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Frédérick Gravel
Fear & Greed
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August 06 07 | 21.00
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In a revealing solo, Canadian choreographer Frédérick Gravel exposes layers of his psyche - revealing his own fears and unleashing the greedy monster within. 

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Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
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August 15-19 | 19.45
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A dreamlike journey on a rowing boat: time to slow down and question the concept of a productive life.

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Sebastian Matthias
Urban Creatures
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August 10 11 12 | 18.00
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In the piece, which is both music theatre and dance performance, the audience itself becomes part of a living sound installation. Electronic sounds emanate from their own mobile phone loudspeakers, which change depending on the distance to the performers and merge into a single collective body of sound.

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Mette Ingvartsen
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August 17 18 19 | 21.00
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Inspired by the historical phenomenon of dance frenzy - the solo dance mixes ecstatic eruptions with pounding beats and is party, spoken word concert and expression of physical madness to exhaustion all in one.

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Faye Driscoll
Thank You For Coming: Space
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August 24 25 26 27 | 18.00
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Faye Driscoll stands alone on stage but creates a dynamic group experience. She is part of a complex installation, is wired for sound transmission and is supported by pulleys, ropes or the weight of others.

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34. International Festival Berlin
August 05-27

The international festival Tanz im August, presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, is once again showing a full three-week programme with international and local choreographers from different generations. From August 5–27, 2022 a total of 21 productions with around 200 artists from over 25 countries are being shown in 87 performances at HAU Hebbel am Ufer and 6 other venues in Berlin. 

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Alexandre Achour, Diana Anselmo, Saša Asentić, Xavier Le Roy & Scarlet Yu Le Sacre du Printemps (2022)

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Dance, Music, Performance
2022 April 28 29 30 | 19.00
Festsaal

PREMIERE

German sign language (DGS), Italian Sign Language (LIS), with German and English subtitles, German and English spoken language

APRIL 29 | AUDIO DESCRIPTION and preceding stage tour in German for blind and visually impaired visitors. The touch tour begins 75 minutes prior to showtime. Please find further information here.

Deaf and persons who sign can remove their masks for communication purposes. 

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Fifteen years ago, Xavier Le Roy's renowned solo performance Le sacre du printemps 2007 turned the conventional relationship between movement and sound upside down. Playing with movements and gestures of a conductor in relation with the music of Igor Stravinsky, Le Roy explored ways how cause and effect of sound and movement interact.

In Le sacre du printemps (2022), a new edition of the piece, Saša Asentić and Xavier Le Roy expand the original concept of the performance by inviting Deaf and hearing artists to work together on the choreography of gestures and movements, exploring different ways of perceiving and embodying the sound and movement.

From the very beginning, the artistic team of Saša Asentić placed the accessibility and movement research knowledge and experience of the participating Deaf artists and access workers at the core of the work: both in the preparation of the project and in the rehearsal process, in order to make it accessible for artists and public.

The performance lasts about 60 minutes. It uses Italian and German Sign Language (DGS), English and German subtitles and English and German spoken language. The DGS interpreters will be located centrally on stage. Captions in white letters will be projected on a black screen on the black back wall. The classical music of the piece has strong changes in tonality and rhythm. The sound comes from small loudspeakers that are placed in the seating area of the audience. Some vibrations of the music will be perceivable. There will be a live audio description in German with a preceding touch tour for blind and visually impaired persons on April 29. The touch tour starts at 5.45 pm. The audience area on the grandstand is seated. There are two wheelchair spaces and one beanbag seat that can be reserved by phone or booked via the online ticket shop or at the box office, if available. Admission begins 20-30 minutes prior to show time. We recommend arriving early to select a suitable seat. Please note that the accessibility information is subject to possible changes. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Gina Jeske at jeske@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 35.

Click HERE to find information about our performance spaces and pathways, accessible restrooms, parking, directions to the theater, a 360° video tour of the building, and more.

SAŠA ASENTIĆ is a choreographer, performance maker and cultural worker. He was born in the former Yugoslavia and started his work in the independent scene in Serbia. Since 2007 his works have been presented internationally. He lives in Berlin. Asentić is interested in exploring the relationship between the individual and society, analyzing it in terms of social choreography. Asentić works in the field of contemporary dance, performance and disability arts. His artistic practice is based on the principle of solidarity and resistance to cultural oppression and indoctrination. He is constantly working on prolonging his residence permit in Germany.

XAVIER LE ROY holds a doctorate in molecular biology, is a choreographer and professor of applied theater in Giessen. His solo works open new perspectives in the field of choreography.  His collaborative works in the field of art and research around the world and in different contexts, such as exhibitions, question the relationships between spectators/visitors and performers, trying to transform or reconfigure dichotomies such as object/subject, animal/human, machine/human, nature/culture, public/private, form/unform.

DIANA ANSELMO is an artist studying theater and performing arts at IUAV University in Venice. During her bachelor's degree in sociology, she works for festivals and gets to know a world she doesn't want to leave. Diana Anselmo is an activist working against discrimination against people with disabilities and for intersectional trans-queer feminism; she is vice president and co-founder of Al.Di.Qua.Artists (ALternative DIsability QUAlities Artists) and, among other things, the youngest member of the Cultural Advisory Board of the British Council.

ALEXANDRE ACHOUR is a Berlin-based choreographer and dancer. He was a fellow of the Pina Bausch Foundation and holds an MA in Choreography from the HZT Berlin. He develops his artistic practice especially within collaborative structures and works with Saša Asentić, Tino Sehgal, Xavier Le Roy and Guo Rui, among others. Together with Per.art (Novi Sad) and Tanzerei (Berlin) he realizes disability dance projects like DIS_Sylpide or We are not Monsters

SCARLET YU is a performer and choreographer. She has developed projects at WING Platform for Performance and Oil Street in Hong Kong and IsLand Bar at Taipei Arts Festival 2018. She has collaborated with various artists* and companies, including Haris Pašović, Teatro de los Sentidos and Xavier Le Roy, with whom she developed Temporary Title, 2015 and Still Untitled at Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017) and The Rite of Spring (2018). Her research focuses on the transformative potential of autobiographical material in choreographic one-to-one situations.

COMMISSIONED BY Saša Asentić Based on the original concept of “Le sacre du printemps (2007)” by Xavier Le Roy ARTISTIC COLLABORATION Alexandre Achour, Diana Anselmo, Saša Asentić, Xavier Le Roy, Scarlet Yu PERFORMANCE Alexandre Achour, Diana Anselmo, Scarlet Yu DGS INTERPRETATION Oya Ataman, Mathias Schäfer Consultation on accessibility and Deaf culture Diana Anselmo Consultation on translation Oya Ataman Sound design Peter Böhm Light Anja Sekulić Technical direction and captions Rastko Ilić Audio description Emmilou Rössling, Silja Korn Production management Miriam Glöckler, Stephan Wagner

A production by Saša Asentić & Collaborators in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE, Pact Zollverein and Le Kwatt, France. Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The project "TanZugang - Abbau von Barrieren im zeitgenössischen Tanz" is funded by the Fonds Soziokultur e.V. Media partner: taz, die tageszeitung.