Hauen und Stechen_Salome_c_Thilo Moessner_HP
January 27 28 29 | 20.00
January 30 | 18.00
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
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January 31 | 19.00
February 01 | 19.00
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
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
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…
History has failed us but_Foto_Mayra Wallraff_0
February 13 14 15 16 | 19.00
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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Ania Nowak
Golden Gate
February 24 25 26 | 20.00
February 27 | 16.00
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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Tanztage Berlin 2022
Tanztage HP mit Text schwarz
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In tandem with emerging dance artists connected to our city, Tanztage Berlin 2022 continues to examine what keeps us together and tears us apart. After 2021 the festival took place exclusively online, its 31st edition returns as an extended offline and online program. Alongside the last year’s selection of performances, it includes new creations and discourse formats on power, protest, and empowerment. The work presented during Tanztage Berlin 2022 critically navigates the present by reimagining past and future encounters on the dance floor. While dealing with acute problems like power relations, surveillance, disembodiment, or climate change, it tunes into the social body, creating much-needed moments of awareness, connectedness, and self-determination. Unlike the 21st-century billionaire strategy of abandoning earth in a rocket ship or escaping into a parallel virtual universe, the festival chooses instead to stay with the trouble: to celebrate dancing together through the crisis and against despair.

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Interrobang Emocracy

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2017 October 11 13 14 | 19.30
Auf Deutsch - in German

In these times of populist challenges, fundamental social questions are revised. How do we want to live together in the future? Is there a we for our neoliberal, individualistic fates? What can we still agree upon? Do we need a new social contract? Is it only the others that are populist or do populist desires slumber in us, waiting to be awakened?

In Emocracy, the audience can feed its feelings, desires and convictions directly into the gameplay. Two performers develop a panorama of lifestyle possibilities and scenes of everyday precariousness. The audience can react in real time, directing and assessing the narratives through voting and direct action. What resonates with me? What aggravates me? What repels me? What am I swept along with? By interacting with everyone present, a different emotional/political micro society is created every night. Rage, wit and love count just as much as a good argument.

Emocracy is part of the project A New Social Contract - Theatre Performances in Germany, Russia and the Ukraine, a collaboration with Centrum Text (Ukraine) and teatr.doc (Russia). In each of the three countries, each group develops a piece that raises the question of the social contract in the respective society, searching for answers together with the audience.



CONCEPT Till Müller-Klug, Lajos Talamonti, Nina Tecklenburg PERFORMANCE Bettina Grahs, Lajos Talamonti DRAMATURGY Lisa Großmann SET DESIGN, COSTUMEs Sandra Fox INTERACTIVE VISUALISATION Georg Werner VIDEO PROGRAMMING Florian Fischer LIGHTING DESIGN, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Dirk Lutz PRODUCTION ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro INTERN Talia Kracauer, Manuela Lachmann PR Tina Ebert PHOTOS Michael Bennett, creative common PHOTO DESIGN Sandra Fox, Florian Müller-Klug

A cooperation between Goethe-Institut Ukraine and Interrobang, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. In exchange with Theatr.doc (Moscow) and Zentrum “Tekst” (Kiev). Media partner: taz.die tageszeitung

INTERROBANG include Till Müller-Klug, Nina Tecklenburg, Lajos Talamonti and Guests. The group develops new theatre formats in order to discuss current social phenomena and questions. In installative theatre spaces and participative game settings, the audience can experience, test and reflect on new scenic communication models. Playing with theatrical community thus becomes playing with present and possible future social forms and value systems. Interrobang performs on stages in the German-speaking countries and at international festivals (Heidelberger Stückemarkt, Impulse Theater Festival, Festival Akcent Prague, NONAME Festival Meyerhold Theatre Centre Moscow, Ivan Franko Theatre Kiev, etc.)

Fotos © Michael Bennett, Fotodesign: Sandra Fox, Florian Müller Klug