Programme
Today
Ania Nowak
INFLAMMATIONS (PANDEMIC EDITION)
Inflammations_c_Anu Czerwiński
August 01
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Video Performance

Vulnerability becomes a catalyst for a new body, language and care economy: Starting from the question of what expectations we have of hyperfunctional bodies on stage and in everyday life, the video work demands a place for unstable bodies - with all their risks and potentials, in the artistic field as well as in society.

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Today | 18:00
IN CONVERSATION
August 01 | 18.00
Artist Talk
Auf Zoom | Eintritt frei

A digital conversation on Zoom with the artists of the productions Inflammations, A Crash Course in Cloudspotting, and The Shape of the Pain: They will address navigating an often ableist art sector and share what working methods and aesthetics they have developed.

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TANZSCOUT 2.0
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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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Layton Lachman & Samuel Hertz
DOOM (THE MOVIE)
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August 05 | 19.30
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Together with Layton Lachman & Samuel Hertz and Open Air Neukölln at Freiluftkino Hasenheide we would like to invite you to the premiere of DOOM (THE MOVIE).

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James Batchelor + Collaborators
An Evening-length Performance
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August 12 13 14 15 | 19.00
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Dance
Festsaal |

With An Evening-­length Performance, Australian choreographer James Batchelor reimagines the baroque ballroom as a place for queer encounters and expression.

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Colette Sadler + Mikko Gaestel
ARK 1
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August 13 | 16.00
August 13 | 17.30
August 13 | 19.00
August 13 | 20.30
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Dance

In this im­mersive solo performance installation, choreographer Colette Sadler and visual artist Mikko Gaestel thematise the future of the human in relation to technology inside the virtual architecture of a 3D environment.

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Turbo Pascal
Irgendwie Mitte
TurboPascal_Grafik_Janina Janke_HP
August 18 19 20 21 | 21.30
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10/15/25/50 €

Many people classify themselves as belonging to society's "Mitte". But where exactly is that - somewhere between top and bottom, rich and poor? As part of a four-part live reality series, Turbo Pascal go in search of the diffuse categories and relationships that make up the so-called "Mitte". To do this, the collective looks around its own circle of family, friends and acquaintances.

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Thiago Granato
The Sound They Make When No One Listens
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August 19 20 21 22 | 19.00
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Dance
Festsaal |

In times of an ecological, political and personal crisis, Brazilian choreographer Thiago Granato explores the act of listening.

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Melanie Jame Wolf mit Teresa Vittucci
SHOW BUSINESS
Show Business_c_Flavio Karrer_HP
August 30 31 | 20.00
September 01 02 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

There’s no business like show business. In their first performance evening together, Melanie Jame Wolf and Teresa Vittucci explore the problems and pleasures of: What does it take to make a show great?

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Making A Difference
Owning spaces - Conversations and actions from bed
Konferenz save the date
September 01-05

ConferenCE ON Zoom
September 01-05

As disabled artist-curators Kate Marsh and Noa Winter invite to conversations, practice, safer spaces and public sharings.

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TANZSCOUT ZU SHOWBUSINESS
Tanzscout Show Business
September 01 | 19.00

The Tanzscout Tune-In offers a playful and creative engagement with the subject of the performance Show Business.

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KRISTINA + KAROLINA DREIT, ANNA TRZPIS-MCLEAN
FASHIONSHOW: WORKING CLASS DAUGHTERS
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September 04 05 | 17.00 - 22.00
Eintritt frei

The installation negotiates issues of class, gender and migration. In a subtle way it plays with conventions of fashion shows and refers to a current phenomenon in which so-called "workwear" finds its way into high fashion contexts. What's classy if you're rich, but trashy if you're poor?

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Julia*n Meding
TRAUMASCAPE
Julia_n Meding_c_Teta Marie Carangi und Julia_n Meding_HP
September 04-08 | 20.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10€

In her new work Traumascape, Julia*n Meding investigates the connections between rationality and violence in the history of European knowledge.

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Specials
Festival
Cripping the Pain
A Crash Course in Cloudspotting Main Image Credit Paul Samuel White-SMALL
© Paul Samuel White

JULY 29 – AUGUST 01

Pain is rarely a subject on stage. The focus CRIPPING THE PAIN, which could not take place in June 2020 due to the pandemic and is now being rescheduled in digital form, presents artistic works, workshops and conversations that give space to this complexity and defy dominant ableist perceptions of the body.

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Festival
Coming of Age
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© Jan Grygoriew

Age is just a number - nevertheless, we can't get around aging. In the midst of debates about climate change, identity politics and body images, it is time to renegotiate long outdated generational contracts. Thus, not only the recent pandemic has demonstrated that questions about responsibilities and solidarity have to be asked again. The performance festival COMING OF AGE, which will take place from September 15 to November 7 at the Sophiensæle, is dedicated to various aspects of aging in society - and looks at the different challenges of a phenomenon that affects us all.

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Festsaal
In German

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.

Director JÖRG LUKAS MATTHAEI specializes in interventions in urban landscapes. Based on documentary research on various topics, his productions create dense thematic spaces that can be experienced sensually. For his excursions into different worlds of imagination, Matthaei is always on the lookout for wayward ways of seeing and living that inspire resistance in our smoothed-out world and weaves these into his works in the form of interviews and short lectures. Under the label MATTHAEI & KONSORTEN 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