Frédérick Gravel
Fear & Greed
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August 06 07 | 21.00
Festsaal | 25/15 €

In a revealing solo, Canadian choreographer Frédérick Gravel exposes layers of his psyche - revealing his own fears and unleashing the greedy monster within. 

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Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
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August 15-19 | 19.45
17,17 €

A dreamlike journey on a rowing boat: time to slow down and question the concept of a productive life.

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Sebastian Matthias
Urban Creatures
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August 10 11 12 | 18.00
Festsaal | 25/15 €

In the piece, which is both music theatre and dance performance, the audience itself becomes part of a living sound installation. Electronic sounds emanate from their own mobile phone loudspeakers, which change depending on the distance to the performers and merge into a single collective body of sound.

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Mette Ingvartsen
The Dancing Public
August 17 18 19 | 21.00
Festsaal | 25/15 €

Inspired by the historical phenomenon of dance frenzy - the solo dance mixes ecstatic eruptions with pounding beats and is party, spoken word concert and expression of physical madness to exhaustion all in one.

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Faye Driscoll
Thank You For Coming: Space
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August 24 25 26 27 | 18.00
Festsaal | 25/15 €

Faye Driscoll stands alone on stage but creates a dynamic group experience. She is part of a complex installation, is wired for sound transmission and is supported by pulleys, ropes or the weight of others.

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Tanz im August 2022
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34. International Festival Berlin
August 05-27

The international festival Tanz im August, presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, is once again showing a full three-week programme with international and local choreographers from different generations. From August 5–27, 2022 a total of 21 productions with around 200 artists from over 25 countries are being shown in 87 performances at HAU Hebbel am Ufer and 6 other venues in Berlin. 

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Every new year, the Tanztage Berlin is not only the city's very first festival, it has also established itself nationally and internationally as an important platform for emerging dance artists since its founding in 1996. The next edition of Tanztage Berlin will once again take place under the artistic direction of Mateusz Szymanówka. The festival is currently planned for 5-21 January 2023 - however, the form as well as the exact date will depend on the constant reassessment of the pandemic. The festival offers emerging dance artists based in Berlin a framework for their new productions and revivals. The programme of the last two editions can be found at:

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Tanztage Berlin 2022 Michelle Moura Overtongue

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2022 February 27 | 20.00
2022 April 23 25 27 | 20.00
2022 April 24 | 18.00
In English and Brazilian Portuguese

This spring, the Sophiensæle is pleased to be able to catch up with two works from the Tanztage Berlin 2021/2022 programme that could not be presented during the festival in January due to the pandemic: Michelle Moura's Overtongue will be shown from 23 to 27 April. Kiana Rezvani's dance performance Cyber Ghosts will take place on 11 + 12 June 2022.

There is a common idea that what we say expresses our individuality. In her solo Michelle Moura works with ventriloquism to outsmart this logos and give herself up to a preverbal world. A chimerical body moves within sonic dissociations and physical landscapes whose mechanisms can be grotesque. Through misspeaking the performance bespeaks a diversity of voices in an act of its decoupling from the body. As an entity between physis and psyche the voice leaves the body of the performer without quite belonging to her: possessed, perhaps alive, perhaps dead.

The piece lasts 40 minutes and uses English and Brazilian Portuguese spoken language. Knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese is not required for comprehension of the piece though. The audience area on the grandstand is seated and will be rather dark throughout the entire performance. There are two wheelchair spaces and one beanbag seat that can be reserved by phone or booked via the online ticket shop or at the box office, if available. If you require a specific seat, please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to show time and approach our evening staff.

Click HERE to find information about performance spaces and pathways, accessible restrooms, parking, directions to the theater, a 360° video tour of the building, and more.

MICHELLE MOURA was born in Brazil and has lived in Berlin since 2017. Central points of her work are the physical, affective and neurological abilities of the body. Her performances have been presented at international festivals for dance and performing arts, including Impulstanz (AU), Panorama Festival (BR), La Biennale di Venezia (IT). As a performer she currently works with Lea Moro (CH) and has collaborated with Wilhelm Groener (DE) and Vincent Dupont (FR). She completed her master's degree at the School of Choreography (2015-2013), Amsterdam.

Choreography, Performance Michelle Moura Dramaturgy Maikon K Texts Maikon K, Michelle Moura Sound Design Kaj Duncan David Lighting Design Annegret Schalke Costumes Thelma Bonavita Make-Up Kysy Fischer International Distribution Something Great

A production by Michelle Moura in co-production with CND Centre National de la Danse Pantin (Paris) and Something Great (Berlin), supported by the SOPHIENSÆLEN. With residencies at Vooruit (Ghent - BE), STUK - House for Dance, Image and Sound (Leuven - BE), Fabrik Potsdam, Tanzhaus Zurich (CH), Traumabarundkino (Berlin) and Lake Studios (Berlin). With thanks to Mateusz Szymanówka and the entire SOPHIENSÆLE team, Alejandro Ahmed, Faetusa Tirzah, Fernando Marés, Greice Barros, Nadja Naira. The revival is sponsored by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Media partner: taz, die tageszeitung.