Programme
Olympia Bukkakis
replay
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February 02 03 04 | 20.00
February 05 | 18.00
Tickets
Drag/Music/Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 €

replay investigates the formal relationships between movement and sound in pop, classical music, opera and drag. Drawing on her own biography, Olympia Bukkakis and her rebellious back up dancers raise questions about class and cultural hierarchies.

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Hausführung
Hausführung
February 03 | 17.00
Tickets
Various Locations | 5 €

If you want to get to know the history of Sophiensæle, join one of our guided tours. Regular guided tours are in German. English guided tours are available for groups of five people or more.

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Cora Frost/Rudy van Dongen/Peter Frost & Friends
Insel der Orgeln
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February 11 | 20.00
February 12 | 18.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Insel der Orgeln (Island of Organs) is a happening of dance, music, performance and installation and searches for experienced, repressed and dreamed concepts of life and survival. On the island, travelers bring together terrible and promising life stories to the polyphony of the organs in order to invoke the question of the healing power of the social family of choice.

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Alexandre Achour, Angela Alves, Diana Anselmo, Saša Asentić, Marko Bašica, Rita Mazza, Auro Orso, Perel & Dalibor Šandor
Dis Contact
February 15 17 19 | 19.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Kontakthof by Pina Bausch is one of the most famous works of contemporary dance. In 2018, artist Dalibor Šandor wondered why Bausch never actually made a version with disabled artists. Dis Contact is a new work by artists belonging to communities and cultures that are systematically oppressed in the world where Kontakthof has a prominent status.

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Eva Meyer-Keller
OUT OF MIND
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February 26 | 18.00
February 27 28 | 20.00
March 01 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In OUT OF MIND Eva Meyer-Keller and her accomplices develop choreographic approaches to what we call consciousness and experience. She takes neuroscientific approaches as a starting point to undertake a dive into a slippery terrain of uncertainties and turns the theater space into an experimental laboratory in which more-thanhuman performers enter the scene as well.

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Jule Flierl
Time out of Joint
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March 08 09 10 11 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Time out of Joint is a grotesque variety show of political speeches and a virtuously cacophonous concert of feminist struggles of the 20th century. Applying the tactic of tactlessness, utterances by historically influential female* speakers are dissected, distorted and recomposed. Dancing bodies explore rhetorical strategies as questions of rhythmic (re)arrangement and make voice audible as the battlefield of political representation.

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Ist die deutsche Theaterwissenschaft (post)kolonial?
March 11 | 18.00
Kantine | Eintritt frei

What does the demand for a “decolonization of the University” mean for German-language theater studies? What could a post- or decolonial Theater Science look like in research and teaching? Together with contributors from the anthology Theaterwissenschaft postkolonial/decolonial, the editors Azadeh Sharifi and Lisa Skwirblies want to explore these questions.

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Vanessa Stern & Team
ToFuR® – Theater ohne Furcht und Reichweite
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March 16 18 | 20.00
March 19 | 18.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Vanessa Stern has lost her way. She cried out bravely: “Social media, you are my enemy!” and founded a knighthood (complete with cute ponies) to go into battle against the dark forces of Reach and Attention. Theater without clicks and shares and likes! Be there when no one is following us! Another world is possible.

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Claire Vivianne Sobottke
à mort – Ein choreografischer Liederzyklus für drei Stimmen
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March 22 23 24 25 | 19.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

à mort is a performative-musical exploration of processes of domination, dying and killing. Excessive scenes of destruction emerge in a memento mori inspired installation of natural and artificial materials. The female voice emerges as a powerful physical presence in a dying world, challenging the grotesque human desire for dominance.

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Hendrik Quast
Spill your guts
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March 31 | 19.00
April 01 | 19.00
Tickets
Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 €

For his 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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Festival
Tanztage Berlin 2023
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JANUAR 05 – 21

Hey, why do you look so tired? "Urgency culture" expects us to be connected and responsive constantly. There is little to no time left to imagine the world otherwise. Tanztage Berlin – a yearly festival highlighting the work of the city's emerging dance makers – is back to diagnose the present and predict the future. Its 32nd edition investigates our daily overstimulation and chronic fatigue by reflecting on how we move to the rhythm of today's high-speed, social media-driven reality and its challenges.

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Interrobang Preenacting Europe

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Performance
2014 May 23 24 27 28 | 20.00
Festsaal
German with simultaneous translation in English

Preenacting Europe empowers the audience to devise and play out diverse scenarios for the future. Using live voting, the audience members can decide on political programmes and put them into practice with the performers. How do we react to rising levels of dissatisfaction, youth unemployment, state debt, fear of strangers and euroscepticism? The spectrum of possibilities ranges from plans for forced austerity to the creation of utopian collectives. The audience votes, decides and takes responsibility for what has been chosen. In this way, new types of state are created in every performance, for example, the "Euro Swarm 3.0", a swarm-intelligent fundamental democracy in which every decision is made through social networks. Or "The United Queendom of Europe", a matriarchal monarchy. Or "The Lottocratic Republic of Europe" in which all political authorities are chosen by lottery in order to avoid corruption and lobbying. Or something completely different, developed first on the evening of the performance.

In spring 2014, the Europhone begins its tour through Europe. The Europhone is a mobile research installation in the shape of a telephone booth. We place it in theatres, town halls and job centres and let it ring. Whoever picks up the receiver is asked questions by the Europhone and can record their wishes, fears and visions on it. The collected voices from the Europhone are the starting point for the performance Preenacting Europe. Based on the collected material the performers together with the audience develop different future scenarios and state models through voting procedures. The audience seating is divided into different European and non-European countries, so based on where you sit, different voting rights and forms of participation are created. Since the rules of participation and voting procedures change all the time, sometimes the 'rich', sometimes the 'poor' countries get to decide on the future of Europe. Preenacting Europe is different every evening. With its outcome undecided the responsibility is transferred to the audience and the consequences of decisions are experienced. In the wake of the Eurozone crisis, the question of the future of Europe has also become a question of the future of democracy and its institutions: What possibilities do I have to contribute to the design of the future of Europe? Where does freedom of choice end and controlled democracy begin? What new possibilities do we have for the shaping of Europe and what are their consequences?

INTERROBANG is a Berlin based performance group consisting of Till Müller-Klug, Nina Tecklenburg, Ekkehard Ehlers, Martin Schick, Lajos Talamonti and others. In partnership with the Sophiensaele Berlin and supported by the Doppelpass programme of the German Federal Cultural Foundation Interrobang are creating a series of "preenactments". After Sprachlabor Babylon (2012), Callcenter Übermorgen (2013) and ThAEtermaschine (2013), Preenacting Europe is the fourth project in this series of performative future visions.

BY Interrobang (Till Muller-Klug, Nina Tecklenburg, Ekkehard Ehlers, Lajos Talamonti) CONCEPTIONAL COLLABORATION Martin Schick DRAMATURGY Lisa Grosmann, Tom Mustroph EUROPHONES Georg Werner STAGE, COSTUMES Sandra Fox VIDEO Florian Fischer LIGHT DESIGN Dirk Lutz COMPANY MANAGEMENT Marc Pohl REFEREE Dorothea Schmans INTERPRETER Flavio Ribeiro ASSISTANT Jonas Feller

Produced by SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by Doppelpass – An initiative by the German Federal Cultural Foundation. In cooperation with Hellerau – European Centre for the Artse Dresden and Theatron (Network of European Performing Arts Organisations). Media partners: Jungle World, zitty, taz.die tageszeitung

photo © Michael Bennett

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.) interrobang-performance.com

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