Today | 16:00
Imagining futures: what if?
DISKUSSION Imagining Futures
May 20 | 16.00
Festsaal-Foyer/online | Eintritt frei

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Imagining Futures brought together twelve innovative performing arts festivals for a pan-European experiment – a future-focused and predominantly female peer network that offered participating festival directors and artists a deep listening space and a moment to be together, think together, and dream of different futures.

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Today | 17:30 - 21:30
Bodies of Care
May 20 | 17.30 - 21.30
May 21 | 15.30 - 20.00
Festsaal-Foyer | Eintritt frei

The performance project Bodies of Care, a collaboration of young choreographers from Indonesia and Germany, invites the audience to a participatory exploration of the relationship between care and choreography.

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Tomorrow | 15:30 - 15:45
Bodies of Care: Togetherness
May 21 | 15.30 - 15.45
Hof | Eintritt frei

The performance project Bodies of Care, a collaboration of young choreographers from Indonesia and Germany, invites the audience to a participatory exploration of the relationship between care and choreography.

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Tomorrow | 16:00 - 16:30
Bodies of Care: The Skin Creature
May 21 | 16.00 - 16.30
Participatory Performance
Hof | Eintritt frei

The performance project Bodies of Care, a collaboration of young choreographers from Indonesia and Germany, invites the audience to a participatory exploration of the relationship between care and choreography.

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Kareth Schaffer
Question of Belief
May 26 27 28 29 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Question of Belief, choreographer Kareth Schaffer addresses the demons of today’s world: Between actionism and laziness, distraction and apathy, the performers Mădălina Dan and Manon Parent fight their way through stage designer Dan Lancea's inflating stage landscape.

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Josephine Findeisen
Working Class Dance Group
May 27 | 18.00
15/10 €

Working Class Dance Group shows a working state of an ongoing research on class structures. The dancers revisit historical, female-proletarian perspectives and investigate the intersections of class, gender and the body.

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Lea Sherin Kübler + Soraya Reichl & Ensemble
Remember Now!
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June 03 04 05 | 14.00
June 03 04 05 | 17.00

Based on debates about the toppling of statues as well as the renaming of street names and an accompanying new examination of memory culture, the youth projekt invite you to a performative and interactive audio walk. 

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Terrestrial transit - kick off
June 03 04 | 19.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

The interdisciplinary project Terrestrial Transit deals with the activist practice of artistic intervention, which is gaining importance again in the former communist countries of Eastern Europe, in view of the strengthening of right-wing authoritarian regimes. The work of the dance company CRANKY BODIES a/company, founded in August 2020 by Peter Pleyer and Michiel Keuper, refers in particular to political forms of protest in the tradition of Polish and Hungarian dance and performance art before the fall of the Wall.


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Olivia Hyunsin Kim / Ddanddarakim
History has failed us, but…
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June 09 10 | 20.00
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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Kiana Rezvani
Cyber Ghosts
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June 11 | 20.00
June 12 | 18.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

The Sophiensæle are happy to be able to catch up this summer with the work of Kiana Rezvani from the Tanztage Berlin 2022 programme, which could not be presented during the festival in January due to the pandemic.

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Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
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June 17 20-24 27 28 29 30 | 20.45 - 21.45
17,17 €

A dreamlike journey on a rowing boat: time to slow down and question the concept of a productive life.

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Vanessa Stern
Die Rache der Panda-Pussies
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June 21 23 24 25 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

The Panda Pussies bring an inclusive, cross-generational gender theater to the stage – in the best anarchic Schlingensief tradition, with music and intelligent racket.

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Sommerfest_Hof_c_Sofia Popp_HP
June 22 | 18.00

This year we want to continue our old tradition: we celebrate the Sophiensæle summer festival - without any drama! 

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Every new year, the Tanztage Berlin is not only the city's very first festival, it has also established itself nationally and internationally as an important platform for emerging dance artists since its founding in 1996. The next edition of Tanztage Berlin will once again take place under the artistic direction of Mateusz Szymanówka. The festival is currently planned for 5-21 January 2023 - however, the form as well as the exact date will depend on the constant reassessment of the pandemic. The festival offers emerging dance artists based in Berlin a framework for their new productions and revivals. The programme of the last two editions can be found at:

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2022 May 13 | 19.00
2022 May 13 | 20.30
Centre Francais de Berlin
in English

Attendance is only possible after registration. An artist talk will follow the performance at 20.30. 

As part of the Sophiensæle residency program New Techniques, we invite you to Centre français de Berlin (CFB) for a fourth showing: On May 13, Juan Pablo Cámara and his team will give insight into their artistic research on psychoanalysis, corporeality and identity construction. The evening will be followed by a discussion with the artist and Sophiensæle dance dramaturge Mateusz Szymanówka.

During his residency, Juan Pablo Cámara, together with Liina Magnea, researched embodiments that deal with forms of narcissism and its hidden fragility. In exchange with his collaborators Andrey Bogush (objects), Mauro Guz Bejar (sound), Emilio Cordero Checa (light), Juliane König (costume), Zander Porter (video) and the outside eyes Ewa Dziarnowska, Maciek Sado, Maja Zimmerman, Juan Felipe Amaya Gonzalez and Karol Tyminski, Cámara investigates Murga (an urban dance from Argentina) and musical singing, exploring the possibility of vulnerable connections with an external gaze.

With the residency program NEW TECHNIQUES, Sophiensæle aims to support dance creators who have not yet benefited from structural support. Since 2020, one choreographer with an artistic team has participated in the residency for one month per semester. In November/December 2020 Rodrigo Garcia Alves and Liz Rosenfeld explored questions of dying and queer care, in March 2021 tiran dealt with the connection between race, gender and melancholy, in November 2021 Angela Alves gave insights into her artistic research on desire and embodiment. Sophiensæle is one of nine Berlin production houses participating in the pilot project Residency Support for Dance of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

JUAN PABLO CÁMARA is a Berlin-based choreographer and performer from Argentina who graduated from the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam in 2017. His artistic practice moves between his own works, collaborations with other artists and working as a performer in different projects. Based on his interest in and experience with psychoanalysis, his choreographic research deals with phenomena such as artificiality, identity construction and dis{}embodiment in order to reflect on the precariousness of subjectivity in today's world. As a performer he has collaborated with choreographers such as Michele Rizzo, Jefta van Dinther, Adam Linder and Kat Válastur.

The residency program NEW TECHNIQUES is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe as part of the pilot project Residenzförderung Tanz.