Programme
HAUEN UND STECHEN
Salomé
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January 27 28 29 | 20.00
January 30 | 18.00
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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.

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Athina Lange + Pawel Aderhold
Whatremainsofme
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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.

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Hendrik Quast
Spill your guts
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February 03 04 05 | 19.30
February 06 | 17.00
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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.

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Nima Séne
auf den weg zu mir / auf den weg zu dir
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February 12 13 14 15 | 21.00
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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.

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

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

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Ania Nowak
Golden Gate
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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? 

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Queer Darlings 3
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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.

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Festival
Tanzplattform Deutschland 2022
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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.

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Lois Alexander Yeye

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Dance Film
2021 July 08 | 20.00
2021 July 09 | 16.00
2021 July 10-23
Online
In English with German subtitles

July 08 | 8 PM | CINEMATIC film premiere @HACKESCHE HÖFE KINO
The film premiere will be followed by a discussion with Lois Alexander (moderated by Mateusz Szymanówka).

JulY 09 - 23 the film will be streamed on the external platform dringeblieben.de. There you also purchase your ticket. After the purchase you will receive a code via e-mail which is valid on two devices for the whole two weeks the stream is online. Please note that you can buy your ticket in the presale, but the video will be only online and streamable from the July 9th, 4 PM, until the July 23. The ticketshop will be open all the time until July 23. If you have problems with the procedure please contact chittka@sophiensaele.com or 030/27890045.

Yeye pays homage to Yemayá, the goddess of the sea and motherhood in the Yoruba pantheon. In her latest performance work, created for the camera, choreographer and performer Lois Alexander explores the afterlife of slavery and the reverberations on our present. Drawing on her research into representations of Black mothers in mythology and religion, and looking specifically at icons such as the Black Madonna, she explores processes of syncretization, the blending of different religious views. At the same time, methods of collage and mimicry are examined as a strategy of survival and refusal for People of Color during the time of the transatlantic slave trade. What are the temporalities of a racialized body, one that is marked by visible and invisible wounds? And what can be healing? Yeye explores memory, traces and notions of a motherland, moving through different levels of video, text and performance. Lois Alexander embarks on space and body as overlapping sites for healing, communing with the divine, and recollecting lost kin.

LOIS ALEXANDER graduated from The Juilliard School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance.

ARTISTIC DIRECTION, CONCEPT, PERFORMANCE Lois Alexander STAGE DESIGN, LIGHTING Nina Kay MUSIC Shannon Sea COSTUME Sarah Seini Hair Stylist Arrey Zoretta DRAMATURGICAL ADVISORY Liza Rinkema CINEMATOGRAPHICAL ADVISORY Jasco Viefhues VIDEOGRAPHY Kimani Schumann, Diara Sow EDIT Kimani Schumann, Sarnt Utamachote PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Ben Mohai

A production by Lois Alexander in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Thanks to Regina LoMi, Alexandra Hennig, ada studio, Dis-tanz Solo, Fernando Belfiore, Yvonne Sembene, Juri Padel, Lake Studios Berlin, Mateusz Szymanówka, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Christoph Winkler, Barbara Carbonell, Oliver Look and Phase7 performing.arts. Media partner: taz.die tageszeitung.