Programme
Vanessa Stern
Gebeine. Die Frieda, die ich meine
Ursula Maria_HP
September 19-30
October 01-31
November 01-07
Eintritt frei

Eleven old women remember Frieda in eleven short films. They all tell the truth, but each one knows something different. >> Watch online here.

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Ursula Martinez
A Family Outing - 20 Years On
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September 24 25 | 19.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In this touchingly funny restaging of the show A Family Outing, performer and stand-up icon Ursula Martinez confronts the question of what happens to us as time moves forward in a frank conversation with her mother.

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Jaha Koo / Campo
The History of Korean Western Theatre
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September 24 25 | 21.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Jaha Koo takes on the question of how lost theater traditions can find new meaning in a humorous social analysis. Between documentary theater and performance, he exchanges ideas for this with his grandmother, his newborn son and a rice stove. 

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Sheena McGrandles
Dawn: A musical on reproduction
DAWN_Michiel Keuper HP
September 25 26 | 14.00
September 25 26 | 19.30
Tickets
15/10 €

In an experimental musical, Sheena McGrandles and a collective of Berlin artists explore different perspectives on parenthood and the symbolic power of the child. Concert, spoken word and performance combine to create a multi-layered and humorous artistic work. 

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Olivia Hyunsin Kim / Ddanddarakim
Like Daughter, Like Mother
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October 02 03 04 | 19.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10€

The path to reconciling family and career is still a long one - Olivia Hyunsin Kim has nevertheless chosen motherhood. Through her relationship with her mother and her newly born daughter, she takes a close look at societal expectations and, at the same time, humorously takes aim at them. 

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Marjani Forté-Saunders/ 7NMS
Memoirs of a...Unicorn
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October 07 08 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In her triple Bessie award-winning solo Memoirs of a... Unicorn, Marjani Forté-Saunders pays tribute to the "unicorns" of her life and community. A performance about Black masculinities, magic, resilience and political resistance.

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Interrobang
Deep Godot
Interrobang_DeepGodot_FotoLiamHuang_HP
October 09 10 13-17
October 09 10 | 16.00
October 09 10 | 17.00
October 09 10 13-17 | 18.00
October 09 10 13-17 | 19.00
October 09 10 13-17 | 20.00
October 09 10 13-17 | 21.00
Tickets
15/10 €

Interrobang makes the ambivalences of artificial intelligence tangible for the audience! Through microphone and headphones, each audience member communicates with the AI DEEP GODOT in an one-on-one booth and negotiates personal, medical and philosophical issues. 

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Samara Hersch and Company
Body of Knowledge
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October 14 15 16 17 | 11.30
October 15 16 | 22.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10€

In an intergenerational phone conversation with eight Australian teenagers, audience members engage in a moving dialogue about physicality, sexuality, desire, shame, and fears for the future.

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Siegmar Zacharias & Steve Heather
Re-Generation
Waves_4_HP
October 18 | 20.00
Tickets

How can we be different together? Re-Generation invites you to a listening session with your whole body. Together, listeners connect through sound mediations to create shared resonant spaces.

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Doris Uhlich
Tank
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October 20 21 | 19.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10€

Trapped in a glass TANK, Doris Uhlich evokes cinematic, robotic and medical associations and enters into a captivating, almost cinematic exploration of the body as a field of experimentation. 

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Cora Rudy van Dongen Frost/ Franz Reimer
Sogar dein Tod war ein Geschenk
Walter Pressefoto 2_HP
October 21 22 23 | 21.00
October 22 23 24 | 18.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10€

This evening tells the story of the friendship between Cora Frost and Walter Ladengast, the actor, lyricist, painter, photographic artist and neighbor from Cora's childhood days. We listen to his voice and watch as his paintings and photographs form a slow film of his life. 

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Stages of Ageing
October 25 26 | 19.00
October 27 | 10.00 - 15.00
Eintritt frei

Stages of Ageing - the discourse programme of the Coming of Age festival takes a look at those needs in old age(s), that have so far been neglected in our society and in the structures of the independent theatre scene.

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25 Jahre SOPHIENSÆLE
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October 29 | 18.00
Feast
Various Locations |

The Sophiensæle theater is turning 25 and our festival Tanztage Berlin can also look back on its 25th anniversary and its 30th edition. That's why we are celebrating everything together on October 29: The Sophiensæle, the Tanztage Berlin and the book launch of our anniversary publication OPENINGS.

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Corinne Maier
Die Zufügung
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October 30 31 | 19.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10€

Corinne Maier presents a gripping lecture performance on the subject of age and aging with text fragments by the exceptional author Gerlind Reinshagen, improvisations by the performer and the music of Elvis Presley.

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Lajos Talamonti
Alter Hase
Alter Hase_c_HP
November 04 05 06 07 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10€

Five former dancers look back on the time of their common classical artistic imprint. In a last joint dance they make the rigid structures of classical dance pliable and tell of life as an often surprising school, the method of which everyone has to invent anew for themselves every day.

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Coming of Age
Coming of Age_Grafik HP
© Jan Grygoriew

Age is just a number – yet there is no getting around aging. In the midst of debates about the climate movement, identity politics, and body image, it is time to renegotiate long-established generational contracts. Not only has the recent pandemic history shown that questions of responsibility and solidarity need to be revisited. 
The performance festival COMING OF AGE, which will take place from September 15 to November 7 at Sophiensæle, is dedicated to various facets of aging in society - and looks at the different challenges of a phenomenon that affects us all.

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Das Ost-West-Ding 2 Tanja Krone Mit echten Reden (1): Das Ellenbogen-Prinzip

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Outdoor Performance + Talk
2020 October 03 | 16.00
im Garten der Sophienkirche
In German

Due to limited space capacities, we kindly ask you to register in advance by e-mail to presseassistenz@sophiensaele.com. For the purpose of contact tracing in the sense of the SARS-CoV-2 infection protection ordinance, please provide your name, telephone number and e-mail address as well as the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of your accompanying persons when registering. The data will be destroyed 4 weeks after your stay. 

On October 3, Tanja Krone invites you to an outdoor adaptation of her successful festival performance from last fall, as the final highlight of our focus Das Ost-West-Ding 2.

“You must learn to extend your elbows now!” This post-reunification mantra had a decisive impact on 13-year-old Tanja Krone at the time and marked the end of the GDR for her. Almost 30 years later, she asks her family, teachers and school friends about their everyday life during the time of reunification. What shifts did the system change bring about in their lives? In a “polyphony of scepticism about the present and idealization of the past” (Der Tagesspiegel), three women from two generations reveal layer after layer of histories. Using synthesizers and mixtapes, Krone invents the accompanying soundtrack and carefully creates something new.

ACCESSBILITY INFORMATION
The event takes place in the garden of Sophienkirche. The entrance is located in Sophienstraße (diagonally opposite of Sophiensæle, Sophienstraße 18). Since the event will take place outside, please bring weatherproof clothing. On site there will be seating with stools, but you are welcome to bring your own blankets and cushions. If that is the case, please approach our staff. The show takes 50 minutes, followed by a talk with the audience, and is held in German spoken language. Admission is free. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Gina Jeske at jeske@sophiensaele.com or 030 / 27 89 00 35.

TANJA KRONE is a director, performer and musician whose projects deal with art as a space of possibility and participation of various protagonists. Her performances in the past have ranged from the founding of the world's largest women's rock band to the invention of utopian states in Africa and the creation of a modern youth Salvation Army in Berlin. Since summer 2017 she has been touring European cities with The European House of Gambling, an international group of performers and do-gooders, to find out if a gambling community is also a just one.
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DIRECTION, RESEARCH Tanja Krone PERFORMANCE Frida Ponizil, Emma Rönnebeck, Tanja Krone DRAMATURGY Johanna-Yasirra Kluhs COSTUMES, STAGE Eva Lochner MUSIC Thomas Seher VIDEO Clarissa Thieme Production management Ronja Losert, Claudia Peter Assistant Director Luise Walter

A production by Tanja Krone in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE and HELLERAU - Europäisches Zentrum der Künste (Dresden). Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the Capital City Fund within the festival Das Ost-West-Ding 2019. The outdoor version was created with the kind support of Schloss Bröllin e.V. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung