Programme
Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
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September 27 28 | 18.15
September 29 30 | 18.00
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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Thorsten Lensing
Verrückt nach Trost
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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
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October 13 14 15 | 19.00
October 16 | 17.00
Tickets
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
Tickets
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
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October 20 21 | 19.30
Tickets
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 25 | 20.00
October 23 | 18.00
Tickets
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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Lois Alexander
BIPoC-only*: Yeye
BIPOC-ONLY (1)
October 24 | 20.00
Tickets
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
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October 27 28 29 | 20.00
October 30 | 18.00
Tickets
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
Hausführung
October 28 | 17.00
Tickets
Various Locations | 5 €

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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Queer Darlings 3 Vincent Riebeek Uchronia

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Dance/Performance
2022 March 12 13 | 20.00
Festsaal

German premiere

In English

On March 13, the virtual talk format Talking Together - On Air will take place after the show, starting at 8:00 p.m. You can participate free of charge from the comfort of your home. 

UCHRONIA is a remake of our world. In his new performance, Vincent Riebeek explores the origins of dance and humanity itself by reinventing different scenarios for existing creation stories. Using collages and tableaux vivants, the performers invite the audience to imagine what might be possible. The piece begins with the mystery of the origin of the world and asks the question: what if God were a transwoman? Would we move differently if we had a different understanding of where we come from?
On stage, four dancers go through all the somatic stages of development while a god-like female figure in the sky makes them witnesses to the creation of the universe. What follows is the unfolding of the changing paths of human (d)evolution of the four performers, whose reality is one in which normative rules do not apply. In UCHRONIA – which literally means "no time," but is also related to utopia as "no place" – we forge the future we want. At the same time, the piece is an urgent call for radical self-love, because Everybody's got to own their body!

Vincent Riebeek studied dance at the School for New Dance Development and Theatre at DASarts. Since he has presented work in Europe and abroad and received praise for making provocative work that balances a fine line between art and entertainment. He graduated with a MA in Theatre from Dasarts, Amsterdam (2018). His graduation work One of a Kind was shown in theatres in several European cities and is currently still touring. In 2019 he taught at the Spring Academy (Utrecht) and the master course for dancers LaCollectiz in Tel Aviv where he created the opening performance for Diver festival with the students. After completing a series of residencies in 2019–2020 at Tanzhaus Zürich and Arsenic Lausanne, he presented the resultant work entitled The desire to create something that already exists at Frascati Amsterdam. in 2021 he danced for Singaporean artist Choy Ka Fay in his piece Post Colonial Spirits that premiered at Tanz Im August in Berlin. 

direction and concept Vincent Riebeek performance and creation Rose Acras, Antonio Onio, Nica Roses, Slim Soledad, Maxima Caram (Video) outside eye Julien Alembik technical direction Paul Beumer video art Jeremy from AlexEtJeremy movement coach Gabrielle Transcending distribution and production DANSCO

A production by Vincent Riebeek and DANSCO in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE, ARSENIC Centre d’art scénique contemporain Lausanne und Julidans, Amsterdam. Funded by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK), NORMA Corona Fonds. With the support of Gessnerallee Zurich and Veem House for Performance, Amsterdam. The guest performance as part of Queer Darlings is supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Media partners:  Siegessäule, PW-Magazine, taz, die Tageszeitung.