Programme
Today | 18:00
Sebastian Matthias
Urban Creatures
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August 11 12 | 18.00
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Dance
Festsaal | 25/15 €

In the piece, which is both music theatre and dance performance, the audience itself becomes part of a living sound installation. Electronic sounds emanate from their own mobile phone loudspeakers, which change depending on the distance to the performers and merge into a single collective body of sound.

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Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
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August 15-19 | 19.45
Tickets
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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Mette Ingvartsen
The Dancing Public
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August 17 18 19 | 21.00
Tickets
Dance
Festsaal | 25/15 €

Inspired by the historical phenomenon of dance frenzy - the solo dance mixes ecstatic eruptions with pounding beats and is party, spoken word concert and expression of physical madness to exhaustion all in one.

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Faye Driscoll
Thank You For Coming: Space
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August 24 25 26 27 | 18.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 25/15 €

Faye Driscoll stands alone on stage but creates a dynamic group experience. She is part of a complex installation, is wired for sound transmission and is supported by pulleys, ropes or the weight of others.

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Pelenakeke Brown
Enter // Return
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September 09 10 | 18.00
Tickets
Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 €

For the first time in Germany, the festival Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer presents a work by the Sāmoan/Pākeha artist Pelenakeke Brown. With her collective of disabled artists, she takes a new look at aesthetics and the art of the disabled body in this interdisciplinary performance.

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Sindri Runudde
A Sensoral Lecture
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September 09 10 | 21.00
September 11 | 16.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Can a voice message be more intimate than a nude photo? Together with composer Marta Forsberg, Sindri Runudde explores the concept of voicemail and the culture of auditory versus text-based SMS: A Sensoral Lecture is all about auditory romance and love at first frequency - an exploration of sound and especially the voice as a form of touch.

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Quiplash (Amelia and Al Lander-Cavallo)
Queere Audiodeskription
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September 13 | 14.00 - 18.30
September 14 | 11.00 - 15.30
Festsaal | 10/20/30/40 €

Join Quiplash to explore what it means to integrate audio description into performance, queerly. The workshop takes place over two relaxed half-day sessions (with breaks) at the Festsaal of Sophiensæle.

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Anajara Amarante
Butching Cowboys
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September 15 | 20.00
September 16 17 | 18.00
Tickets
Kantine | 15/10 €

Anajara Amarante takes the audience into their queer version of South American surrealism and creates entire dance landscapes out of it: Closely connected to the artists, the audience experiences a crescendo evening that is both visual protest and ritual celebration.

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Quiplash
Unsightly Drag and Friends
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September 16 17 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Welcome to Unsightly Drag and Friends: Quiplash invites the audience to a dazzling and somewhat different evening of cabaret! Between musical and stand-up comedy, abstract worlds and smooth moves the ensemble of Queer Crips (short: Quips) show us how sexy the mix of entertainment and access can be.

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Angela Alves
Tennis
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September 23 24 | 19.00
September 26 27 | 20.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In the dance performance TENNIS, Angela Alves examines sport, art and society for ableist and classist patterns of discrimination; exploring  methods to confront them without losing her nerve. In the setting of a tennis court, the dancer takes up the racket and prepares to serve for an accessible future.

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Sheena McGrandles
Dawn: A Musical on Reproduction
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September 23 24 | 21.00
September 24 | 14.00
September 25 | 16.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Sheena McGrandles’s successful experimental musical is back: Between concert, spoken word and performance, one ensemble together with a small choir of childless people speculates on new ways of starting a family!

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Thorsten Lensing
Verrückt nach Trost
Verrückt nach Trost_ThorstenLensing_01_FotoArmin Smailovic
September 30 | 19.00
October 01 02 07 08 09 | 19.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 28/18 €

The children Charlotte and Felix emerge from the sea and play as their dead parents on the beach. It's a ritual the two have been practicing for years. In memory of their parents' wild exuberance, they put sunscreen on their backs and tickle each other until they can hardly breathe. For brief moments,all sadness falls away from them. Again and again, however, the different needs of the two ten- and eleven-year-old siblings break into the game.

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Simone Dede Ayivi und Kompliz*innen
Let‘s J̶u̶s̶t̶ Be Friends
October 13 14 15 | 19.00
October 16 | 17.00
Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In Let's Just Be Friends, Simone Dede Ayivi interviews people who live their friendships as a feminist counter-concept to family businesses or marriages: Friends who do projects together or take on responsibilities for each other that are usually attributed to the close family context or romantic relationships between two people.

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James Batchelor & Collaborators
Shortcuts to Familiar Places
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October 17 18 19 20 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Shortcuts to Familiar Places, James Batchelor creates a personal performance about the body as a site of historical and choreographic inscription.

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Company Christoph Winkler
Radical Minimal
October 20 21 | 19.30
15/10 €

With Radical Minimal, the Berlin-based Company Christoph Winkler explores the radical potential of minimal music and contemporary dance. In three choreographies, the team reinterprets three well-known pieces of minimal music: Come Out by Steve Reich, Coming Together by Frederic Rzewski and Stay on it by Julius Eastman.

