Jess Thom
Biscuits Without Borders + Disability Culture in a Time of Pandemic
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June 21-30
July 01-31

Jess Thom's Lecture Disability Culture in a Time of Pandemic and her talk Biscuits Without Borders with Noa Winter are now available as videos on demand. Both events took place during the performance festival Risk and Resilience in October 2020. >> WATCH VIDEOS HERE

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Flinn Works
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June 24 25 26 | 20.00
June 26 | 17.30
15/10 €

The unfulfilled desire to have children drives couples from Germany and Switzerland abroad. They entrust surrogates in India, the US and Ukraine to deliver their children. These ‘intending parents’ duck legal boundaries and enter unknown moral ground. Flinn Works has undertaken research in all five countries in order to gain a deeper understanding of gestational surrogacy.

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Bernadette La Hengst
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June 30 | 21.00
July 01 02 03 | 21.00
15/10 Euro zzgl. Gebühren

The theatrical songwriter Bernadette La Hengst embarks together with her 16-year-old daughter and the audience on a musical journey through time to the stations of her mother's life between Silesia, the GDR, Lebanon and the FRG.

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Siegmar Zacharias & Steve Heather
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July 02 | 20.00
0/5/10 €

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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Olympia Bukkakis
Too Much
July 07 08 09 10 | 21.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Too Much Olympia Bukkakis crashes performance against itself. Based on her own experiences as a drag performer, she devotes herself to the special relationship between performer and audience.

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Rita Mazza
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July 08 09 | 19.00
Eintritt frei

After experiences in the European deaf performance community, Rita Mazza now presents her first choreographic work at Sophiensæle. Entering the stage as a playground, she explores the combination of dance and sign language movements and creates a whole new form of visual poetry. 

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Lois Alexander
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July 08 | 19.00
July 09 | 16.00
July 10-23
5-25 €

In her latest performance work, created for the camera, choreographer and performer Lois Alexander explores the afterlife of slavery and the reverberations on our present. Yeye explores memory, traces and notions of a motherland, moving through different levels of video, text and performance.

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Jan Kress
Swallow Swallow
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July 12 | 18.00
July 13-25
Eintritt frei

With a focus on intensive bodywork, Jan Kress develops his own artistic language that combines sign language and dance.

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UFO_c_Marc Andrea Bragalini HP
July 15 16 17 18 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In their first collaboration, German sound dancer Jule Flierl and Slovenian choreo-vocalist Irena Z. Tomažin celebrate their shared interest in Katalin Ladik's artistic position.

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Lea Sherin Kübler + Soraya Reichl & Ensemble
Remember Now!
July 16 17 18 | 14.00
July 16 17 18 | 17.00
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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July 17 18 | 18.00
July 19 20 | 20.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

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July 19-31
August 01

The Tanzscout team invites you to this AUDIO Tune-in & COLLAGE Wrap-up, with which we continue to connect dance pieces and audience members online.

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Isabelle Schad
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July 22-26 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

The works are part of an ongoing series by choreographer Isabelle Schad, in which she invites the audience to dive into a process of timelessness, closeness and contemplation.

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Company Christoph Winkler It's All Forgotten Now A Performative Mixtape For Mark Fisher

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2020 November 23 24 | 18.00
2020 November 25-29
In English

Due to Covid19 many of the dancers of the performance could not travel. In order to involve them in the production, they produced videos in their respective countries. This resulted in the material for the stage play as well as in their own video works. These are the "ghosts" of the production and complement the stage version of the piece.

Dance meets music, film, video and spoken word: A performative homage to Mark Fisher. With his legendary blog K-Punk, the British cultural scientist and pop theorist Mark Fisher shaped an entire generation of pop-affine capitalism critics. In his texts on little-known music, contemporary films and books, he claimed society a cultural exhaustion syndrome and criticized the widespread view that there was no longer any alternative to capitalist reality: You can imagine the end of the world, but not the end of capitalism?

Barely three years after Mark Fisher's suicide in 2017, the Christoph Winkler Company is now approaching some concepts of his theory, which express themselves not only politically but also aesthetically: For example "Hauntology", i.e. ideas and theories that haunt the present like ghosts from the past, or "the Weird & the Eerie", the strange, not to be confused with the terrible. With a performative mixtape of music, film, dance, video and spoken-word texts by Mark Fisher himself, among others, the company creates an homage to one of the greatest pop-cultural contemporary diagnosticians of our time.

CHRISTOPH WINKLER has created more than 78 dance pieces as a freelance artist since 1998 and is considered one of the most versatile choreographers in Germany. In 2014 Das Wahre Gesicht won the FAUST Prize of the German Stage Association in the category Best Choreography. In 2016 Aloalii Tapu was awarded Best Dancer for the Christoph Winkler production Urban Sou Café. In 2020 Christoph Winkler was awarded a George Tabori Award. His work covers a wide range of formats and ranges from very personal to political issues. Since 2009 he has been realizing works at the Sophiensæle, including the Tanzfonds Erbe-Projekt Abendliche Tänze (2014) and Golden Stars on blue - a sonic Tableau (2015). In 2016 he curated the Witch Dance Project in collaboration with the Sophiensæle. In the same year he showed Five Studies On Post-Colonialism (2016) and most recently the project Speak Boldly - The Julius Eastman Dance Project (2018).

CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY Christoph Winkler DANCE Lois Alexander, Lisa Rykena, Michael Gagawala Kaddu, Raha Nejad, Kevin Lau Video contributions Aloalii Tapu, Joshua Faleatua, Robert Ssempijja - Dance Revolution East Africa, Bria Johnson, Symara Sarai Johnson Videodesign Matthias Härtig, Gabriella Fiore COSTUME ASSISTANT Marie Akoury PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Laura Biagioni TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Fabian Eichner Film Tanzforum Berlin

A production by Company Christoph Winkler in coproduction with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and in cooperation with Schalldruck Veranstaltungstechnik. The audiodescription of It's all forgotten now is carried out in cooperation with mapping dance berlin, part of the project Attention Dance II. From 2018 until 2021 the project is funded by the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE) and the State of Berlin.Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung