Today | 19:00
Caroline Creutzburg + René Alejandro Huari Mateus
Die Vielhundertjährigen
November 29 30 | 19.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Back to the future: In Die Vielhundertjährigen, the audience is contacted by the only contemporary witnesses of a long-gone division between the biological and the digital. These people, several hundred years old, are now inhabitants of a post-digital world. Based on fantasies and wishes for the world, the ensemble, ranging in age from 65 to 87, create their own science fiction narrative.

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Tomi Paasonen
Pas de Q
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December 01 02 03 | 20.00
December 04 | 18.00
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
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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Jelena Stefanoska & Saša Asentić
Жизела / Giselle
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December 17 18 | 18.00
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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Tanztage Berlin 2023
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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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2020 February 20 21 22 | 20.00
2020 February 23 | 18.00
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Eva Meyer-Keller’s hybrid performances fluctuate between the visual and performing arts. Her stagings invoke elements of workshops, kitchens, laboratories and landscapes where she engages ‘hands-on’ to re-enact complex scientific and abstract phenomena. In Living Matters she employs the practices and images of cell research and infects them with the residue of personal crises: organic and inorganic bodies and substances react to and with each other; dividing, multiplying, arranging, self-organizing. The evening combines the methodical investigation of “life” with the overwhelming and excessive demands of lives being lived.

FEBRUARY 22 | 18.00 PM | Talk with scientists* of the Simone Reber Laboratory for Quantitative Biology

EVA MEYER-KELLER works at the interface of performance and visual art. Before graduating from the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam she studied photography and visual art in Berlin (Hochschule der Künste) and London (Central St. Martins and Kings College). Her artwork is distinctive due to its meticulous attention to detail. Eva Meyer-Keller often uses everyday objects from her immediate surroundings, things that she finds at home, in the supermarket or in the tool shed. Currently she is working on a trilogy of performance works in dialogue with natural scientists focusing on how models do not just describe reality, but rather they create their own. The first part titled Some Significance premiered in November 2017, Living Matters is the second part of the trilogy. Since 2010 she has ongoing teaching positions at several degree programs across Europe amongst others at the HZT/UdK and Bard College in Berlin, DOCH and the MA course 'The Autonomous Actor' in Stockholm, ZHdk in Zürich and the University of Hildesheim.

CONCEPT, PERFORMANCE Eva Meyer-Keller CO-cREATION, PERFORMANCE Tamara Saphir, Annegret Schalke, Agata Siniarska MUSIC Rico Lee CO-DRAMATURG Constanze Schellow RESEARCH PARTNER Ilya Noé COSTUME, REQUISITES Sara Wendt SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH Simone Reber und Forschungsteam LIGHT Annegret Schalke TECHNICAL DIRECTION Björn Stegmann ASSISTANCE Emilia Schlosser, Janine Iten PRODUCTION Ann-Christin Görtz, Maxi Menja Lehmann

A production by Eva Meyer-Keller in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE and PACT Zollverein. Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund. Supported by Kunstencentrum BUDA and Simone Reber / Reber Lab. The audiodescription of Living Matters 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.