Tanztage Berlin 2021

© Jan Grygoriew

JANUARY 07 to ∞

Due to the current pandemic situation, the 30th edition of the Tanztage Berlin will start as an online program from January 7 to 16. All planned live performances will then be made up for in spring 2021.
The film showdown AV by choreographer Judith Förster and filmmaker Stella Horta will kick off the festival on January 7. Clay AD will present the first digital premiere of the festival on January 15 with the performance Indication of Spring at the End of Time. We also invite you to an online Zukunftswerkstatt – a series of discussions about work culture and mental health, organized in cooperation with the ZTB (Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin) association. Pedro Marum will also curate an online format focusing on new artistic practices of care in club culture. In addition to this, the festival presents the first three episodes of its podcast, which was prepared in collaboration with the queer-feminist rave collective LECKEN.


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          Witchcraft, shamanism and rituals have been influencing contemporary dance from the beginning.  One of the most famous pieces in this context is the expressionist soloHexentanz 2 (1926) by Mary Wigman. Decades after the piece premiered the term “witch” is experiencing a radical redefinition through the feminist movement: strong women who are standing up against oppression. Over a three-day dance happening the Witch Dance Project will be dedicated to the reconstruction of Wigman’s solo through a non-European or rather queer perspective: ten international choreographers will not only take on the dance material but will also deal with the term “witch” in various cultures. The results are works which connect current theories to Wigman’s Hexentanz, and examine how this extraordinary piece is received and taken into new dimensions. The comprehensive program will be complimented, reflected and expanded upon with lecture performances, films, live rituals and discussions.



          OKTOBER 06

          6.30pm physical introduction Tanzscout Berlin, Tickets 5€

          6.30pm lecture Which is the Witch? by Nora Amin

          8pm performances by Claire Vivianne Sobottke, Jahra "Rager" Wasasala, Darlane Litaay, Dana Michel

          10pm young girl reading group#134

          OKTOBER 07

          7pm lecture GEGEN Witches von Francesco Macarone Palmieri aka WARBEAR + Alessia D´artino aka A/ONA

          8pm performances by Melanie Jame Wolf, Christine Joy Alpuerto Ritter, Nadia Beugré + Manou Gallo

          approx. 9.30pm Samhain(Halloween) ritual with Attis Silke Beyn

          OKTOBER 08

          6pm film screening She’s beautiful when she’s angry

          8pm performances by Rodrigo Alves Garcia/Studio Disorder, Danya Hammoud, Melati Suryodarmo

          approx. 9.30pm lecture Mary Wigman and Asiaby Susan Manning and talk with the artists and Irene Sieben

          approx. 11pm party with DJ Ziúr + DJ Pam Bam

          OKTOBER 09

          11am-6pm Workshop HexenFrauenKrauftwith Attis Silke Beyn

          WITH PERFORMANCES BY Nadia Beugré + Manou Gallo, Rodrigo Garcia Alves, Danya Hammoud, Darlane Litaay, Dana Michel, Jahra "Rager" Wasasala, Christine Joy Alpuerto Ritter, Claire Vivianne Sobottke, Melati Suryodarmo, Melanie Jame Wolf ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME BY Attis Silke Beyn, Alessia D´artino aka A/ONA, Francesco Macarone Palmieri aka WARBEAR, Susan Manning, Irene Sieben, young girl reading group IDEA Christoph Winkler CURATION Franziska Werner, Christoph Winkler DRAMATURGY ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro TECHNICAL DIRECTION OF PRODUCTION, LIGHT DESIGN Arne Schmitt MANAGEMENT Franziska Schrage, Johanna Withelm

          A project by Christoph Winkler and SOPHIENSÆLE in collaboration with ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro. Funded by TANZFONDS ERBE – eine Initiative der Kulturstiftung des Bundes and the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs/Kofinanzierungsfonds. Friendly supported by International Research Center "Interweaving Performance Cultures". Media partners: Missy Magazine, taz.die tageszeitung.