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Riebensahm/Ahmad Haschemi/Hourmazdi/Christians/Schwenk SWEAT
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November 29 30 | 19.00 Performance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Cheering and sweating, the performers develop an intersectional-feminist, twelve-excercise event from practices in which they feel like champions.

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hannsjana Die große M.I.N.T.-Show
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November 29 30 | 21.00 Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

In a performative laboratory that is simultaneously comedy, talk and game show, hannsjana confronts the mechanisms of ostracisation within scientific disciplines.

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Gruppe CIS Dark Daily Soap
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December 01 | 17.30 - 19.00
December 03 04 | 17.30 - 20.30
December 05 | 17.30 - 20.00
December 06 | 18.00 - 19.00
Video-Installation
Raum 213 | Free Entrance

Dark Daily Soap banishes the actors from the film set and effectively stages their voids with light, music and camera movement.

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Politics of Love #6 - Softness
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December 01 | 19.00 Discourse
Kantine | 5 EURO

In the festival-edition of our discussion series Politics of Love, we deal with questions of vulnerability, emotionality and seriousness.

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Sööt/Zeyringer Angry Hour
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December 03 04 | 19.00 Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

A performative encyclopedia of female outbursts that uses rage as an empowerment strategy.

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Coombs Marr / Martinez / Truscott Wild Bore
Wild Bore_Promobild_c_Maria Baranova
December 03 04 | 20.30 Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

Three masters of smart, spiky, political comedy delve into the torrent of critical fury and prove that they are not afraid to talk out of their arses.

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Follow Us Nora oder ein Altenheim
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December 05 | 20.00
December 06 | 21.00
Performance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Follow Us brings Henrik Ibsen's best-known female figure into the present and transfers her, in accordance with the demographic change of our time, to the retirement home.

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Meet the Freischwimmer*innen
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December 06 | 15.00 - 18.00 Präsentation
Festsaal-Foyer | Free Entrance

The Freischwimmen-groups die apokalyptischen tänzer*innen, Rotterdam Presenta and Gruppe CIS present their current projects for discussion.

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Jack Halberstam TRANS* FEMINISM AND PERFORMANCE
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December 06 | 19.00 Lecture
Festsaal | 5 EURO

Jack Halberstam tracks down a lost history of trans-feminist vocalists within the history of female* punk performances.

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Caroline Creutzburg Woman with Stones
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December 07 08 | 18.00 Performance/Tanz
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Woman with Stones broadens the concept of drag with an entire pool of transformation fantasies.

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Last Yearz Interesting Negro i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere
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December 07 08 | 20.00 Performance/Tanz
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

A choreographic meditation on osmosis and internalisation and the feeling of being possessed by other people's fantasies.

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Public in Private / Clément Layes ONON
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December 12 13 14 15 | 19.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

A choreographic labyrinth: ONON looks at the things and digital systems that organize our everyday lives.

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Laurie Young + Justine A. Chambers One Hundred More
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December 12 13 14 15 | 21.00 Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Dance as political tool.

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TANZSCOUT-Einführung zu ONON
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December 13 | 18.00 Einführung
Kantine | 5 EURO

In a one-hour introduction we approach the production ONON.

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Lange / Kress / Mazza / Stymest VIER
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December 17 18 | 20.00 Musical
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

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Das große Kiezchortreffen #2
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December 19 | 19.00 Singalong
Festsaal | 10/7 EURO

Our musical Christmas treat celebrates another season!

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Festival

Freischwimmer*innen. The Future Is F*e*m*a*l*e*

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© Jan Grygoriew, Christiane Heim

NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 08
The relaunched newcomer platform Freischwimmen meets the sequel to The Future is F*e*m*a*l*e*: Alongside international feminist guest performances the Freischwimmer*innen offer ten days packed with queerfeminism – cross-generational and suitable for everyday use! With performances, dance and lectures the festival presents queerfeminist strategies for a non-binary and intersectionally feminist future.

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          Simone Dede Ayivi und Kompliz*innen Solidaritätsstück

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          © Kornelia Kugler
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          © Kornelia Kugler

          Performance

          2019 September 27 28 29 30 | 19.00
          Festsaal

          Auf Deutsch

          For one evening, a choir and a performer become a movement and make themselves heard.

          We're the city, but who's we, anyway? Just a bunch of people with different experiences and needs trying to cope with their daily lives. We encounter different obstacles: We ask ourselves how we want to live, what we should live on, how we can confront racism. We queue up at the Job Center or the Foreigners' Registration Office. We breathe exhaust fumes from cars and the rent is high for all of us. In Solidaritätsstück we want to dedicate ourselves to the ties between these struggles. Simone Dede Ayivi und Kompliz*innen move through the city in solidarity. They constantly sketch new social concepts, reject them again, shift perspectives and start all over again. Together.

          DOWNLOAD EVENING PROGRAM HERE

          Simone Dede Ayivi lives in Berlin, writes and makes theatre from a Black feminist perspective. She searches for the revolutionary spirit and solidarity in everyday life. Her performances discuss questions of representation, resistance and community. She walks along paths of memory and rediscovery - making political struggles and movements, black history and the present visible. With afrofuturistic narratives, she creates a space in the theatre for brooding, translating and reinventing. A space for utopias. Since her work Performing Back - a future performance in memory of German colonial history (2014), she has regularly produced at the Sophiensæle. 

          Text, Performance Simone Dede Ayivi Choreography Bahar Meriç Costume, Stage Charlotte Pistorius Light, Stage Rosa Wernecke Sound, Music Katharina Pelosi Video Jones Seitz Costume AssistanT Maja Svartåker Production Management ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro Technical Production gefährliche arbeit PRODUCTION AssistanT Mahsima KalweitHOSPITANCE Melanie Lyn CHOIR Kira Lorenza Althaler, Maria Ringelstein, Paula Führer, Yemisi Babatola, Tara Sanaaty, Vivian Fogain, Leonie Schramm, Azadeh Shafiei, Elena Iris Fichtner, Jocelina Ndimbalan

          A production by Simone Dede Ayivi und Kompliz*innen in cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung