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Jess Thom
Biscuits Without Borders + Disability Culture in a Time of Pandemic
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June 21-30
July 01-31

Jess Thom's Lecture Disability Culture in a Time of Pandemic and her talk Biscuits Without Borders with Noa Winter are now available as videos on demand. Both events took place during the performance festival Risk and Resilience in October 2020. >> WATCH VIDEOS HERE

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Flinn Works
Global Belly_Zoom
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June 24 25 26 | 20.00
June 26 | 17.30
15/10 €
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The unfulfilled desire to have children drives couples from Germany and Switzerland abroad. They entrust surrogates in India, the US and Ukraine to deliver their children. These ‘intending parents’ duck legal boundaries and enter unknown moral ground. Flinn Works has undertaken research in all five countries in order to gain a deeper understanding of gestational surrogacy.

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Bernadette La Hengst
MUTTER**LAND
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June 30 | 21.00
July 01 02 03 | 21.00
15/10 Euro zzgl. Gebühren
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The theatrical songwriter Bernadette La Hengst embarks together with her 16-year-old daughter and the audience on a musical journey through time to the stations of her mother's life between Silesia, the GDR, Lebanon and the FRG.

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Siegmar Zacharias & Steve Heather
WAVES #3 - LISTENING SESSIONS TOWARDS SOCIAL BODIES
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July 02 | 20.00
0/5/10 €
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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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Olympia Bukkakis
Too Much
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July 07 08 09 10 | 21.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €
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In Too Much Olympia Bukkakis crashes performance against itself. Based on her own experiences as a drag performer, she devotes herself to the special relationship between performer and audience.

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Rita Mazza
DANDELION II
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July 08 09 | 19.00
Eintritt frei

After experiences in the European deaf performance community, Rita Mazza now presents her first choreographic work at Sophiensæle. Entering the stage as a playground, she explores the combination of dance and sign language movements and creates a whole new form of visual poetry. 

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Lois Alexander
Yeye
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July 08 | 19.00
July 09 | 16.00
July 10-23
5-25 €
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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. Yeye explores memory, traces and notions of a motherland, moving through different levels of video, text and performance.

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Jan Kress
Swallow Swallow
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July 12 | 18.00
July 13-25
Eintritt frei

With a focus on intensive bodywork, Jan Kress develops his own artistic language that combines sign language and dance.

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IRENA Z. TOMAŽIN + JULE FLIERL
U.F.O.
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July 15 16 17 18 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €
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In their first collaboration, German sound dancer Jule Flierl and Slovenian choreo-vocalist Irena Z. Tomažin celebrate their shared interest in Katalin Ladik's artistic position.

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Lea Sherin Kübler + Soraya Reichl & Ensemble
Remember Now!
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July 16 17 18 | 14.00
July 16 17 18 | 17.00
5 €
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Based on debates about the toppling of statues as well as the renaming of street names and an accompanying new examination of memory culture, the youth projekt invite you to a performative and interactive audio walk. 

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GÖKSU KUNAK
An(a)kara
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July 17 18 | 18.00
July 19 20 | 20.00
Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €
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TANZSCOUT 2.0
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July 19-31
August 01

The Tanzscout team invites you to this AUDIO Tune-in & COLLAGE Wrap-up, with which we continue to connect dance pieces and audience members online.

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Isabelle Schad
FUR + ROTATIONS + TURNING SOLO 2
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July 22-26 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €
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The works are part of an ongoing series by choreographer Isabelle Schad, in which she invites the audience to dive into a process of timelessness, closeness and contemplation.

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Gemischtes Doppel Martin Schick feat. Kiriakos Hadjiioannou Not my Piece

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2013 June 12 13 | 21.00
Festsaal
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LIMITED REFUSED PRICE TICKETS FOR POSTCAPITALISTS (0 EURO) AT THE BOX OFFICE

We hear about the end of the capitalist economic system which is at the roots of our societal life in the news every day. For others, as the fate of numerous Greeks shows, this is already the reality. Even in the US, well informed economists prepare their emergency packages and buy lots that have their own water wells and pastures. Rumour has it that the system could collapse over night. 

NOT MY PIECE is an introduction into the world of postcapitalism*, step for step elaborating on its very notions, directly implemented on and next to the stage. In this choreography of services complex economic relations find a simplified form. They are the material for a farce with a high degree of truth: surprising, funny and committing you to think it over.


«TINA – There Is No Alternative» was Margret Thatcher’s slogan… NOT MY PIECE is the attempt for a juicy demonstration of the alternative(s): TAMARA: There Are Many Awesome Realistic Alternatives!

*postcapitalism: any socio-economic system that follows capitalism, the term is different from «anti-capitalism»

Concept, Performance Martin Schick Choreography, Performance Kiriakos Hadjiioannou Dramaturgical advice Anna K. Becker Mentorship San Keller

NOT MY PIECE is a production by Martin Schick and the BELLUARD BOLLWERK INTERNATIONAL made possible thanks to a contribution of the Canton of Fribourg to culture. In coproduction with Far Festival des Arts Vivant Nyon and Beursschouwburg Brussel. With the support of Pro Helvetia, Nestlé Fondation pour l’Art, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation und Edith Maryon  Foundation. In Cooperation with ADC Genève, Arsenic Lausanne, Dampfzentrale Bern, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zürich, Kaserne Basel, Performa Losone, dans le cadre du fonds des programmateurs / Reso-Réseau Danse Suisse. This stand is supported by Pro Helvetia.

photo © Arya Dil