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Melanie Jame Wolf TONIGHT

tonight
February 10 | 19.00 Dance/film
Online | Tickets 5 Euro

This revival of TONIGHT takes place online. Because time has a very different quality on screen than on stage, and because the logic of video is different to the logic of theater, Melanie Jame Wolf has reimagined this version of TONIGHT as a film. In this sense, it is a second edition of the work. Offering a fresh take to both those who are familiar with TONIGHT, and those new to the work and the artist.

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Sheena McGrandles Figured + Flush
figured
February 20 | 19.00 Dance/film
Online | Tickets 5 Euro

Figured and Flush are companion works by choreographer Sheena McGrandles that are part of an ongoing series on radical temporalities and illogical intimacies. Since the performances cannot be brought to the stage due to the pandemic, both works are reworked as dance for screen.

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Tanztage Berlin 2021

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JANUARY 07 to ∞

Due to the current pandemic situation, the 30th edition of the Tanztage Berlin will start as an online program from January 7 to 16. All planned live performances will then be made up for in spring 2021.
The film showdown AV by choreographer Judith Förster and filmmaker Stella Horta will kick off the festival on January 7. Clay AD will present the first digital premiere of the festival on January 15 with the performance Indication of Spring at the End of Time. We also invite you to an online Zukunftswerkstatt – a series of discussions about work culture and mental health, organized in cooperation with the ZTB (Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin) association. Pedro Marum will also curate an online format focusing on new artistic practices of care in club culture. In addition to this, the festival presents the first three episodes of its podcast, which was prepared in collaboration with the queer-feminist rave collective LECKEN.

 

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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

          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.