Hauen und Stechen_Salome_c_Thilo Moessner_HP
January 27 28 29 | 20.00
January 30 | 18.00
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_c_DorotheaTuch 02_HP
January 31 | 19.00
February 01 | 19.00
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
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
Nima Séne_c_Mayra Wallraff_ HP_quer
February 12 13 14 15 | 21.00
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…
History has failed us but_Foto_Mayra Wallraff_0
February 13 14 15 16 | 19.00
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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Ania Nowak
Golden Gate
February 24 25 26 | 20.00
February 27 | 16.00
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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Tanztage Berlin 2022
Tanztage HP mit Text schwarz
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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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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