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Kareth Schaffer
Question of Belief
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May 27 28 29 | 20.00
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Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Question of Belief, choreographer Kareth Schaffer addresses the demons of today’s world: Between actionism and laziness, distraction and apathy, the performers Mădălina Dan and Manon Parent fight their way through stage designer Dan Lancea's inflating stage landscape.

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Lea Sherin Kübler + Soraya Reichl & Ensemble
Remember Now!
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June 03 04 05 | 14.00
June 03 04 05 | 17.00
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5€

Based on debates about the toppling of statues as well as the renaming of street names and an accompanying new examination of memory culture, the youth projekt invite you to a performative and interactive audio walk. 

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Cranky Bodies a/company
Terrestrial transit - kick off
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June 03 04 | 19.00
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Festsaal | 15/10 €

The interdisciplinary project Terrestrial Transit deals with the activist practice of artistic intervention, which is gaining importance again in the former communist countries of Eastern Europe, in view of the strengthening of right-wing authoritarian regimes. The work of the dance company Cranky Bodies a/company, founded in August 2020 by Peter Pleyer and Michiel Keuper, refers in particular to political forms of protest in the tradition of Polish and Hungarian dance and performance art before the fall of the Wall.

 

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Olivia Hyunsin Kim / Ddanddarakim
History has failed us, but…
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June 09 10 | 20.00
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Festsaal | 15/10 €

History has failed us, but... deals with physical forms of protest and searches for a solidary togetherness while taking into account different bodies. Which narratives and images of resistance are remembered - and how are they told?

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Kiana Rezvani
Cyber Ghosts
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June 11 | 20.00
June 12 | 18.00
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Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

The Sophiensæle are happy to be able to catch up this summer with the work of Kiana Rezvani from the Tanztage Berlin 2022 programme, which could not be presented during the festival in January due to the pandemic.

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Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
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June 17 20-24 27 28 29 30 | 20.45 - 21.45
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Performance
17,17 €

A dreamlike journey on a rowing boat: time to slow down and question the concept of a productive life.

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Vanessa Stern
Die Rache der Panda-Pussies
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June 21 23 24 25 | 20.00
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Festsaal | 15/10 €

The Panda Pussies bring an inclusive, cross-generational gender theater to the stage – in the best anarchic Schlingensief tradition, with music and intelligent racket.

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Sommerfest
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June 22 | 18.00
Feast

This year we want to continue our old tradition: we celebrate the Sophiensæle summer festival - without any drama! 

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TANZTAGE BERLIN 2023 | OPEN CALL
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TO ALL emerging DANCE ARTISTS BASED IN BERLIN

Every new year, the Tanztage Berlin is not only the city's very first festival, it has also established itself nationally and internationally as an important platform for emerging dance artists since its founding in 1996. The next edition of Tanztage Berlin will once again take place under the artistic direction of Mateusz Szymanówka. The festival is currently planned for 5-21 January 2023 - however, the form as well as the exact date will depend on the constant reassessment of the pandemic. The festival offers emerging dance artists based in Berlin a framework for their new productions and revivals. The programme of the last two editions can be found at: https://tanztage-berlin.sophiensaele.com.

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Athina Lange + Pawel Aderhold Whatremainsofme

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Performance
2022 January 31 | 19.00
2022 February 01 | 19.00
Hochzeitssaal
In German spoken and sign language (DGS) / With German subtitles

The language of our senses gives us the form in which we cast our perception of reality. Everything is finely tuned to each other. So that we can make contact with this reality without much thought. But who am I and what remains of me when this precisely synchronised orchestra, this habitual interplay of the senses, is disturbed? When perception changes - and I am powerless over it. Is the world we can see, hear, feel, taste and smell so naturally reality? Or is there another reality that goes beyond our senses?

Between coming of age and horror trip, enhanced with text fragments by Heinrich Heine, Rainer Maria Rilke and Lewis Carroll, the duo Athina Lange and Pawel Aderhold develop a performance in spoken and sign language that illuminates a special way of being between the senses. While whatremainsofme is reminiscent of an illustrated psychosis à la Sarah Kane, the piece poses questions about our "normal" form of existence anew - and sharpens the view for a different kind of reality.

The piece lasts about 45-60 minutes. It is very visual and uses German Sign Language (DGS), German spoken language and partly subtitles. The piece is suitable for both audiences with and without knowledge of German Sign Language. Intense, reflective light effects will be used, as well as possibly strobe lights. The performance uses a lot of heavy bass sounds and vibrations. Hearing protection is provided at the entrance. The piece is suitable for audiences from 14 years and older. The audience area on the grandstand is seated. There are two wheelchair spaces and one beanbag seat that can be reserved by phone or booked via the online ticket shop or at the box office, if available. Admission begins 20-30 minutes prior to show time. We recommend arriving early to select a suitable seat. Please note that the accessibility information is subject to possible changes. It will be updated continuously. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Gina Jeske at jeske@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 35.

Click HERE to find information about our performance spaces and pathways, accessible restrooms, parking, directions to the theater, a 360° video tour of the building, and more.

ATHINA LANGE, *1991 in Plauen, completed her acting training at the Leipzig Acting School, where she graduated in 2015. She was a permanent ensemble member of the "Leipziger Ensemble" until 2016 and performed for the "German Deaf Theatre" and "Possible World Berlin". At the Staatstheater Hannover, she took on the lead role in the play "The Rage That Unites Us" from 2019. Since 2021 she embodies "Isa" from Wolfgang Herrndorf's novel "Bilder deiner großen Liebe" at the Societätstheater in Dresden. Her engagements also include performances at the Sophiensælen Berlin and Kampnagel Hamburg, among others, where she works with renowned artists from all over Germany and Europe.

PAWEL ADERHOLD, *1985 in Berlin, trained as a state-certified stage actor at the Theaterfabrik Sachsen/Leipzig from 2005 to 2009. In addition to other acting engagements, he directed at the Children's and Environmental Theatre in Leipzig. In 2011 he moved to Vienna and worked as an assistant director and actor at the Theater zum Fürchten and the Stadttheater Mödling near Vienna.  From 2013 to 2015, further engagements followed in Leipzig at the Theaterfabrik Sachsen. Since the end of 2015 he has been living in Berlin, where he completed the 6-month Camera Actor's Studio course at the Institute for Acting, Film and Television Professions.

Performance Athina Lange DIRECTOR Pawel Aderhold Text Athina Lange PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Martin Schnippa LIGHT DESIGN Ladislav Zajac OUTSIDE EYE Benjamin van Bebber, Susanne Tod OUTSIDE EYE SIGN LANGUAGE Emil Leske Sound Benjamin van Bebber MANY THANKS TO Stefanie Masnik

A production by Athina Lange and Pawel Aderhold in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the kind support of Theaterhaus Mitte. Media partner: taz.die tageszeitung