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HAUEN UND STECHEN
Salomé
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January 27 28 29 | 20.00
January 30 | 18.00
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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
Whatremainsofme
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January 31 | 19.00
February 01 | 19.00
Tickets
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
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Performance
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
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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
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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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Simone Dede Ayivi und Kompliz*innen
esmalbesserhabenin.de
February 21-28
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The online audiovisual installation esmalbesserhabenin.de is dedicated to family narratives, generational conflicts, political struggles, and visions of the future in families of immigrant heritage.

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Ania Nowak
Golden Gate
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February 24 25 26 | 20.00
February 27 | 16.00
Tickets
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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Queer Darlings 3
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MARCH 1–13

In the third round of our spring series QUEER DARLINGS we again bring old and new favorites to Berlin: Frédéric Gies, Cherish Menzo, Vincent Riebeek, Teresa Vittucci + Colin Self, tiran, and others focus on contemporary translations of archetypal figures and myths: They appropriate archetypes in order to remove the basis of stereotypes, and create new mythologies in order to establish communities that are as tender as they are political.

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Tanzplattform Deutschland 2022
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MARCH 16–20

From March 16 to 20, the Tanzplattform Deutschland 2022 festival will gather 13 current and remarkable positions of dance and choreographic creation in Berlin, including three Sophiensaele productions by Sheena McGrandles, Joana Tischkau and Michelle Moura.

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Hermann Heisig slave to the rhythm

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Dance
2019 April 12 13 14 | 20.00
Festsaal
Deutsch + Englisch

At the beginning of the 20th century the Swiss composer and music educator Émile Jaques-Dalcroze developed eurythmics. The intention was to find an expression of a "new human being" through the combination of music and movement. In slave to the rhythm five dancers approach this ideology from today's perspective. Accompanied by a rather strict pianist, a Dadaist fitness training develops: harmony tilts into totalitarianism, the mechanical into the living, while the rhythm increasingly leads a life of its own.

IDEA Hermann Heisig BY AND WITH Pieter Ampe, Jessica Batut, Hermann Heisig, Elpida Orfanidou, Alma Toaspern/Ixchel Mendoza Hernandez STAGE, COSTUME Marie Gersten-berger MUSIC Gunnar Wendel aka Kassem Mosse LIGHT Thomas Achtner PRODUCTION Susanne Ogan


A production by Hermann Heisig in coproduction with Schauspiel Leipzig and HELLERAU –   Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden. Funded by the Performing Arts Fund from the funds of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen. Supported by the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Guest Performance funding Dance, supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, as well as the Ministries of Culture and the Arts of the Countries. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung

HERMANN HEISIG is choreographer and dancer. Born in 1981 in Leipzig, Germany, he started to create numerous solos in galleries and clubs. After his training in Berlin and Montpellier Hermann worked with Martine Pisani, Meg Stuart, Pieter Ampe and Thomas Lehmen. Collaborations were created with Nuno Lucas, Elpida Orfanidou, May Zarhy, Anne Zacho Sogaard and Diana Wesser. Since 2013 he regularly shows his works in the Sophiensælen, for example Slap/Stick (2013), STRTCH (2014) and most recently slave to the rhythm (2019).
hermannheisig.net

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