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
Mugen_c_Mendora HP
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
Tanzscout-Einführung_Mugen_c_Mendora
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
Tanztage HP mit Text schwarz
© Jan Grygoriew

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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Tanz im August 2018 Nora Chipaumire Portrait of myself as my father

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© William Nadylam
Dance
2018 August 15 16 17 | 19.00
Festsaal
Suitable for English Speakers

What is the basis of Black masculinity? Is it the walk, is it posture, is it the time one takes? In portrait of myself as my father Nora Chipaumire grapples with the father figure, which becomes an opportunity to question colonial and post-colonial strategies. For Chipaumire, born in Zimbabwe, living in Brooklyn, the biography of her father becomes the starting point for a performance mix of dance, pop culture, acrobatics and discourse that passionately throws racist stereotypes and violence into the ring along with role models and utopias.

AUGUST 16 | Meet the Artist Nora Chipaumire | Talk after the performance


Nora Chipaumire was born in Mutare, Zimbabwe, and lives in New York. Since beginning her work in 1998 she has both challenged and embraced stereotypes of Africa and the Black body, art and aesthetics. Her new trilogy PUNK 100%POP *NIGGA is a live-performance album, which was first performed in October 2017 at the Kitchen, New York. Since 2012 she has been working on the long-term project Nhaka, a technology, praxis and process of her artistic work. In this context she published a digital book based on researches with Anna Morris’s tumbuka dance company and Shona masters in Harare. Chipaumire is a Guggenheim Fellow in 2018.  

Original Music & Sound Score Philip White Extra Sound Score, Text Nora Chipaumire With Nora Chipaumire, Pape Ibrahima Ndiaye a.k.a. Kaolack, Shamar Watt  Lighting, Costume Design Nora Chipaumire  Technical Direction, Stage Management Philip White Booking Management Thomas Kriegsmann, ArkType Kompanie Management für Europa + Afrika Leonie Wichmann

A production by Company Nora Chipaumire in coproduction with National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Projekt, MDC, Live Arts Partner Miami Light Project, Georgia Institute of Technology, 651 ARTS, Dance Center of Columbia College and HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Commisioned by Peak Performances @ Montclair State University. Supported by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts MANCC, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Miami Light Project, 92Y Harkness Dance Center, Amherst College, École des Sables, The Map Fund, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York State Council on the Art, Dance in Process Program at Gibney Dance, The Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium, The Suitcase Fund, The Japan Contemporary Dance Network Kyoto, Les Subsistances Lyon, New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project. Funded by Fonds TURN der Kulturstiftung des Bundes an Goethe Institut.  In cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE.

Nora Chipaumire was born in Mutare, Zimbabwe, and lives in New York. Since beginning her work in 1998 she has both challenged and embraced stereotypes of Africa and the Black body, art and aesthetics. Her new trilogy PUNK 100%POP *NIGGA is a live-performance album, which was first performed in October 2017 at the Kitchen, New York. Since 2012 she has been working on the long-term project Nhaka, a technology, praxis and process of her artistic work. In this context she published a digital book based on researches with Anna Morris’s tumbuka dance company and Shona masters in Harare. Chipaumire is a Guggenheim Fellow in 2018.

Foto © William Nadylam