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Interrobang Livestream: Familiodrom

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May 14 15 | 20.00 Performance on Zoom
Online | 10/5 €
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In Familiodrom, Interrobang gives birth to a child together with the online audience. Immediately the freshly baked parents' collective is stuck in the ideological swamp of cloth diapers, ready-to-eat porridge, sleep training, shame and guilt.

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T.Will NEW TECHNIQUES II: RESIDENCY SHOWING
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May 15 | 19.00
May 16-29
Film Release + DJ Set
Online |

We would like to invite you to our second online showing, happening in the frame of the residency program NEW TECHNIQUES. T.Will and his collaborators will give insight into his research into the interrelation of race, gender and melancholia.

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Henrike Iglesias Livestream: Under Pressure
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May 19 | 19.30 Livestream
Online auf www.berlinerfestpiele.de | Pay what you want
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In an interactive game show, the performers of the collective Henrike Iglesias compete against each other. The audience decides via app who bears up best against the competition’s challenging performance categories.

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Joana Tischkau BEING PINK AIN'T EASY
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May 20 | 16.00
May 21-31
June 01 02 03
Dance/Film
Online | 10/5 Euro
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Gangstas, Pimps and Hoes: The US rap world is filled with hyper masculine images. Joana Tischkau draws on these events to expose the fragility of social constructs such as race and gender. We will show the performance as a film version.

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Julian Warner AFTER EUROPE. BEITRÄGE ZUR DEKOLONIALEN KRITIK
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May 20 | 19.00 book presentation on zoom
Online | Eintritt frei

As part of the After Europe festival, curator Julian Warner invited participants to a symposium at Sophiensæle in the fall of 2019 to discuss central – and debatable – concepts and issues surrounding postcolonialism, decolonization, and identity politics. Now an edited version of the discussion has been published by Verbrecher Verlag.

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KRISTINA + KAROLINA DREIT, ANNA TRZPIS-MCLEAN FASHIONSHOW: WORKING CLASS DAUGHTERS
May 26 | 15.00
May 27 28 29 30
Online-Installation
Online | Eintritt frei

As part of PAF Introducing ..., the installation in the Sophiensæle courtyard 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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KRISTINA + KAROLINA DREIT, ANNA TRZPIS-MCLEAN Artist Talk
May 28 | 20.00 Artist Talk
Online |

With the ARTIST TALK, there is an opportunity to further learn about the Working Class Daughters project and the topics of the work.

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hannsjana Die große M.I.N.T.-Show
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May 29 30 | 18.00
May 31 | 19.00
June 01 | 19.00
Performance on Zoom
Online | Solidarische Preisstufen 5-25 Euro

Die große M.I.N.T.-Show goes online! As part of the Performing Arts Festival 2021, hannsjana reprogram a Zoom meeting into a late-night show in their usual humorous manner and confront the exclusion mechanisms of scientific disciplines.

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Festival

Tanztage Berlin 2021

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© Jan Grygoriew

JANUARY 07 to ∞

Dear Audience, dear Friends of Tanztage Berlin,

due to the ongoing uncertain planning situation, after three attempts of postponing the festival since January 2021, we have to inform you with a heavy heart that the event won’t take place this year. The twelve performances we were supposed to present received an invitation to participate in its next edition in January 2022. The artists received their production/revival grants, cancellation fees, and rehearsal space and dramaturgical support throughout the season. The works are finished and ready to be presented live. On July 1st, we are going to publish an open call for Tanztage Berlin 2022. We would like to thank the artists and our audience for their patience and understanding and were very happy about the interest in our online kickoff of the Tanztage in January – you can still find the podcasts of the online kickoff on our website

 

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          Risk and Resilience Navild Acosta + Fannie Sosa Black Power Naps

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            © Maria Baranova

          Installation

          2020 October 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 | 15.00 - 18.00
          Festsaal

          In English

          Last admission at 5.30 pm. Since the audience can move freely in the room during the installation, it is obligatory to wear a mouth and nose cover.

          In our western society, relaxation and rest are a luxuries reserved for the privileged and rich. Recent studies have shown that the distribution of rest is determined by race, with people of color regularly getting less sleep than white people.
          Navild Acosta and Fannie Sosa’s Black Power Naps is a direct response to the Sleep Gap, which the artists see as a continued form of state-sanctioned punishment born from the ongoing legacy of slavery. Reclaiming idleness and play as sources of power and strength, this installation takes over Sophiensæle’s Festsaal and invites people of color to break with constant fatigue by slowing down, resting, and interacting with soft, comfortable surfaces. Our culture has required that people of color present themselves as extraordinary performers, athletes, or entertainers in order to exist in the public realm; Black Power Naps refuses institutionalized exhaustion and demands the redistribution of idleness, down time, and quality sleep.

          Due to the current distance and hygiene regulations, the visitors unfortunately cannot sit or lay in the installation as planned. Instead, Fannie Sosa and Navild Acosta invite the audience to move freely in space or pause for a moment in the context of an audio and video installation based on excerpts from earlier Black Power Naps.

          Acclaimed scholar and Multi-Award winner Fannie Sosa is an internationally applauded interdisciplinary artist and activist. Texts by Fannie Sosa include “A White Institutions Guide For Welcoming Artists Of Color And Their Audiences”, “Pleasurable MOONStruation”, “The Origins Of Patriarchy” and “Bio-Hack is Black”. Their performance work has been produced by Tate Modern, Matadero Madrid, and Wiener Festwochen. Through their social justice work, Sosa has provided professional development trainings and consultancy for Performance Space New York, Mousonturm and Tate Modern.

          Navild Acosta is a Creative Capital Artist, Disability Futures Fellow and an internationally acclaimed artist and activist based in Berlin. Being transgender, queer and black-dominican has inspired his community based work. Navild's written work is featured in Performance Journal, VICE, Brooklyn Magazine, Apogee Journal, BOMB Magazine. Navild's performance works have debuted at Matadero Madrid, Tate Modern, Tanz im August and Kunst-Werke Institut, Wiener Festwochen, The David Roberts Art Foundation, The Kimmel Center, MOMA PS1, Studio Museum, New Museum. Navild has collaborated with Alicia Keys, Fannie Sosa, BEARCAT, Lyle Ashton-Harris & Ralph Lemon.

          BY AND WITH Navild Acosta, Fannie Sosa, Guest performers

          Black Power Naps is a production by Navild Acosta and Fannie Sosa. Funded by Creative Capital and USA Artists Disability Futures Fund. Medienpartner: taz. die tageszeitung.