Today | 16:00
Public in Private / Clémentine M. Songe
Living Room
November 28 | 16.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Living Room Clémentine M. Songe (aka Clément Layes) explores the dynamics of the living room, that place where we surround ourself with things that feel familiar, intimate, recognizable, safe. Transforming this room into a ‘living room’, a room that makes its own choices. In collaboration with an architect, a light designer and a visual artist, Clémentine M. Songe bare the many interrelations that appear between our lives and this place, showing how much we take our habitual environment for granted, relying on it in order to feel ‘at home’ in the world. 

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Company Christoph Winkler
We are going to Mars
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November 28 29 30
Eintritt frei

We are Going to Mars uses international video works to explore the history of the first African space program and how the reception of this story has changed over the past fifty years. >> Watch videos here

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Claire Cunningham
Thank you very much
December 03 04 05 | 19.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

A contemporary dance performance inspired by the glittering world of the tribute artist.

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Florentina Holzinger
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December 11 12 13 | 19.30
Festsaal | 25/18€

The dizzying conclusion of Holzinger‘s trilogy on the body as a spectacle: TANZ deals with physical discipline and the cult of beauty ingrained within the tradition of dance. 

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Siegmar Zacharias & Judith Hamann
WAVES #6 – Listening Sessions Towards Social Bodies
December 13 | 20.00

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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Suvi Kemppainen + Josefine Mühle
Baby Choir
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December 16 19 | 19.30
December 17 18 | 21.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Innocent, cute, dependent – Baby Choir throws socially accepted baby images overboard and is  interested in the monstrosity of the baby archetype. What if the baby possessed desire, was capable of action, and had an activist bent to boot?

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Yui Kawaguchi
Mugen_c_Mendora HP
December 17 18 | 19.30
December 19 | 17.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Yui Kawaguchi translates in Mugen (Japanese: illusion, infinity) the classical elements of Japanese Nō theatre into a hypnotic interplay of dance, music and light.

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TANZSCOUT Tune-In zu Mugen
December 18 | 17.30
5 €

With playful and practical examinations of the subjects and working methods of the dance piece and by an exchange of material and questions, the workshop participants will be introduced to the upcoming performance event. 

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Tanztage Berlin 2022
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In tandem with emerging dance artists connected to our city, Tanztage Berlin 2022 continues to examine what keeps us together and tears us apart. After 2021 the festival took place exclusively online, its 31st edition returns as an extended offline and online program. Alongside the last year’s selection of performances, it includes new creations and discourse formats on power, protest, and empowerment. The work presented during Tanztage Berlin 2022 critically navigates the present by reimagining past and future encounters on the dance floor. While dealing with acute problems like power relations, surveillance, disembodiment, or climate change, it tunes into the social body, creating much-needed moments of awareness, connectedness, and self-determination. Unlike the 21st-century billionaire strategy of abandoning earth in a rocket ship or escaping into a parallel virtual universe, the festival chooses instead to stay with the trouble: to celebrate dancing together through the crisis and against despair.

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Siegmar Zacharias & Samuel Hertz WAVES #5 – Listening Sessions Towards Social Bodies Ground Swell

Listening session series


Suitable for English Speakers

The listening sessions take place on zoom and are open for everybody. They consist of an introduction, the collective listening, and an integrating conversation. Please listen with headphones. To participate, you must download the Zoom software and agree to its privacy policy. A manual how to operate Zoom can be found HERE.

Ground Swell works with the low and slow vibrations of geophony to imagine an extension of the time spaces of listening and feeling. How can the temporal spaces of our auditory worlds be stretched, expanded, and extended to create new spaces and temporalities of attention and perception? Sensitive field recording devices are used to uncover extended scales and timings of sounds that aim to (re)orient a temporal somatics through sound. WAVES is an offering to practice together, to give our bodies as resonant spaces for each other, to be together in the wild spaces of grief, of joy, of healing.

From May to December 2021 Siegmar Zacharias and her team together with the FFT Düsseldorf and the Sophiensæle Berlin offer a series of Listening Sessions to experience this being shaken and connected through waves sensorially and affectively. The Listening Sessions are sound meditations to dwell together in a space where we do not have to be alone. Building on a feminist practice of nurturing and regenerating, the intention is to support transformative quaking while also acknowledging the complicated grief that is present at this time. A core question here is: How can we be together differently? 

Siegmar Zacharias (RO/D) works with different formats that deal with the juxtaposition and opposition of theory and material. These oscillate aesthetically between labor and humor, do-it-yourself low- and high-tech. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in theaters and festivals, in galleries and conferences, in greenhouses, in the forest and in the sky. Zacharias is a member of the collective SXS Enterprise and co-founder of the artistic exchange and research platform WOW - WE WORK HERE. In addition to her art, she is also a lecturer. She works with people and uncontrollable material such as smoke, mucus and the nervous system. For example, SLIME DYNAMICS and Drooling Lecture were created. With the idea of doing artistic research in public, she developed 24-hour immersive curatorial projects under the title Training for political imagination since 2017, where researchers*, artists*, activists* were invited to share their work with the audience. Events emerged such as: The Other Thing (MDT Stockholm 2017), Intimacy with Death (Agora Berlin 2018), Posthuman Solidarities (FFT Düsseldorf 2019), ANIMAterialities - The Future of Grief (FFT Düsseldorf 2020).

Samuel Hertz (b. 1987 in Washington, D.C., USA) is a Berlin-based sound artist and researcher who explores connections between sound and climate, emphasizing geological, ecological, and social listening practices on more than just a human scale.
He studied composition with Pauline Oliveros, Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins, and Maggi Payne at Mills College. Hertz's performances span a wide range of media, including IMAX films, surround sound installations, interstellar broadcasts, and doom metal concerts. He is the author of nine papers on the relationships between sound and the environment, including a recent work for the Onassis Institute and contributions to an upcoming book by the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Previous works of his have been presented at Ars Electronica Festival 2020 (AT), Palais de Tokyo (FR), Fylkingen (SE), National Science + Media Museum (UK), and Opera North (UK), among others. Most recently, Hertz has been dedicating his time to DOOM (with Layton Lachman), a durational performance in the form of a doom metal concert, soon to be performed at the BONE Festival for Performance Art (CH) and at the Tanztage Berlin 2022 at Sophiensæle. 

Composition Samuel Hertz Hosting Siegmar Zacharias

A production by Siegmar Zacharias in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE and FFT Düsseldorf. Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK - STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR. Aid Programme Dance as well as the Gwaertler Foundation. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung