Tanztage Berlin 2021

© Jan Grygoriew

JANUARY 07 to ∞

Due to the current pandemic situation, the 30th edition of the Tanztage Berlin will start as an online program from January 7 to 16. All planned live performances will then be made up for in spring 2021.
The film showdown AV by choreographer Judith Förster and filmmaker Stella Horta will kick off the festival on January 7. Clay AD will present the first digital premiere of the festival on January 15 with the performance Indication of Spring at the End of Time. We also invite you to an online Zukunftswerkstatt – a series of discussions about work culture and mental health, organized in cooperation with the ZTB (Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin) association. Pedro Marum will also curate an online format focusing on new artistic practices of care in club culture. In addition to this, the festival presents the first three episodes of its podcast, which was prepared in collaboration with the queer-feminist rave collective LECKEN.


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Melanie Jame Wolf

© Ashton Green

FEBRUARY 10 – 24
FEBRUARY 10 | 19.00 PM

Pop music often uses the little word TONIGHT in songs as a bittersweet promise. Humorously and with the proper rock star poses, Melanie Jame Wolf, together with Sheena McGrandles and Rodrigo Garcia Alves, gets to the bottom of this pop cultural poetics and its commercial exploitation.

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Sheena McGrandles
Figured + Flush

Figured | © Martin Rottenkolber

FEBRUARY 20 | 19.00 PM

In Figured and Flush, Sheena McGrandles explores radical temporality. With great attention to detail, Figured exposes the absurdity and artificiality of everyday gestures. Flush, following Gertrude Stein, breaks down linear and traditional forms of storytelling-perhaps even evoking a new lesbian temporality and aesthetic.

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          Social Muscle Club

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          Geben + Nehmen

          2016 May 11 | 20.00

          Suitable for English Speakers

          In Social Muscle Club, one can exchange experiences, give and receive with people you may have never seen in your life.In an atmosphere somewhere between a marriage and gameshow, the social muscle is trained. In May’s club, the we’re mixing the Berlin team with New Berliners from Syria, Costa Rica, Germany and elsewhere. At the same time we are celebrating the beginning of the Neuländish series: The deepening of the unknown is a social workout. We are entering 'uncharted territory'. We urge you to speak a new language. Neuländish is a combination of 'Neuland' and the English word 'outlandish’. The Neuländish series includes a year of monthly research and a 12 hour club for Advanced. We call it social Workout! The first "Neuländish Lab" will take place at 13 o'clock in the Studio15 Uferstudios Berlin on 17 June. Everyone is welcome to come.

          The Social Muscle Club began in 2012 as a private Happening in a Berlin living room. Inspired by a small Sheffield workers club with ‚Entertainment and mutual social support’ as the main task,Social Club Muscle develops participatory events and new forms of coming together. Art and performance is a vehicle for new contacts and dialogue and takes place throughout Europe: After clubs in France, England and Switzerland, now an on-going Viennese Club with local artists has begun.

          More information www.socialmuscleclub.de

          BY AND WITH Mohamad Alhalabi, Hiba Al Yonus, Waael Alafandy, Nawras Alwali, Richard Aslan, Claudia Basrawi, Jen Bell, Knut Berger, Ronald Berger, Anna de Carlo, Jill Emerson, Thomas Gottschalk, Christopher Gylee, Jared Gradinger, Johanna Lemke, Till Rothmund, Ellen Savoldelli, Rahel Savoldelli, Christian Schulte, Mario Schulte, Judith Strößenreuter, Anne Tismer, Harald Wiessler, Siegmar Zacharias

          A Co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE.

          Supported by funds from the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Berlin Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs. With friendly support of Berlin Mondiale. Media partner: taz.die tageszeitung