of greed in an exposing solo. Seamlessly shifting between dance, song and self-therapy, he is joined by a rock band in the shadows and left to confront his emotions in the spotlight. In a charged performance he transforms the anxiety that throws us off balance into an honest attempt at reconnecting with the world.

By + With Frédérick Gravel Live Music Philippe Brault, Jean-Luc Huet, José Major Script, staging Frédérick Gravel, Étienne Lepage Artistic assistance + rehearsal direction Jamie Wright Music Philippe Brault, Frédérick Gravel, José Major Musical direction Philippe Brault Lighting design Alexandre Pilon-Guay Outside eye Katya Montaignac Production management + development DLD – Daniel Léveillé Danse

A production by Frédérick Gravel in co-production with Festival TransAmériques – FTA, Regina A. Quick Centre for the Arts, Muffatwerk, Theater im Pumpenhaus, Atelier de Paris / CDCN, Montévidéo, Centre culturel de Notre-Dame-De-Grâce, Ceprodac / Centro de Producción de Danza Contemporánea. In cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the representation of the government of Québec. Thanks to Hubert Colas, Martin Faucher, Clara Furey, Eleno Guzmann, Dietmar Lupfer, Mylène Robillard, Ludger Schnieder, Frédéric Tavernini, Anne Thériault, Peter Van Heerden. Frédérick Gravel is a member of Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique.