Programme
Vanessa Stern
Gebeine. Die Frieda, die ich meine
Ursula Maria_HP
September 16-30
October 01-31
November 01-07
Eintritt frei

Eleven old women remember Frieda in eleven short films. They all tell the truth, but each one knows something different. >> Watch online here.

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Ahh (Golschan Ahmad Haschemi/ Banafshe Hourmazdi)
Ok boomer
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September 18 19 20 | 19.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

OK boomer is a queered gala of superlatives, a musical revue and intergenerational chart show that rubs up against feminist discourses. AHH take us on a time travel que(e)r through the decades of pop discourse!

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Ursula Martinez
A Family Outing - 20 Years On
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September 24 25 | 19.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In this touchingly funny restaging of the show A Family Outing, performer and stand-up icon Ursula Martinez confronts the question of what happens to us as time moves forward in a frank conversation with her mother.

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Jaha Koo / Campo
The History of Korean Western Theatre
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September 24 25 | 21.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Jaha Koo takes on the question of how lost theater traditions can find new meaning in a humorous social analysis. Between documentary theater and performance, he exchanges ideas for this with his grandmother, his newborn son and a rice stove. 

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Sheena McGrandles
Dawn: A musical on reproduction
DAWN_Michiel Keuper HP
September 25 26 | 14.00
September 25 26 | 19.30
Tickets
15/10 €

In an experimental musical, Sheena McGrandles and a collective of Berlin artists explore different perspectives on parenthood and the symbolic power of the child. Concert, spoken word and performance combine to create a multi-layered and humorous artistic work. 

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Olivia Hyunsin Kim / Ddanddarakim
Like Daughter, Like Mother
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October 02 03 04 | 19.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10€

The path to reconciling family and career is still a long one - Olivia Hyunsin Kim has nevertheless chosen motherhood. Through her relationship with her mother and her newly born daughter, she takes a close look at societal expectations and, at the same time, humorously takes aim at them. 

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Marjani Forté-Saunders/ 7NMS
Memoirs of a...Unicorn
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October 07 08 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In her triple Bessie award-winning solo Memoirs of a... Unicorn, Marjani Forté-Saunders pays tribute to the "unicorns" of her life and community. A performance about Black masculinities, magic, resilience and political resistance.

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Interrobang
Deep Godot
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October 09 10 13-17
October 09 10 | 16.00
October 09 10 | 17.00
October 09 10 13-17 | 18.00
October 09 10 13-17 | 19.00
October 09 10 13-17 | 20.00
October 09 10 13-17 | 21.00
Tickets
15/10 €

Interrobang makes the ambivalences of artificial intelligence tangible for the audience! Through microphone and headphones, each audience member communicates with the AI DEEP GODOT in an one-on-one booth and negotiates personal, medical and philosophical issues. 

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Samara Hersch and Company
Body of Knowledge
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October 14 15 16 17 | 11.30
October 15 16 | 22.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10€

In an intergenerational phone conversation with eight Australian teenagers, audience members engage in a moving dialogue about physicality, sexuality, desire, shame, and fears for the future.

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Siegmar Zacharias & Steve Heather
Re-Generation
Waves_4_HP
October 18 | 20.00
Tickets

How can we be different together? Re-Generation invites you to a listening session with your whole body. Together, listeners connect through sound mediations to create shared resonant spaces.

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Doris Uhlich
Tank
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October 20 21 | 19.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10€

Trapped in a glass TANK, Doris Uhlich evokes cinematic, robotic and medical associations and enters into a captivating, almost cinematic exploration of the body as a field of experimentation. 

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Cora Rudy van Dongen Frost/ Franz Reimer
Sogar dein Tod war ein Geschenk
Walter Pressefoto 2_HP
October 21 22 23 | 21.00
October 22 23 24 | 18.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10€

This evening tells the story of the friendship between Cora Frost and Walter Ladengast, the actor, lyricist, painter, photographic artist and neighbor from Cora's childhood days. We listen to his voice and watch as his paintings and photographs form a slow film of his life. 

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Stages of Ageing
October 25 26 | 19.00
October 27 | 10.00 - 15.00
Eintritt frei

Stages of Ageing - the discourse programme of the Coming of Age festival takes a look at those needs in old age(s), that have so far been neglected in our society and in the structures of the independent theatre scene.

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25 Jahre SOPHIENSÆLE
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October 29 | 18.00
Feast
Various Locations |

The Sophiensæle theater is turning 25 and our festival Tanztage Berlin can also look back on its 25th anniversary and its 30th edition. That's why we are celebrating everything together on October 29: The Sophiensæle, the Tanztage Berlin and the book launch of our anniversary publication OPENINGS.

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Corinne Maier
Die Zufügung
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October 30 31 | 19.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10€

Corinne Maier presents a gripping lecture performance on the subject of age and aging with text fragments by the exceptional author Gerlind Reinshagen, improvisations by the performer and the music of Elvis Presley.

