Programme
Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
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September 26 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
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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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Tanz im August 2022 Sebastian Matthias Urban Creatures

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Dance
2022 August 10 11 12 | 18.00
Festsaal

August 10 | Meet the Artist

The audience is requested to arrive at the venue at least 30 minutes before the start of the performance and to bring a fully charged, Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. On site, the festival team will be happy to help you install the free “Urban Creatures” app, which plays the sound of the piece on your smartphone and is therefore necessary for participation.

Note: Unfortunately, the elevator of the Sophiensæle is currently out of order, so that the Festsaal (1st floor) is only accessible via stairs. For inquiries, please contact us at barrierefreiheit@sophiensaele.com or by phone at 030 27 89 00 35.

When does digital content become a threat? How do new, virtual worlds incite fear, the oldest emotion of mankind, in our bodies? In the music-theatre and dance performance Urban Creatures, by German choreographer Sebastian Matthias, visitors encounter odd and unruly creatures driven by fear in a living soundscape. Via the loudspeakers of their mobile phones, they listen to electronic sounds that react to physical proximity and together merge into a collective body of sound.

Concept, choreography Sebastian Matthias With Aaron Burrows, Emiko Tamura, Gerson Sanca, Joana Hermes, Kacper Szklarski, Linn Lindström, Momo Tanner Composition Ida Lundén Costume design Students of the Fashion Design Institute of the HGK (Anna Lena Eggli, Damara Dimcic, Dano Huwyler, Franca Apothéloz, Emanuel Marra, Fabian Oderbolz, Gilles- Anthony Treskatsch, Parvin Ajschat Asghari, Sarah Lüthi) Texts, dramaturgy Mila Pavićević Dramaturgy Meret Kündig Lighting design Sebastian Matthias mit Sanja Gregorić & Sebastian Mörder App development Stefan Meyer Technical direction & sound Sesign Calvin Lanz Choreographic assistance Stefanie Alf Costume assistance Anna Lena Eggli, Sarah Lüthi Production assistance, administration Lino Eden

A production by Sebastian Matthias in cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE, ZeitRäume Basel – Biennale for new music and architecture, course of studies fashion design and the University of Art and Design – FHNW Basel. Funded by Fonds Double pass of the Federal Cultural Foundation. In collaboration with Staatsschauspiel Dresden and SM Collaborations. Thanks to the College of Art and Design FHNW in Basel, especially Olivia Bertschinger (design assistance), Priska Morger (artistic direction), Eva Ott (Sewing studio), Evelyne Roth (lecturer design and head of workshop Urban Creatures), Kathrin Troxler (guest lecturer and project management), Kurt Zihlmann (institute management).