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Public in Private / Clément Layes ONON
ONON_c_Public in Private_HP
December 12 13 14 15 | 19.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

A choreographic labyrinth: ONON looks at the things and digital systems that organize our everyday lives.

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Laurie Young + Justine A. Chambers One hundred more
December 12 13 14 15 | 21.00 Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Dance as political tool.

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TANZSCOUT-Einführung zu ONON
December 13 | 18.00 Einführung
Kantine | 5 EURO

In a one-hour introduction we approach the production ONON.

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December 17 | 17.00 Guided tour
Various Locations | 5 EURO

A guided tour about the eventful history of the Sophiensæle from its construction in 1904/05 to the present day.

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Lange / Kress / Mazza / Stymest VIER
Vier_c_Paul Sleev_HP
December 17 18 | 20.00 Musical
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

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Das große Kiezchortreffen #2
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December 19 | 19.00 Singalong
Festsaal | 10/7 EURO

Our musical Christmas treat celebrates another season!

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Lois Alexander Neptune
Neptune_c_ Michiel Goudswaard_HP
January 08 | 19.00
January 10 | 20.30
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Lois Alexander uses water and its transformational qualities as points of departure to reflect on her position as a woman belonging to a minority.

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Sasha Amaya // Frida Giulia Franceschini Sarabande // Tricks for Gold (T4$)
January 08 09 | 20.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

Sasha Amaya brings baroque dances into the present and investigates their similarities with contemporary dance // Tricks for Gold (T4$)  is a cynical fairy tale about the commodification of the female body in times of late capitalism.

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ZTB präsentiert: Incite! Dance!
January 09 | 18.00 Austausch
Hochzeitssaal | Free Entrance

Departing from the experiences and struggles around the Dance for Millions of Reasons campaign, ZTB opens an interactive space in which strategies of protest, resistance and dissent will be tested.

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Caner Teker Kırkpınar
January 10 11 | 19.00 Dance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Caner Teker creates new queer spaces by appropriating techniques of Turkish oil wrestling (Yağlı Güreş).

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Linus Enlund_HP
January 11 12 | 20.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

„Juck" is Swedish and means thrust. Anarchic, joyful, riotous and explosive, six performers in school uniforms enter the stage and claim their own conditions for "femininity".

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Around the World
c_Kunal Vijaykar_HP
January 12 | 18.00
January 13 | 20.30
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

This year Tanztage Berlin welcome the interdisciplinary art festival Gender Bender from Bangalore in South India as their guest and present a performance: An Evening of Lavani.

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Suvi Kemppainen + Josefine Mühle A Child Has Been Beaten
January 13 14 | 19.00 Dance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Two performers disrupt the dualism of dominance and submission, confronting their viewers with intimacy and their own responsibility as an audience.

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Amirhossein Mashaherifard Aftermath
c_Robin Junicke_HP
January 14 15 | 20.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

With dance, language and sound, Aftermath tells of states of exception and their effects on the body.

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Maque Pereyra Solar Threshold
January 16 17 | 19.00 Dance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

By combining contemporary dance with ritual chanting, reggaeton and perreo, Maque Pereyra creates a decolonial dance practice that shatters conventional notions of sexuality and spirituality.

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Areli Moran La Postal de nuestra Existencia
Arelie Moran @Manon Siv Duquesnay_HP
January 16 | 20.30
January 18 | 19.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

In an intimate exploration, Areli Moran examines the significance of hair as a repository of social norms, identity and desire.

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House of Living Colors Endangered Species
January 17 18 | 20.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

The drag collective House of Living Colors focuses on the climate crisis, showing that a diversity of identities is as essential for the survival of our society as is biodiversity for nature.

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January 18 | 22.00 Party
Kantine | Free Entrance

With an uplifting show, House of Living Colors presents Spice to celebrate the perseverance and resilience of QTBIPoC (queer + trans Black, Indigenous, People of Color).

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Interrobang Philosophiermaschine
January 23 24 25 26 | 19.00 Performance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Telephone conversations with philosophers of the 20th century.

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Vanessa Stern Auf der Suche nach der komischen Alten
January 24 | 10.00 - 13.00 Theaterspielworkshop
Kantine | Free Entrance

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Freischwimmer*innen. The Future Is F*e*m*a*l*e*

© Jan Grygoriew, Christiane Heim


The relaunched newcomer platform Freischwimmen meets the sequel to The Future is F*e*m*a*l*e*: Alongside international feminist guest performances the Freischwimmer*innen offer ten days packed with queerfeminism – cross-generational and suitable for everyday use! With performances, dance and lectures the festival presents queerfeminist strategies for a non-binary and intersectionally feminist future.

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          TANZTAGE BERLIN 2014 Ahmed Soura / Kareth Schaffer / Jorge Rodolfo de Hoyos Au Prêt du Temps / As Easy as 1, 2, 3 / Departing Things


          2014 January 04 05 | 20.30



          With his energetically charged body, this Burkina Faso-born choreographer is a movement poet. In this piece, Ahmed Soura works against the linear progression of time, proposing that it moves in spiraling loops instead. He sees himself grounded in a society that has traditional roots, but which cannot escape the developments of the 21st century. It is an attempt to break out, which ultimately only helps to speed up progress.

          The names in Soura’s multi-faceted résumé demonstrate his ability to engage in all kinds of different settings: Irène Tassembedo, Konstantin Tsakalidis, Christoph Schlingensief, Christoph Winkler and the Deutsche Oper Berlin. In discussion as well as when performing, it is clear that he can elaborately articulate his intentions as well as his body.

          "The performance “Au prêt du Temps” draws the spectator's attention to the center of the stage. It lets the spectator live the cause and effects of Man in a modern, yet traditionally rooted, society.Through use of an undulating body in spiral, and by expanding and dilating within a circle limited by images of revolution." - Ahmed Soura

          CONCEPT / CHOREOGRAPHY Ahmed Soura PERFORMANCE Ahmed Soura COSTUME Kerstin Junge LIGHT DESIGN Michael Dietze LIVEMUSIC Johannes Lauer COPRODUCTION Tanztage Berlin / Sophiensæle, Ahmed Soura Kompanie THANKS TO und Studio Katakomben

          KARETH SCHAFFER: AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3

          Kareth Schaffer wants to be a mover and shaker (and shake things up!), and she asks herself how achieve this. No wonder this BA graduate from the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT) is committed to cultural-political issues (“Artists pledge!”). We value her for this commitment, as we think it remains important for emerging artists to be invested in cultural politics.

          "‘As Easy as 1, 2, 3’ explores the bare minimum needed to tell a story of love born and lost on the stage—a minimum amount of light (1 light on the floor) , a minimum amount of images (6 images), a minimum amount of time (3 minutes), and a minimum amount of movement." -Kareth Schaffer

          CONCEPT / CHOREOGRAPHY Kareth Schaffer DANCE / PERFORMANCE Anna Lena Lehr, Kareth Schaffer COSTUME Stine Frandsen LIGHT DESIGN Max Stelzl THANKS TO HZT Berlin, Ana Laura Lozza



          Jorge Rodolfo De Hoyos arrived from San Francisco just last year, a city known for an arts community that confidently engages its sexuality, gender and identity. Therefore works that are driven by larger political questions and take radical positions are no rarity. Under the title “How to move to Berlin”, De Hoyos has worked out a 12-point plan for himself that addresses the economic and creative challenges of existence as an artist on the move. We are looking forward to seeing what his relocation to Berlin set in motion.

          He self-identifies as a pirate or Robin Hood, and has been influenced by his collaborations with Keith Hennessy and Meg Stuart. He has also worked with Sara Shelton Mann, with whom he learned to access physical states via energy work. This current, hugely popular work has become better known in Berlin through Meg Stuart.

          "A dance of constant departures and arrivals. Bodies dis-integrating- traveling between density and beings of light."- Jorge Rodolfo De Hoyos

          CONCEPT / DIRECTION Jorge Rodolfo De Hoyos CHOREOGRAPHY / PERFORMANCE Anna Lena Lehr, Asaf Aharonson, Jorge Rodolfo De Hoyos, Thomas Proksch COPRODUCTION Tanztage Berlin / Sophiensæle HZT Berlin, Ponderosa THANKS TO Emily Leap, Kai Eng, Kevin O‘Connor, Una Little, Zinzi Minott

          photo © Kerstin Junge