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Lajos Talamonti
Alter Hase
Alter Hase_c_HP
November 04 05 06 07 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10€

Five former dancers look back on the time of their common classical artistic imprint. In a last joint dance they make the rigid structures of classical dance pliable and tell of life as an often surprising school, the method of which everyone has to invent anew for themselves every day.

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Festival
Coming of Age
Coming of Age_Grafik HP
© Jan Grygoriew

Age is just a number – yet there is no getting around aging. In the midst of debates about the climate movement, identity politics, and body image, it is time to renegotiate long-established generational contracts. Not only has the recent pandemic history shown that questions of responsibility and solidarity need to be revisited. 
The performance festival COMING OF AGE, which will take place from September 15 to November 7 at Sophiensæle, is dedicated to various facets of aging in society - and looks at the different challenges of a phenomenon that affects us all.

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Das Ost-West-Ding Kareth Schaffer + Rike Flämig Ohne Frauen ist kein Staat zu machen

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Choreografierte Gespräche
2019 November 02 | 19.00
Kantine
Auf Deutsch - in German

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Ein choreografiertes Gespräch zu feministischen Utopien und widerständigen Strategien.

Wie entsteht eine Bewegung? Anhand choreografischer Prinzipien befragen Rike Flämig und Kareth Schaffer Künstlerinnen und Aktivistinnen der ostdeutschen Frauenbewegung, die die Friedliche Revolution 89/90 entscheidend geprägt haben. Welche Formen der Selbstorganisation gab es? Welche Utopien wurden entwickelt und im Einheitsjubel wieder verloren? Ein Abend auf der Suche nach intersektionalen Allianzen, der politische Strategien der Vergangenheit in die Zukunft überführt.

Samirah Kenawi, 1962 in Ost-Berlin geboren, ist Tischlerin, Dipl.-Ingeneurin, Archivarin und Ökonomin. Sie hat die DDR-Frauenbewegung selbst miterlebt und mitgestaltet und ist Gründerin des Archivs GrauZone, welches die Arbeit der nichtstaatlichen Frauengruppen in der DDR seit Mitte der 1980er Jahre dokumentiert. Außerdem ist sie Herausgeberin der Publikation Frauengruppen in der DDR der 80er Jahre. Eine Dokumentation.

Katrin Hattenhauer ist eine deutsche Künstlerin und Bürgerrechtlerin. Sie gehörte Ende der 1980er Jahre zur DDR-Opposition, arbeitete  im Arbeitskreis Gerechtigkeit Leipzig, beteiligte sich an der Organisation der Friedensgebete in der Nikolaikirche in Leipzig. Am 4. Sept. 1989 trägt sie zusammen mit Gesine Oltmanns mit dem Banner "Für ein offenes Land mit freien Menschen" den Protest aus der Kirche. Diese Aktion gilt als Beginn der Montagsdemonstrationen. Am 11. Sept. 89 wird Katrin Hattenhauer verhaftet. Ab 1991 baute sie das Archiv Bürgerbewegung mit auf. Sie ist Trägerin des Bundesverdienstkreuzes. Derzeit arbeitet sie in Oxford im Feld der Sozialen Plastik zum Thema Courage. 

Tatjana Böhm, geboren 1954 in Chemnitz, ist eine ehemalige Politikerin. Sie studierte Philosophie und Soziologie und war Mit- begründerin des Unabhängigen Frauenverbandes (UFV) am Zentralen Runden Tisch und Ministerin ohne Geschäftsbereich der zweiten Regierung Modrow der DDR. 1992 bis 2018 war sie Referatsleiterin in den Bereichen Frauen und Gesundheit in der Landesregierung Brandenburg.

Angelika Nguyen, geboren 1961 in Ost-Berlin, ist Filmwissenschaftlerin und Autorin. 1991 drehte sie den Dokumentarfilm Bruderland ist abgebrannt über die Lage vietnamesischer Immigrant_innen im Osten Berlins, 2011 erschien ihr Essay Mutter, wie weit ist Vietnam? in dem Sammelband Kaltland. Ihre Filmkritiken und politischen Texte erscheinen auf telegraph.cc, ZEIT-Online, in WerkstattGeschichte und Jalta.


Kareth Schaffer (1987, USA/NL), is a choreographer and performer. She practices an extended concept of choreography: to date she has scrutinized mudslinging, synchronized swimming, prophecies, film soundtracks, Angela Merkel and conversational formats. As a performer she works for deufert&plischke, Tino Sehgal, Dragana Bulut, and Yvon Chabrowski among others.

RIKE FLÄMIG (*1978, Leipzig) is a performer and choreographer who creates performative spaces for collective experiences with site-specific and documentary works. She studied cultural studies and aesthetic practice at the University of Hildesheim and as a guest at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht. As a performer, she is currently working for Saša Asentić on Tanz in der DDR: Was bleibt?. www.rikeflaemig.de

HOSTS Kareth Schaffer, Rike Flämig GUESTS Samirah Kenawi, Katrin Hattenhauer, Tatjana Böhm und Angelika Nguyen