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Tomi Paasonen
Pas de Q
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December 01 02 03 | 20.00
December 04 | 18.00
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Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Pas de Q enters the classical ballet world to turn choreographic forms and traditions upside down and reinvent them. A queer ensemble of male and non-binary dancers
pushes movement, dance and queer aesthetics to the extreme. In a utopian science fiction world, the team fuses drag art and pointe dance into a labyrinth of imaginative perversions, beyond morality and shame. 

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Enad Marouf
In My Hand a Word
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December 09 10 | 20.00
December 10 | 17.00
December 11 | 18.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In the scenic adaptation of his own text, the Syrian-German performance and video artist Enad Marouf deals with loss from a queer perspective: the loss of family, home and relationships, but also that of meaning and language. The audience enters a place where fragments overlap. Two figures move through scenes whose internal coherence continues to unravel through memories, anecdotes, and associative references.

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Melanie Jame Wolf
The Creep
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December 17 18 | 16.00
Performance

The Creep at feldfünf is the first in a series of installations by Berlin based choreographer and visual artist, Melanie Jame Wolf, in which she will enact her ongoing creep studies. It is a choreography between two figures – a cowboy and a mountain – embodying a poetic meditation on violence and storytelling.

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Jelena Stefanoska & Saša Asentić
Жизела / Giselle
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December 17 18 | 18.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Жизела / Giselle uses dance and language to explore the similarities and differences between the artist Jelena Stefanoska and the tragic ballet character Giselle. The piece tells of the need to love and be loved – and, above all, of the desire and feeling to live a life with dignity.

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Festival
Tanztage Berlin 2023
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JANUAR 05 – 21

Hey, why do you look so tired? "Urgency culture" expects us to be connected and responsive constantly. There is little to no time left to imagine the world otherwise. Tanztage Berlin – a yearly festival highlighting the work of the city's emerging dance makers – is back to diagnose the present and predict the future. Its 32nd edition investigates our daily overstimulation and chronic fatigue by reflecting on how we move to the rhythm of today's high-speed, social media-driven reality and its challenges.

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Politics of Love

Discourse
2019 April 12 | 19.00
Kantine
Auf Englisch - In English

The fifth edition of our discussion series Politics of Love is an extension of a previous discussion topic touched on in the performance festival Save Your Soul. In that discussion we spoke of letting go — of the pain, of the past — and exorcising discordant stories that possess our bodies and haunt our daily lives. This talk goes further and explores how letting go of the specters of trauma can be accompanied with accountability. In this discussion we ask who are we — as artists, as individuals, as institutions and as community — responsible to?

On stage, in textual practices, as well as in visual mediums, the current zeitgeist of the art world is obsessed with the vulnerable and asking hard, personal questions. But we must be aware that therapy is messy; to heal wounds is to conjure demons. How deeply does the stage allow us to look into our subjectivities, how they affect us, our choices, those around us, and the earth? How do we hold each other as community when the image invoked in the mirror of our practices threatens to destroy us? The special circumstances of minority communities and their place within the arts community will be a focal point. This evening, we will be joined by a panel of activists, artists, and academics invested in community-based practices and healing wounds through closure and acceptance.

MONILOLA ILUPEJU is an artist and writer living and working in Berlin. She graduated from New York University in 2018 where she studied Studio Art and Social and Cultural Analysis, which focused on the intersections of race and cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, philosophy, sociology and political science. She is an alumna of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Class of 2018.

ZANDER PORTER is a visual artist, performer and curator from Los Angeles, who is currently based in Berlin. He graduated in Art Studio from Wesleyan University with additional attentions in Computer Science and Performance Studies. In his artistic work, Porter employs media such as photography, digital media, performance and video. His work is based on his interest in social and collective vs. individuated identity in the digital age. He is interested in virtual and physical spaces of roleplay, especially embodiment and disembodiment.

DJIBRIL SALL is a dancer, performer and writer currently based in Berlin. In 2016 he graduated from Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) with a BA in dance. Since 2013 he takes part in several projects as a performer and/or dramaturge in the USA and Germany. Sall was an artist in residence in the Loam, NY in December 2016. In 2019 his most recent piece Go To Hell premiered at SomoS Berlin as part of Vorspiel Dance Festival.

NICOLE STANTON is a dance artist, educator and activist currently serving as the Dean of Arts and Humanities Wesleyan University and is an Associate Professor of Dance, African American Studies, Environment, and Performance. Her work centres on the cultures and histories of the African Diaspora and the ways in which dance  serves as a site of reclamation and resistance.

CONCEPT Joy Kristin Kalu, Djibril Sall HOST Djibril Sall GUESTS Monilola Ilupeju, Zander Porter, Nicole Stanton

Politics of Love #5 is supported by Diversity Arts Culture and the Wesleyan University. The catering will be provided by be'kech Anti-Cafe. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung