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Riebensahm/Ahmad Haschemi/Hourmazdi/Christians/Schwenk SWEAT
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November 29 30 | 19.00 Performance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Cheering and sweating, the performers develop an intersectional-feminist, twelve-excercise event from practices in which they feel like champions.

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hannsjana Die große M.I.N.T.-Show
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November 29 30 | 21.00 Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

In a performative laboratory that is simultaneously comedy, talk and game show, hannsjana confronts the mechanisms of ostracisation within scientific disciplines.

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Gruppe CIS Dark Daily Soap
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December 01 | 17.30 - 19.00
December 03 04 | 17.30 - 20.30
December 05 | 17.30 - 20.00
December 06 | 18.00 - 19.00
Video-Installation
Raum 213 | Free Entrance

Dark Daily Soap banishes the actors from the film set and effectively stages their voids with light, music and camera movement.

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Politics of Love #6 - Softness
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December 01 | 19.00 Discourse
Kantine | 5 EURO

In the festival-edition of our discussion series Politics of Love, we deal with questions of vulnerability, emotionality and seriousness.

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Sööt/Zeyringer Angry Hour
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December 03 04 | 19.00 Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

A performative encyclopedia of female outbursts that uses rage as an empowerment strategy.

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Coombs Marr / Martinez / Truscott Wild Bore
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December 03 04 | 20.30 Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

Three masters of smart, spiky, political comedy delve into the torrent of critical fury and prove that they are not afraid to talk out of their arses.

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Follow Us Nora oder ein Altenheim
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December 05 | 20.00
December 06 | 21.00
Performance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Follow Us brings Henrik Ibsen's best-known female figure into the present and transfers her, in accordance with the demographic change of our time, to the retirement home.

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Meet the Freischwimmer*innen
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December 06 | 15.00 - 18.00 Präsentation
Festsaal-Foyer | Free Entrance

The Freischwimmen-groups die apokalyptischen tänzer*innen, Rotterdam Presenta and Gruppe CIS present their current projects for discussion.

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Jack Halberstam TRANS* FEMINISM AND PERFORMANCE
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December 06 | 19.00 Lecture
Festsaal | 5 EURO

Jack Halberstam tracks down a lost history of trans-feminist vocalists within the history of female* punk performances.

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Caroline Creutzburg Woman with Stones
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December 07 08 | 18.00 Performance/Tanz
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Woman with Stones broadens the concept of drag with an entire pool of transformation fantasies.

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Last Yearz Interesting Negro i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere
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December 07 08 | 20.00 Performance/Tanz
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

A choreographic meditation on osmosis and internalisation and the feeling of being possessed by other people's fantasies.

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Public in Private / Clément Layes ONON
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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
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December 12 13 14 15 | 21.00 Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Dance as political tool.

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

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

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Lange / Kress / Mazza / Stymest VIER
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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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Festival

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

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© Jan Grygoriew, Christiane Heim

NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 08
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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          Tanz im August 2015 Choy Ka Fai SoftMachine: Surjit Nongmeikapam (India) + Rianto (Indonesia)

          Dance

          2015 August 21 22 | 17.00
          Festsaal

          Suitable for Non-German Speakers

          The choreographer and dancer Choy Ka Fai has been documenting the current situation of dance in Asia since 2012 in his multimedia archive and performance cycle SoftMachine. The impetus for the project was an exoticising promotional video which predicted the future of contemporary dance in Asia. Choy Ka Fai decided to document the culturally very diverse state of contemporary dance in five Asian countries – independently of Western academic discourses. Four years later he has conducted 88 video interviews with choreographers, dancers and curators from China, Japan, India, Indonesia and Singapore, and has also brought about four performances in which the choreographers outline their version and vision of contemporary dance in Asia. Two of these performances can be seen in Berlin in the double bill SoftMachine: Rianto & Surjit Nongmeikapam.

          The Indonesian Rianto specialises in the traditional erotic lengger dance, in which he attempts to seduce his male spectators in a cross-gender performance. Also adept in other Javanese dance forms, Rianto has been living in Tokyo since 2003. His SoftMachine performance explores the tension between traditional and contemporary choreographic practices, between male and female, urban versus rural.

          Surjit Nongmeikapam mastered classical Indian dance forms and martial arts. He is one of the first dancers in Manipur, India, to experiment with contemporary dance. His SoftMachine performance was explicitly devised for a European audience, and exposes artistic strategies, marketing ideologies and the questionable attempt to exoticise oneself.

          CONCEPT, DIRECTION, PERFORMANCE, DOCUMENTARY Choy Ka Fai PERFORMANCE, CHOREOGRAPHY Surjit Nongmeikapam, Rianto DRAMATURGE Tang Fu Kuen SOUND DESIGN Zulkifle Mahmod LIGHTING DESIGN Andy Lim STAGE LIVE PRODUCTION, TECHNICAL MANAGER Yap Seok Hui 

          SoftMachine is commissioned by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore for da:ns festival 2015. The development of the project is funded by National Arts Council, Singapore. With support from TheatreWorks, Singapore - danceBox, Kobe - Kyoto Experiment - Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, Bangalore and Living Dance Studio, Beijing. SoftMachine Digital Archives are created with the support of deSingel, Antwerp. 

          A co-operation with SOPHIENSÆLE.

          photos (documentary stills) © Choy Ka Fai