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Kareth Schaffer
Question of Belief
May 27 28 29 | 20.00
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

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
June 03 04 | 19.00
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
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
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
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
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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June 22 | 18.00

This year we want to continue our old tradition: we celebrate the Sophiensæle summer festival - without any drama! 

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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:

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Die Enthüllung des Realen

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2013 November 07 | 19.00
2013 November 08 09 | 16.00
Various Locations
Auf Deutsch - in German

The first comprehensive exhibition of the work by the theater and film production society IIPM! For the three days long the Sophiensaele will become an accessible scenic archive devoted to the dismal moments of the past. In addition to the cinematic and installative presentation, and talks about past productions such as Hate Radio or Die Moskauer Prozesse, the exhibition will provide insight into IIPM’s current projects.


7.00 p.m., Opening exhibition

8.15 p.m, Die Darstellung des Undarstellbaren - Festsaal (in German)

GUESTS Inke Arns, Patrick Primavesi, Milo Rau, Michail Ryklin PRESENTATION Tobi Müller


4.00-8.00 p.m., exhibition

8.15 p.m., What is to be done - Festsaal (in English)

GUESTS Rabih Mroué, Milo Rau, Dmitri Vilenski PRESENTATION Florian Malzacher


4.00-8.00 p.m., exhibition

8.15 p.m., Die Berliner Gespräche - Swiss Embassy Berlin, Ballsaal (in French with German simultaneous translation)

GUESTS Jean-Louis Gilissen, Marcel Kabanda, Pierre Péan PRESENTATION Milo Rau

cONcEPT, Artistic Direction Milo Rau Stage setting Anton Lukas Company Mangement, cURATION Eva-Maria Bertschy, Mascha Euchner-Martinez, Milena Kipfmüller SOUND-, VIDEODESIGN Jens Baudisch DOcUMENTATION Markus Tomsche Research Collaboration Rolf Bossart

In collaboration with the publishing house Verbrecher Verlag, the publishing house Theater der Zeit and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by Regierender Bürgermeister von Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten. Special thanks to our media partners Der Freitag and taz.die tageszeitung.

photo © Karl-Bernd Karwasz