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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Qudus Onikeku + Sebastian Matthias Yuropa

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Dance
2018 May 30 31 | 20.00
Hochzeitssaal
Suitable for English Speakers

Yuropa negotiates a vision for living together: in the framework of the intercultural tandem-project The Choronauts the Nigerian choreographer Qudus Onikeku and Sebastian Matthias from Germany let their aesthetic practices collide with one another. They weave a free space out of elements of cultural narratives and songs, rituals and masquerades. A transcultural groove emerges from these interweavings because at least in theater we can decided that things don’t stay the way they begin!

CHOREOGRAPHIC CONCEPT Qudus Onikeku, Sebastian Matthias WITH Dancers from QDanceCenter Lagos

Produced by steptext dance project in co-production with Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Tanz! Heilbronn and Theater Bremen. In co-operation with Dance Forum Johannesburg (South Africa), Hessisches Staatstballett / Staatstheater Darmstadt & Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Forgotten Angle Dance Theatre/Ebhudlweni Arts Centre Mpumalanga (South Africa), Nationaltheater Mannheim Tanz, QDanceCenter Lagos (Nigeria), Theater im Pfalzbau Ludwigshafen, TRANSIT Abidjan (Ivory Coast) und SOPHIENSÆLE. Yuropa forms part of the project The Choreonauts - Afro-European Navigations in Dance, presented in the scope of the festival AfrictionsThe Choreonauts – Afro-European Navigations in Dance is funded by TURN of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes. media partner: taz.die tageszeitung

     

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