Kareth Schaffer Question of Belief

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In her new work, choreographer Kareth Schaffer devotes herself to the demons of today's world: between actionism and laziness, distraction and apathy, the performers Mădălina Dan and Manon Parent fight their way through the stage landscape.

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Vanessa Stern Sleeping Duties
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April 20 | 18.00
April 21-30
May 01 02 03 04
Online | Solidarische Preisstufen 5/10/15/20/25 Euro Tickets

Railroadmovie meets Kammerspiel: The theater film by Vanessa Stern can be seen again on

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Lea Sherin Kübler + Soraya Reichl & Ensemble Remember Now!
May 07 08 09 | 14.00
May 07 08 09 | 17.00
Start im Hof der Sophiensaele | Tickets 5€

Who do we want to remember and in what ways can we do so? Remember Now! invites you to a performative and interactive audio walk in Berlin's urban space and takes a critical look at Berlin's places of remembrance. In dynamic scene collages, the audience experiences history(s) from a perspective of resistance.

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          Isabelle Schad Knotting & Rotations

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            Knotting, © Dieter Hartwig
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            Knotting, © Dieter Hartwig
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            Rotations, © Dieter Hartwig
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            Rotations, © Dieter Hartwig


          2020 November 06 07 08 09 | 20.00

          Few/no language

          Unfortunately the shows are cancelled. It is planed to make up for them in spring 2021. All purchased tickets will be automatically refunded.

          Isabelle Schad celebrates the beauty of simple movement sequences in two powerful solos. In Rotations, the movements of the dancer Claudia Tomasi rotate and accumulate into an energetic flow, creating the illusion that her body is moving by itself. Between precision and loss of control, the choreography creates an astonishing energy. In Knotting, the dancer Francesca d'Ath deals with the knot in fluid, space-filling movements. A deep blue surface in the stage set creates references between heaven and earth, between reality and dream. She creates a space that makes parts of the body appear like cut-outs with fluid, soft forms by the painter Henri Matisse. The choreography is an ongoing game of repetition and change – with movement that never begins, never ends.


          ISABELLE SCHAD is a dancer and choreographer, studied classical dance and worked with numerous choreographers before she started to develop her own projects in 1999. Her research focuses on the body and its materiality, explores the relationships between body, choreography, (re)presentation, form and experience, and considers physical practice as a place for learning processes, community and political participation. Her projects operate at the interface of dance, performance and visual arts and are shown at festivals, theaters and museums worldwide.

          CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY Isabelle Schad CO-CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Francesca d'Ath (Knotting) CO-CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Claudia Tomasi (Rotations) SOUND Damir Simunović LIGHT Emma Juliard COSTUMES Charlotte Pistorius OBJECT Volker Hüdepohl PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Heiko Schramm

          A production by Isabelle Schad in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE and Transart Festival Bozen. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Supported by the Nationale Performance Netz co-production fund for dance. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media and supported by Wiesen55 e.V. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung