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Company Christoph Winkler
We are going to Mars
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November 30
Film/Video
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We are Going to Mars uses international video works to explore the history of the first African space program and how the reception of this story has changed over the past fifty years. >> Watch videos here

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Florentina Holzinger
TANZ
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December 11 12 13 | 19.30
Tickets
Festsaal | 25/18€

The dizzying conclusion of Holzinger‘s trilogy on the body as a spectacle: TANZ deals with physical discipline and the cult of beauty ingrained within the tradition of dance. 

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Siegmar Zacharias & Judith Hamann
WAVES #6 – Listening Sessions Towards Social Bodies
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December 13 | 20.00

Sound meditations to dwell together in a space where we do not have to be alone: Siegmar Zacharias and her team offer WAVES in sensory and affective modes as a series of listening sessions together with FFT Düsseldorf and Sophiensæle Berlin, from May until December 2021. 

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Suvi Kemppainen + Josefine Mühle
Baby Choir
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December 16 19 | 19.30
December 17 18 | 21.00
Tickets
Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Innocent, cute, dependent – Baby Choir throws socially accepted baby images overboard and is  interested in the monstrosity of the baby archetype. What if the baby possessed desire, was capable of action, and had an activist bent to boot?

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Yui Kawaguchi
Mugen
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December 17 18 | 19.30
December 19 | 17.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Yui Kawaguchi translates in Mugen (Japanese: illusion, infinity) the classical elements of Japanese Nō theatre into a hypnotic interplay of dance, music and light.

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TANZSCOUT Tune-In zu Mugen
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December 18 | 17.30
Workshop
5 €

With playful and practical examinations of the subjects and working methods of the dance piece and by an exchange of material and questions, the workshop participants will be introduced to the upcoming performance event. 

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Tanztage Berlin 2022
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JANUARY 06-22

In tandem with emerging dance artists connected to our city, Tanztage Berlin 2022 continues to examine what keeps us together and tears us apart. After 2021 the festival took place exclusively online, its 31st edition returns as an extended offline and online program. Alongside the last year’s selection of performances, it includes new creations and discourse formats on power, protest, and empowerment. The work presented during Tanztage Berlin 2022 critically navigates the present by reimagining past and future encounters on the dance floor. While dealing with acute problems like power relations, surveillance, disembodiment, or climate change, it tunes into the social body, creating much-needed moments of awareness, connectedness, and self-determination. Unlike the 21st-century billionaire strategy of abandoning earth in a rocket ship or escaping into a parallel virtual universe, the festival chooses instead to stay with the trouble: to celebrate dancing together through the crisis and against despair.

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Flinn Works + Asedeva Maji Maji Flava

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Performance
2016 October 13 14 15 | 19.00
Festsaal
Englisch, Kisuaheli + Deutsch

Trigger Warning

This performance contains historical texts from the colonial era fromWissmann, Carl Peters and Graf von Götzen which are racist (e.g. the N-word is used).


Maji Maji Flava is a collaboration between Flinn Works (Kassel/Berlin) and Asedeva (Dar es Salaam) which takes the MAJI MAJI WAR (1905 – 1907) of Tanzanian resistance against German colonial rule as its point of departure. From this shared historical event – that is perceived completely different in the two countries – the team will start an exploration of different themes: What are the perspectives on the Maji Maji War today? How can we represent this war that is at the same time myth, legend, taboo and historical event? How can we integrate different perspectives into one performance? How can we create a co-production that speaks to both Tanzanian and German audiences?

The artists and performers creating this work have radically different artistic, cultural and geopolitical perspectives. These perspectives will not be glossed over but rather sharpened into focus, driving the artistic process. Instead of seeking compromise, the project invites this clash of juxtaposing contemporary viewpoints on a shared historical event and its effects on today. Exoticism will be deconstructed, cultural stereotypes and opposing perspectives will be examined and performatively articulated. Maji Maji Flava will create an imaginative and generative artistic space in which language slips between German, Swahili and English, abstract theatre clashes with driving rhythms, magic confounds science, and contemporary dance co-exists with satire.

WITH Isack Peter Abeneko, Jan S. Beyer, Sabrina Ceesay, Konradin Kunze, Shabani Mugado, Lisa Stepf Direction Sophia Stepf CHOREOGRAphy Isack Peter Abeneko MUSIcal direction Jan S. Beyer MIS-EN-SCÈNE Brigitte Schima ASSISTance, DOcumentary Julia Gechter company management ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro

Produced by Flinn Works / Flinntheater e.V. in co-production with Asedeva (Daressalam) and in cooperation with the Staatstheater Kassel. Funded by TURN of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes as well as the Goethe-Institut Daressalam, the Kulturamt der Stadt Kassel and the Vijana Vipaji Foundation. media partner: taz.die tageszeitung.

photo: N.Klinger

Flinn Works transforms documentary and personal material to a multiperspective and emotional theatre experience, with a commitment to post-colonial and feminist topics and in-depth research. Among their recents works presented at Sophiensæle are Kosa la Vita - Kriegsverbrechen (2018) and Global Belly (2017). 

Asedeva (Art for Social and Economic Development in Africa) is an NGO in Dar es Salaam that supports the creative analysis of Tanzanian social issues in the field of the performing arts.