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HAUEN UND STECHEN
Salomé
Hauen und Stechen_Salome_c_Thilo Moessner_HP
January 27 28 29 | 20.00
January 30 | 18.00
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music theatre
Festsaal | 15/10 Euro

The Berlin music theatre group Hauen und Stechen presents its version of the opera Salomé. The production, based on an opera by Richard Strauss and a text by Oscar Wilde, alternates between music and dance. It is a film, a journey, a fair and a dance of death all in one.

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Athina Lange + Pawel Aderhold
Whatremainsofme
whatremainsofme_c_DorotheaTuch 02_HP
January 31 | 19.00
February 01 | 19.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

The way we perceive our reality is shaped by the language of our senses. But what happens when this fine interplay is disturbed? A search for traces of perception and experience.

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Hendrik Quast
Spill your guts
Pressefoto 26.11.21_21_SpillYourGuts_Plakat_2E01-01
February 03 04 05 | 19.30
February 06 | 17.00
Tickets
Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 €

For his latest project, Hendrik Quast learns the art of ventriloquism in order to approach the chronic inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis artistically. In conversation with the disease, new ways of speaking and images of chronic illness emerge, opening up unusual spaces of humor for the ill and healthy audience.

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Nima Séne
auf den weg zu mir / auf den weg zu dir
Nima Séne_c_Mayra Wallraff_ HP_quer
February 12 13 14 15 | 21.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In auf den weg zu mir / auf den weg zu dir, Nima Séne traces the history and lyrical legacy of the poet and activist May Ayim.

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Olivia Hyunsin Kim / Ddanddarakim
History has failed us, but…
History has failed us but_Foto_Mayra Wallraff_0
February 13 14 15 16 | 19.00
Tickets
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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Ania Nowak
Golden Gate
GoldenGate_©DorotheaTuch_9447
February 24 25 26 | 20.00
February 27 | 16.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

For a long time now, collective mourning and its rituals have been disappearing from public space. Golden Gate questions our normative perceptions of loss and mourning. What is queer grief and in what way can it become a collective movement of melancholy and resistance? 

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Tanztage Berlin 2022
Tanztage HP mit Text schwarz
© Jan Grygoriew

JANUARY 06-22

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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Suvi Kemppainen + Josefine Mühle Baby Choir

Baby Choir_Foto_Venla Helenius_HP
© Venla Helenius
Dance
2021 December 16 19 | 19.30
2021 December 17 18 | 21.00
Hochzeitssaal

Premiere

In English with German audiodescription

AUDIO DESCRIPTION | The touch tour begins 75 minutes before showtime. For further information please click HERE.

For your safety and ours, the event will be held in compliance with the 2G+++ regulation:

  • proof of vaccination/recovery AND PoC antigen test no older than 24 hours
  • Exception: For persons whose third vaccination was at least 15 days ago, additional testing is not required.
  • Obligation to wear a medical mask also during the show
  • 3G exceptions requiring proof for persons under 18 years of age and persons for whom vaccination is not possible for medical reasons
  • Seating with 1 meter distance
  • Our complete safety and hygiene measures can be found here.

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? What if it opens up portals into science fiction and already knows about alternatives for us and our lives on this planet that we can't even imagine, let alone admit to?

In the not too distant future, three performers find themselves under a hill in the middle of a juicy grass landscape full of rotting symbols. Undergoing constant rebirth, they nostalgically and joyfully navigate as ambivalent trickster figures through an uncanny yet playful loop of reality. They operate within phases of childhood, adulthood and aging, first primordial, then futuristic again and come together in choral formations. In their performance, Josefine Mühle and Suvi Kemppainen examine stigmas imposed on the female identified body and find a corporeality that seeks to escape common attributions and composes psycho-poetic journeys. Baby Choir invites us to rethink and creates an open habitat, sometimes gentle, sometimes provocative.

The performance will last 45-60 minutes. It includes short text passages in English spoken language, which will also be available in German written language. The light is atmospheric and colorful. There are colorful projections and unusual smells. Metal benches are available for seating. Some of them offer the possibility of leaning against the back wall. There will also be mattresses on the floor, as well as two wheelchair spaces and one beanbag seat that can be reserved by phone or booked via the online ticket shop, if available. Admission begins 20-30 minutes prior to show time. We recommend arriving early to select a suitable seat. The piece is suitable for younger audiences. Accessibility information is updated on an ongoing basis. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Gina Jeske at jeske@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 35.

suvi kemppainen is a choreographer and dancer based in helsinki and berlin. their artistic practice is anchored in psychopoetical corporealities, dancers agency and dramaturgy in artistic work and creating more transparent working conditions. josefine mühle is artist and choreographer and works between berlin and föhr. she researches bodies in states of emergency and alternative temporalities and boldly combines different media such as dance, video, painting and sounding, drawing inspiration from psychological studies, fantasy and environmental phenomena.

CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY Suvi Kemppainen, Josefine Mühle CREATION, PERFORMANCE Xenia Taniko, Johanna Karlberg, Suvi Kemppainen, Josefine Mühle SOUND DESIGN Fjóla Gautadóttir (lemonboy), Reetta Nummi (sitoi) SET, LIGHT David Eckelmann COSTUME Moran Sanderovich AUDIO DESCRIPTION, CONCEPT, CREATION Pernille Sonne, Emmilou Rößling, Xenia Taniko LIVE DESCRIPTION Emmilou Rößling DRAMATURGICAL WORKSHOP, OUTSIDE EYE Isabel Gatzke PHOTOGRAPHY Venla Helenius PRODUCTION, CARE Tiphaine Carrère 

A production by Josefine Mühle & Suvi Kemppainen in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Media partner: taz.