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Company Christoph Winkler
We are going to Mars
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November 30
Film/Video
Eintritt frei

We are Going to Mars uses international video works to explore the history of the first African space program and how the reception of this story has changed over the past fifty years. >> Watch videos here

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Florentina Holzinger
TANZ
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December 11 12 13 | 19.30
Tickets
Festsaal | 25/18€

The dizzying conclusion of Holzinger‘s trilogy on the body as a spectacle: TANZ deals with physical discipline and the cult of beauty ingrained within the tradition of dance. 

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Siegmar Zacharias & Judith Hamann
WAVES #6 – Listening Sessions Towards Social Bodies
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December 13 | 20.00

Sound meditations to dwell together in a space where we do not have to be alone: Siegmar Zacharias and her team offer WAVES in sensory and affective modes as a series of listening sessions together with FFT Düsseldorf and Sophiensæle Berlin, from May until December 2021. 

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Suvi Kemppainen + Josefine Mühle
Baby Choir
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December 16 19 | 19.30
December 17 18 | 21.00
Tickets
Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Innocent, cute, dependent – Baby Choir throws socially accepted baby images overboard and is  interested in the monstrosity of the baby archetype. What if the baby possessed desire, was capable of action, and had an activist bent to boot?

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Yui Kawaguchi
Mugen
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December 17 18 | 19.30
December 19 | 17.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Yui Kawaguchi translates in Mugen (Japanese: illusion, infinity) the classical elements of Japanese Nō theatre into a hypnotic interplay of dance, music and light.

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TANZSCOUT Tune-In zu Mugen
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December 18 | 17.30
Workshop
5 €

With playful and practical examinations of the subjects and working methods of the dance piece and by an exchange of material and questions, the workshop participants will be introduced to the upcoming performance event. 

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Festival
Tanztage Berlin 2022
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JANUARY 06-22

In tandem with emerging dance artists connected to our city, Tanztage Berlin 2022 continues to examine what keeps us together and tears us apart. After 2021 the festival took place exclusively online, its 31st edition returns as an extended offline and online program. Alongside the last year’s selection of performances, it includes new creations and discourse formats on power, protest, and empowerment. The work presented during Tanztage Berlin 2022 critically navigates the present by reimagining past and future encounters on the dance floor. While dealing with acute problems like power relations, surveillance, disembodiment, or climate change, it tunes into the social body, creating much-needed moments of awareness, connectedness, and self-determination. Unlike the 21st-century billionaire strategy of abandoning earth in a rocket ship or escaping into a parallel virtual universe, the festival chooses instead to stay with the trouble: to celebrate dancing together through the crisis and against despair.

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Cécile Bally The Price is Right

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Dance
2018 November 21 22 23 24 | 21.00
Hochzeitssaal
Suitable for Non-German Speakers

A study of the supermarket: a choreographic nightmare! Inside you can forget that you're not alone, or that you are. As an epicentre of accumulation, it is both a symbol of our consumer society, and a modern place of gathering and harvesting. It superficially unites but divides us by social class and lifestyle. In a dreamlike performance the supermarket is shown as room of standardization, which paradoxically wants to stimulate our impulsive cravings – an ideal survival zone and a last retreat between absurdity and apocalypse.

Cécile Bally graduated in dance and choreography at HZT Berlin (UDK). She also studied Economics and Management in France and wrote a master thesis in Decision Theory on how ideas emerge and develop in dance rehearsal processes. Her artistic work creates connections in between these two backgrounds and interrogates, with humour but always methodically, the place of rationality, magic, dream and knowledge in performance art. Her latest piece "The Sleep Of Reason" premiered 2017 at Tanztage.

CHOREOGRAPHY, STAGE Cécile Bally PERFORMANCE Asaf Aharonson, Cathy Walsh, Marie Ursin LIGHTDESIGN Eva Alonso SOUNDDESIGN Jassem Hindi COSTUME DESIGN Sara Wendt PRODUCTION, PR Ann-Christin Görtz SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT Jen Burba

A production by Cécile Bally in coproduction with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. With friendly support of Kunsten-centrumBUDA, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., Milchhof und Public in Private. Thanks to Kostüm Kollektiv. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung.

Cécile Bally is a Berlin-based choreographer and performer who graduated in dance and choreography at HZT Berlin, UDK. She previously studied Economics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Pantheon Sorbonne University in France. Her artistic work creates connections between these backgrounds and interrogates, with humour, the place of rationality and magical realism in performance. Cécile Bally roots her work in the science-fiction genre with an eye on social criticism, and therefore studies entitites (vampires, supermarkets), triggering dreams, and nightmares both utopian and dystopian.

        

Foto © Cécile Bally