Riebensahm/Ahmad Haschemi/Hourmazdi/Christians/Schwenk SWEAT
Cheering and sweating, the performers develop an intersectional-feminist, twelve-excercise event from practices in which they feel like champions.
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Riebensahm/Ahmad Haschemi/Hourmazdi/Christians/Schwenk SWEAT
In a performative laboratory that is simultaneously comedy, talk and game show, hannsjana confronts the mechanisms of ostracisation within scientific disciplines.
Dark Daily Soap banishes the actors from the film set and effectively stages their voids with light, music and camera movement.
In the festival-edition of our discussion series Politics of Love, we deal with questions of vulnerability, emotionality and seriousness.
A performative encyclopedia of female outbursts that uses rage as an empowerment strategy.
Three masters of smart, spiky, political comedy delve into the torrent of critical fury and prove that they are not afraid to talk out of their arses.
Follow Us brings Henrik Ibsen's best-known female figure into the present and transfers her, in accordance with the demographic change of our time, to the retirement home.
The Freischwimmen-groups die apokalyptischen tänzer*innen, Rotterdam Presenta and Gruppe CIS present their current projects for discussion.
Jack Halberstam tracks down a lost history of trans-feminist vocalists within the history of female* punk performances.
Woman with Stones broadens the concept of drag with an entire pool of transformation fantasies.
A choreographic meditation on osmosis and internalisation and the feeling of being possessed by other people's fantasies.
A choreographic labyrinth: ONON looks at the things and digital systems that organize our everyday lives.
Dance as political tool.
In a one-hour introduction we approach the production ONON.
Our musical Christmas treat celebrates another season!
Lois Alexander uses water and its transformational qualities as points of departure to reflect on her position as a woman belonging to a minority.
Sasha Amaya brings baroque dances into the present and investigates their similarities with contemporary dance // Tricks for Gold (T4$) is a cynical fairy tale about the commodification of the female body in times of late capitalism.
Departing from the experiences and struggles around the Dance for Millions of Reasons campaign, ZTB opens an interactive space in which strategies of protest, resistance and dissent will be tested.
Caner Teker creates new queer spaces by appropriating techniques of Turkish oil wrestling (Yağlı Güreş).
„Juck" is Swedish and means thrust. Anarchic, joyful, riotous and explosive, six performers in school uniforms enter the stage and claim their own conditions for "femininity".
This year Tanztage Berlin welcome the interdisciplinary art festival Gender Bender from Bangalore in South India as their guest and present a performance: An Evening of Lavani.
Two performers disrupt the dualism of dominance and submission, confronting their viewers with intimacy and their own responsibility as an audience.
With dance, language and sound, Aftermath tells of states of exception and their effects on the body.
By combining contemporary dance with ritual chanting, reggaeton and perreo, Maque Pereyra creates a decolonial dance practice that shatters conventional notions of sexuality and spirituality.
In an intimate exploration, Areli Moran examines the significance of hair as a repository of social norms, identity and desire.
The drag collective House of Living Colors focuses on the climate crisis, showing that a diversity of identities is as essential for the survival of our society as is biodiversity for nature.
With an uplifting show, House of Living Colors presents Spice to celebrate the perseverance and resilience of QTBIPoC (queer + trans Black, Indigenous, People of Color).
NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 08
The relaunched newcomer platform Freischwimmen meets the sequel to The Future is F*e*m*a*l*e*: Alongside international feminist guest performances the Freischwimmer*innen offer ten days packed with queerfeminism – cross-generational and suitable for everyday use! With performances, dance and lectures the festival presents queerfeminist strategies for a non-binary and intersectionally feminist future.
JANUARY 08 – 18
Every year in January, Tanztage Berlin provide a platform for the city's emerging choreographers. In the 29th edition, queer-feminist and postcolonial perspectives intertwine to form a complex reflection on today.
Information and offers for people with sensory and physical impairments
Feedback talks after the performance with wine and savory snacks
Regular guided tours through Sophiensæle
Introductions, workshops, seminars and offers for schools
Lectures, discussions, readings, panels, etc.
2016 August 25 | 19.00
2016 August 26 27 | 21.00
Suitable for English Speakers
Thought-provoking, unconventional, marginalized: niv Acosta’s performance series “Discotropic” engages in a critical interrogation of the racist representations of black bodies in the media. “Discotropic” connects science fiction and disco with the experiences of black Americans. Originally developed in the museum context, niv Acosta combines the most diverse genres with finesse, and transports the atmosphere of a club and underground performance into the space of the theater. As a point of departure for “Discotropic”, he took the sci-fi series Star Wars Holiday Special from 1978. This well-known series featured the African-American actor Diahann Carroll – though merely as a holographic projection, depicting a supposed otherness to the other white actors. niv Acosta dismantles these kinds of stereotypical representations of African-American women in “Discotropic” through strategies such as repeating the provocative dance style of twerking until it becomes alienated from its typical associations – an appropriation and deconstruction of the movements associated with black hip hop: “People think it’s absurd, exhausting, and maybe shouldn’t happen for so long, but it’s about authorship and the black body,” says Acosta. His performance is influenced by queer politics and Afrofuturism. As such, niv Acosta’s activism is inseparably connected to the physical and its representations.
PERFORMERS AND COLLABORATORS Cheikh Abmb Athj, DJ TYGAPAW, Justin Allen, Ashley Brockington, Bleue Liverpool
Originally commissioned by PS122 and previously presented by PS122 in partnership with Westbeth Artists Community. This project was made possible by generous gifts from MAP FUND (Creative Capital), Jerome Robbins Foundation via PS122 and a successful GoFundMe campaign. A co-operation with SOPHIENSÆLE.
Foto © Maria Baranova