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 Juan Gabriel Harcha / Lee Meir + Maya Weinberg Angela Loij / If it's fun

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2014 January 09 10 | 20.30
Festsaal

JUAN GABRIEL HARCHA: ANGELA LOIJ

In his solo piece, the Chilean sociologist and BA graduate (HZT Berlin) takes on an exotic persona; Juan Gabriel Harcha explicitly turns himself into the “other”. His intention fulfills itself by simply stepping on stage. What follows is a non-judgmental reflection on European colonial history, as he sets off on a sensuous, rhythmic adventure driven by spontaneous decision-making.

Angela Loij, who died in 1974, was the last full-blooded Selk’nam, an aboriginal group that lived on the archipelago Tierra del Feugo (Chile and Argentina) and that – decimated by disease and massacres – died out almost completely within a few years of European colonization at the end of the 19th century. The Selk’nam developed a unique language of body painting for their rites of initiation.

"The performance displays a sensuous, rhythmical and strongly ornamental physical statement, determined by the particular conditions of space and audience and by my subjective disposition to dance.

Angela Loij was the last surviving aboriginal Selk’nam, who inhabited Tierra del Fuego and developed a rich body-painting language for their rites of passage." -Juan Gabriel Harcha

CHOREOGRAPHY, DANCE, PERFORMANCE Juan Gabriel Harcha COSTUME Elisa Seiffert Make-up Andreas Krosch SUPPORTED BY Tanztage Berlin / Sophiensæle THANKS TO Jana Unmüßig, HZT Berlin

LEE MEIR + MAYA WEINBERG: IF IT‘S FUN

After getting to know each other in Tel Aviv in 2009, Maya Weinberg came to Berlin via Ponderosa / PORCH. Lee Meir found her way here via the HZT Berlin and in 2014 received an “Einstiegsförderung” grant from the Berlin Senate. If it's fun is their first collaborative piece.

The duo describes what they do in their studio as a potpourri of creativity. In this milieu of over-abundance and limitless options, the duo creates a process-oriented and playful work; a creative analysis or a dialogue between two strong artists. Intimate and powerful, without endangering the fragile nature of the creative process.

„If it´s fun  is a rummage into a state of hyper-creativity. A habitat of superabundance will be our starting point; we yield to a physicality of open links, wandering about and through self defaults, upset objects, and flickering cultural signposts.“ – Lee Meir + Maya Weinberg

CHOREOGRAPHY, DANCE, PERFORMANCE, STAGE AND COSTUME Lee Meir, Maya Weinberg PRODUCTION Tanztage Berlin / Sophiensæle Coproduction Diver Festival Tel Aviv THANKS TO André Lewski, HZT Berlin


photo © Diethild Meier