Jess Thom
Biscuits Without Borders + Disability Culture in a Time of Pandemic
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June 21-30
July 01-31

Jess Thom's Lecture Disability Culture in a Time of Pandemic and her talk Biscuits Without Borders with Noa Winter are now available as videos on demand. Both events took place during the performance festival Risk and Resilience in October 2020. >> WATCH VIDEOS HERE

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Flinn Works
Global Belly_Zoom
June 24 25 26 | 20.00
June 26 | 17.30
15/10 €

The unfulfilled desire to have children drives couples from Germany and Switzerland abroad. They entrust surrogates in India, the US and Ukraine to deliver their children. These ‘intending parents’ duck legal boundaries and enter unknown moral ground. Flinn Works has undertaken research in all five countries in order to gain a deeper understanding of gestational surrogacy.

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Bernadette La Hengst
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June 30 | 21.00
July 01 02 03 | 21.00
15/10 Euro zzgl. Gebühren

The theatrical songwriter Bernadette La Hengst embarks together with her 16-year-old daughter and the audience on a musical journey through time to the stations of her mother's life between Silesia, the GDR, Lebanon and the FRG.

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Siegmar Zacharias & Steve Heather
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July 02 | 20.00
0/5/10 €

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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Olympia Bukkakis
Too Much
July 07 08 09 10 | 21.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Too Much Olympia Bukkakis crashes performance against itself. Based on her own experiences as a drag performer, she devotes herself to the special relationship between performer and audience.

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Rita Mazza
Dandelion II.04_HP
July 08 09 | 19.00
Eintritt frei

After experiences in the European deaf performance community, Rita Mazza now presents her first choreographic work at Sophiensæle. Entering the stage as a playground, she explores the combination of dance and sign language movements and creates a whole new form of visual poetry. 

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Lois Alexander
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July 08 | 19.00
July 09 | 16.00
July 10-23
5-25 €

In her latest performance work, created for the camera, choreographer and performer 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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Jan Kress
Swallow Swallow
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July 12 | 18.00
July 13-25
Eintritt frei

With a focus on intensive bodywork, Jan Kress develops his own artistic language that combines sign language and dance.

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UFO_c_Marc Andrea Bragalini HP
July 15 16 17 18 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In their first collaboration, German sound dancer Jule Flierl and Slovenian choreo-vocalist Irena Z. Tomažin celebrate their shared interest in Katalin Ladik's artistic position.

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Lea Sherin Kübler + Soraya Reichl & Ensemble
Remember Now!
July 16 17 18 | 14.00
July 16 17 18 | 17.00
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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AN(A)KARA 2_Foto_Ethan Folk_HP
July 17 18 | 18.00
July 19 20 | 20.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

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Fur_c_Dieter Hartwig_Tanzscout
July 19-31
August 01

The Tanzscout team invites you to this AUDIO Tune-in & COLLAGE Wrap-up, with which we continue to connect dance pieces and audience members online.

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Isabelle Schad
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July 22-26 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

The works are part of an ongoing series by choreographer Isabelle Schad, in which she invites the audience to dive into a process of timelessness, closeness and contemplation.

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THE FUTURE IS F*E*M*A*L*E* Henrike Iglesias Academy

2017 September 14 | 18.00 - 21.00
2017 September 15 17 19 21 22 23 | 17.00 - 21.00
2017 September 16 | 16.00 - 21.00
2017 September 18 | 18.00 - 20.00
2017 September 20 | 16.30 - 21.00
RAUM 213
Auf Deutsch - in German

The Academy is the school of our dreams. Every day, inspiring teachers offer two performative lessons on a variety of subjects: comedy, performing femininity, feminist film analysis, how to speak up for yourself, and much more. The snacks are great, beers are waiting in the smokers’ corner, and the toilets are always clean.

