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Today | 19:00
Thorsten Lensing
Verrückt nach Trost
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October 02 07 08 09 | 19.00
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Theatre
Festsaal | 28/18 €

The children Charlotte and Felix emerge from the sea and play as their dead parents on the beach. It's a ritual the two have been practicing for years. In memory of their parents' wild exuberance, they put sunscreen on their backs and tickle each other until they can hardly breathe. For brief moments,all sadness falls away from them. Again and again, however, the different needs of the two ten- and eleven-year-old siblings break into the game.

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Simone Dede Ayivi und Kompliz*innen
Let‘s J̶u̶s̶t̶ Be Friends
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October 13 14 15 | 19.00
October 16 | 17.00
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Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In Let's Just Be Friends, Simone Dede Ayivi interviews people who live their friendships as a feminist counter-concept to family businesses or marriages: Friends who do projects together or take on responsibilities for each other that are usually attributed to the close family context or romantic relationships between two people.

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James Batchelor & Collaborators
Shortcuts to Familiar Places
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October 17 18 19 20 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Shortcuts to Familiar Places, James Batchelor creates a personal performance about the body as a site of historical and choreographic inscription.

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Company Christoph Winkler
Radical Minimal
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October 20 21 | 19.30
Tickets
15/10 €

With Radical Minimal, the Berlin-based Company Christoph Winkler explores the radical potential of minimal music and contemporary dance. In three choreographies, the team reinterprets three well-known pieces of minimal music: Come Out by Steve Reich, Coming Together by Frederic Rzewski and Stay on it by Julius Eastman.

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Lois Alexander
Yeye
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October 22 25 | 20.00
October 23 | 18.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Lois Alexander explores the afterlife of slavery and the reverberations on our present.Yeye explores memory, traces and notions of a motherland, moving through different levels of video, text and performance.

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Lois Alexander
BIPoC-only*: Yeye
BIPOC-ONLY (1)
October 24 | 20.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Lois Alexander explores the afterlife of slavery and the reverberations on our present.Yeye explores memory, traces and notions of a motherland, moving through different levels of video, text and performance.

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Anna Natt
Queering Nosferatu
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October 27 28 29 | 20.00
October 30 | 18.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In her new performance, Anna Natt, together with experimental musician Robert Curgenven, examines the vampire figure of Nosferatu for its queerness.

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Hausführung
Hausführung
October 28 | 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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Judith Förster
HORIZON PROBLEMS
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November 02 03 04 05 | 20.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In her 1974 science fiction novel The Dispossessed, Ursula Le Guin describes an ambivalent social utopia that makes political ideas such as anarchism, socialism and capitalism tangible. HORIZON PROBLEMS is dedicated to this multi-layered scenario and makes it experienceable from a queer-feminist perspective with the means of contemporary dance. The bodies on stage challenge and nourish each other, play, and exploit – a microcosm of solos and imperfect unison.

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Michelle Moura
Lessons for cadavers
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November 12 14 15 | 20.00
November 13 | 18.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

We live in the midst of horror and we are used to it. Houses freezing without heating, forests on fire, families running across the border while others go shopping. Michelle Moura, part of the Tanzplattform 2022, approaches the physical language of horror – its exaggeration and hyperbole – to reflect the present. Three dancers move through life and death, wonder and laughter, violence and fragility in a magical, grotesque realm.

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Henrike Iglesias
FLAMES TO DUST
November 16 17 18 19 | 19.00
November 17 18 | 21.00
November 19 | 17.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Henrike Iglesias are back and celebrating their 10th anniversary! FLAMES TO DUST is a show about finality and mourning, endings and loops and loops and endings. An interactive composition for 30 smartphones as well as their users, a few skulls, artificial rain and approximately two performers. Together we ask ourselves: Why do all good things come to an end (end)? And what if we could always start over again?

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hannsjana
Die Steuer-Erklärung
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November 22 23 24 25 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

The tax return is THE big community-building financial event of the year! But frustration is inevitable: too time-consuming, too complicated, too bureaucratic. With a grand glamorous gesture and together with a group of magpies, hannsjana turns the tax return into a manifesto for a society based on solidarity. In an entertaining and
humorous revue, the performance collective takes a feminist look at bureaucratic overload.

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Caroline Creutzburg + René Alejandro Huari Mateus
Die Vielhundertjährigen
November 26 29 30 | 19.00
November 27 | 17.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Back to the future: In Die Vielhundertjährigen, the audience is contacted by the only contemporary witnesses of a long-gone division between the biological and the digital. These people, several hundred years old, are now inhabitants of a post-digital world. Based on fantasies and wishes for the world, the ensemble, ranging in age from 65 to 87, create their own science fiction narrative.

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Nadja Buttendorf
Robotron
November 27 | 19.00
Kantine | Eintritt frei

Within the framework of Die Vielhunderjährigen will be a film-screening of Robotron – A Tech Opera - the first soap opera set in the computer industry of the GDR and deals with computer development in a planned economy and everyday life in East Germany. A talk with the artist will follow.

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Isabelle Schad Solo für Lea

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Dance
2016 October 13 14 15 | 21.00
2016 October 16 | 18.00
2018 April 07 08 | 19.30
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DUE TO ILLNESS CLAUDIA TOMASI WILL PERFORM INSTEAD OF Lea Moro.

The Solo for Lea is a meeting between Isabelle Schad and Lea Moro. In continuation of Schads choreographic practice around relationships between body, movement, image and (re)presentation, the work attempts to draw a very personal portrait of Lea Moro, dealing with the specificities of her body, its rhythms, its contours, colours and energies. Dissected in parts and reorganised anew, the body is regarded as pure materiality, as a medium of energetic potential and transformation.
The new work unfolds itself in the borderline between visual arts and dance, between performance and installation, between sensual experience and abstraction and is playing with form-aspects of cubism and Picasso's drawings in one dash.
Together Schad and Moro engage in constellations of forming and dis-figuring, in which the body itself becomes the stage: the space, place and matter that is subject of observation.

ARTISTIC DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY Isabelle Schad CO-CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Lea Moro DRAMATURGy Saša Božić SOUND Damir Simunovic LIGHTDESIGN Bruno Pocheron TECHNIC Bruno Pocheron, Mehdi Toutain-Lopez COSTUMES Charlotte Pistorius PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Heiko Schramm

Made possible by a long-term cooperation with Laurent Goldring.

A production by Isabelle Schad in co-production with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in the scope of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate department for culture and Europe and the Nationale Performance Netz (NPN). Supported by Wiesen55 e.V., Espace Darja, Casablanca and Goethe-Institut Marokko. The revival of Solo für Lea and Fugen is funded by the Senate department for culture and Europe. Media partner: taz.die tageszeitung

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. As part of Deutscher Tanzpreis 2019, Schad received an honor for outstanding artistic developments in contemporary dance. isabelle-schad.net

        

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