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Today | 16:00
Public in Private / Clémentine M. Songe
Living Room
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November 28 | 16.00
Tickets
Tanz/Performance
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
Film/Video
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
CLAIRE~1
December 03 04 05 | 19.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

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

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Florentina Holzinger
TANZ
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December 11 12 13 | 19.30
Tickets
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
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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
Tickets
Dance
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
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December 17 18 | 19.30
December 19 | 17.00
Tickets
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
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December 18 | 17.30
Workshop
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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JANUARY 06-22

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 Ogutu Muraya Fractured Memory

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Performance
2019 October 09 10 | 19.00
Kantine
Englisch mit deutschen Übertiteln

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A performative essay about the uncomfortable confrontation with our colonial history.

Based on James Baldwin's essay "Princes and Power," the author and theatre maker Ogutu Muraya asks how we can deal with the complex colonial legacy that, until today, continues to shape artistic and social perspectives in a variety of ways. In 1956 Baldwin accompanied influential black thinkers to an international congress on decolonization. As a contemporary witness, storyteller and theorist, Muraya simultaneously creates a collage of literary texts, historical film and photo footage, alongside personal memories of the violence and unrest in Kenya that he experienced during his youth. He creates a poetic space in which seemingly contradictory fragments unite; an invitation to acknowledge shared history and to face uncomfortable truths.

Ogutu Muraya is a writer and theater maker whose work is embedded in the practice of Orature. He studied International Relations at USIU-Africa and graduated in 2016 with a Master in Arts at DAS Theatre. His performative works and storytelling have featured in several theatres and festivals across different countries. Among others at La Mama (NYC), HIFA (Harare), Afrovibes Festival (Amsterdam) and Spielart Festival (München).

Composition Ogutu Muraya performance Jörgen Gario "Unom" Dramaturgical, direction assistance Esther Mugambi and Noah Voelker Initial research with Nele Beinborn With advice from Nicola Unger + Andrea Božić Filming, Editing CitéNOIR Toured by Veem House for Performance

A production by DAS Theatre. Special thanks to Roland Albrecht, Akira Milan, Lena Graber, Dirk Verstockt, Edit Kaldor, Muthoni Garland and Al Kags