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Tomi Paasonen
Pas de Q
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December 01 02 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
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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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Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer Sindri Runudde A Sensoral Lecture

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2022 September 09 10 | 21.00
2022 September 11 | 16.00
in English with German audio description

It is compulsory to wear an FFP2 mask. Exceptions are made for visitors who are unable to wear an FFP2 mask for health/physical reasons and for visitors who communicate in sign language.

Together with composer Marta Forsberg, Sindri Runudde explores the concept of voicemail and the culture of auditory versus text-based SMS: A Sensoral Lecture is all about auditory romance and love at first frequency - an exploration of sound and especially the voice as a form of touch. Through dance, dialogue and movement exercises, Sindri invites the audience to a sensory lecture full of humour, imagination and sensitivity. The performance is based on the exploration of a tactile and auditory movement practice called "Centred Adventures". The audience is invited to try out this practice during the performance. 

The festival Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer takes place in cooperation with the Schwulen Museum, which presents the exhibition of the same name from September 1 to January 30, 2023, and questions the fantasy of the ideal body with artworks by 24 international contemporary artists.

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The performance lasts approx. 65 minutes and takes place in English spoken language. We offer an early admission for people who require a specific seat or a more relaxed admission for accessibility (meeting point: 5 minutes before the start of the performance at the bar on the first floor). At the entrance, each visitor receives an everyday object. During the show, the audience is asked several times to interact with the object with their hands. The audience sits on all sides of the stage so that an observational situation can arise. At the beginning of the second scene and at the end of the performance, the room is completely darkened for about one minute each. Once, glaring, flickering light is used for several minutes, which is placed on the floor. Several times the room is bathed in reddish or yellow light and/or stage fog. In one scene, pulsating as well as flickering light is used to loud disco music. Electronic, looped sounds are often heard, with sound and voice recordings sometimes overlapping.

There is an audio description in German spoken language for all performances with a preceding touch tour for blind and visually impaired persons. The touch tour starts 75 minutes before the show. The meeting point is at the box office in the Sophiensaele courtyard. Ticket reservations are accepted by Hannah Aldinger at or by calling 030 278900 35. If required, we offer a pick-up service for blind and visually impaired people from the nearby S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations Hackescher Markt and Weinmeisterstraße. To make use of the pick-up service, please contact us during our business hours (Monday to Friday between 10am and 6pm) on 030 27 89 00 30 or
The performance is a Relaxed Performance. Relaxed Performances welcome all visitors for whom sitting still for long periods of time in the theatre is a barrier (for example autistic people, people with Tourette's, learning difficulties or chronic pain). Noises and movements from the audience are very welcome. Visitors can leave and return to the auditorium at any time.
The audience area on the grandstand is seated. There are four wheelchair seats and four beanbag seats, which can be reserved according to availability or purchased in the online ticket shop or at the box office.
Persons with disabilities receive reduced tickets at a price of 10€ plus one free ticket for an accompanying person. For questions or more information, please contact Hannah Aldinger at or 030 27 89 00 35.

COVID-SAVE | In order to ensure greater safety distances, the auditorium is only filled to 70% of its capacity. The Sophiensaele team and the artists test themselves daily.

SINDRI RUNUDDE is a Swedish-based dancer and choreographer. Sindri's work is characterised by a multi-sensory approach to the body as a living archive. Sindri invites artists and creatives into his process to investigate and problematise how we experience the world around us through our senses and perception. The focus is on a musical and auditory method and perspective. Sindri works with sound art, visual art and performance. After training in contemporary circus and dance, Sindri has worked with various companies and institutions and presented her own projects in Sweden and internationally.

MARTA FORSBERG is a Swedish-Polish composer, sound artist and musician working in the field of installation art and electronic music. Her practice includes sound design, composition for ensembles, music for dance, sound and light installations and work on various artistic research projects.

CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY Sindri Runudde DANCE Sindri Runudde MUSIC, SOUND Marta Forsberg LIGHTING, TECHNICAL DIRECTION Ulrich Ruchlinski DRAMATURGY, ASSISTANCE Emelie Empo Enlund OUTSIDE EAR Dickie Beau PRODUCTION Skånes Dansteater, SmartSE AUDIODESCRIPTION Gina Jeske, Lavinia Knop-Walling

A production by Sindri Runudde. Supported by Konstnärsnämnden, Kulturrådet, Malmö stad, Stockholm Region. The guest performance is made possible with funds from the Senate Department for Culture and Europe - open funding as part of the festival Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer. Media partner: taz, die tageszeitung