Hauen und Stechen_Salome_c_Thilo Moessner_HP
January 27 28 29 | 20.00
January 30 | 18.00
music theatre
Festsaal | 15/10 Euro

The Berlin music theatre group Hauen und Stechen presents its version of the opera Salomé. The production, based on an opera by Richard Strauss and a text by Oscar Wilde, alternates between music and dance. It is a film, a journey, a fair and a dance of death all in one.

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Athina Lange + Pawel Aderhold
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January 31 | 19.00
February 01 | 19.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

The way we perceive our reality is shaped by the language of our senses. But what happens when this fine interplay is disturbed? A search for traces of perception and experience.

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Hendrik Quast
Spill your guts
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February 03 04 05 | 19.30
February 06 | 17.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

For his latest project, Hendrik Quast learns the art of ventriloquism in order to approach the chronic inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis artistically. In conversation with the disease, new ways of speaking and images of chronic illness emerge, opening up unusual spaces of humor for the ill and healthy audience.

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Nima Séne
auf den weg zu mir / auf den weg zu dir
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February 12 13 14 15 | 21.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In auf den weg zu mir / auf den weg zu dir, Nima Séne traces the history and lyrical legacy of the poet and activist May Ayim.

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Olivia Hyunsin Kim / Ddanddarakim
History has failed us, but…
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February 13 14 15 16 | 19.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

History has failed us, but... deals with physical forms of protest and searches for a solidary togetherness while taking into account different bodies. Which narratives and images of resistance are remembered - and how are they told?

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Ania Nowak
Golden Gate
February 24 25 26 | 20.00
February 27 | 16.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

For a long time now, collective mourning and its rituals have been disappearing from public space. Golden Gate questions our normative perceptions of loss and mourning. What is queer grief and in what way can it become a collective movement of melancholy and resistance? 

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Tanztage Berlin 2022
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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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In English with simultaneous translation into German spoken language

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Despite the pandemic, a worldwide wave of protests continues to define our political moment. Over the past two years, disobedient crowds kept marching, blocking, occupying, and dancing together to oppose state violence, unjust policies and systemic oppression. The contagious need for social change and liberation spread from person to person in public and digital spaces. But how did the current crisis shape bodies moving together and protest strategies? And what is the impact of the urgency of live gatherings in the streets on dancing on stage?

Paraphrasing the title of Alice Walker’s poetry collection Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, the discussion will concentrate on the historical and contemporary interconnections of dance, choreography, and protest. Together with invited artists and researchers, we will take a closer look at how resistance can manifest through bodies and talk about its potential to redefine social relationships, public space and collective imagination.

Moderation Mateusz Szymanówka Guests Bogomir Doringer, Anka Herbut, Nasheeka Nedsreal, caner teker

Bogomir Doringer is a Serbian / Dutch artist, researcher and curator. He is doing Artistic Research PhD at the University of Applied Arts Vienna with the ongoing research project "I Dance Alone" that observes clubbing from a birds-eye-view as a mirror of social and political changes. Investigating collective and individual dynamics of the dance floor. He established a definition of "Dance of Urgency", a dance that rises in times of personal and collective crises. Such a dance aims to empower individuals and collectives. Bogomir is curator and head of education and research at Nxt Museum in Amsterdam.

Anka Herbut is a Warsaw-based writer, researcher, curator, and dramaturg working in the fields of choreography, dance, and performance. Constantly crossing the boundaries between artistic practice, theoretical reflection, and social engagement. Her practice evolves mainly around social choreographies, protests, and social dances as well as poetry and performativity of the language. In her ongoing research project Resistance Movements, she’s investigating what bodies do and what movement practices they use to express resistance.

Nasheeka Nedsreal is a dancer and community organizer from Louisiana. She has performed at many art institutions and festivals in and around Europe and USA. In 2014, Nasheeka founded Soul Sisters Berlin, a collective dedicated to connecting Black women throughout Berlin and Germany. The collective performed its first original piece entitled, ”Mirror Mirror”, which she co- directed. In the fall of 2019, she premiered her first full-length solo work entitled “New Growth”. She is currently a guest dancer at the Schauspielhaus Zurich and is working on her first group production at Ballhaus Naunynstraße.

caner teker (b. 1994, Duisburg, Germany) interrogates rituals and queer intimacies, translating them through the choreographer and performance artist’s Turkish heritage. They work with bodies traditionally excluded from the mainstream to reconfigure the parameters of contemporary dance, building both an oeuvre and community based on an ideal teker described in a recent interview as “queer, anticapitalist, intersectional, transformative, accountable, and parasitic.”