SPEAK UP with Josphine Apraku and others on the art of standing up for yourself • EINFACH DA SEIN (JUST BEING) with Laura Naumann on how to spend time that cannot be exploited capitalistically • SEXTALKS Johanna Weber advocates honest talks about your sexlife • HERSTORY 1: SEHT IHR DIE TOMATEN FLIEGEN? (DO YOU SEE THE TOMATOES FLY?) Annett Gröschner talks about a revolutionary meeting in a West Berlin kitchen 50 years ago • WERKZEUGE DES KOMISCHEN (TOOLS FOR COMEDY) with Vanessa Stern and her crisis management center for female comedy • WATCH IT LIKE BECHDEL with Sophie Charlotte Rieger about watching films through the feminist lens • BEZIEHUNGEN LEBEN, WIE WIR SIE UNS WÜNSCHEN (LIVING RELATIONSHIPS THE WAY WE WANT) Laura Méritt helps us on our way to relationship utopia • SEXMUXIC Cora Frost examines the sexuality of music • X Project O is not here for teaching. Hang out and work less! • FASHION & FEMINISM with Freya Herrmann and Vera Klocke from Firma 4 Fashion Film talk about the staging of fashion between feminism, body positivity, and empowerment • FEMINISTISCHER KUNSTUNTERRICHT (FEMINIST ART EDUCATION) with Kaj Osteroth and Lydia Hamann in the form of radical admiration • PERFORMING FEMINITY with Philladelphia Creemz and a second Drag Queen about the construct of femininity* - moderated by Kaey (Siegessäule) • HERSTORY 2: ANNA MAY WONG UND PRAKTIKEN DER ANEIGNUNG UND SUBVERSION VON EXOTIC DANCE (ANNA MAY WONG AND PRACTICES OF APPROPRIATON AND SUBVERSION OF EXOTIC DANCE) – a lecture by Yumin Li on the Chinese-American actress • PHILOSOPHIE IST MEINE PRAXIS (PHILSOPHY IS MY PRACTICE) Stefanie Wenner invites you to philosophical practice with Simone Weil, Hannah Arendt, and Susanne K. Langer • PLEASURE IS POWER with Ulla Henrich, about feminist porn, sex positive feminism, including pussy massage workshop aftre teh lesson • AND MUCH MORE.

CONCEPT Henrike Iglesias (Anna Fries, Laura Naumann, Marielle Schavan, Sophia Schroth) TEACHING STAFF Josephine Apraku, Philladelphia Creemz, Cora Frost, Annett Gröschner, Lydia Hamann, Ulla Heinrich, Alexandrina Hemsley, Freya Herrmann, Florentina Holzinger, Lann Hornscheidt, Jamila Johnson-Small, Kaey, Vera Klocke, Ninia LaGrande, Yumin Li, Laura Méritt, Laura Naumann, Kaj Osteroth, Sophie Charlotte Rieger, Marlon Schwarze, Vanessa Stern, Aretha Schwarzbach-Apithy, Johanna Weber, Stefanie Wenner and many more ARTISTIC SCHOOL DIRECTION Marielle Schavan, Anna Wille SCHOOL TECHNICS, SPACE Eva G. Alonso TRAINEE TEACHER Franziska Janke SCHOOL FASHION Firma für Fashioninszenierung.

Produced by Henrike Iglesias in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Media partners: Jungle World, Missy Magazine, taz.die tageszeitung, Zitty Berlin

Photo © Anna Fries

HENRIKE IGLESIAS understand pop cultural and mass media phenomena as a mirror of social conditions and grievances and have made it their mission to illuminate them from an explicitly feminist perspective. They are a theatre collective based in Berlin and Basel whose permanent crew includes Anna Fries, Laura Naumann, Marielle Schavan, Sophia Schroth, Eva G. Alonso and Malu Peeters. With their production OH MY, which was shown several times at the SOPHIENSÆLE, they were invited to imagetanz Vienna, the Heidelberg Stückemarkt and the FIBA Festival in Buenos Aires.