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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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Tanztage Berlin 2021

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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 Olympia Bukkakis A Touch of the Other

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          DRAG / DANCE / PERFORMANCE

          2020 October 08 09 10 | 20.00
          Hochzeitssaal

          In English

          Please note that stroboscopic effects are used in this performance.

          With lipsync, dance, video and storytelling, the drag legend and self-proclaimed Queen of the Heavens and of the Earth, Olympia Bukkakis tackles the question of the role of trans identities and drag practices in the current feminist discourse. For this, she ventures to fall back on her own family history: for it is not only for Bukkakis that the external assessment of her body, which was assigned male at birth, has had a profound influence on her existence in the world. Because of the female ascriptions to her body, Olympia Bukkakis' mother and her five sisters carry out feminised labour - professions traditionally occupied by women and less valued by society. It is precisely in the example of feminised labour and its lower social esteem that Bukkakis finds interfaces to her own work as a drag performer: in the form of shared vulnerabilities, strengths and resilience strategies. In this way she creates a space for recognition and new ties of feminist solidarity beyond fixed gender, sex and generational boundaries.

          Accessibility Information
          The show has a duration of 60 minutes and uses English spoken language. The stage area is very brightly lit and the show uses stroboscope lightning as well as fog. Loud music is not planned so far. Silence is not mandatory, but the audience is kindly requested not to leave the room during the show. The performance deals with traumas. The information on accessibility will be continuously updated. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Gina Jeske at jeske@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 35.

          OLYMPIA BUKKAKIS is a drag and dance artist. In 2009 she started to perform in Melbourne, Australia. Since moving to Berlin in 2012, she has organised various queer performance nights in Berlin, including Get Fucked, Apocalypse Tonight and Queens Against Borders. In 2018, she completed the SODA Master's degree at HZT with her piece Tales From a State of Shemergency. Her piece Gender Euphoria celebrated its premiere at the Sophiensæle within the Tanztage Berlin 2019. Most recently she showed: Work on Progress (HAU), Under Pressures (Gessnerallee, Zurich) and Boys Night Out (Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne).

          CONCEPT, PERFORMANCE, CHOREOGRAPHY Olympia Bukkakis DRAMATURGY Allison Wiltshire STAGE DESIGN, VIDEO Camille Lacadee LIGHT Maika Knoblich SOUND Lyra Pramuk COSTUMES Jay Barry Matthews PRODUCTION Lisa Gehring PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Paul Niedermeyer choreographic assistant Am Ertl

          A production by Olympia Bukkakis in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung.