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Henrike Iglesias OH MY
April 14 15 | 20.00 Performance
Festsaal | FÄLLT AUS!

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Henrike Iglesias FRESSEN
April 18 19 | 20.00 Performance
Festsaal | FÄLLT AUS!

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

An equal team of artists with and without learning disabilities restage three key choreographic works of the 20th century and claim their long overdue place in dance history.

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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

The feminist-satirical late-night show by Anne Haug and Melanie Schmidli! The two fucktresses have brought two bizarre gifts with them: themselves. Cometh and learn!

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Godehard Giese + Marco Brosolo sind PARANOIA GODARD concezione
April 29 | 20.00 Record Release Concert
Kantine | 10/7 EURO

A new star has been born in Italo-Pop heaven: PARANOIA GODARD - that is the German actor Godehard Giese and the Italian musician and producer Marco Brosolo. As record release of their debut album CONCEZIONE they invite to an antiparanoid concert evening.

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Melanie Jame Wolf TONIGHT
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May 02 03 04 05 | 20.00 Dance/Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

In humorously exaggerated amateur and rock star poses Melanie Jame Wolf, joined by Sheena McGrandles and Rodrigo Garcia Alves, critically explores the potency of a popularly shared poetic and its commercial exploitation.

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May 04 | 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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KiezKantine Kieze Gegen Rechts
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May 06 | 19.00 Salon
Kantine | 5 EURO inklusive Suppe

Kieze Gegen Rechts is about local civil society engagement against right-wing extremism. We invite initiatives and activists who set a good example.

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Florentina Holzinger TANZ
May 10 11 | 20.00
May 12 | 20.30
Festsaal | FÄLLT AUS!

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Lange / Kress / Mazza / Stymest VIER
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May 15 16 | 20.00 Dance/Performance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Four deaf performers have joined forces to collectively work on their first piece: A musical!

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Johannes Müller / Philine Rinnert Das weiße Rössl am Central Park
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May 20 21 22 | 20.00 Musical Theater

Müller/Rinnert merge the music of the revue Im Weißen Rösslwith a New York expat-adaptation by Jimmy Berg: A multimedial evening about Jewish-German refugee experience, lost entertainment history and the dazzling (re)discovery of Heimat.

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Boys in Sync_c_Jan Husták_HP 1
May 21 | 18.00 Performance

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hannsjana Anstattführung
May 22 | 17.00
May 23 24 | 14.00
Audio Walk
Stadtführung / Start im Hof - Ende U-Bhf. Gesundbrunnen | TICKETS ÜBER DAS PAF

In a performative audio walk, hannsjana explore the East-West dialogue in Berlin's urban space as a border-crossing pack of bears.

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Tanja Krone MIT ECHTEN REDEN (1): Das Ellenbogen-Prinzip
May 23 24 | 17.00 Performance
Hochzeitssaal | TICKETS ÜBER DAS PAF

30 years after the reunification, Tanja Krone asks her family, teachers and school friends about their everyday life during the time of reunification and takes the answers on stage!

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Léonard Engel How to get a rid of a body. A Magical Manual
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May 29 30 | 20.00 Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

In his dance solo, Léonard Engel precisely and humorously uses a series of deceptive strategies that are doomed to fail and instead put the body at the center of attention.

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TANZSCOUT-WORKSHOP zu How to get rid of a body
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May 30 | 18.30 Workshop
Kantine | 5 EURO

In a one-hour (physical) introduction before the show, the participants playfully and practically approach the movement material of the upcoming dance piece How to get rid of a body.

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          Yui Kawaguchi MUGEN Sleepless Butterfly

          © Mendora


          2020 April 01 02 03 | 20.00


          Am I a man who had dreamed he was a butterfly or a butterfly dreaming he was a man? – Zhuangzi The Butterfly Dream

          Yui Kawaguchi translates in Mugen (Japanese: illusion, infinity) the classical elements of Japanese Nō theatre into a hypnotic interplay of dance, music and light. In a fast-paced choreography, Joy Alpuerto Ritter seems to outright fly through an installation on stage. She is fueled by Mohammad Reza Mortazavi, who single-handedly creates a sound atmosphere of orchestral quality with his instruments. Although each element exists in its own cosmos, a trance-like flow is created through ever new encounters, changing tempos and incidences of light, dissolving the boundaries between fantasy and reality, dream and wakefulness.

          YUI KAWAGUCHI studied dance and theatre in Tokyo. Since 2005, she has been working in Berlin, where she works in collaboration with various artists (Nico and the Navigators, Flying Steps und Helena Waldmann u.a.) and also develops her own pieces, which are invited to numerous festivals worldwide. She is part of the original cast of Flying Bach, for which she choreographed the contemporary part. Her dance installations MatchAtria and andropolaroid (Tanzpreis Köln), have been enthusiastically received by the public and press. Since 2008 she has been directing the series Die Stadt im Klavier with pianist Aki Takase. 2018 her latest joint project Da Capo was created.

          Joy Alpuerto Ritter (born 1982 in Los Angeles/ USA) graduated from the Palucca Dance School in Dresden in 2004. After that she started working as a contemporary freelance dancer in and around Berlin with many choreographers, among them Christoph Winkler, in whose Witch Dance Project she danced at Sophiensæle in 2016. Since 2013 she has been a dancer of the Akram Khan Dance Company  and the company Wangramirez. In 2016 she has been nominated as "outstanding female dancer" (modern) by the National Dance Awards UK.

          Mohammad Reza Mortazavi lives in Berlin as a composer and musician. He plays tombak and daf, two percussion instruments, which influenced him since his childhood in Isfahan (Iran). His minimalist compositions are dedicated to a balance between focus and letting go. Inspired by sounds of daily life and nature, his emotional connection to life gets transformed into vibrant and polyphone rhythms. The award-winning musician presents his music both solo and in international projects with other musicians as well as producers, theatres and dancers. 

          CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY Yui Kawaguchi BY AND WITH Joy Alpuerto Ritter (Dance), Mohammad Reza Mortazavi (Music) STAGE DESIGN Acci Baba COSTUME Sadak LIGHT, Technician Fabian Bleisch DRAMATURGE Rosi Ulrich PRODUCTION Ilja Fontaine

          A production by Yui Kawaguchi | Mendora and NICO AND THE NAVIGATORS, in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE, MA scène nationale - Pays de Montbéliard and WEHR51, funded by the City of Cologne. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung