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Kareth Schaffer
Question of Belief
May 27 28 29 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Question of Belief, choreographer Kareth Schaffer addresses the demons of today’s world: Between actionism and laziness, distraction and apathy, the performers Mădălina Dan and Manon Parent fight their way through stage designer Dan Lancea's inflating stage landscape.

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Lea Sherin Kübler + Soraya Reichl & Ensemble
Remember Now!
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June 03 04 05 | 14.00
June 03 04 05 | 17.00

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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Cranky Bodies a/company
Terrestrial transit - kick off
June 03 04 | 19.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

The interdisciplinary project Terrestrial Transit deals with the activist practice of artistic intervention, which is gaining importance again in the former communist countries of Eastern Europe, in view of the strengthening of right-wing authoritarian regimes. The work of the dance company Cranky Bodies a/company, founded in August 2020 by Peter Pleyer and Michiel Keuper, refers in particular to political forms of protest in the tradition of Polish and Hungarian dance and performance art before the fall of the Wall.


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Olivia Hyunsin Kim / Ddanddarakim
History has failed us, but…
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June 09 10 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

History has failed us, but... deals with physical forms of protest and searches for a solidary togetherness while taking into account different bodies. Which narratives and images of resistance are remembered - and how are they told?

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Kiana Rezvani
Cyber Ghosts
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June 11 | 20.00
June 12 | 18.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

The Sophiensæle are happy to be able to catch up this summer with the work of Kiana Rezvani from the Tanztage Berlin 2022 programme, which could not be presented during the festival in January due to the pandemic.

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Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
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June 17 20-24 27 28 29 30 | 20.45 - 21.45
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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Vanessa Stern
Die Rache der Panda-Pussies
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June 21 23 24 25 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

The Panda Pussies bring an inclusive, cross-generational gender theater to the stage – in the best anarchic Schlingensief tradition, with music and intelligent racket.

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June 22 | 18.00

This year we want to continue our old tradition: we celebrate the Sophiensæle summer festival - without any drama! 

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Every new year, the Tanztage Berlin is not only the city's very first festival, it has also established itself nationally and internationally as an important platform for emerging dance artists since its founding in 1996. The next edition of Tanztage Berlin will once again take place under the artistic direction of Mateusz Szymanówka. The festival is currently planned for 5-21 January 2023 - however, the form as well as the exact date will depend on the constant reassessment of the pandemic. The festival offers emerging dance artists based in Berlin a framework for their new productions and revivals. The programme of the last two editions can be found at:

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Simone Dede Ayivi First Black Woman in Space

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2016 October 20 21 22 23 | 19.30
2017 May 24 25 | 20.00

“It’s hard to stop rebels that time travel.” Simone Dede Ayivi and her accomplices are travelling from Afrofutura back to earth in the year 2016. On earth they meet women of color who are dreaming, fighting and passionately building their future. Black women have been attracted to space from very early on: Lieutenant Uhura on the Enterprise and later Mae C. Jemison on the Endeavour space shuttle. Fiction and reality – closely connected. We will only ever get the future which we dare to dream of.

TEXT, PERFORMANCE Simone Dede Ayivi MIS-EN-SCÈNE För Künkel SOUND Katharina Kellermann VIDEO Kathrin Krottenthaler LIght Rosa Wernecke DRAMATURGY Jule Sievert OUTSIDE-EYE Julia Wissert ASSISTaNce Caroline Froelich, Mirjam Pleines GUEST STUDENT Sina Charalabidis COMPANY MANAGEMENT ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro

Produced by Simone Dede Ayivi and Team in co-production with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by Senate Department for Culture and Europe, the Niedersächsische Ministerium for Wissenschaft and Kultur, den Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. and the Stiftung Niedersachsen. media partner: taz.die tageszeitung

photo © Ute Langkafel