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
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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
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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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TANZTAGE BERLIN 2014 Barbara Berti / Lea Kieffer + Michael Shapira / Claire Vivianne Sobottke Aoouuu / Dry Love / Golden Game

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2014 January 05 06 | 19.00
Hochzeitssaal

COACHING PROJEKT

The Coaching Project is a laboratory in which hypotheses can be tested. Or it is a field that can be dug up and cultivated with new ideas. The mentoring process is different each year. It orients itself toward the needs and interest of the participants. This year it consists of three projects that grew over a period of five weeks. In collaboration with the mentors, ideas have developed into something concrete. Thanks to the Allianz Kulturstiftung, it is possible for participants to carry out an exchange with the Solo Project Poznan, including a meeting with emerging Polish choreographers in Berlin. In spring 2014 the pieces will be shown at the Old Brewery New Dance in Poznan, in collaboration with the Art Stations Foundation by Grazyna Kulczyk.


BARBARA BERTI: AOOUUU

Barbara Berti studied dance, theatre and graphic design in Italy. Since moving to Berlin in 2011 she has collaborated with choreographers, dancers and designers as Judith Seng on the project "Acting things" and with Gabi Schilling "The Trunk". She studied with Julyen Hamilton, Hanna Hegenscheidt, David Zambrano, Renate Graziadei, Jess Curtis, Frey Faust.

"I am interested in issues of kinesthetic empathy and the embodied transmission of physical experience in the interaction with the audience. The experience of the other individuals’ movements is key for a deeper understanding of relationships, the being in a given environment and the own body’s freedom." -Barbara Berti

CHOREOGRAPHY Barbara Berti PERFORMANCE Barbara Berti, Sunniva Vikør Egenes COSTUME Barbara Berti SUPPORTED BY Tanztage Berlin / Sophiensæle


Lea Kieffer + Michael Shapira: Dry Love

LEA KIEFFER is a performer/ dance-maker whose work focuses on improvisation, the practice of wildness and contact improvisation. She combines a deep interest in physical challenges and rigorous physical work with imagery. She is a nomad artist performing and teaching in Europe and overseas.

MICHAEL SHAPIRA'S passion for Contact Improvisation has led him to study improvisation, which remains his main field of practice. In 2013 he received the Tanzstipendium from the Culture Administration of Berlin, and his solo Glorious George The Jewish Gargoyle, created in colaboration with Lea Kieffer, won the first prize at the solo contest in the Gdansk Dance Festival.

"Dry Love is a drive towards glory. A quest for two heroes. We imagine characters, situations and sensations, and let them feed our physical work. We create and map our own world of experience by engaging in a range of scores, including Contact duets, side-coached solo work, rituals and dialogues. In this frame of work a series of improvised episodes emerges." -Lea Kieffer + Michael Shapira

CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Lea Kieffer & Michael Shapira MUSIC Manon Parent COSTUME Lea KiefferSUPPORTED BY Tanztage Berlin / Sophiensæle THANKS TO James Peachy

Claire Vivianne Sobottke: Golden Game


The German-French actor (*1982) with a degree from University of the Arts Berlin (UdK) considers the stage to be a possibility for resistance. She works in various contexts and was rewarded with the Einstiegsförderung des Berliner Senats for 2014. 

Golden Game is a childhood incantation, a catapult into the uncontrollable spaces of childhood, in their extreme emotional amplitudes fantastic identities and games. Identity and reality are unstable and complex. The games allow you to enjoy and stage every miserable, dramatic, heroic position.

CHOREOGRAPHY Claire Vivianne Sobottke PERFORMANCE Claire Vivianne Sobottke, Tian Rotteveel MUSIC Tian Rotteveel COSTUME, STAGE Claire Vivianne Sobottke & Tian Rotteveel SUPPORTED BY Tanztage Berlin / Sophiensæle THANKS TO Mathilde Julia Sobottke, Caruso, Anders Carlsson, Hermann Heisig, Bryan Campell, Emeline, Leonie, Anni Linnea, ANU

photo © Michael Rowsome