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Jess Thom
Biscuits Without Borders + Disability Culture in a Time of Pandemic
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June 21-30
July 01-31

Jess Thom's Lecture Disability Culture in a Time of Pandemic and her talk Biscuits Without Borders with Noa Winter are now available as videos on demand. Both events took place during the performance festival Risk and Resilience in October 2020. >> WATCH VIDEOS HERE

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Flinn Works
Global Belly_Zoom
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June 24 25 26 | 20.00
June 26 | 17.30
15/10 €
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The unfulfilled desire to have children drives couples from Germany and Switzerland abroad. They entrust surrogates in India, the US and Ukraine to deliver their children. These ‘intending parents’ duck legal boundaries and enter unknown moral ground. Flinn Works has undertaken research in all five countries in order to gain a deeper understanding of gestational surrogacy.

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Bernadette La Hengst
MUTTER**LAND
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June 30 | 21.00
July 01 02 03 | 21.00
15/10 Euro zzgl. Gebühren
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The theatrical songwriter Bernadette La Hengst embarks together with her 16-year-old daughter and the audience on a musical journey through time to the stations of her mother's life between Silesia, the GDR, Lebanon and the FRG.

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Siegmar Zacharias & Steve Heather
WAVES #3 - LISTENING SESSIONS TOWARDS SOCIAL BODIES
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July 02 | 20.00
0/5/10 €

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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Olympia Bukkakis
Too Much
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July 07 08 09 10 | 21.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Too Much Olympia Bukkakis crashes performance against itself. Based on her own experiences as a drag performer, she devotes herself to the special relationship between performer and audience.

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Rita Mazza
DANDELION II
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July 08 09 | 19.00
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After experiences in the European deaf performance community, Rita Mazza now presents her first choreographic work at Sophiensæle. Entering the stage as a playground, she explores the combination of dance and sign language movements and creates a whole new form of visual poetry. 

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Lois Alexander
Yeye
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July 08 | 19.00
July 09 | 16.00
July 10-23
5-25 €
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In her latest performance work, created for the camera, choreographer and performer 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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Jan Kress
Swallow Swallow
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July 12 | 18.00
July 13-25
Eintritt frei

With a focus on intensive bodywork, Jan Kress develops his own artistic language that combines sign language and dance.

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IRENA Z. TOMAŽIN + JULE FLIERL
U.F.O.
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July 15 16 17 18 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In their first collaboration, German sound dancer Jule Flierl and Slovenian choreo-vocalist Irena Z. Tomažin celebrate their shared interest in Katalin Ladik's artistic position.

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Lea Sherin Kübler + Soraya Reichl & Ensemble
Remember Now!
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July 16 17 18 | 14.00
July 16 17 18 | 17.00
5 €

Based on debates about the toppling of statues as well as the renaming of street names and an accompanying new examination of memory culture, the youth projekt invite you to a performative and interactive audio walk. 

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GÖKSU KUNAK
An(a)kara
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July 17 18 | 18.00
July 19 20 | 20.00
Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

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TANZSCOUT 2.0
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July 19-31
August 01

The Tanzscout team invites you to this AUDIO Tune-in & COLLAGE Wrap-up, with which we continue to connect dance pieces and audience members online.

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Isabelle Schad
FUR + ROTATIONS + TURNING SOLO 2
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July 22-26 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

The works are part of an ongoing series by choreographer Isabelle Schad, in which she invites the audience to dive into a process of timelessness, closeness and contemplation.

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Das Ost-West-Ding Saša Asentić & Collaborators Tanz in der DDR: Was bleibt?

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Dance
2019 November 07 08 09 10 | 19.00
Festsaal
DE + EN + ES

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A choreographic expedition through the dance scene of the GDR.

When societies change - what remains culturally visible and what is removed from view? Together with international artists from post-socialist transitional societies, Asentić uncovers choreographic concepts and asks about their right to contemporaneity. Did the imbalance of cultural appreciation after the fall of communism devour the East German dance scene - or did its influences go into exile?

Saša Asentić is a choreographer and cultural worker. He is interested in exploring the relationship between the individual and society and analyzing it in terms of social choreography. He works in the field of contemporary dance, performance and disability arts.

CONCEPT Saša Asentić ARTISTIC DIRECTION Alexandre Achour, Saša Asentić COLLABORATION Olivera Kovačević-Crnjanski PERFORMANCE Alexandre Achour, Saša Asentić, Rike Flämig, Willehad Grafenhorst, Berit Jentzsch, Olivera Kovačević-Crnjanski, Fine Kwiatkowski, Daniela Marini Salvatierra, Dennis Seidel (in artistic collaboration with Marcel Bugiel, Personal Assistant: Filomena Krause), a.o. REsearch CONSULTATION Jens Giersdorf, Marion Kant, Barbara Lubich, Arila Siegert, Eva Winkler REsearch-ASSIStance Heike Bröckerhoff, Stella Cristofolini preparatory PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Sonja Lau PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE

A production by Saša Asentić in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE and HELLERAU - European Centre of Arts. With special thanks to Carena Schlewitt, André Schallenberg, Elisabeth Krefta, Rosa Müller, Meg Stuart, Eike Wittrock, Tanzkongress 2019 team, Javiera Peón-Veiga, Emily Hoffman, Jule Flierl, Guo Rui, Juliane Raschel, Sonja Elstermann, Esther Nicklas, Claudia Mutze, Konstantin Achmed Bürger, Helen Schröder, Katalin Krasznahorkai, Anna Till, Willehad Grafenhorst, Helene Herold, Christine Henniger, Martina Vermaaten und Christoph Grothaus.Supported by the Capital Cultural Fund.