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Liz Rosenfeld In Walking Distance
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October 24 25 Outdoor Walk
Lustgarten | 10/7 EURO

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.

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Marjani Forté-Saunders + Meena Murugesan Memoirs of a Unicorn: A Film (First Cut)
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October 25 26 | 20.00 Online film screening + talk
ONLINE | EINTRITT FREI

In her triple Bessie award-winning solo, choreographer and dancer Marjani Forté-Saunders pays tribute to the "unicorns" of her life and her community: formative figures such as father, son and brother, homies, pahtnas and fams. The choreography interweaves memories of her father - his mystical knowledge, his love for science fiction literature and his special ability to create realities - with collective memories and historical fragments.

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Jess Thom Biscuits without Borders:
October 27 | 12.00 Lecture via Zoom
Online | EINTRITT FREI

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Lernen aus dem Lockdown? Nachdenken über Freies Theater.
October 27 | 19.00 Book launch
Festsaal | JETZT ANMELDEN!

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Jess Thom Disability Culture in a time of Pandemic
October 29 | 12.00 Lecture via Zoom
Online | EINTRITT FREI

Touretteshero co-founder Jess Thom examines and reflects on the barriers and opportunities that have arisen from the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown.

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Raus aus dem Kopf, rein in den Körper
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October 29 | 18.00 Online Workshop
Online | EINTRITT FREI

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Flinn Works Learning Feminism from Rwanda
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October 29 30 31 | 21.00
November 01 | 18.00
Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

How does the women's quota change culture and mindset? With flaming speeches, statistics, lamentations and protest choreographies Flinn Works follow the trail of Rwandan fast-track feminism.

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Teresa Vittucci, Michael Turinsky + Claire Vivianne Sobottke We Bodies
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October 30 31 | 18.00 Dance / Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

To resist categories like "normal" or "beautiful", the three performers create a series of exorcisms in which they distort pop-cultural figures and phenomena into monstrousness.

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Jule Flierl, Luise Meier oder Vera Pulido In Walking Distance
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October 31
November 01
Outdoor Walk
Start: Im Hof der Sophiensæle | 10/7 EURO

During the festival, we invite audiences to encounter artists 1:1 on walks, thus offering all those who are not yet drawn back to the theatre spaces with the opportunity for an immediate exchange.

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Tanzscout 2.0
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November 02-12 Tune-In & Wrap-Up
Online | EINTRITT FREI

This online Audio Tune-in & Collage Wrap-up enables the Tanzscout-Team to carry on, establishing connections between dance piece and viewers - hurray!

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Isabelle Schad Knotting & Rotations
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November 06 07 08 09 | 20.00 Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Isabelle Schad celebrates the beauty of simple movement sequences in two powerful solos.

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Company Christoph Winkler It's All Forgotten Now
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November 12 13 14 | 20.00 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

Dance meets music, film, video and spoken word: A performative homage to Mark Fisher.

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Vanessa Stern Sleeping Duties
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November 19 20 21 22 | 19.30 theater
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

A railroad movie meets a chamber play: Four train passengers keep themselves awake with problems on their way to Spitzbergen.

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Sheena McGrandles Figured
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November 21 22 | 15.00 Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 10/7 EURO

Forward, backward, cut, all back, repeat: two figures move in front of a wall. Their bodies and their relationship to each other are constantly interrupted and so are the narratives that unfold and disappear again.

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Sheena McGrandles Flush
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November 21 22 | 16.30 Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 10/7 EURO

Sheena McGrandles composes stylized body landscapes calling both to the erotic and absurd.

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matthaei & konsorten Die Sumpfgeborene
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November 27 28 | 20.00
November 29 | 18.00
Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

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          Risk and Resilience Elischa Kaminer In Walking Distance

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          Foto © Elischa Kaminer

          Outdoor Walk

          2020 October 10 11
          Start: Im Hof der Sophiensæle

          German + English

          Notice

          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.
          Poor connection
          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.

          Interactive

          WITH Elischa Kaminer

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