Programme
Jess Thom
Biscuits Without Borders + Disability Culture in a Time of Pandemic
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June 19-30
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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Siegmar Zacharias & Neha Chriss
WAVES #2 - LISTENING SESSIONS TOWARDS SOCIAL BODIES
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June 23 | 19.00
0/5/10 €
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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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Flinn Works
Global Belly_Zoom
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June 24 25 26 | 20.00
June 26 | 17.30
15/10 €
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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
MUTTER**LAND
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June 30 | 21.00
July 01 02 03 | 21.00
15/10 Euro zzgl. Gebühren
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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
WAVES #3 - LISTENING SESSIONS TOWARDS SOCIAL BODIES
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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
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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
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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
Yeye
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July 08 | 19.00
July 09 | 16.00
July 10-23
5-25 €
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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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IRENA Z. TOMAŽIN + JULE FLIERL
U.F.O.
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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!
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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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GÖKSU KUNAK
An(a)kara
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July 17 18 | 18.00
July 19 20 | 20.00
Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

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TANZSCOUT 2.0
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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
FUR + ROTATIONS + TURNING SOLO 2
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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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Henrike Iglesias Livestream: Under Pressure Theatertreffen „Stages Unboxed“ at Sophiensæle: Interaktive Livestream on www.berlinerfestspiele.de

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Livestream

Online auf www.berlinerfestpiele.de
Pay what you want
In German with English subtitles

After-show talk
on 19 May 2021 at 9.10 pm

The performance is seen on the screen from home. In the self-presentation arena, the audience is the jury and raises or lowers their thumbs over the opponents. Reviews can be submitted remotely via smartphone from home. You will receive detailed information about online participation from home in a timely manner by email.

 

In Under Pressure, theatre collective Henrike Iglesias subject themselves to the pressure to perform. Three of the performers enter a competition, where they expose themselves to the audience’s judgment, while a voice from off-stage urges them on. The candidates have to deliver: Who can produce the most convincing show of tears, who will win the category “Best Lover” or who will come out on top of social comparison when the question is who stands to inherit the most? Is there an escape from the pressure to achieve? Through its increasingly absurd challenges, the piece questions demand for discipline and scrutinises the dictate of resilience, self-optimisation and stress resistance. In the version of Under Pressure presented at the 2021 Theatertreffen, viewers have the choice of taking part in the voting or merely watching the show.

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. https://henrikeiglesias.com/

 

 

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Created by and featuring Henrike Iglesias (Anna Fries, Eva G. Alonso, Laura Naumann, Malu Peeters, Marielle Schavan, Sophia Schroth) COSTUME Nadine BakotaCOSTUME ASSISTANTAnne Bellinger TRANSLATION + SUBTITLES Naomi Boyce SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT Sophia Petrova ProduCTION MANAGEMENT DE ehrliche arbeit - Freies Produktionsbüro ProduCTION MANAGEMENT CH Maxine Devaud - Maxinthewood Productions MANY THANKS TO Marie Simons

A production by Henrike Iglesias in coproduction with SOPHIENSÆLE, FFT Düsseldorf, brut Wien, ROXY Birsfelden, Schlachthaus Theater Bern and Südpol Luzern. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe Berlin, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Migros Culture Percentage, Wilhelm and Ida Hertner-Strasser Stiftung and BLBK Stiftung für Kultur und Bildung. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung