Company Christoph Winkler
We are going to Mars
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November 30
Eintritt frei

We are Going to Mars uses international video works to explore the history of the first African space program and how the reception of this story has changed over the past fifty years. >> Watch videos here

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Florentina Holzinger
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December 11 12 13 | 19.30
Festsaal | 25/18€

The dizzying conclusion of Holzinger‘s trilogy on the body as a spectacle: TANZ deals with physical discipline and the cult of beauty ingrained within the tradition of dance. 

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Siegmar Zacharias & Judith Hamann
WAVES #6 – Listening Sessions Towards Social Bodies
December 13 | 20.00

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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Suvi Kemppainen + Josefine Mühle
Baby Choir
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December 16 19 | 19.30
December 17 18 | 21.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Innocent, cute, dependent – Baby Choir throws socially accepted baby images overboard and is  interested in the monstrosity of the baby archetype. What if the baby possessed desire, was capable of action, and had an activist bent to boot?

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Yui Kawaguchi
Mugen_c_Mendora HP
December 17 18 | 19.30
December 19 | 17.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Yui Kawaguchi translates in Mugen (Japanese: illusion, infinity) the classical elements of Japanese Nō theatre into a hypnotic interplay of dance, music and light.

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TANZSCOUT Tune-In zu Mugen
December 18 | 17.30
5 €

With playful and practical examinations of the subjects and working methods of the dance piece and by an exchange of material and questions, the workshop participants will be introduced to the upcoming performance event. 

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Tanztage Berlin 2022
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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