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Kareth Schaffer
Question of Belief
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May 27 28 29 | 20.00
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Dance
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
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5€

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
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June 03 04 | 19.00
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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
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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
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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
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Performance
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
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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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Sommerfest
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June 22 | 18.00
Feast

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

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TANZTAGE BERLIN 2023 | OPEN CALL
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TO ALL emerging DANCE ARTISTS BASED IN BERLIN

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: https://tanztage-berlin.sophiensaele.com.

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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.