Programme
Olivia Hyunsin Kim / Ddanddarakim
Like Daughter, Like Mother
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October 02 03 04 | 19.00
Tickets
Performance
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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Vanessa Stern
Gebeine. Die Frieda, die ich meine
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September 28 29 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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Schwenk & Schmans
Im Wald mit...
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October 04-31
November 01-07

In March 2021, four intergenerational hiking groups set off through Berlin's forests which. Schoolchildren ranging between the ages of nine and thirteen hiked with one or two grandparents by their side or accompanying them on the phone. Schwenk & Schmans have brought together the images, videos, audios, texts, questions and thoughts collected during these walks, creating a documentary.

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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
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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
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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
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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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Markus&Markus Theaterkollektiv
Die Brieffreundschaft
November 10 11 12 13 | 19.30
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Penthesilea, Judith, Clytemnestra, Medea, Lady Macbeth. Night after night, we let ourselves be sprinkled by their acts of violence enjoying the drama, murder and killing. If they were not trapped in Reclam books, they would probably be in prison. There, the Markus&Markus theater collective tracked down the - very real - protagonists of this evening for their new play and began to write them letters. An evening of theater that poses questions about humanity - and about second chances - in a new way!

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Company Christoph Winkler
We are going to Mars
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November 22 | 18.00
November 23-30
Film/Video
Eintritt frei

We are Going to Mars uses international video works to explore the history of the first African space program and how the reception of this story has changed over the past fifty years. 

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Rita Mazza + Anne Zander
Space 1880
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November 26 27 28 | 19.00
Performance
Hochzeitssaal |

Based on the history and culture of the deaf community, Rita Mazza and Anne Zander dedicate themselves to new forms of art in sign language in a visual sign performance.

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Festival
Coming of Age
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© 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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Thorsten Lensing + Jan Hein Anton Tschechow - Der Kirschgarten

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2014 January 24 25 26 | 19.30
Festsaal
Auf Deutsch - in German

In front of a sold out crowd in December 2011, the Sophiensaele celebrated its reopening after a partial renovation of the building with a performance of Der Kirschgarten. Once more, Der Kirschgarten takes to the stage– a very precisely composed chain of billowing, distinctive moments - outrageous, bizarre and surprising – just like life itself. Chekhov’s story of the highly indebted landowner Ranevskaya, whose only way out of debt is to chop down her beloved cherry orchard (but refuses to thus losing everything), provides an almost bodily encapsulation of the times as it elapses. As Jean Louis Barrault recalls: “first act – the cherry orchard might have to be sold, second act – the cherry orchard will be sold, third act – the cherry orchard is sold, fourth act – the cherry orchard has been sold, the rest – is life.” Chekhov never elucidates nor evaluates, he determines things and thus allows us to behold time, death, love and money.


DIRECTION Thorsten Lensing, Jan Hein WITH Niels Bormann, Benjamin Eggers, Anna Grisebach, Lisa Hrdina, Maria Hofstätter, Valentin Jeker, Willi Kellers, Joachim Król, Peter Kurth, Ursina Lardi, Horst Mendroch, Lars Rudolph, Devid Striesow, Rik van Uffelen COSTUMES Anette Guther, Christel Rehm MusiC Willi Kellers COMPANY MANAGEMENT Eva-Karen Tittmann TechniCS Andreas Harder ASSISTANCE DIRECTION Benjamin Eggers, Pia Bruer ASSISTANCE COSTUMES Miriam Zacheiss

Produced by Theater T1 in cooperation with Kampnagel Hamburg, Theater im Pumpenhaus Münster, Grand Théâtre Luxembourg, TAK Theater Liechtenstein, Hellerau -Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds and the Kulturamt der Stadt Münster. The revival is made possibly by the friendly support of Hauptstadtkulturfonds. Special thanks to our media partners rbb Kulturradio and Dussmann Das KulturKaufhaus.

photo © David Baltzer