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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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          Unfortunately the shows are cancelled. It is planed to make up for them in spring 2021. All purchased tickets will be automatically refunded.

          Berlin, born from a swamp and named after it, slowly began to become what it is today in the 17th century. Against the opulent backdrop of the current cityscape, matthaei & konsorten plough the motifs of this long-gone era - the desire for splendor and abundance, the admiration of technology and scenery and the need for symmetry and deception. Four protagonists translate boggy aspects of the baroque into our present. An old body in Bach cantatas, for example, speaks to the approaching death, the baroque "Falte" recalls Berlin's depravity and pornographic films of the 00s, and the colonial history of Brandenburg is brought into focus. Based on baroque festive culture and Tafelmusik, the evening is accompanied musically by a special "Berlin Suite", for which electronic basso continuo and speech sampling are combined with analogue baroque instruments.

          Under the label MATTHAEI & KONSORTEN the director Jörg Lukas Matthaei works together with artists from different disciplines. Since 2000, almost 50 works of various orientations have been created: From productions for the stage, installations and discourse productions to the development of new formats for urban landscapes, which have been a focus of the work for several years. Stagings by matthaei & konsorten can be encountered in all places that also occur in the lives of their actors or visitors. Recent works include COOP3000 eine neosolidarische concerngründung (Urban Arts Ruhr), BAILE BASSENA (Vienna Festival), URBAN MAGIC (Bangalore) and with the Sophiensæle most recently Im Apparat der Kriege (2014 Sophiensæle + radio version for rbb and others) and Verschwörung der Idioten. Between 2015 and 2016 they regularly presented the Idiotensalon at the Sophiensæle. matthaei-und-konsorten.de

          BY AND WITH Klaus Janek, Milena Kipfmüller, Jörg Lukas Matthaei, Adrian Navarro, André Nittel, Bati Nehoya, Volker Sobottke, Anne Welenc ConCept, DIRECTION Jörg Lukas Matthaei DramaturgY Milena Kipfmüller MUSICAL DIRECTOR, COMPOSITIOn Klaus Janek DECOR, COSTUME Michael Graessner PRODUCTION Sarah Stührenberg MISe-EN-SCENE ASSISTANT Sofie Neu DECOR ASSISTANT Lotti Maurer TechniC Chris Umney DoCumentation Florian Krauss PHotograPHY Merlin Nadj-Torma

          A production by matthaei & konsorten in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE and Theater Thikwa. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the Fonds Darstellende Künste from funds of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media. Media partner: taz.die tageszeitung