Programme
Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
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September 27 28 | 18.15
September 29 30 | 18.00
Tickets
Performance
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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Thorsten Lensing
Verrückt nach Trost
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September 30 | 19.00
October 01 02 07 08 09 | 19.00
Tickets
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
Tickets
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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Das Ost-West-Ding Jule Flierl + Mars Dietz Wismut: A Nuclear Choir

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2019 October 17 18 19 20 | 20.00
Festsaal
Deutsch + Englisch

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For 44 years, the mining company Wismut extracted uranium from the Ore Mountains of Saxony for use in the Soviet atomic project. Today, the mines are closed, but the history radiates through the landscape and bodies. In this docu-dance, a movement choir invites the audience into the hollowed-out landscapes to see what new forms of collective, ideology, landscape and life can exist here.

OKTOBER 17 | OPENING PARTY AFTER THE PERFORMANCE
feat DJ Nara and DJ Mars Dietz aka Sapphic Faggot (experimental music, bass, dance, kuduro, reggaeton, trap, hip hop, brazilian baile funk)

JULE FLIERL (Berlin) wants to tell the story of sound dance. In STÖRLAUT (2018), she embraces the vocal dances of Valeska Gert, mobilizes them as forms that extraterrestrial proclamation exercises when other types of speech fail; STÖRLAUT brought her the title Hoffnungsträgerin 2018 from "Tanz" magazine.
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MARS DIETZ (New York/Berlin) deals with landscape use and human geography. Her focus is on resource extraction. Her work includes sound installations such as freedom from speech and she is a DJ member of "Bodysnatch".

CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY Jule Flierl CONCEPT, INSTALLATION, SOUND Mars Dietz NUCLEAR CORE Zoë Knights, Zwoisy Mears-Clarke, Cathy Walsh NUCLEARER CHOIR Gretchen Blegen, Pauline Brun, Mars Dietz, Jule Flierl, Zoë Knights, Zwoisy Mears-Clarke, Luise Meier, Nara Virgens, Cathy Walsh STAGE Pauline Brun LIGHT Gretchen Blegen COSTUME Claudia Hill DRAMATURGy Luise Meier PRODUcTION Alexandra Wellensiek PRODUCTIOn ASSISTANCE Nara Virgens

A production by Jule Flierl + Mars Dietz in co-production with Residenz Schauspiel Leipzig and SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by the Capital Cultural City Fund and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Thanks to Mika Hayashi Ebbesen, Patrick Primavesi and Kunsthaus KuLe Berlin. Media partner: Ask Helmut, Inforadio (rbb), taz. die tageszeitung, Zitty.