Programme
Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
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September 26 27 28 | 18.15
September 29 30 | 18.00
Tickets
Performance
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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Thorsten Lensing
Verrückt nach Trost
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September 30 | 19.00
October 01 02 07 08 09 | 19.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 28/18 €

The children Charlotte and Felix emerge from the sea and play as their dead parents on the beach. It's a ritual the two have been practicing for years. In memory of their parents' wild exuberance, they put sunscreen on their backs and tickle each other until they can hardly breathe. For brief moments,all sadness falls away from them. Again and again, however, the different needs of the two ten- and eleven-year-old siblings break into the game.

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Simone Dede Ayivi und Kompliz*innen
Let‘s J̶u̶s̶t̶ Be Friends
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October 13 14 15 | 19.00
October 16 | 17.00
Tickets
Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In Let's Just Be Friends, Simone Dede Ayivi interviews people who live their friendships as a feminist counter-concept to family businesses or marriages: Friends who do projects together or take on responsibilities for each other that are usually attributed to the close family context or romantic relationships between two people.

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James Batchelor & Collaborators
Shortcuts to Familiar Places
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October 17 18 19 20 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Shortcuts to Familiar Places, James Batchelor creates a personal performance about the body as a site of historical and choreographic inscription.

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Company Christoph Winkler
Radical Minimal
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October 20 21 | 19.30
Tickets
15/10 €

With Radical Minimal, the Berlin-based Company Christoph Winkler explores the radical potential of minimal music and contemporary dance. In three choreographies, the team reinterprets three well-known pieces of minimal music: Come Out by Steve Reich, Coming Together by Frederic Rzewski and Stay on it by Julius Eastman.

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Lois Alexander
Yeye
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October 22 25 | 20.00
October 23 | 18.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Lois Alexander explores the afterlife of slavery and the reverberations on our present.Yeye explores memory, traces and notions of a motherland, moving through different levels of video, text and performance.

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Lois Alexander
BIPoC-only*: Yeye
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October 24 | 20.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Lois Alexander explores the afterlife of slavery and the reverberations on our present.Yeye explores memory, traces and notions of a motherland, moving through different levels of video, text and performance.

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Anna Natt
Queering Nosferatu
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October 27 28 29 | 20.00
October 30 | 18.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In her new performance, Anna Natt, together with experimental musician Robert Curgenven, examines the vampire figure of Nosferatu for its queerness.

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Hausführung
Hausführung
October 28 | 17.00
Tickets
Various Locations | 5 €

If you want to get to know the history of Sophiensæle, join one of our guided tours. Regular guided tours are in German. English guided tours are available for groups of five people or more.

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Tanz im August 2022 Faye Driscoll Thank You For Coming: Space

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Dance
2022 August 24 25 26 27 | 18.00
Festsaal

German premiere

August 25 | Meet the Artist

In Thank You For Coming: Space, American performance artist Faye Driscoll, alone on stage, constructs a dynamic group experience. Immersed in an intricate installation, wired for sound and upheld by pulleys, ropes and the weight of others, she sifts through a whirlwind of emotions and delves into the deeply human forces of love and loss. A radical vulnerability emerges as she explores the inter-connectivity of bodies and ever-morphing states of togetherness. Conjuring the transformative powers of presence and of absence, Space paves the way for a shared rite of passage.

Choreography Faye Driscoll With Faye Driscoll Set design Nick Vaughan, Jake Margolin Lighting design Amanda K. Ringger Sound design Andrew Gilbert Sound engineering Zachary Crumrine Songs & sounds Faye Driscoll Artistic advisement Jesse Zaritt, Sacha Yanow Text advisement Amanda Davidson Additional advisement Dages Juvelier Keates Production management Devin Cameron Tour management Samantha Mohr Production, management George Lugg Distribution Damien Valette

A production by Faye Driscoll commissioned by Peak Performances as part of Performing Arts Research Lab (PeARL) at the Montclair State University New Jersey. Co-commissioned by The Walker Art Center. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, William and Nadine McGuire Commissioning Fund, Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University through the Wexner Center Residency Award Program. Supported by the Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards Program, Jerome Foundation. Residencies: Camargo Foundation, the Pillow Lab at Jacob’s Pillow, Rauschenberg Foundation. Thank You for Coming: Space is a Creative-Capital-Project. In cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE.