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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Melanie Jame Wolf

© Ashton Green

FEBRUARY 10 – 24
FEBRUARY 10 | 19.00 PM

Pop music often uses the little word TONIGHT in songs as a bittersweet promise. Humorously and with the proper rock star poses, Melanie Jame Wolf, together with Sheena McGrandles and Rodrigo Garcia Alves, gets to the bottom of this pop cultural poetics and its commercial exploitation.

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Sheena McGrandles
Figured + Flush

Figured | © Martin Rottenkolber

FEBRUARY 20 | 19.00 PM

In Figured and Flush, Sheena McGrandles explores radical temporality. With great attention to detail, Figured exposes the absurdity and artificiality of everyday gestures. Flush, following Gertrude Stein, breaks down linear and traditional forms of storytelling-perhaps even evoking a new lesbian temporality and aesthetic.

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          apparatus Magical. Acts. Matter.

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          2016 October 27 28 29 30 | 20.00

          Suitable for Non-German Speakers

          Just like Alejandro Jodorwsky, we believe in things, in ink made from urine, spit and one gram of excrement, in mirrors and in a phallus formed from rose blossoms. We believe that the black box is a container beyond measure. We believe in a bouncing light, in walls and silk curtains made of music and in performers that wash away shadows with scrub brushes and lye. Words alone can’t promise to heal, but action can. And a frog stuck in the throat quacks on stage: magical acts matter.

          CONCEPT, ARTISTIC DIRECTION, SPACEapparatus BY AND WITHAriel Efraim Ashbel, Thorsten Eibeler,Florian Feigl, Hacklander/Hatam,Ligia Lewis, Kareth Schaffer, Stefanie Wenner, Melanie Jame Wolf COSTUMES, ASSISTANCE MIS-EN-SCÈNE Anna Brotankova TECHNICAL DIRECTION, LIGHT Bruno Pocheron ASSISTANCE Joseph Wegmann HOSPITATION Elisabeth Hampe PR, MANAGEMENT björn & björn

          Produced by the apparatus GbR in co-production with FFT Düsseldorf, Kampnagel Hamburg and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellary – Cultural Affairs and Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. media partner: taz. die tageszeitung.

          Photo © Melanie Jame Wolf