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Eva Meyer-Keller Living Matters

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February 23 | 18.00 Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

A hybrid performance, fluctuating between the visual and performing arts, which combines the methodical investigation of “life” with the overwhelming and excessive demands of lives being lived.

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Wagner-Feigl-Forschung/Festspiele Hyperobjekte?
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February 26 27 28 29 | 20.30 Performative Art Installation
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

A performative art experiment: With two halves of a car, Wagner/Feigl explore the material nature of the great conflicts of our time, developing a unique poetry.

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Markus&Markus Die Berufung
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February 27 28 29 | 19.30 Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Markus&Markus tracked down activists, chronicled their actions on video and apprenticed with them: A hopeful journey across the Republic.

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Olivia Wenzel 1000 serpentinen angst
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March 04 | 19.00 Book Launch: Performative Reading + Party
Kantine | 5 EURO

Olivia Wenzel invites us to a séance: Old and new images around her debut novel 1000 serpentinen angst are conjured up including readings, video works, live music and talks, which are losely associated with each other.

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Florentina Holzinger TANZ
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March 05 06 07 08 | 20.00 Dance/Performance
Festsaal | 23/15 EURO

The dizzying conclusion of Holzinger‘s trilogy on the body as a spectacle: TANZ deals with physical discipline and the cult of beauty ingrained within the tradition of dance.

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Tucké Royale + Kaey Aufbruch, Abbruch, Umbruch
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March 13 14 | 19.30 Salon
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Song Evening and Reading on the Migration Background East.

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Oozing Gloop The Gloop Show
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March 13 14 | 21.30 Live Art
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

The worlds leading autistic green drag queen Oozing Gloop explains the world to us and starts at the very beginning: With the letter A.

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MusikKantine #5 – Songslam
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March 18 | 19.30 Songslam
Kantine | 10/7 EURO

For one night musicians fight for fame, honour and the favour of the audience.

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Hausführung
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March 20 | 17.00 Guided tour
Various Locations | 5 EURO

A guided tour about the eventful history of the Sophiensæle from its construction in 1904/05 to the present day.

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Vanessa Stern La Dernière Crise – Frauen am Rande der Komik
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March 20 | 20.00 Late Night Show
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

The women on the edge of comedy are embarking on their ninth year and Vanessa Stern discovers once again funny, talented people where actually are none.

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Politics of Love #7
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March 23 | 19.00 Lecture
Kantine | 5 EURO

The Queer Darlings edition of the discussion series is dedicated to current queer strategies of staging race.

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Joana Tischkau BEING PINK AIN'T EASY
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March 24 25 26 | 19.00 Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Gangstas, Pimps and Hoes: By using the example of a pink fashion trend in the hypermasculine rap scene, Joana Tischkau examines how fragile social constructs of race and gender are.

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Nima Séne Beige B*tch
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March 24 25 | 20.30 Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

Take a seat in the live TV show, Beige Nation! As your provocative star and host*, the post-internet icon Beige B*tch scrolls through the saturated reality of her beige world and challenges the (sur-)real fantasy construct of “mixed race” women.

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CHICKS* Love me harder
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March 26 | 20.30
March 27 28 | 21.00
Performance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Love me harder is looking for a queer, fluid version of male eroticism that allows insecurities and makes consent a principle.

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Marcel Schwald + Chris Leuenberger EF_Femininity
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March 27 28 | 19.00 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

In four solos, they share personal experiences and longings that still shape their political struggles and their relationship to their own bodies today. An evening that celebrates resistance to the norm and pride in one‘s own femininity!

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Yui Kawaguchi MUGEN
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April 01 02 03 | 20.00 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

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Lucky Trimmer Tanz Performance Serie #28
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April 10 | 20.00
April 11 | 18.00
April 11 | 21.00
Dance/Performance
Festsaal | 18/13 EURO

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Henrike Iglesias OH MY
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April 14 15 | 20.00 Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

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Henrike Iglesias FRESSEN
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April 18 19 | 20.00 Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

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Saša Asentić & Collaborators Dis_Sylphide
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April 24 25 | 19.00 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

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Anne Haug + Melanie Schmidli Projekt Schooriil
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April 25 | 21.00 Late Night Show
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

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PARANOIA GORDARD concezione
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April 29 | 20.00 Record Release Concert
Kantine | 10/7 EURO

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          Thorsten Lensing Unendlicher Spaß

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          Theater

          2018 February 22 24 25 | 19.00
          2018 March 02 03 04 | 19.00
          2019 May 04 | 19.00
          2019 May 05 | 18.00
          Festsaal

          In German - with English Surtitles

          For more than 20 years, director Thorsten Lensing has been showing his celebrated and renowned productions at Sophiensæle - a success story crowned by the invitation to this year's Theatertreffen!

          David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, first published in the U.S. in 1996, is an attempt to narrate today's world in 1500 pages, without reducing it to a single interpretation. Wallace states, I want to write about how it feels to live today, instead of distracting people from it. Hence, Wallace finds himself writing about everything from the serious, to the trivial, to the bizarre: birth pangs and death throes, blizzards, stories of love and separation, phobic men, excessive salivation, nurses who seem to emerge out of a racy-nursewear catalogue, and birds having heart attacksin mid-flight.

          In doing so, Wallace approaches both his comical and tragic characters with an unprecedented delicacy and earnest.As Wallace believes,jokes are often the bottles in which we send out the most plangent screams for someone to care and help.

          Part of the staging will centre on the three brothers of the Incandenza family: Hal, a prodigiously intelligent and talented student at the Enfield Tennis Academy; and his elder siblings, Orin, the punter for the Arizona Cardinals, and Mario, a severely deformed and disabled filmmaker and passionate radio listener. Other characters appear, such as Joelle van Dyne, a veiled radio announcer and member of the Union of the Hideously and Improbably Deformed and Don Gately, a former thief and medicine addict from the drug rehabilitation centre Ennet House. All characters of the novel are helplessly at the mercy of life's hasards.

          CAST Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Sebastian Blomberg, André Jung, Ursina Lardi, Heiko Pinkowski, Devid Striesow DIRECTOR Thorsten Lensing Co-DIRECTORBenjamin Eggers-Domsky STAGE DESIGNGordian Blumenthal und Ramun Capaul COSTUMES Anette Guther DRAMATURGY Thierry Mousset TEXT VERSION Thorsten Lensing COLLABORATION TEXT VERSIONThierry Mousset, Dirk Pilz  PRODUCTIONEva-Karen Tittmann STAGE DESIGN DIRECTORMartina Schulle TECHNICAL DIRECTORDirk Lutz ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Lucie Grünbeck, Luisa Puschendorf COSTUME ASSISTANCE Marie Fischer

          A production by Thorsten Lensing in coproduction with Schauspiel Stuttgart, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Kampnagel Hamburg, Theater im Pumpenhaus Münster, HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund and the City of Münster.

          Fotos © David Baltzer / Agentur Zenit