Programme
Today | 20:00
Tomi Paasonen
Pas de Q
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December 01 02 03 | 20.00
December 04 | 18.00
Tickets
Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Pas de Q enters the classical ballet world to turn choreographic forms and traditions upside down and reinvent them. A queer ensemble of male and non-binary dancers
pushes movement, dance and queer aesthetics to the extreme. In a utopian science fiction world, the team fuses drag art and pointe dance into a labyrinth of imaginative perversions, beyond morality and shame. 

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Enad Marouf
In My Hand a Word
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December 09 10 | 20.00
December 10 | 17.00
December 11 | 18.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In the scenic adaptation of his own text, the Syrian-German performance and video artist Enad Marouf deals with loss from a queer perspective: the loss of family, home and relationships, but also that of meaning and language. The audience enters a place where fragments overlap. Two figures move through scenes whose internal coherence continues to unravel through memories, anecdotes, and associative references.

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Melanie Jame Wolf
The Creep
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December 17 18 | 16.00
Performance

The Creep at feldfünf is the first in a series of installations by Berlin based choreographer and visual artist, Melanie Jame Wolf, in which she will enact her ongoing creep studies. It is a choreography between two figures – a cowboy and a mountain – embodying a poetic meditation on violence and storytelling.

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Jelena Stefanoska & Saša Asentić
Жизела / Giselle
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December 17 18 | 18.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Жизела / Giselle uses dance and language to explore the similarities and differences between the artist Jelena Stefanoska and the tragic ballet character Giselle. The piece tells of the need to love and be loved – and, above all, of the desire and feeling to live a life with dignity.

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Festival
Tanztage Berlin 2023
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JANUAR 05 – 21

Hey, why do you look so tired? "Urgency culture" expects us to be connected and responsive constantly. There is little to no time left to imagine the world otherwise. Tanztage Berlin – a yearly festival highlighting the work of the city's emerging dance makers – is back to diagnose the present and predict the future. Its 32nd edition investigates our daily overstimulation and chronic fatigue by reflecting on how we move to the rhythm of today's high-speed, social media-driven reality and its challenges.

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Risk and Resilience Elischa Kaminer In Walking Distance

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Outdoor Walk
2020 October 10 11
Start: Im Hof der Sophiensæle
German + English

If the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be kept, a face mask is obligatory.

Timeslots: 14.30 | 15.30 | 17.00 | 18.00
Duration: ca. 30 Minuten

Yes.

It was here by the trees, when you first said yes. To all of this, to me, to everything you loved and to everything your guts screamed at: tame this animal, teach me how to turn, this is the place I feel most vulnerable and most open in. Like a sleepy wound, you said, with tentacles growing into the sharp outside. One small scar to the left and a large one to the right.

Aj aj, scary sight.
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Blue shaped nights.

Yes. is a tender walk, private music video and an invitation to travel to our oldest memory, playfully, carefully, carving out the wet patches and beasts that weave themselves out of our collective dream fabrics and into song. Yes. is a ritual and communal exercise in remembering and celebrating the times our guts opened up wilfully, allowing for a space to mourn the times we were broken in and fabulate stories and ways to say: yes.

I say yes to this.
I say yes to this.
I say yes to this. 
I say yes to this.

In times of a pandemic, joint walks are very high in popularity. For weeks in spring, they were the only way to experience the public together. At the same time, distance and fresh air keep the risk of infection as low as possible. And yet every encounter also involves risks. It can create understanding, warmth and intimacy, but sometimes also incomprehension and conflict. Encounters can lead to both closeness and distance.

During the festival, we invite artists and audiences to encounter each other on 1:1 walks, thus offering all those who are not yet drawn back to the theatre spaces with the opportunity for an immediate exchange. What drives us? In times of physical distancing, the dialogue with an unknown opens new perspectives on our relationships.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION
The walk takes about 30 minutes with two breaks of about 5 minutes each. It is possible to take one or more sitting breaks. Languages used are English and German spoken language. The topic of consent is touched, but no events of sexualized violence or the crossing of personal boundaries are explicitly mentioned. If the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained, a mouth and nose cover is obligatory. The information on accessibility will be constantly updated. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact presse@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 35.

Elischa Kaminer is a composer, performer and theatre maker based in London and Frankfurt. His work has been showcased at theatres, concert halls and festivals across Europe, the U.S., Canada and Korea. He has worked with choreographers, video, fine artists and performance collectives including LIGNA (Klasse Kinder!, 2018), Olivia Hyunsin Kim (Yellow Banana, 2019 and Miss Yellow and Me, 2017), CHICKS* freies performancekollektiv (WHAT THE FUCK, 2020, LOVE ME HARDER, 2018, GARDEN OF CHICKS*, 2018, SOFT SKILLS gonna bite, 2018), Pinsker and Bernhardt (PAARE SIND FEINDLICHE INSLEN, 2019) and Mayah Kadish (EE, 2019, SONG FOR NAOMI, 2018, TABLEAU VIVANT, 2016 and PREFACES, 2014). Performances include showcases at Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, KORZO Theatre Den Haag, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Schauspiel Hannover, Europâisches Zentrum der Künste Hellerau, Sophiensæle Berlin, LOFFT Leipzig, Kampnagel Hamburg, Mousonturm Frankfurt, Impulsefestival, Favoritenfestival, Wildwechsel Festival, Berlin Peforming Arts Festival, 918 Bathhurst Toronto, the Roy. O. Disney Hall Los Angeles and the Sungmisan Theatre Seoul.

WITH Elischa Kaminer

In Walking Distance is made possible with the support of the Capital Cultural Fund. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung.

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