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Marjani Forté-Saunders + Meena Murugesan Memoirs of a Unicorn: A Film (First Cut)

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October 25 26 | 20.00 Online film screening + talk
ONLINE | EINTRITT FREI

In her triple Bessie award-winning solo, choreographer and dancer Marjani Forté-Saunders pays tribute to the "unicorns" of her life and her community: formative figures such as father, son and brother, homies, pahtnas and fams. The choreography interweaves memories of her father - his mystical knowledge, his love for science fiction literature and his special ability to create realities - with collective memories and historical fragments.

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Jess Thom Biscuits without Borders:
October 27 | 12.00 Lecture via Zoom
Online | EINTRITT FREI

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Lernen aus dem Lockdown? Nachdenken über Freies Theater.
October 27 | 19.00 Book launch
Festsaal + Online | JETZT ANMELDEN!

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Jess Thom Disability Culture in a time of Pandemic
October 29 | 12.00 Lecture via Zoom
Online | EINTRITT FREI

Touretteshero co-founder Jess Thom examines and reflects on the barriers and opportunities that have arisen from the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown.

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Raus aus dem Kopf, rein in den Körper
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October 29 | 18.00 Online Workshop
Online | EINTRITT FREI

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Flinn Works Learning Feminism from Rwanda
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October 29 30 31 | 21.00
November 01 | 18.00
Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

How does the women's quota change culture and mindset? With flaming speeches, statistics, lamentations and protest choreographies Flinn Works follow the trail of Rwandan fast-track feminism.

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Teresa Vittucci, Michael Turinsky + Claire Vivianne Sobottke We Bodies
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October 30 31 | 18.00 Dance / Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

To resist categories like "normal" or "beautiful", the three performers create a series of exorcisms in which they distort pop-cultural figures and phenomena into monstrousness.

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Jule Flierl, Luise Meier oder Vera Pulido In Walking Distance
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October 31
November 01
Outdoor Walk
Start: Im Hof der Sophiensæle | 10/7 EURO

During the festival, we invite audiences to encounter artists 1:1 on walks, thus offering all those who are not yet drawn back to the theatre spaces with the opportunity for an immediate exchange.

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Tanzscout 2.0
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November 02-12 Tune-In & Wrap-Up
Online | EINTRITT FREI

This online Audio Tune-in & Collage Wrap-up enables the Tanzscout-Team to carry on, establishing connections between dance piece and viewers - hurray!

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Isabelle Schad Knotting & Rotations
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November 06 07 08 09 | 20.00 Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Isabelle Schad celebrates the beauty of simple movement sequences in two powerful solos.

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Company Christoph Winkler It's All Forgotten Now
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November 12 13 14 | 20.00 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

Dance meets music, film, video and spoken word: A performative homage to Mark Fisher.

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Vanessa Stern Sleeping Duties
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November 19 20 21 22 | 19.30 theater
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

A railroad movie meets a chamber play: Four train passengers keep themselves awake with problems on their way to Spitzbergen.

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Sheena McGrandles Figured
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November 21 22 | 15.00 Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 10/7 EURO

Forward, backward, cut, all back, repeat: two figures move in front of a wall. Their bodies and their relationship to each other are constantly interrupted and so are the narratives that unfold and disappear again.

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Sheena McGrandles Flush
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November 21 22 | 16.30 Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 10/7 EURO

Sheena McGrandles composes stylized body landscapes calling both to the erotic and absurd.

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matthaei & konsorten Die Sumpfgeborene
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November 27 28 | 20.00
November 29 | 18.00
Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

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Johannes Müller / Philine Rinnert + Paul Frick Nothing will be archived
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December 03 04 05 | 19.30
December 06 | 18.00
Performance/Music theatre
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

In a musical-performative essay, Müller/Rinnert listen to historical sites on the outskirts of Berlin and their history, which still echo today.

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Interrobang Familiodrom
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December 08 09 | 19.30
December 12 13 | 16.00
Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

In Familiodrom, Interrobang gives birth to a child together with the audience. Immediately the freshly baked parents' collective is stuck in the ideological swamp of cloth diapers, ready-to-eat porridge, sleep training, shame and guilt.

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Interrobang Livestream: Familiodrom
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December 08 09 | 19.30
December 12 13 | 16.00
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Online | 10/7 EURO

In Familiodrom, Interrobang gives birth to a child together with the audience. Immediately the freshly baked parents' collective is stuck in the ideological swamp of cloth diapers, ready-to-eat porridge, sleep training, shame and guilt.

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Kareth Schaffer Question of Belief
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December 10 11 12 13 | 19.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

In her new work, choreographer Kareth Schaffer devotes herself to the demons of today's world: between actionism and laziness, distraction and apathy, the performers Madalina Dan and Manon Parent fight their way through the stage landscape.

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Clément Layes / Public in Private Reste
December 17 18 | 19.30 Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Why do we want things? In a stage design recycled from performances of the last decade, Clément Layes looks at materiality, agency, and into the things that unwillingly accompany a given action.

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          Tanztage Berlin 2020

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          ATTENTION Reserved tickets for the Tanztage Berlin 2020 must be picked up at the box office one day before the booked show at the latest.

          JANUARY 08 – 18

          Every year in January, Tanztage Berlin provide a platform for the city's emerging choreographers. In the 29th edition, queer-feminist and postcolonial perspectives intertwine to form a complex reflection on today.

          In eight premieres and two guest performances, the artists question the structures of our society and contrast them with their own narratives. They look at the colonial dance heritage with a non-European gaze and create their own decolonial movement practice. Beneath the hypermasculinity of martial arts they find queer vulnerability and in school uniforms the anarchic power of transgression. For selected performances, live descriptions and touch tours will be offered for blind and visually impaired visitors and for the first time at Tanztage Berlin, there will be Relaxed Performances in a laid-back and sensorially relaxed atmosphere.

          AFTER SIX YEARS AS FESTIVAL DIRECTOR THIS is ANNA MÜLTER‘S FINAL EDITION AND WE are happy TO CELEBRATE IT WITH HER!

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          WITH Areli Moran, JUCK, Caner Teker, House of Living Colors, Lois Alexander, Maque Pereyra, Sasha Amaya, Frida Giulia Franceschini, Amirhossein Mashaherifard, Suvi Kemppainen + Josefine Mühle, ZTB e.V. and more

          The 29.th Tanztage Berlin are produced by SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Supportet by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore, mapping dance and Tanzfabrik Berlin e.V. Media partners: taz.die tageszeitung, Zitty, ExBerliner.