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Rita Mazza
DANDELION II
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July 26-30
Video on Demand
Online | Eintritt frei

After experiences in the European deaf performance community, Rita Mazza now presents her first choreographic work at Sophiensæle. Entering the stage as a playground, she explores the combination of dance and sign language movements and creates a whole new form of visual poetry. >>CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO

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Today
TANZSCOUT 2.0
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July 26-31
August 01
Tune-In and Wrap-Up
Online

The Tanzscout team invites you to this AUDIO Tune-in & COLLAGE Wrap-up, with which we continue to connect dance pieces and audience members online.

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Jess Thom
Biscuits Without Borders + Disability Culture in a Time of Pandemic
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July 26-31

Jess Thom's Lecture Disability Culture in a Time of Pandemic and her talk Biscuits Without Borders with Noa Winter are now available as videos on demand. Both events took place during the performance festival Risk and Resilience in October 2020. >> WATCH VIDEOS HERE

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Ania Nowak
INFLAMMATIONS (PANDEMIC EDITION)
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July 29 30 31
August 01
Tickets
Website |

Vulnerability becomes a catalyst for a new body, language and care economy: Starting from the question of what expectations we have of hyperfunctional bodies on stage and in everyday life, the video work demands a place for unstable bodies - with all their risks and potentials, in the artistic field as well as in society.

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Rachel Bagshaw
THE SHAPE OF THE PAIN / WHERE I GO
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July 29 | 19.00
EINTRITT FREI

During the pandemic, Rachel Bagshaw and her artistic team adapted the stage performance The Shape of the Pain for the screen. This process resulted in the 18-minute BBC feature Where I Go

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RAQUEL MESEGUER ZAFE
A CRASH COURSE IN CLOUDSPOTTING
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July 30 31 | 16.00
July 30 31 | 19.00
Tickets
Website | 15/10 €

A special and intimate audio journey of fragile beauty: for her documentary work, Raquel Meseguer Zafe has collected over 300 stories of people who, like herself, depend on lying down and resting in public spaces.

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WORKSHOP: CREATIVE CAPTIONS
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July 31 | 11.00 - 15.00
Eintritt frei

Accessibility is not only a human right, but an even more exciting creative tool: Rachel Bagshaw and Sophie Woolley share their experiences in the creative use of captioning and present some exercises to help other arts professionals in their own use and style development of captioning.

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IN CONVERSATION
August 01 | 18.00
Eintritt frei

A digital conversation on Zoom with the artists of the productions Inflammations, A Crash Course in Cloudspotting, and The Shape of the Pain: They will address navigating an often ableist art sector and share what working methods and aesthetics they have developed.

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Layton Lachman & Samuel Hertz
DOOM (THE MOVIE)
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August 05 | 19.30
Tickets

Together with Layton Lachman & Samuel Hertz and Open Air Neukölln at Freiluftkino Hasenheide we would like to invite you to the premiere of DOOM (THE MOVIE).

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James Batchelor + Collaborators
An Evening-length Performance
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August 12 13 14 15 | 19.00
Tickets
Dance
Festsaal |

With An Evening-­length Performance, Australian choreographer James Batchelor reimagines the baroque ballroom as a place for queer encounters and expression.

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Colette Sadler + Mikko Gaestel
ARK 1
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August 13 | 16.00
August 13 | 17.30
August 13 | 19.00
August 13 | 20.30
Tickets
Dance

In this im­mersive solo performance installation, choreographer Colette Sadler and visual artist Mikko Gaestel thematise the future of the human in relation to technology inside the virtual architecture of a 3D environment.

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Turbo Pascal
Irgendwie Mitte
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August 18 19 20 21 | 21.30
Tickets
10/15/25/50 €

Many people classify themselves as belonging to society's "Mitte". But where exactly is that - somewhere between top and bottom, rich and poor? As part of a four-part live reality series, Turbo Pascal go in search of the diffuse categories and relationships that make up the so-called "Mitte". To do this, the collective looks around its own circle of family, friends and acquaintances.

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Thiago Granato
The Sound They Make When No One Listens
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August 19 20 21 22 | 19.00
Tickets
Dance
Festsaal |

In times of an ecological, political and personal crisis, Brazilian choreographer Thiago Granato explores the act of listening.

