Today | 16:00
Public in Private / Clémentine M. Songe
Living Room
November 28 | 16.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Living Room Clémentine M. Songe (aka Clément Layes) explores the dynamics of the living room, that place where we surround ourself with things that feel familiar, intimate, recognizable, safe. Transforming this room into a ‘living room’, a room that makes its own choices. In collaboration with an architect, a light designer and a visual artist, Clémentine M. Songe bare the many interrelations that appear between our lives and this place, showing how much we take our habitual environment for granted, relying on it in order to feel ‘at home’ in the world. 

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Company Christoph Winkler
We are going to Mars
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November 28 29 30
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. >> Watch videos here

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Claire Cunningham
Thank you very much
December 03 04 05 | 19.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

A contemporary dance performance inspired by the glittering world of the tribute artist.

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Florentina Holzinger
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December 11 12 13 | 19.30
Festsaal | 25/18€

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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Siegmar Zacharias & Judith Hamann
WAVES #6 – Listening Sessions Towards Social Bodies
December 13 | 20.00

Sound meditations to dwell together in a space where we do not have to be alone: Siegmar Zacharias and her team offer WAVES in sensory and affective modes as a series of listening sessions together with FFT Düsseldorf and Sophiensæle Berlin, from May until December 2021. 

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Suvi Kemppainen + Josefine Mühle
Baby Choir
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December 16 19 | 19.30
December 17 18 | 21.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Innocent, cute, dependent – Baby Choir throws socially accepted baby images overboard and is  interested in the monstrosity of the baby archetype. What if the baby possessed desire, was capable of action, and had an activist bent to boot?

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Yui Kawaguchi
Mugen_c_Mendora HP
December 17 18 | 19.30
December 19 | 17.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Yui Kawaguchi translates in Mugen (Japanese: illusion, infinity) the classical elements of Japanese Nō theatre into a hypnotic interplay of dance, music and light.

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TANZSCOUT Tune-In zu Mugen
December 18 | 17.30
5 €

With playful and practical examinations of the subjects and working methods of the dance piece and by an exchange of material and questions, the workshop participants will be introduced to the upcoming performance event. 

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Tanztage Berlin 2022
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© Jan Grygoriew


In tandem with emerging dance artists connected to our city, Tanztage Berlin 2022 continues to examine what keeps us together and tears us apart. After 2021 the festival took place exclusively online, its 31st edition returns as an extended offline and online program. Alongside the last year’s selection of performances, it includes new creations and discourse formats on power, protest, and empowerment. The work presented during Tanztage Berlin 2022 critically navigates the present by reimagining past and future encounters on the dance floor. While dealing with acute problems like power relations, surveillance, disembodiment, or climate change, it tunes into the social body, creating much-needed moments of awareness, connectedness, and self-determination. Unlike the 21st-century billionaire strategy of abandoning earth in a rocket ship or escaping into a parallel virtual universe, the festival chooses instead to stay with the trouble: to celebrate dancing together through the crisis and against despair.

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After Europe Dekoloniale ästhetische Praktiken im Theater Panel accompanying

2019 October 10 | 18.00
Suitable for English Speakers

Based on the Hajusom ensemble's staging of Azimut, which deals with the long-term consequences of German colonialism in Africa, the panel explores the question of how decolonial aesthetics can be produced within theatre. Which artistic strategies and means were and are chosen for decolonial shifts? Which production-relevant decisions and working approaches contribute to decoloniality? The panel will include actress and director Lara-Sophie Milagro, artist and expert on body politics and colonial history Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro and theatre scholar, Pepetual Mforbe Chiangong.

LARA-SOPHIE MILAGRO works as an actress, director and dubbing artist. In 2000 she graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts and Goldsmiths College UK with a BA in Drama. In September this year it will be shown at the Münchner Kammerspiele under the direction of Anta Recke. The play Satoe at the Nationaltheater Mannheim (2013), which she also directed, was awarded the special prize of the Jury Hauptstadt Berlin.

NATHALIE ANGUEZOMO MBA BIKORO is an artist, curator and lecturer. In her work, she analyzes the processes of power and fiction in archives that critically address migration issues and develops environments for untold narratives of the resistance movements of African women and indigenous communities. Embedded in these narratives are testimonies from nature sound archives, queer ecologies, and postcolonial feminist accounts. Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro has received numerous awards, including the Fondation Blachère & Afrique Soleil Mali Prize for Best Artist at the Dakar Biennale (2012), the Arts Council England (2016) and the Goethe-Institut (2018).

PEPETUAL MFORBE CHIANGONG is a theatre scholar with a focus on Cameroon. Since 2012 she has been a lecturer at the Institute for African Studies at the HU Berlin, where she was awarded the Prize for Good Teaching in 2013. Her research focuses on postcolonial literature, critical theory, theatre criticism, drama and performance, development theatre, people cinema and the representation of age in literature.

GRIT KÖPPEN, theatre and cultural scholar, currently director of the Screenplay Academy at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin, was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the University of the Arts Berlin in the Graduiertenkolleg Das Wissen der Künste. She is the author of the book Performative Arts in Ethiopia: International Cultural Relations and Postcolonial Articulations (2017). Her research focuses on decolonial aesthetics and art strategies in contemporary theatre and postcolonial francophone drama in an African-diasporic context. She also teaches scenic writing at the Berlin University of the Arts.

Guests Lara-Sophie Milagro, Anguezmo Mba Bikoro, Pepetual Mforbe Chiangong CURATION AND MODERATION Grit Köppen