Programme
HAUEN UND STECHEN
Salomé
Hauen und Stechen_Salome_c_Thilo Moessner_HP
January 27 28 29 | 20.00
January 30 | 18.00
Tickets
music theatre
Festsaal | 15/10 Euro

The Berlin music theatre group Hauen und Stechen presents its version of the opera Salomé. The production, based on an opera by Richard Strauss and a text by Oscar Wilde, alternates between music and dance. It is a film, a journey, a fair and a dance of death all in one.

» more
Athina Lange + Pawel Aderhold
Whatremainsofme
whatremainsofme_c_DorotheaTuch 02_HP
January 31 | 19.00
February 01 | 19.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

The way we perceive our reality is shaped by the language of our senses. But what happens when this fine interplay is disturbed? A search for traces of perception and experience.

» more

Hendrik Quast
Spill your guts
Pressefoto 26.11.21_21_SpillYourGuts_Plakat_2E01-01
February 03 04 05 | 19.30
February 06 | 17.00
Tickets
Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 €

For his latest project, Hendrik Quast learns the art of ventriloquism in order to approach the chronic inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis artistically. In conversation with the disease, new ways of speaking and images of chronic illness emerge, opening up unusual spaces of humor for the ill and healthy audience.

» more

Nima Séne
auf den weg zu mir / auf den weg zu dir
Nima Séne_c_Mayra Wallraff_ HP_quer
February 12 13 14 15 | 21.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In auf den weg zu mir / auf den weg zu dir, Nima Séne traces the history and lyrical legacy of the poet and activist May Ayim.

» more

Olivia Hyunsin Kim / Ddanddarakim
History has failed us, but…
History has failed us but_Foto_Mayra Wallraff_0
February 13 14 15 16 | 19.00
Tickets
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?

» more

Simone Dede Ayivi und Kompliz*innen
esmalbesserhabenin.de
February 21-28
Website |

The online audiovisual installation esmalbesserhabenin.de is dedicated to family narratives, generational conflicts, political struggles, and visions of the future in families of immigrant heritage.

» more

Ania Nowak
Golden Gate
GoldenGate_©DorotheaTuch_9447
February 24 25 26 | 20.00
February 27 | 16.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

For a long time now, collective mourning and its rituals have been disappearing from public space. Golden Gate questions our normative perceptions of loss and mourning. What is queer grief and in what way can it become a collective movement of melancholy and resistance? 

» more

Specials
Focus
Queer Darlings 3
JEZEBEL_(c)_Bas_De_Brouwer_12
© Bas De Brouwer

MARCH 1–13

In the third round of our spring series QUEER DARLINGS we again bring old and new favorites to Berlin: Frédéric Gies, Cherish Menzo, Vincent Riebeek, Teresa Vittucci + Colin Self, tiran, and others focus on contemporary translations of archetypal figures and myths: They appropriate archetypes in order to remove the basis of stereotypes, and create new mythologies in order to establish communities that are as tender as they are political.

» more
Festival
Tanzplattform Deutschland 2022
joana-tischkau_c_dorothea_tuch_presse
© Dorothea Tuch

MARCH 16–20

From March 16 to 20, the Tanzplattform Deutschland 2022 festival will gather 13 current and remarkable positions of dance and choreographic creation in Berlin, including three Sophiensaele productions by Sheena McGrandles, Joana Tischkau and Michelle Moura.

» more
Service
Outreach
About
Search + Archive

Kareth Schaffer Question of Belief Live from Sophiensæle

  • Kareth Schaffer-7.jpg_HP 6
    © Mayra Wallraff
  • Kareth Schaffer-11.jpg_HP 9
    © Mayra Wallraff
  • By playing the video, I agree to Vimeo's privacy policy and thus also to the data transfer from Vimeo to the USA.

Livestream
2021 March 13 14
2021 April 10 | 19.00
2021 April 11 | 19.00
in English

On April 10 and 11 at 7 pm the performance will be streamed live from the Sophiensæle. Tickets are valid only on the booked date. Tickets for the replay of the recording from April 12-14 are available HERE.

April 13 | 8.15 PM | Artist Talk
On April 13 there will be an Artist Talk in English via Zoom with choreographer Kareth Schaffer and performers Mădălina Dan and Manon Parent. Moderation: Mateusz Szymanówka. Click HERE to register. Click here to download the Zoom manual. To participate, you must download the Zoom software and agree to its privacy policy.

In her new work, 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. Between potato chip-fueled fantasies of world and self-improvement, smartphone-induced contactless impro or a lethargic yawning contest, rage suddenly erupts from the dancers - until the next moment of distraction. To the subtle synthesizer rhythms of sound designer Jean P'ark, a demonology of the contemporary unfolds, exploring the multiple bodily constitutions into which we are placed in the name of different belief systems. At the same time, the piece creates a space of experience for the wonders that have always been possible even beyond spiritual asceticism and the Work-Hard-paradigm.

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.

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT, CHOREOGRAPHY Kareth Schaffer PERFORMANCE Mădălina Dan, Manon Parent SOUNDDESIGN Jean P'ark STAGE Dan Lancea COSTume Lauren Steel LIGHTING Joseph Wegmann/Elliot Cennetoglu PRESS + PR Michael Ludwig Tsouloukidse Camera team, Streaming Magma Studio (Leonard Leesch + Francisco Hassmann) CAMERA ASSSISTENT Marius Mailänder SOUND Andrea Parolin Live-DIRECTOR Sebastian König PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT M.i.C.A. - Movement in Contemporary Art 

A production by Kareth Schaffer in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds. With the kind support of Uferstudios Berlin, Tanzfabrik Berlin, and Dock 11/EDEN Studios Berlin. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung