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Riebensahm/Ahmad Haschemi/Hourmazdi/Christians/Schwenk SWEAT
November 29 30 | 19.00 Performance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Cheering and sweating, the performers develop an intersectional-feminist, twelve-excercise event from practices in which they feel like champions.

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hannsjana Die große M.I.N.T.-Show
MINT-Show_c_Marie Weich_HP
November 29 30 | 21.00 Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

In a performative laboratory that is simultaneously comedy, talk and game show, hannsjana confronts the mechanisms of ostracisation within scientific disciplines.

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Gruppe CIS Dark Daily Soap
c_Sabrina Schray, Surja Ahmed_HP
December 01 | 17.30 - 19.00
December 03 04 | 17.30 - 20.30
December 05 | 17.30 - 20.00
December 06 | 18.00 - 19.00
Raum 213 | Free Entrance

Dark Daily Soap banishes the actors from the film set and effectively stages their voids with light, music and camera movement.

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Politics of Love #6 - Softness
December 01 | 19.00 Discourse
Kantine | 5 EURO

In the festival-edition of our discussion series Politics of Love, we deal with questions of vulnerability, emotionality and seriousness.

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Sööt/Zeyringer Angry Hour
December 03 04 | 19.00 Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

A performative encyclopedia of female outbursts that uses rage as an empowerment strategy.

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Coombs Marr / Martinez / Truscott Wild Bore
Wild Bore_Promobild_c_Maria Baranova
December 03 04 | 20.30 Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

Three masters of smart, spiky, political comedy delve into the torrent of critical fury and prove that they are not afraid to talk out of their arses.

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Follow Us Nora oder ein Altenheim
Follow Us_c_Annina Machaz, Mira Kandathil_hoch_HP
December 05 | 20.00
December 06 | 21.00
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Follow Us brings Henrik Ibsen's best-known female figure into the present and transfers her, in accordance with the demographic change of our time, to the retirement home.

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Meet the Freischwimmer*innen
December 06 | 15.00 - 18.00 Präsentation
Festsaal-Foyer | Free Entrance

The Freischwimmen-groups die apokalyptischen tänzer*innen, Rotterdam Presenta and Gruppe CIS present their current projects for discussion.

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December 06 | 19.00 Lecture
Festsaal | 5 EURO

Jack Halberstam tracks down a lost history of trans-feminist vocalists within the history of female* punk performances.

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Caroline Creutzburg Woman with Stones
Fotos_c_Caroline Creutzburg, Charlotte Pistorius_HP
December 07 08 | 18.00 Performance/Tanz
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Woman with Stones broadens the concept of drag with an entire pool of transformation fantasies.

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Last Yearz Interesting Negro i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere
Last Yearz Interesting Negro_i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere_Carlos Jimenez and Katarzyna Perlak_2017_HP
December 07 08 | 20.00 Performance/Tanz
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

A choreographic meditation on osmosis and internalisation and the feeling of being possessed by other people's fantasies.

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Public in Private / Clément Layes ONON
ONON_c_Public in Private_HP
December 12 13 14 15 | 19.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

A choreographic labyrinth: ONON looks at the things and digital systems that organize our everyday lives.

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Laurie Young + Justine A. Chambers One Hundred More
December 12 13 14 15 | 21.00 Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Dance as political tool.

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TANZSCOUT-Einführung zu ONON
December 13 | 18.00 Einführung
Kantine | 5 EURO

In a one-hour introduction we approach the production ONON.

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Lange / Kress / Mazza / Stymest VIER
Vier_c_Paul Sleev_HP
December 17 18 | 20.00 Musical
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

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Das große Kiezchortreffen #2
musikkantine-2018-12-19 small ©arne schmitt-2451
December 19 | 19.00 Singalong
Festsaal | 10/7 EURO

Our musical Christmas treat celebrates another season!

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Freischwimmer*innen. The Future Is F*e*m*a*l*e*

© Jan Grygoriew, Christiane Heim

The relaunched newcomer platform Freischwimmen meets the sequel to The Future is F*e*m*a*l*e*: Alongside international feminist guest performances the Freischwimmer*innen offer ten days packed with queerfeminism – cross-generational and suitable for everyday use! With performances, dance and lectures the festival presents queerfeminist strategies for a non-binary and intersectionally feminist future.

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          Florian Feigl + Christopher Hewitt Dissolved – the Uncanny Valley


          2014 March 06 07 08 13 14 15 20 21 22 | 20.30

          Suitable for English Speakers

          Sophiensaele’s historic Kantine and a gallery space in the converted Victorian Ragged School Beaconsfield in London merge and overlap to create a new space that is half there, half not there, caught in a perpetual cross-fade. A door opens wide in one space and slams shut in another. A wall exists and doesn’t, putting up an invisible barrier.

          Performers give up their bodies and identities into this virtual world. Merging with the London artists they create enigmatic mixed creatures, that exist in a parallel reality only for the instant of the dissolve. Actions and their digital echoes can be watched simultaneously on the stage and the screen, and invite speculation on the instability of culture and identity in a time when borders between traditional and virtual realities fade. People and objects find they are both one thing and another, sometimes dissolving together to make a third, in a disconcerting, arresting and occasionally hilarious

          For Dissolved, Berlin based artists Florian Feigl and Christopher Hewitt collaborate with the pioneers of telematic theatre, legendary British performance group Station House Opera. A new video streaming technology, developed specifically for the piece, allows to dissolve the two versions of the piece into one another. Audiences watch both the live performance and its traces in the virtual world at the same time.


          march 6-8, 7.30pm-8.30pm with ticket

          march 12 + 19, 12am - 6p, free entrance

          march 13-15 + march 20-22, 12am - 7.30pm free entrance,

          march 13-15 + march 20-22, 7.30pm - 8.30pm with ticket

          Tischgesselschaft TISCHGESELLSCHAFT


          ARTISTIC DIRECTION Florian Feigl, Christopher Hewitt PERFORMANCE Claudia Splitt, Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor, Florian Feigl DRAMATURGY Jörn J. Burmester ASSISTANCE PRODUCTION Joy Harder ASSISTANCE Sebastian Gisi STAGE fri. möbel und häuser

          Produced by Florian Feigl und Christopher Hewitt in Co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds. The London production is developed by an AHRC Fellowship at the Central London School of Speech and Drama. Supported by the National Lottery, the Arts Council England and the British Council. Production: Arts Admin. Special thanks to our media partners Jungle World und taz.die tageszeitung.

          Foto © Florian Feigl