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Today | 16:00
Public in Private / Clémentine M. Songe
Living Room
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November 28 | 16.00
Tickets
Tanz/Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Living Room Clémentine M. Songe (aka Clément Layes) explores the dynamics of the living room, that place where we surround ourself with things that feel familiar, intimate, recognizable, safe. Transforming this room into a ‘living room’, a room that makes its own choices. In collaboration with an architect, a light designer and a visual artist, Clémentine M. Songe bare the many interrelations that appear between our lives and this place, showing how much we take our habitual environment for granted, relying on it in order to feel ‘at home’ in the world. 

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Company Christoph Winkler
We are going to Mars
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November 28 29 30
Film/Video
Eintritt frei

We are Going to Mars uses international video works to explore the history of the first African space program and how the reception of this story has changed over the past fifty years. >> Watch videos here

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Claire Cunningham
Thank you very much
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December 03 04 05 | 19.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

A contemporary dance performance inspired by the glittering world of the tribute artist.

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Florentina Holzinger
TANZ
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December 11 12 13 | 19.30
Tickets
Festsaal | 25/18€

The dizzying conclusion of Holzinger‘s trilogy on the body as a spectacle: TANZ deals with physical discipline and the cult of beauty ingrained within the tradition of dance. 

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Siegmar Zacharias & Judith Hamann
WAVES #6 – Listening Sessions Towards Social Bodies
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December 13 | 20.00

Sound meditations to dwell together in a space where we do not have to be alone: Siegmar Zacharias and her team offer WAVES in sensory and affective modes as a series of listening sessions together with FFT Düsseldorf and Sophiensæle Berlin, from May until December 2021. 

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Suvi Kemppainen + Josefine Mühle
Baby Choir
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December 16 19 | 19.30
December 17 18 | 21.00
Tickets
Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Innocent, cute, dependent – Baby Choir throws socially accepted baby images overboard and is  interested in the monstrosity of the baby archetype. What if the baby possessed desire, was capable of action, and had an activist bent to boot?

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Yui Kawaguchi
Mugen
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December 17 18 | 19.30
December 19 | 17.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Yui Kawaguchi translates in Mugen (Japanese: illusion, infinity) the classical elements of Japanese Nō theatre into a hypnotic interplay of dance, music and light.

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TANZSCOUT Tune-In zu Mugen
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December 18 | 17.30
Workshop
5 €

With playful and practical examinations of the subjects and working methods of the dance piece and by an exchange of material and questions, the workshop participants will be introduced to the upcoming performance event. 

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Tanztage Berlin 2022
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JANUARY 06-22

In tandem with emerging dance artists connected to our city, Tanztage Berlin 2022 continues to examine what keeps us together and tears us apart. After 2021 the festival took place exclusively online, its 31st edition returns as an extended offline and online program. Alongside the last year’s selection of performances, it includes new creations and discourse formats on power, protest, and empowerment. The work presented during Tanztage Berlin 2022 critically navigates the present by reimagining past and future encounters on the dance floor. While dealing with acute problems like power relations, surveillance, disembodiment, or climate change, it tunes into the social body, creating much-needed moments of awareness, connectedness, and self-determination. Unlike the 21st-century billionaire strategy of abandoning earth in a rocket ship or escaping into a parallel virtual universe, the festival chooses instead to stay with the trouble: to celebrate dancing together through the crisis and against despair.

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Kareth Schaffer Cassandra has turned 2

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Dance
2018 April 18 19 20 21 | 21.00
Hochzeitssaal
Deutsch + Englisch

Cassandra knows the future but no one believes her. In the first part of Cassandra Has Turned, three female performers predicted a whole array of possible futures, alternative pasts, larger and smaller catastrophes. Now they are setting their prophecies to sound in order to seep into our ears. What is even implausible, a truth or a lie? In a time of alternative facts isn’t every narrative justified as long as the rhetoric and performance fit?

ARTISTIC DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY Kareth Schaffer PERFORMANCE, CHOREOGRAPHY Manon Parent, Lisa Vereertbrugghen, Cathy Walsh LIGHT DESIGN Joseph Wegmann SOUND DESIGN, COMPOSITION Alessio Castellacci VOICE COACHING, COMPOSITION Jara Holdert STAGE, COSTUMES Lena Mody ASSISTANCE STAGE, COSTUMES Olga Sonja Thorarensen INTERN STAGE + COSTUMES, SOCIAL MEDIA Flora Nacer TECHNICAL DIRECTION Michele Piazzi COMPANY MANAGEMENT M.i.C.A. - Movement in Contemporary Art / Cilgia Gadola INTERN MANAGEMENT Sofia Fantuzzi 

The libretto of Cassandra Has Turned 2 is based on the spontaneous speech acts produced in Cassandra Has Turned 1 by prophetesses Ilya Noé, Kareth Schaffer, and Lisa Vereertbrugghen.

Produced by Kareth Schaffer. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds in co-operation with Tanzfabrik Berlin and the friendly support of teh residency schloss bröllin e.V. Funded by the Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern und dem Landkreis Vorpommern-Greifswald. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung

M.i.C.A. - Movement in Contemporary Art
www.mica-berlin.com

KARETH SCHAFFER is a choreographer and performer: in her "post-postmodern" dance pieces she has so far examined prophecies, mud wrestling, thrillers, synchronised swimming, foley, emoticons and conversation formats, among others. Her most recent works include a diptych about the tragic heroine Kassandra (Cassandra Has Turned 1 + 2, 2018), a fan fiction piece about Angela Merkel (Merkel Dances, 2019) and a comprehensive investigation of foley, the dubbing of sounds in film, as a choreographic tool (Unheard Of, 2016). Schaffer is a Pina Bausch Scholar and was nominated by the Jahrbuch Tanz for the "Dancer of the Year 2018" award.

         

Foto © Gerhard Ludwig