Tanztage Berlin 2021

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JANUARY 07 to ∞

Due to the current pandemic situation, the 30th edition of the Tanztage Berlin will start as an online program from January 7 to 16. All planned live performances will then be made up for in spring 2021.
The film showdown AV by choreographer Judith Förster and filmmaker Stella Horta will kick off the festival on January 7. Clay AD will present the first digital premiere of the festival on January 15 with the performance Indication of Spring at the End of Time. We also invite you to an online Zukunftswerkstatt – a series of discussions about work culture and mental health, organized in cooperation with the ZTB (Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin) association. Pedro Marum will also curate an online format focusing on new artistic practices of care in club culture. In addition to this, the festival presents the first three episodes of its podcast, which was prepared in collaboration with the queer-feminist rave collective LECKEN.


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Melanie Jame Wolf

© Ashton Green

FEBRUARY 10 – 24
FEBRUARY 10 | 19.00 PM

Pop music often uses the little word TONIGHT in songs as a bittersweet promise. Humorously and with the proper rock star poses, Melanie Jame Wolf, together with Sheena McGrandles and Rodrigo Garcia Alves, gets to the bottom of this pop cultural poetics and its commercial exploitation.

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Sheena McGrandles
Figured + Flush

Figured | © Martin Rottenkolber

FEBRUARY 20 | 19.00 PM

In Figured and Flush, Sheena McGrandles explores radical temporality. With great attention to detail, Figured exposes the absurdity and artificiality of everyday gestures. Flush, following Gertrude Stein, breaks down linear and traditional forms of storytelling-perhaps even evoking a new lesbian temporality and aesthetic.

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          Männer in Garagen

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          2014 September 24 25 26 | 19.00 - 22.00
          2014 September 27 | 16.00 - 22.00
          2014 September 28 | 16.00 - 20.00
          Gründergaragenhof Himmelsbach, Pankow, Breite Straße 42A, 13187 Berlin


          They stand behind apartment blocks, by the train station, along the city outskirts or in the wasteland: garages. Strung together in lines they lead to urban marginal existence. They are everywhere, used for all sorts of things but yet almost invisible. Besides their actual use as a parking spot they act as better basements, workshops and storage spaces, offices, ateliers or music studios, laboratories, party rooms and summer homes. Separate from living spaces and beyond the aspiration for representational needs, you can act out here what wouldn’t be tolerated in other spaces or for which there is not enough space. Particularly in Berlin, where affordable space in the inner city is becoming sparser, garages are desired as never before.

          “Women have hobbies, men have garages.” As a cliché ridden place they are seen as a bastion of reactionary, pronounced heterosexual manliness – cars, sports and pin-up girls. Upon closer examination however, worlds reveal themselves: garages are the meeting points for a variety of people, a place for self-realization and the improvised, for secrets and intimate things – all the way to illegal things. But what exactly makes these few square meters so attractive? Are they the last retreat for visionary thinking, for the forbidden and the free spirit? The Sophiensaele will open up the garage and present a performance festival between clichés and new perspectives about a very special cultural space!

          With Burmester + Feigl, Cora Frost, copy & waste, Grayson Millwood, Henrike Iglesias, Lötscher/Schmidli/Lötscher, Lovefuckers, Lwowski-Kronfoth Musiktheaterkollektiv, Markus&Markus, Sahar Rahimi (Monster Truck), Social Muscle Club, students of European Ethnology - Humboldt-Universität Berlin


          Artistic Direction Franziska Werner Concept Cora Frost, Christiane Kretschmer, Franziska Werner Pproduction management Lara-Joy Hamann assistence Henrike Kohpeiß TECHNICs Eugen Böhmer

          A production by SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds. Media partner: Missy Magazine, Siegessäule, Zitty, taz.die tageszeitung

          foto © Katja Renner, design: Jan Grygoriew