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The programme 23/24 of Sophiensæle starts on 07.12.2023

On 7.12.2023, after urgently needed renovation work, the 2023/2024 season will begin at the Sophiensaele under the new artistic direction of Andrea Niederbuchner and Jens Hillje. We will publish the programme for the opening and the season on 26.10.2023, which is also the day when the pre-sale begins.

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TANZTAGE BERLIN 2024 | OPEN CALL

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TO ALL EMERGING DANCE ARTISTS BASED IN BERLIN

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 5-20 January 2024. 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: https://tanztage-berlin.sophiensaele.com.

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Olivia Hyunsin Kim / Ddanddarakim History has failed us, but…

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Dance/Performance
2022 June 09 10 | 20.00
Festsaal
In German and English

On June 17, the English Theater Berlin shows the performance one more time. >> More information

If I can't dance it's not my revolution. The performance History has failed us, but... deals with physical forms of protest and searches for a solidary togetherness while taking into account different bodies. Which narratives and images of resistance are remembered - and how are they told?
Inspired by old and young protest movements such as the Gezi-Park Movement from Turkey or the Candlelight Protests of South Korea, Olivia Hyunsin Kim is concerned with finding new ways of empowerment for bodies that are perceived as "different" or "foreign" in society. Racist resentment, evident not only in electoral successes for right-wing parties but also in attacks on "racialized" bodies on the streets or in the theater, make us ask how we can feel safe and fight back. How can we, when language ends, find resistance and empowerment in dance and movement? With History has failed us, but... Olivia Hyunsin Kim creates an immersive and sensual stage piece that generates new spaces of encounter.

PLEASE NOTE: THE SOPHIENSÆLE ELEVATOR IS CURRENTLY OUT OF ORDER. THE FESTSAAL CAN ONLY BE REACHED VIA THE STAIRS.

If any questions remain from the following information, please feel free to contact Gina Jeske at jeske@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 35. Please note that the accessibility information is subject to possible changes.
The piece lasts about 60-70 minutes. It primarily uses German and English spoken language. Text passages in other languages are made available in German and English written language in the evening note. There will be video projections that can be flickering at times as well as light smoke from a smoke machine. The sound includes very low bass frequencies that create vibrations as well as very high frequencies. Hearing protection is provided at the entrance. The piece is suitable for audiences from 14 years and older. The audience area on the grandstand is seated. 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 specific seating of any other kind, please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to show time and approach our evening staff.

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

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OLIVIA HYUNSIN KIM works as a choreographer and curator in Berlin, Frankfurt a.M. and Seoul. She won the first place of the Amadeu Antonio Arts Award 2019 for Miss Yellow and Me - I wanna be a musical. She completed her master's degree in choreography and performance at the Institute of Applied Theatre Studies Giessen and the HfMDK Frankfurt with distinction. In 2017 she was danceWEB scholarship holder at Impulstanz and is 2020/21 scholarship holder at the Kulturakademie Tarabya, Goethe-Institut Salvador-Bahia, Goethe Institut Montréal. Her work has been shown at Sophiensælen Berlin, Art Sonje Center Seoul, Mousonturm Frankfurt, Museo Universitario del Chopo Mexico City, Schauspielhaus Wien, Ringlokschuppen Ruhr among others.

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CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Olivia Hyunsin Kim PERFORMANCE Ji Sun Hagen, Tatiana Mejia, Enis Turan MUSIC, PERFORMANCE Tatiana Heuman DRAMATURGY Isabel Gatzke ARTIST CONSULTATION Ixchel Mendoza Hernandez COSTUME, STAGE Kristin Gerwien CoSTUME + STAGE ASSISTANT Luca Plaumann LIGHTING, VIDEO DESIGN Jones Seitz POP UP KITCHEN Vicky Truong ACCESS CONSULTING Hyemi Jo PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro 

A production by Olivia Hyunsin Kim/ddanddarakim in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, the maecenia foundation and the Performing Arts Fund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung