Company Christoph Winkler
We are going to Mars
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November 30
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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Florentina Holzinger
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December 11 12 13 | 19.30
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
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
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
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December 17 18 | 19.30
December 19 | 17.00
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
December 18 | 17.30
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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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