Programme
Company Christoph Winkler
We are going to Mars
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November 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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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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Monster Truck + The Footprints Sorry

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Performance
2016 May 20 21 22 | 19.30
Festsaal

In Sorry five orphans from the sprawling African mega-metropolis Lagos go up against a fat German white man in the ring. The asymmetry between the camps is striking, but the question of who is better in what, soon edges into the background. It’s all about guilt and innocence in everything we do in this postcolonial game without any limits, where the moral winner actually seems to be already determined from the start. But the floor on which they move is downright slippery because of soap…

WITH The Footprints, Andreas Klinger CONCEPT Monster Truck, Segun Adefila DRAMATURGY Marcel Bugiel SOUND Alice Ferl LIGHT, TECHNICS Stine Hertel ARTISTIC COLLABORATION Seun Awobajo ARTIST SUPPORT Theresa Pommerenke, Abiodun Sinat Adefila COMPANY MANAGEMENT ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro

Produced by Monster Truck and The Footprints in co-production with Theater Rampe Stuttgart, Forum Freies Theater Düsseldorf, Goethe-Institut Nigeria and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by TURN of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes and by the Governing Mayor od Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs. media partner: taz.die tageszeitung

             

Foto © Monster Truck