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Lois Alexander
Yeye
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October 22 24 25 | 20.00
October 23 | 18.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Lois Alexander explores the afterlife of slavery and the reverberations on our present.Yeye explores memory, traces and notions of a motherland, moving through different levels of video, text and performance.

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Anna Natt
Queering Nosferatu
October 27 28 29 | 20.00
October 30 | 18.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In her new performance, Anna Natt, together with experimental musician Robert Curgenven, examines the vampire figure of Nosferatu for its queerness.

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Hausführung
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October 28 | 17.00
Various Locations |

If you want to get to know the history of Sophiensæle, join one of our guided tours. Regular guided tours are in German. English guided tours are available for groups of five people or more.

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Specials
Festival
Tanz im August 2022
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34. International Festival Berlin
August 05-27

The international festival Tanz im August, presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, is once again showing a full three-week programme with international and local choreographers from different generations. From August 5–27, 2022 a total of 21 productions with around 200 artists from over 25 countries are being shown in 87 performances at HAU Hebbel am Ufer and 6 other venues in Berlin. 

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Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer
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September 09-17

For the first time in Germany, the Sophiensæle will bring together international works by queer disabled artists as part of the performance festival Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer – with all the challenges and potentials that the intersections of disability and queerness entail.

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Turbo Pascal Irgendwie Mitte A Zoom-Com in four episodes

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PERFORMANCE-SERIES + PUBLIC-VIEWING
2021 August 18 19 20 21 | 21.30
Auf Zoom
Auf Deutsch - in German

18. August 2021 / 9.30 pm / Episode 1: Among us / ca. 40 min
19. August 2021 / 9.30 pm / Episode 2: Dviding lines / ca. 40 min 
20. August 2021 / 9.30 pm / Episode 3: Backgrounds / ca. 40 min
21. August 2021 / 9.30 pm / Episode 4: Breakout / ca. 40 min

The performance will take place on the videoconferencing platform Zoom. A computer or laptop with a camera is required for participation; to participate in the public viewing, a smartphone instead of a computer or laptop is sufficient. You need to download the newest Zoom software (5.3.0 at least) and agree to its privacy policy. The price system is based on solidarity - everyone pays what they want.

Many people classify themselves as belonging to society's "Mitte". But where exactly is that - somewhere between top and bottom, rich and poor? As part of a four-part live reality series, Turbo Pascal go in search of the diffuse categories and relationships that make up the so-called "Mitte". To do this, the collective looks around its own circle of family, friends and acquaintances.

We start in Berlin Mitte. Four friends - Alexandra, Cordula, Jule and Ernst - meet in digital space, discuss, exchange positions and search for their class consciousness. They address lines of conflict and listen to each other. They ask the viewers for advice. They open themselves up to further experiences, invite people from their past and present to join them - even across social distances. But who will really come? Who will join them?

IRGENDWIE MITTE deals with class relations on the relationship level: from real relationships a zoom-com about middle class relations emerges, musically accompanied by Friedrich Greiling / Mittekill. In the course of four episodes, in which the audience can enter at any time, the circle of people expands, the perspectives change. Which forms of solidarity seem possible? Which lines of conflict remain? Can the naming of differences lead to new alliances?

HOW THE EVENT WORKS

With the purchase of a ticket, you can watch all four episodes at the respective times: either live on Zoom or as a live broadcast in the Sophiensæle courtyard. To participate in the public viewing in the Sophiensæle courtyard, you must register in advance due to the limited number of seats. You can also watch missed episodes later on Vimeo. On your online ticket, which you receive via mail after purchasing, you will find a personalized link to participate on all four night, the registration link for the public viewing and a link to watch missed episodes on Vimeo.

SUPPORT

Click here to download a manual (in German) with further details. If you have any further questions, please send an e-mail to ticketing@sophiensaele.com or call our ticket telephone number 030 - 28 35 266 Monday to Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. From 30 minutes before the start of the event, you can reach telephone support on 030 27 89 00 591.

 

TURBO PASCAL develops interactive performances that turn theater into an assembly and negotiation space for social processes, dynamics and utopias. In addition, the collective, which was founded in the context of the Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Practice study program in Hildesheim, realizes participatory projects with citizens or young people and conceives formats for conversation and communication. Since 2008, the collective has been based in Berlin and works continuously with Sophiensæle.

Interactive

CONCEPT Turbo Pascal BY AND WITH Angela Löer, Eva Plischke, Friedrich Greiling, Frank Oberhäußer, Janina Janke, Margret Schütz, Sophia Keßen  & GUESTS Alper Yildiz, Johanna Oberhäußer, Magdalena Smialkowska, Georg Schütz, Bettina Grahs u. a. DESIGN Janina Janke MUSIC Mittekill / Friedrich Greiling ASSISTANT Sophia Keßen VIDEO Daniela del Pomar, Paul Holdsworth LIGHTING, ENGINEERING Fabian Stemmer PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Marit Buchmeier, Lisanne Grotz / xplusdrei production office    

A production of Turbo Pascal in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund. Media partner: taz.die tageszeitung