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Melanie Jame Wolf mit Teresa Vittucci
SHOW BUSINESS
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August 30 31 | 20.00
September 01 02 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

There’s no business like show business. In their first performance evening together, Melanie Jame Wolf and Teresa Vittucci explore the problems and pleasures of: What does it take to make a show great?

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Making A Difference
Owning spaces - Conversations and actions from bed
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September 01-05

ConferenCE ON Zoom
September 01-05

As disabled artist-curators Kate Marsh and Noa Winter invite to conversations, practice, safer spaces and public sharings.

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Specials
Festival
Cripping the Pain
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JULY 29 – AUGUST 01

Pain is rarely a subject on stage. The focus CRIPPING THE PAIN, which could not take place in June 2020 due to the pandemic and is now being rescheduled in digital form, presents artistic works, workshops and conversations that give space to this complexity and defy dominant ableist perceptions of the body.

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Festival
Coming of Age
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© Jan Grygoriew

Age is just a number - nevertheless, we can't get around aging. In the midst of debates about climate change, identity politics and body images, it is time to renegotiate long outdated generational contracts. Thus, not only the recent pandemic has demonstrated that questions about responsibilities and solidarity have to be asked again. The performance festival COMING OF AGE, which will take place from September 15 to November 7 at the Sophiensæle, is dedicated to various aspects of aging in society - and looks at the different challenges of a phenomenon that affects us all.

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Angela Alves NO LIMIT

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Remote-Performance
2020 June 16 17 18 | 20.00
GER + EN with german live description, spoken and sign language

It's show time! We celebrate the reversal of circumstances: In the NO LIMIT cosmos, disabled people are the majority. And the norm. Their promise to the minority is called "inclusion". People with special needs (non-disabled) should now be allowed to participate. Therefore, a great gesture is made to raise awareness of their concerns and to offer the prospect of solidarity.

This is how we wanted to make theatre. Now reality has caught up with us. With Covid-19, the individual experience of being limited in one's own possibilities is seeping into the collective social body. The Show can't go on, but we press the buzzer and stay on the screen. We move the show into the virtual, because now is exactly the right moment to tweak the concept of norm and ask ourselves a couple questions: To which norm do we actually want to return after this "exceptional situation"? And do we want to continue glorifying strategies of self-exploitation in the norm of the future?

NO LIMIT is a remote performance. In a webinar format, spectators and performers meet live and interactively. Don't worry, there’s no obligation to participate and you’ll remain invisible. If you just want to stare, you’re very welcome; there’s no need to take a shower and make yourself presentable! But don't think that you don't have a standing in the matter of reorganisation or, viceversa, that you can steal out of responsibility! We are all change-makers now! Whether you like it or not!

With digital touch tour and integrated live description in German language
In the touch tour at the beginning of the online performance, the digital stage space will be explored and an introduction to the webinar and procedures will be given. The live description during the performance gives blind and visually impaired spectators access to the visual elements of the performance: movement, gestures, facial expressions, stage design, costumes and props are described. In the chat column there are additional descriptions that can be listened to via screen reader.

RELAXED PERFORMANCE
This performance is as relaxed as your home environment: Make yourself comfortable and adjust the sound volume and light level on your computer to your needs. If you want, you can turn on and off during the show, retreat to another room for a break or simply close your laptop. Silence is, of course, not obligatory.

 

ANGELA ALVES studied dance at the ArtEZ Kunsthochschule in Arnhem and dance science at the FU Berlin. In 2014 she founded TURN. Neue Bewegung für Multiple Sklerose, an association for artists with MS, which also offers dance workshops.

Family Friendly
Interactive

Artistic Director, CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Angela Alves DRAMATURGY Alexandra Hennig PERFORMANCE, CHOREOGRAPHY Athina Lange PERFORMANCE, SIGN LANGUAGE TRANSLATOR, CHOREOGRAPHY Gal Naor (The progressive wave) PERFORMANCE, AUDIODESCRIPTION Simone Detig SOUND, PERFORMANCE Christoph Rothmeier SETDESIGN Philippe Krueger Production Management ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro

A production by Angela Alves in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. With friendly support by Aktion Mensch and TURN. Neue Bewegung für Multiple Sklerose e.V. In cooperation with TATWERK | Performative Forschung. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung