Programme
Today | 16:00
Public in Private / Clémentine M. Songe
Living Room
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November 28 | 16.00
Tickets
Tanz/Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Living Room Clémentine M. Songe (aka Clément Layes) explores the dynamics of the living room, that place where we surround ourself with things that feel familiar, intimate, recognizable, safe. Transforming this room into a ‘living room’, a room that makes its own choices. In collaboration with an architect, a light designer and a visual artist, Clémentine M. Songe bare the many interrelations that appear between our lives and this place, showing how much we take our habitual environment for granted, relying on it in order to feel ‘at home’ in the world. 

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Company Christoph Winkler
We are going to Mars
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November 28 29 30
Film/Video
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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Claire Cunningham
Thank you very much
CLAIRE~1
December 03 04 05 | 19.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

A contemporary dance performance inspired by the glittering world of the tribute artist.

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Florentina Holzinger
TANZ
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December 11 12 13 | 19.30
Tickets
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
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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
Tickets
Dance
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
Mugen
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December 17 18 | 19.30
December 19 | 17.00
Tickets
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
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December 18 | 17.30
Workshop
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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Festival
Tanztage Berlin 2022
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JANUARY 06-22

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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Melanie Jame Wolf TONIGHT

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Performance
2019 June 27 28 29 30 | 20.00
Festsaal
Auf Englisch - In English

From The Stooges to Rihanna, tonight is one of the most frequently used words in pop music, and probably the most powerful. When this word is heard, or sung along to and out loud - a sense can open up that tonight, for real, something momentous might occur. It might take the shape of a romantic event or a total revolution. But either way, this extraordinary event will bring with it a radical transformation of your life as you have lived it up til now.

As a lyric, tonight functions as a powerful talisman or portal to an alternate time and place. As a performance, TONIGHT critically explores the potency of this popularly shared poetic of the tonight space. It looks at tonight as a complicated tension between being a place of queer becoming – where we imagine and stage other possibilities of ourselves – and a vehicle of exploitation of desire via the pop machine.

tonight is the sensual world. tonight is the promise of an imminent magic moment - the ancient Greek notion of Kairos. tonight is an uncontainable temporality, a sticky speculation of desire that spills over. It is an act of cultural edging that is both a sanctuary for rehearsing our ideal selves and a cruel fiction running on an engine of nostalgia for a space and time that is yet to be.

TONIGHT explores the pleasures and perils of the erotics, the poetics, and the politics of a shared pop imaginary of exquisite anticipation.

Forever's gonna start tonight...


A companion TONIGHT video installation will screen in the Festsaal-foyer during the run of the performance.



Concept, Text, Video, Direction Melanie Jame Wolf Performed by Melanie Jame Wolf, Sheena McGrandles, Rodrigo Garcia Alves SoundDesign Mieko Suzuki LIGHT DESIGN Ariel Efraim Ashbel CostumeDesign Josa Marx STAGEDESIGN Jonas Maria Droste Outside Eyes Sharon Smith, Peaches Assistant Evan Loxton Photo Ashton Green Press & Production björn & björn

A production by Melanie Jame Wolf in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. With support by the Australia Council for the Arts, Cité Internationales des Arts, The Substation - Melbourne, and MAKE artist development programme and residency - Theatre Forum Ireland. Media partner: Missy, taz. die tageszeitung, Ask Helmut

Melanie Jame Wolf makes performances, films, and installations about performance economies and immaterial capital. Sometimes solo, sometimes with friends. Always exploring systems of value and exchange, particularly as they occur in the murky field of immaterial capital – the social, the cultural, the affective. She investigates these flows as they are produced through ideas of ghosts, of gender, of pop, of myth, of morality, of sensuality, of class. Melanie Jame has shown her work in gallery, theatre, and film festival contexts around the world. She premiered her two last major performance works HIGHNESS and TONIGHT at Sophiensaele. savage-amusement.com

Foto © Ashton Green