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Florentina Holzinger
TANZ
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December 11 12 13 | 19.30
Tickets
Festsaal | 25/18€

The dizzying conclusion of Holzinger‘s trilogy on the body as a spectacle: TANZ deals with physical discipline and the cult of beauty ingrained within the tradition of dance. 

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Siegmar Zacharias & Judith Hamann
WAVES #6 – Listening Sessions Towards Social Bodies
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December 13 | 20.00

Sound meditations to dwell together in a space where we do not have to be alone: Siegmar Zacharias and her team offer WAVES in sensory and affective modes as a series of listening sessions together with FFT Düsseldorf and Sophiensæle Berlin, from May until December 2021. 

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Suvi Kemppainen + Josefine Mühle
Baby Choir
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December 16 19 | 19.30
December 17 18 | 21.00
Tickets
Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Innocent, cute, dependent – Baby Choir throws socially accepted baby images overboard and is  interested in the monstrosity of the baby archetype. What if the baby possessed desire, was capable of action, and had an activist bent to boot?

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Yui Kawaguchi
Mugen
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December 17 18 | 19.30
December 19 | 17.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Yui Kawaguchi translates in Mugen (Japanese: illusion, infinity) the classical elements of Japanese Nō theatre into a hypnotic interplay of dance, music and light.

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TANZSCOUT Tune-In zu Mugen
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December 18 | 17.30
Workshop
5 €

With playful and practical examinations of the subjects and working methods of the dance piece and by an exchange of material and questions, the workshop participants will be introduced to the upcoming performance event. 

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Tanztage Berlin 2022
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JANUARY 06-22

In tandem with emerging dance artists connected to our city, Tanztage Berlin 2022 continues to examine what keeps us together and tears us apart. After 2021 the festival took place exclusively online, its 31st edition returns as an extended offline and online program. Alongside the last year’s selection of performances, it includes new creations and discourse formats on power, protest, and empowerment. The work presented during Tanztage Berlin 2022 critically navigates the present by reimagining past and future encounters on the dance floor. While dealing with acute problems like power relations, surveillance, disembodiment, or climate change, it tunes into the social body, creating much-needed moments of awareness, connectedness, and self-determination. Unlike the 21st-century billionaire strategy of abandoning earth in a rocket ship or escaping into a parallel virtual universe, the festival chooses instead to stay with the trouble: to celebrate dancing together through the crisis and against despair.

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Clément Layes / Public in Private The Emergency Artist

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Dance
2018 November 22 23 24 25 | 19.30
Festsaal
Suitable for Non-German Speakers

A choreographic feast of failure: with slapstick style body work, mechanical sophistication and a knack for the acrobatic, six stunt artists are standing up against society’s pressure to perform. They have built the protagonist of the performance an obstacle course filled with hurdles, emergency situations and tasks, which the protagonist bravely faces only to artistically fail at them. An emotional visualization of the existential fear of failure, which celebrates both the beauty and the art of falling as a new and lighter take on being.

CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY Clément Layes PERFORMANCE Steven Koglin, Dina Ekštjn, Ana Vnučec, Florencia Martina, Jonas Maria Droste, Ante Pavic SOUNDDESIGN Steven Heather LIGHTDESIGN Ruth Waldeyer STAGEDESIGN Jonas Maria Droste, Clément Layes COSTUMEDESIGN Ana Savić-Gecan COSTUMEDESIGN ASSISTANCE Ozana Gabriel VIDEO Christopher Hewitt ARTISTIC COORPORATION Jasna L. Vinovrški DRAMATURGY Jonas Rutgeerts INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION Inge Koks PR, PRODUCTION björn & björn

A production by Public in Private / Clément Layes in coproduction with Studio za suvremeni ples / Studio – Contemporary Dance Company Zagreb. Funded by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa. With friendly support of Flutgraben e.V. und SOPHIENSÆLE. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung.

CLÉMENT LAYES lives and works as a choreographer and performer in Berlin since 2008. At the interface of choreography, visual arts and philosophy, his works emerge from observations of the everyday life. His performances are shown internationally. Recently: Der grüne Stuhl (2012), Things that surround us (2012), Dreamed Apparatus (2014), Title (2015), The Eternal Return (2017) and ONON (2019).

The company PUBLIC IN PRIVATE, founded by Clément Layes and Jasna Vinovrski in Berlin in 2008, investigates, reflects and questions social, political and cultural structures in its artistic works with the aim of expanding the boundaries and understanding of dance as an art form in a collaborative approach and reflecting on its media conditions.

   

Foto © Ivica Ivčević