Programme
Liz Rosenfeld In Walking Distance
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October 24 25 Outdoor Walk
Lustgarten | 10/7 EURO

During the festival, we invite artists and audiences to encounter each other on 1:1 walks, thus offering all those who are not yet drawn back to the theatre spaces with the opportunity for an immediate exchange.

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Marjani Forté-Saunders + Meena Murugesan Memoirs of a Unicorn: A Film (First Cut)
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October 25 26 | 20.00 Online film screening + talk
ONLINE | EINTRITT FREI

In her triple Bessie award-winning solo, choreographer and dancer Marjani Forté-Saunders pays tribute to the "unicorns" of her life and her community: formative figures such as father, son and brother, homies, pahtnas and fams. The choreography interweaves memories of her father - his mystical knowledge, his love for science fiction literature and his special ability to create realities - with collective memories and historical fragments.

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Jess Thom Biscuits without Borders:
October 27 | 12.00 Lecture via Zoom
Online | EINTRITT FREI

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Lernen aus dem Lockdown? Nachdenken über Freies Theater.
October 27 | 19.00 Book launch
Festsaal | JETZT ANMELDEN!

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Jess Thom Disability Culture in a time of Pandemic
October 29 | 12.00 Lecture via Zoom
Online | EINTRITT FREI

Touretteshero co-founder Jess Thom examines and reflects on the barriers and opportunities that have arisen from the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown.

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Raus aus dem Kopf, rein in den Körper
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October 29 | 18.00 Online Workshop
Online | EINTRITT FREI

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Flinn Works Learning Feminism from Rwanda
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October 29 30 31 | 21.00
November 01 | 18.00
Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

How does the women's quota change culture and mindset? With flaming speeches, statistics, lamentations and protest choreographies Flinn Works follow the trail of Rwandan fast-track feminism.

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Teresa Vittucci, Michael Turinsky + Claire Vivianne Sobottke We Bodies
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October 30 31 | 18.00 Dance / Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

To resist categories like "normal" or "beautiful", the three performers create a series of exorcisms in which they distort pop-cultural figures and phenomena into monstrousness.

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Jule Flierl, Luise Meier oder Vera Pulido In Walking Distance
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October 31
November 01
Outdoor Walk
Start: Im Hof der Sophiensæle | 10/7 EURO

During the festival, we invite audiences to encounter artists 1:1 on walks, thus offering all those who are not yet drawn back to the theatre spaces with the opportunity for an immediate exchange.

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Tanzscout 2.0
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November 02-12 Tune-In & Wrap-Up
Online | EINTRITT FREI

This online Audio Tune-in & Collage Wrap-up enables the Tanzscout-Team to carry on, establishing connections between dance piece and viewers - hurray!

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Isabelle Schad Knotting & Rotations
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November 06 07 08 09 | 20.00 Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Isabelle Schad celebrates the beauty of simple movement sequences in two powerful solos.

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Company Christoph Winkler It's All Forgotten Now
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November 12 13 14 | 20.00 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

Dance meets music, film, video and spoken word: A performative homage to Mark Fisher.

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Vanessa Stern Sleeping Duties
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November 19 20 21 22 | 19.30 theater
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

A railroad movie meets a chamber play: Four train passengers keep themselves awake with problems on their way to Spitzbergen.

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Sheena McGrandles Figured
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November 21 22 | 15.00 Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 10/7 EURO

Forward, backward, cut, all back, repeat: two figures move in front of a wall. Their bodies and their relationship to each other are constantly interrupted and so are the narratives that unfold and disappear again.

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Sheena McGrandles Flush
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November 21 22 | 16.30 Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 10/7 EURO

Sheena McGrandles composes stylized body landscapes calling both to the erotic and absurd.

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matthaei & konsorten Die Sumpfgeborene
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November 27 28 | 20.00
November 29 | 18.00
Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

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          Henrike Iglesias Under Pressure

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          Performance

          2020 September 10 11 12 13 | 20.00
          Festsaal

          In German with English Subtitles

          Notice

          In this competition you are the jury! Please bring a charged smartphone to the performance. This serves as your personal voting device. For people without a smartphone a small contingent of rental devices will be provided.

          Henrike Iglesias is Under Pressure. In a brilliant, interactive gameshow, the collective devotes itself to the pressure to perform, which is omnipresent in our turbo-capitalist society. The performers compete against each other and the audience gets to decide who is "the best" Henrike. But the Henrikes will try to infiltrate the strict and violent categories of winners and losers, hot or not, photo or no photo; leading them ad absurdum - by failing, night after night, in front of a packed audience. Not only can the performance be experienced at Sophiensæle, but also on your screen at home. Scores may be given live or by remote access, at the touch of a button. So, it’s gonna be absurd, but fair.

          If you prefer to see the show at home via live stream please click HERE.

          Accessibility information
          The light in the audience and on stage is not completely dimmed. The volume can be adjusted individually by each visitor via headphones. The performance uses stage smoke. Silence in the audience is not mandatory. If you need a break, you can retire to the foyer and bar area on the ground floor (accessible via staircase or elevator) or to the courtyard. There will be English subtitles. The information on accessibility will be continuously updated. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact presse@sophiensaele.com or 030 29 87 00 35.

          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/

           

           

          Interactive

          BY AND WITH Henrike Iglesias (Anna Fries, Eva G. Alonso, Laura Naumann, Malu Peeters, Marielle Schavan, Sophia Schroth) COSTUME Nadine Bakota COSTUME ASSISTANT Anne 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