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Kareth Schaffer
Question of Belief
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May 27 28 29 | 20.00
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Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Question of Belief, choreographer Kareth Schaffer addresses the demons of today’s world: Between actionism and laziness, distraction and apathy, the performers Mădălina Dan and Manon Parent fight their way through stage designer Dan Lancea's inflating stage landscape.

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Lea Sherin Kübler + Soraya Reichl & Ensemble
Remember Now!
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June 03 04 05 | 14.00
June 03 04 05 | 17.00
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5€

Based on debates about the toppling of statues as well as the renaming of street names and an accompanying new examination of memory culture, the youth projekt invite you to a performative and interactive audio walk. 

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Cranky Bodies a/company
Terrestrial transit - kick off
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June 03 04 | 19.00
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Festsaal | 15/10 €

The interdisciplinary project Terrestrial Transit deals with the activist practice of artistic intervention, which is gaining importance again in the former communist countries of Eastern Europe, in view of the strengthening of right-wing authoritarian regimes. The work of the dance company Cranky Bodies a/company, founded in August 2020 by Peter Pleyer and Michiel Keuper, refers in particular to political forms of protest in the tradition of Polish and Hungarian dance and performance art before the fall of the Wall.

 

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Olivia Hyunsin Kim / Ddanddarakim
History has failed us, but…
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June 09 10 | 20.00
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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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Kiana Rezvani
Cyber Ghosts
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June 11 | 20.00
June 12 | 18.00
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Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

The Sophiensæle are happy to be able to catch up this summer with the work of Kiana Rezvani from the Tanztage Berlin 2022 programme, which could not be presented during the festival in January due to the pandemic.

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Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
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June 17 20-24 27 28 29 30 | 20.45 - 21.45
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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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Vanessa Stern
Die Rache der Panda-Pussies
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June 21 23 24 25 | 20.00
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Festsaal | 15/10 €

The Panda Pussies bring an inclusive, cross-generational gender theater to the stage – in the best anarchic Schlingensief tradition, with music and intelligent racket.

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Sommerfest
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June 22 | 18.00
Feast

This year we want to continue our old tradition: we celebrate the Sophiensæle summer festival - without any drama! 

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TANZTAGE BERLIN 2023 | OPEN CALL
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TO ALL emerging DANCE ARTISTS BASED IN BERLIN

Every new year, the Tanztage Berlin is not only the city's very first festival, it has also established itself nationally and internationally as an important platform for emerging dance artists since its founding in 1996. The next edition of Tanztage Berlin will once again take place under the artistic direction of Mateusz Szymanówka. The festival is currently planned for 5-21 January 2023 - however, the form as well as the exact date will depend on the constant reassessment of the pandemic. The festival offers emerging dance artists based in Berlin a framework for their new productions and revivals. The programme of the last two editions can be found at: https://tanztage-berlin.sophiensaele.com.

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HAUEN UND STECHEN Salomé

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music theatre
2022 January 27 28 29 | 20.00
2022 January 30 | 18.00
Festsaal
In German

Unfortunately, the Salomé show on January 27th has to be cancelled. Already purchased tickets will be refunded automatically via our ticket provider Reservix.

Salomé dances for her life, and we dance with her! At the fair she stomps from stall to stall, shuffling, tripping, dissolving, jumping, puffing, but always with abandon. Dancing her way through seven veils and kissing the severed head of John the Baptist. Tonight Salomé is much more than the fleeting supporting character from the Bible. Tonight she has outstanding concentration, a metaphysical imagination - and she carries a lot of love. 
After their celebrated performance Notre Carmen, the Berlin music theatre collective Hauen und Stechen now present their version of Salomé. Loosely based on the opera by Richard Strauss and the text by Oscar Wilde, the performance alternates between music and dance - and is a film, a journey, a fair and a dance of death all in one. The motifs of desire, guilt and innocence, lust and refusal tell a story of cutting and stabbing beyond stereotypical gender attributions: Salomé is many. The performers walk with the audience through the seven veil attractions of the Salomé universe as if through a theatre of hell. The audience does not enter a spiritual retreat, a purified field. Rather, it is a pulsating battle zone in which the mundane meets the spiritual. And so it comes as it must: Whoever lifts one veil must die. Whoever lifts all of them dies later - and wiser.

DIRECTOR Franziska Kronfoth STAGE, COSTUME Christina Schmitt CHOREOGRAPHIE, DANCE, PERFORMANCE Brigitte Cuvelier VIDEO, SHOOTING Āris Matesovičs DRAMATURGY, PERFORMANCE Maria Buzhor MUSICAL DIRECTOR, ARRANGE, PIANO Roman Lemberg EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Tom Goemare VIOLA Louis Bona SOUND DESIGN, CLARINET Artūrs Čukurs VOCALS Vera Maria Kremers (soprano), Angela Braun (soprano), David Ristau (baritone) SCORE Gina-Lisa Maiwald COSTUMING, PERFORMANCE Wieland Lemke LIGHTING DESIGN Georg Schütky PRODUCTION MANAGER Laura Hörold DIRECTING ASSISTANT Konstantin Züllich EXECUTIVE EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Erhard Hochörtler

A production by Hauen und Stechen in co-production with the Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet, Paris. Supported by the Capital Cultural Fund. Media partner: taz.die tageszeitung