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Public in Private / Clémentine M. Songe
Living Room
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November 28 | 16.00
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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
CLAIRE~1
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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Performing Arts Festival Berlin 2018 Liz Rosenfeld If you ask me what I want, I'll tell you. I want everything

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© Rodrigo Garcia Alves
Performance
2017 November 21 22 24 25 | 21.00
2018 June 09 | 21.30
2018 June 10 | 20.00
Hochzeitssaal
Suitable for Non-German Speakers

Our economic system and our planetary system are now at war. Or, more accurately, our economy is at war with many forms of life on earth, including human life. What the climate needs to avoid collapse is a contraction in humanity’s use of resources; what our economic model demands to avoid collapse is unfettered expansion. Only one of these sets of rules can be changed, and it’s not the laws of nature. – Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

Language pre-supposes community. Therefore without you, nothing I say has any meaning. – Kathy Acker

If you ask me what I want, I'll tell you. I want everything is a work in which Rosenfeld offers her body as a potential site of movement to be stored as a future sustainable energy source. Through relationality and exchange, and with echoes of a science fiction narrative, Rosenfeld has built a choreography with a group of intimate and inspirational bodies exploring questions of the future and labour of queer relationships and desire in the face of climate change.  Even though the work’s propositions are disseminated through Rosenfeld's body, the piece challenges the futurity of individuation and the ideology of ‘the solo,' exploring the flesh in the wake of environmental decay.  This work has been formed collaboratively with a collective effort of bodies and movements merged and stored within Rosenfeld’s own. Rosenfeld is a flesh-body serving as a material root of her own methodology, and producing a systmetic rupturing of movement and dance. When we are left with only our flesh as a natural resource, how can bodies stay sustainably useful together through movement and time?

If you ask me what I want, I'll tell you. I want everything is one of the final works in a two year creative body of research, in which Rosenfeld has been exploring and creating towards her first feature film Foxes. Through performance, short videos & films, drawings, collages and expanded cinema installations, Rosenfeld has been researching themes of queer desire, climate change, invisible genocide, and radical- positive apocalypse, which are all central themes in her upcoming film Foxes.

PERFORMANCE, CONCEPT, DIRECTION Liz Rosenfeld ARTISTIC COLLABORATION, OUTSIDE EYE Jared Gradinger, Rodrigo Garcia Alves LIVE MUSIC SCORE Ziúr LIGHT DESIGN Sandra Blatterer, Eva G. Alonso COSTUME DESIGN, SET DRESSER Stephane Moun TATTOO ARTIST Fercha Pombo CRYSTAL ARTIST Sadie Weis PHOTOGRAPHY Alexa Vachon VIDEO DOCUMENTATION Imogen Heath, Nadja Krüger PRODUCTION björn & björn

A production by Liz Rosenfeld in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The revival is realized with resources out of the Theaterpreis des Bundes. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung

Photo © Rodrigo Garcia Alves

LIZ ROSENFELD is a Berlin-based filmmaker and performer who works with moving images and performance in order to convey a sense of past and future histories. Rosenfeld is invested in concepts of how history can be queered and experienced through the moment and the ways in which it is lived and remembered. Her solo performance, If You Ask Me What I Want, I'll Tell You. I want Everything, premiered at Sophiensaele In November 2017. Rosenfeld is part of the Berlin film production collective NowMomentNow, and one of the founding members of the food- performance group foodGASM, which explores the intersection of creative labor, food, and industry. She has already shown her work at the Sophiensælen, Hebbel am Ufer, C/O Berlin, Donaufestival Krems, and the Tate Modern in London.