Tanztage Berlin 2021

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JANUARY 07 to ∞

Due to the current pandemic situation, the 30th edition of the Tanztage Berlin will start as an online program from January 7 to 16. All planned live performances will then be made up for in spring 2021.
The film showdown AV by choreographer Judith Förster and filmmaker Stella Horta will kick off the festival on January 7. Clay AD will present the first digital premiere of the festival on January 15 with the performance Indication of Spring at the End of Time. We also invite you to an online Zukunftswerkstatt – a series of discussions about work culture and mental health, organized in cooperation with the ZTB (Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin) association. Pedro Marum will also curate an online format focusing on new artistic practices of care in club culture. In addition to this, the festival presents the first three episodes of its podcast, which was prepared in collaboration with the queer-feminist rave collective LECKEN.


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          Das Ost-West-Ding 2 Peggy Piesche Labor 89

          Reading + Livestream

          2020 September 29 | 19.00
          Festsaal + Online

          In German


          The reading and discussion will take place with an audience in the Festsaal, but will also be available for free online as a live stream.

          30-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, 30-year anniversary of German-German unification: Anniversaries such as these should provide an occasion to re-sort and realign collective memory, to renegotiate orientations and values. Remembrance culture must, therefore, remember more than just the social majority. The publication Labor 89 offers intersectional perspectives on the period of reunification. In eight portraits, political activists from black, POC and/or queer* feminist positions tell of social struggles for equality and self-determination. They explore the possibilities and limits of political participation, recall historical events, debates, actions and cross-community projects, filling the time between the mid-1980s and mid-1990s with their h*stories.

          NICOLA LAURE AL–SAMARAI (main author) is a history and arts scholar, author and editor. She works on questions of marginalized memory and cultural politics, auto/biographies and postcoloniality. She lives and works in Berlin.

          Peggy Piesche (editor), born and raised in the GDR, is a Black German literary scholar and transcultural trainer for critical whiteness reflection, intersectionality, diversity, and racism and power criticism in science, politics, and society. As a lecturer on diversity, intersectionality and decolonialism (D.I.D.), she also works on and supervises this field at the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb). The publication Labor 89 was published on January 30, 2020. Click here for the publisher.

          BY AND WITH Peggy Piesche, Nicola Lauré al-Samarai, Nuran Ayten