Hauen und Stechen_Salome_c_Thilo Moessner_HP
January 27 28 29 | 20.00
January 30 | 18.00
music theatre
Festsaal | 15/10 Euro

The Berlin music theatre group Hauen und Stechen presents its version of the opera Salomé. The production, based on an opera by Richard Strauss and a text by Oscar Wilde, alternates between music and dance. It is a film, a journey, a fair and a dance of death all in one.

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Athina Lange + Pawel Aderhold
whatremainsofme_c_DorotheaTuch 02_HP
January 31 | 19.00
February 01 | 19.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

The way we perceive our reality is shaped by the language of our senses. But what happens when this fine interplay is disturbed? A search for traces of perception and experience.

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Hendrik Quast
Spill your guts
Pressefoto 26.11.21_21_SpillYourGuts_Plakat_2E01-01
February 03 04 05 | 19.30
February 06 | 17.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

For his latest project, Hendrik Quast learns the art of ventriloquism in order to approach the chronic inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis artistically. In conversation with the disease, new ways of speaking and images of chronic illness emerge, opening up unusual spaces of humor for the ill and healthy audience.

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Nima Séne
auf den weg zu mir / auf den weg zu dir
Nima Séne_c_Mayra Wallraff_ HP_quer
February 12 13 14 15 | 21.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In auf den weg zu mir / auf den weg zu dir, Nima Séne traces the history and lyrical legacy of the poet and activist May Ayim.

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Olivia Hyunsin Kim / Ddanddarakim
History has failed us, but…
History has failed us but_Foto_Mayra Wallraff_0
February 13 14 15 16 | 19.00
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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Ania Nowak
Golden Gate
February 24 25 26 | 20.00
February 27 | 16.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

For a long time now, collective mourning and its rituals have been disappearing from public space. Golden Gate questions our normative perceptions of loss and mourning. What is queer grief and in what way can it become a collective movement of melancholy and resistance? 

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Tanztage Berlin 2022
Tanztage HP mit Text schwarz
© Jan Grygoriew


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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Colette Sadler Lecture Series: Present Futures Berlin

Mikko Gaestel
Lecture Series
2019 February 14 15 16 | 21.00
2019 February 17 | 18.00
Suitable for English Speakers

A multidisciplinary lecture series on posthumanism and the non-human: As part of her new choreography Temporary Store, Colette Sadler invites four guests from different art disciplines to discuss an expanded notion of choreography and performance with and beyond bodies. Moderated by the journalist Astrid Kaminski, the lectures open a platform for an exchange about our increasingly technological society.

MODERATION Astrid Kaminski GUESTS Choy Ka Fai (Choreograf), Samir Kennedy (Dancer and Performanceartist), Colin Self (Composer, Choreographer), Sophie MacPherson und Marek Tuszynski (Tactical Technology Collective), Hannes Wiedemann (Photographer)



18.00 – 22.30 H Body A | Videoinstallation by Colette Sadler and Mikko Gaestel at Sophienkirche accross the street

19.30 H Temporary Store | Performance by Colette Sadler

21.00 H Present Futures Berlin: Body Moving and the Glass Room | Astrid Kaminski in conversation with Sophie MacPherson and Marek Tuszynski (Tactical Technology Collective,


18.00 H TANZSCOUT-Introduction

19.30 H Temporary Store | Performance by Colette Sadler

21.00 H Present Futures Berlin: Listening to the Future | Astrid Kaminski in conversation with Colin Self (composer, choreographer,


19.30 H Temporary Store | Performance by Colette Sadler

21.00 H Present Futures Berlin: How Does a Ghost Choreograph | Lecture-Performance by Choi Ka Fai (

22.30 – 23.30 H Looks Like God | Performance-Installation by Samir Kennedy



18.00 H Present Futures Berlin: DIY Cyborgs | Astrid Kaminski in conversation with Hannes Wiedemann (photographer,

19.30 H Temporary Store | Performance by Colette Sadler

A production by Colette Sadler in coproduction with Bora Bora Aarhus Denmark and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and Creative Scotland. Supported by the residency programme TWR Glasgow. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung


Foto © Mikko Gaestel