Today | 20:00
Tomi Paasonen
Pas de Q
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December 03 | 20.00
December 04 | 18.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Pas de Q enters the classical ballet world to turn choreographic forms and traditions upside down and reinvent them. A queer ensemble of male and non-binary dancers
pushes movement, dance and queer aesthetics to the extreme. In a utopian science fiction world, the team fuses drag art and pointe dance into a labyrinth of imaginative perversions, beyond morality and shame. 

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Enad Marouf
In My Hand a Word
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December 09 10 | 20.00
December 10 | 17.00
December 11 | 18.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In the scenic adaptation of his own text, the Syrian-German performance and video artist Enad Marouf deals with loss from a queer perspective: the loss of family, home and relationships, but also that of meaning and language. The audience enters a place where fragments overlap. Two figures move through scenes whose internal coherence continues to unravel through memories, anecdotes, and associative references.

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Melanie Jame Wolf
The Creep
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December 17 18 | 16.00

The Creep at feldfünf is the first in a series of installations by Berlin based choreographer and visual artist, Melanie Jame Wolf, in which she will enact her ongoing creep studies. It is a choreography between two figures – a cowboy and a mountain – embodying a poetic meditation on violence and storytelling.

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Jelena Stefanoska & Saša Asentić
Жизела / Giselle
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December 17 18 | 18.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Жизела / Giselle uses dance and language to explore the similarities and differences between the artist Jelena Stefanoska and the tragic ballet character Giselle. The piece tells of the need to love and be loved – and, above all, of the desire and feeling to live a life with dignity.

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Tanztage Berlin 2023
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JANUAR 05 – 21

Hey, why do you look so tired? "Urgency culture" expects us to be connected and responsive constantly. There is little to no time left to imagine the world otherwise. Tanztage Berlin – a yearly festival highlighting the work of the city's emerging dance makers – is back to diagnose the present and predict the future. Its 32nd edition investigates our daily overstimulation and chronic fatigue by reflecting on how we move to the rhythm of today's high-speed, social media-driven reality and its challenges.

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Sheena McGrandles Dawn: A Musical on Reproduction

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2022 September 23 24 | 21.00
2022 September 24 | 14.00
2022 September 25 | 16.00
in English

Due to a case of illness, the performances on 9/24 at 2pm and 9/25 at 4pm have to be cancelled. Tickets already purchased will be automatically refunded by Reservix.

It is mandatory to wear a medical mask. Exceptions to this rule are visitors who are unable to wear a medical mask for health/physical reasons.

Sheena McGrandles’s successful experimental musical is back: Between concert, spoken word and performance, one ensemble together with a small choir of childless people speculates on new ways of starting a family!

A temporary collective of Berlin artists explores different perspectives on parenthood and the symbolic power of the child as a bearer of hope. Where does the human need to create a family come from? Which bodies may and can reproduce, how and where? What wishes do we project onto a child who, as part of a new generation, could permanently change our current society with its classic family constructs and role distributions? A multi-layered and humorous artistic work that links myths and stories from antiquity and the present with personal experiences.

CONTENT NOTE The show contains a scene in which the subject of abortion is discussed.

The play lasts approximately 130 minutes and has a 20-minute intermission after the first 60 minutes. The play uses English spoken language and is suitable for all ages. There is a written handout in English to accompany the sung text. It is not very light and not very dark, but rather a lighting situation with saturated colours. There are no big light changes or surprises. A moving light creates different spots on the floor. There are no loud noises or sound effects. The sound mainly transmits musical content. The room can be left and entered at any time. No movement participation or certain mobility of the audience is expected. There is no specific interaction with the audience except for one or two questions. If you wish you can raise your hand to answer. Seating is on one of two tribunes arranged in an L-shape. 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. If you require specific seating of any other kind, please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to show time and approach our evening staff.

Sheena McGrandles is a dancer and choreographer living in Berlin. She works in various contexts including theatre/stage, education and independent art and culture projects. Her current group of works explores radical temporality as a means of detailed exploration and exaggeration of movement. Her works create hyper-real, multi-narrative and humorous moving landscapes. Sheena presents her works nationally and internationally, including London (The Place), Amsterdam (something raw), Berlin (Sophiensæle), Mexico City (Museo Universitario Del Chopo), Los Angeles (PSSST). With Figured, Sheena McGrandles was invited to the Tanzplattform 2020.The piece FLUSH was shown at the TANZPLATTFORM 2022 in Berlin.

CONCEPT Sheena McGrandles BY + WITH Sheena McGrandles, Moss Beynon Juckes, Claire Vivianne Sobottke, Colin Self, Stellan Veloce, Marta Forsberg CHOIR DIRECTION Colin Self CHOIR Olympia Bukkakis/Maria F. Scaroni, Marek Polgesek, Emeka Ene, Valerie Renay CO-CONCEPT, DRAMATURGY Mila Pavicevic VOCAL COACHing Ignacio Jarquin CHOREOGRAPHIC OUTSIDE EYE Maria F. Scaroni IRISH DANCE COACHing Constantin Kirsten LIGHTING DESIGN, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Annegret Schalke SET, COSTUMES Michiel Keuper, Martin Sieweke PRODUCTION ehrliche Arbeit – freies Kulturbüro. Thanks to Ivan Bartsch for sound engineering the 2021 shows. 

A production by Sheena McGrandles in coproduction with SOPHIENSÆLE. The original production was financed by the Capital Cultural Fund and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe with funds of the mobility fund “Draussenstadt”. Supported by the PSR-Kollektiv, Uferstudios and Tanzfabrik. The new blackbox version is funded by the Bezirkskulturfonds Berlin-Mitte, the Wiederaufnahmeförderung of the City of Berlin and supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR. Media partner: taz, die tageszeitung.