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Kareth Schaffer
Question of Belief
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May 27 28 29 | 20.00
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Dance
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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Colette Sadler Learning from the Future

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Tanz / Performance
2017 June 30 | 20.00
2017 July 01 | 20.00
Festsaal
Suitable for English Speakers

An imaginary future, in which the purposes and necessity of the human body are put into question, creates the departure point for Colette Sadler's new work. Learning from the Future operates within a science-fiction-like setting inhabited by BODY A. This futuristic body is regarded ambiguously as being "alive", but also as a highly sophisticated machine which possesses no self-awareness and cannot distinguish between inner-intention and external impulses.

The fictionality of BODY A is taken as a poetic means to speculate on an inconceivable reality where ever accelerating flows of information and encoded data could dictate the manner in which bodies move and function. Such a condition subverts the idea of self-agency. The performer's body in this piece is taken as a mere container - a channel. It can be filled and emptied. It allows information to pass through it.

Learning from the Future wishes to reflect on the replacement of the living body with the properties of the inanimate as well as with the virtuality of its post-human representation. The choreography uses movement to amplify the primitive power of bodies against the background of their dematerialization and disappearance.

CHOREOGRAPHY Colette Sadler PERFORMANCE Leah Marojevic MUSIC Brendan Dougherty LIGHT Samuli Laine VIDEO Mikko Gaestel OBJECT Mathis Burandt / neue tische COSTUME Eyal Meistel DRAMATURGY Assaf Hochman PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Mira Moschallski

A production by Colette Sadler / Stammer Production and Dance4 / Arts Council of England. Funded by Creative Scotland. Supported by residencies at TanzHaus Zürich and Bora-Bora Aarhus. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung

Photo © Mikko Gaestel