Programme
Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
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September 27 28 | 18.15
September 29 30 | 18.00
Tickets
Performance
17,17 €

A dreamlike journey on a rowing boat: time to slow down and question the concept of a productive life.

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Thorsten Lensing
Verrückt nach Trost
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September 30 | 19.00
October 01 02 07 08 09 | 19.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 28/18 €

The children Charlotte and Felix emerge from the sea and play as their dead parents on the beach. It's a ritual the two have been practicing for years. In memory of their parents' wild exuberance, they put sunscreen on their backs and tickle each other until they can hardly breathe. For brief moments,all sadness falls away from them. Again and again, however, the different needs of the two ten- and eleven-year-old siblings break into the game.

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Simone Dede Ayivi und Kompliz*innen
Let‘s J̶u̶s̶t̶ Be Friends
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October 13 14 15 | 19.00
October 16 | 17.00
Tickets
Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In Let's Just Be Friends, Simone Dede Ayivi interviews people who live their friendships as a feminist counter-concept to family businesses or marriages: Friends who do projects together or take on responsibilities for each other that are usually attributed to the close family context or romantic relationships between two people.

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James Batchelor & Collaborators
Shortcuts to Familiar Places
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October 17 18 19 20 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Shortcuts to Familiar Places, James Batchelor creates a personal performance about the body as a site of historical and choreographic inscription.

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Company Christoph Winkler
Radical Minimal
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October 20 21 | 19.30
Tickets
15/10 €

With Radical Minimal, the Berlin-based Company Christoph Winkler explores the radical potential of minimal music and contemporary dance. In three choreographies, the team reinterprets three well-known pieces of minimal music: Come Out by Steve Reich, Coming Together by Frederic Rzewski and Stay on it by Julius Eastman.

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Lois Alexander
Yeye
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October 22 25 | 20.00
October 23 | 18.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Lois Alexander explores the afterlife of slavery and the reverberations on our present.Yeye explores memory, traces and notions of a motherland, moving through different levels of video, text and performance.

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Lois Alexander
BIPoC-only*: Yeye
BIPOC-ONLY (1)
October 24 | 20.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Lois Alexander explores the afterlife of slavery and the reverberations on our present.Yeye explores memory, traces and notions of a motherland, moving through different levels of video, text and performance.

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Anna Natt
Queering Nosferatu
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October 27 28 29 | 20.00
October 30 | 18.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In her new performance, Anna Natt, together with experimental musician Robert Curgenven, examines the vampire figure of Nosferatu for its queerness.

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Hausführung
Hausführung
October 28 | 17.00
Tickets
Various Locations | 5 €

If you want to get to know the history of Sophiensæle, join one of our guided tours. Regular guided tours are in German. English guided tours are available for groups of five people or more.

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Das Ost-West-Ding 2 Rike Flämig / Anna Hentschel / Zwoisy Mears-Clarke POSTOST 2O9O

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Dance/Performance
2020 September 24 25 26 | 20.00
2020 September 26 | 16.00
Festsaal
German + English

From the material that Rike Flämig, Anna Hentschel and Zwoisy Mears-Clarke collected during their research work, a magazine, a so-called Zine, has been created which you can download HERE.

The year is 2O9O. We celebrate the successful implementation of the Peaceful Revolution’s utopian concepts. POSTOST 2O9O looks back at the women’s and civil rights movement in East Germany between 1989 and 1990, taking inspiration from their visions and feminist utopias while examining the visionary potential of that time from an intersectional perspective.

Together, we celebrate 100 years of feminist utopias, 100 years of the draft constitution of the Central Round Table and 100 years of Ossifuturism, which have continued to be pivotal in the re-imagination of social constructions and systems in the midst of upheavals. The guest artists of the evening will present performative rituals and short re-enactments from the years 2O42, 2O63 and 2O82 that have been influenced by feminism and Ossifuturism. Between voice and dance, improvised structures emerge and, precisely due to their transience, open up space for something new.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION
We, the 40 guests and 8 guest artists of the evening, will be hosted in the ballroom of Sophiensaele. Each of the guests will be personally escorted inside via the entrance of your choice, whether stairwell or elevator. Throughout the 45 minutes that we will share with one another, our seating comfort is provided by revolving stools, 5 chairs with a backrest and armrest and a beanbag, which are spaced out with a distance of 1.5 meters between each chair for plenty of legroom. Come as you are (masks and all), take a seat and celebrate with us. On to POSTOST!

 

 

In their previous collaborative work, Rike Flämig (postost) and Zwoisy Mears-Clarke (postx) have made post-colonial and post-communist perspectives visible. In the productions Idiosyncrasies (Tanztage Berlin 2016) and Fleischsalat (2017) they have addressed the effects of Western narratives on their bodies. For POSTOST 2O9O they team up with scenographer Anna Hentschel (postwest) to take up the utopian legacy of the women's and citizens' movement 89/90+ in the GDR and invite the audience into the futuristic setting of the 100-year celebration POSTOST 2O9O.

Artistic Direction Rike Flämig Concept Rike Flämig, Anna Hentschel, Zwoisy Mears-Clarke Choreography, Performance Rike Flämig, Zwoisy Mears-Clarke Performance Pham Minh Duc, Rike Flämig, Claudia Graue, Zwoisy Mears-Clarke, Yvonne Sembene Scenography, Costumes Anna Hentschel Technical Direction, Light Emese Csornai Sound Environment Martyna Poznańska Social Media Katja Musafiri Video Felipe Frozza Zine, Historical Advisor Elske Rosenfeld Zine Design Kerem Jehuda Halbrecht Additional Zine Contribution Josefine Mühle Outside Eye Peggy Mädler Dramaturgy Maria Rössler Access Consultant Noa Winter Production ehrliche arbeit - freelance office for culture Administration Smart eG De Special thanks to Eva Bakardjiev, Ulrike Gerhardt, Heiko Lietz, Fine Kwiatkowski and Samirah Kenawi

A Rike Flämig production with Anna Hentschel and Zwoisy Mears-Clarke. Funded by the Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship and the Capital Cultural Fund. Supported by Smart eG De, ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture, as well as the Somatische Akademie, Mime Centrum Berlin, Eden*** and Uferstudios Berlin. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung.

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