Interrobang Livestream: Familiodrom

May 14 15 | 20.00 Performance on Zoom
Online | 10/5 €

In Familiodrom, Interrobang gives birth to a child together with the online audience. Immediately the freshly baked parents' collective is stuck in the ideological swamp of cloth diapers, ready-to-eat porridge, sleep training, shame and guilt.

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May 15 | 19.00
May 16-29
Film Release + DJ Set
Online |

We would like to invite you to our second online showing, happening in the frame of the residency program NEW TECHNIQUES. T.Will and his collaborators will give insight into his research into the interrelation of race, gender and melancholia.

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Henrike Iglesias Livestream: Under Pressure
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May 19 | 19.30 Livestream
Online auf | Pay what you want

In an interactive game show, the performers of the collective Henrike Iglesias compete against each other. The audience decides via app who bears up best against the competition’s challenging performance categories.

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May 20 | 16.00
May 21-31
June 01 02 03
Online | 10/5 Euro

Gangstas, Pimps and Hoes: The US rap world is filled with hyper masculine images. Joana Tischkau draws on these events to expose the fragility of social constructs such as race and gender. We will show the performance as a film version.

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May 20 | 19.00 book presentation on zoom
Online | Eintritt frei

As part of the After Europe festival, curator Julian Warner invited participants to a symposium at Sophiensæle in the fall of 2019 to discuss central – and debatable – concepts and issues surrounding postcolonialism, decolonization, and identity politics. Now an edited version of the discussion has been published by Verbrecher Verlag.

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May 26 | 15.00
May 27 28 29 30
Online | Eintritt frei

As part of PAF Introducing ..., the installation in the Sophiensæle courtyard negotiates issues of class, gender and migration. In a subtle way it plays with conventions of fashion shows and refers to a current phenomenon in which so-called "workwear" finds its way into high fashion contexts. What's classy if you're rich, but trashy if you're poor?

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May 28 | 20.00 Artist Talk
Online |

With the ARTIST TALK, there is an opportunity to further learn about the Working Class Daughters project and the topics of the work.

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hannsjana Die große M.I.N.T.-Show
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May 29 30 | 18.00
May 31 | 19.00
June 01 | 19.00
Performance on Zoom
Online | Solidarische Preisstufen 5-25 Euro

Die große M.I.N.T.-Show goes online! As part of the Performing Arts Festival 2021, hannsjana reprogram a Zoom meeting into a late-night show in their usual humorous manner and confront the exclusion mechanisms of scientific disciplines.

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Tanztage Berlin 2021

© Jan Grygoriew

JANUARY 07 to ∞

Dear Audience, dear Friends of Tanztage Berlin,

due to the ongoing uncertain planning situation, after three attempts of postponing the festival since January 2021, we have to inform you with a heavy heart that the event won’t take place this year. The twelve performances we were supposed to present received an invitation to participate in its next edition in January 2022. The artists received their production/revival grants, cancellation fees, and rehearsal space and dramaturgical support throughout the season. The works are finished and ready to be presented live. On July 1st, we are going to publish an open call for Tanztage Berlin 2022. We would like to thank the artists and our audience for their patience and understanding and were very happy about the interest in our online kickoff of the Tanztage in January – you can still find the podcasts of the online kickoff on our website


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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 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.

          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 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.

          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