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DIE KUNST, VIELE ZU BLEIBEN – Bundesweite Foren für Kunst, Freiheit und Demokratie – Sophiensæle | Freies Theater in Berlin

Saison 24/25

DIE KUNST, VIELE ZU BLEIBEN – Bundesweite Foren für Kunst, Freiheit und Demokratie

DIE KUNST, VIELE ZU BLEIBEN – Bundesweite Foren für Kunst, Freiheit und Demokratie

21./22.06. 10:00 – 22:00, Sophiensæle & Chamäleon Theater

With DIE KUNST, VIELE ZU BLEIBEN, the Fonds Darstellende Künste, together with partners from the field of independent performing arts, is organizing forums at nine locations across Germany – with performance, action and debate that stand up for art, freedom and democracy in a variety of gatherings. The aim is to confront what is probably the most urgent task of the present in a polyphonic exchange: The art of staying many.

The two forum days at Sophiensæle and Chamäleon Theater are dedicated to different forms of resistance against the political right, hatred and discrimination. On the first day, possible alliances and solidarities will be discussed in workshops, keynote speeches and discussions. On the second day, the forum will centralize perspectives on international resistance, with a view on Turkey, Hungary and Poland.

With amongst others: Vicki Dela Amedume, Noam Brusilovsky, Mihály Csernai, die Initiative der Berliner DIE VIELEN, András Dömötör, Bernát Gloviczki, Eva Hartmann, Heinrich Horwitz, i can be your translator (Linda Fisahn, Christoph Rodatz), Prof. Uffa Jensen, Göksu Kunak, Shelly Kupferberg, Şeyda Kurt, Luce deLire, Dóra Molnár, Zeyno Pekünlü, Jonathan Shapiro, Joana Tischkau & Elisabeth Hampe & Frieder Blume, Sookee, Jan Sowa, Aram Tafreshian, Zsófia Tóth, Shlomi Moto Wagner, Oliver Zahn.

On both evenings, Sophiensæle will also host two guest performances, The Last Supper by MEXA from São Paulo and Bitter Fields by les dramaturx from Bitterfeld, which make various forms of solidarity an aesthetic experience.


Free day tickets for both days are available here. The day ticket is valid for Sophiensæle and Chamäleon Berlin. Allocation to the individual workshops will take place on site. The day ticket entitles the holder to reduced admission to the performances “The Last Supper” (Sophiensæle) and “Bitter Fields” (Sophiensæle). When registering for the day program, a reduction code will be generated for tickets to the evening performances.

Overall curation: Felizitas Stilleke
Co-curation: Franziska Werner
Dramaturgy: Fabian Lettow
Assistance overall curation: Kate Fenderl
Scenography: Philine Rinnert
Assistance scenography: Lotte Dohmen
Technical direction, lighting design: Anahí Pérez
Technical assistance: Rio Theis
Communication: Sarah Rosenau
Production management: krass&krasser (Franziska Bald, Ann-Kristin Meivers, Lara Yilmaz) 
Project management Fonds Darstellende Künste: Björn Frers, Steffen Klewar
Project coordination Fonds: Anna Kondring
Fonds communication: Anne John, Carolin Meyer
Graphic design: Uta Oettel
Video design: Roman Hagenbrock
Translation: Christopher Langer
DGS translation: Oya Ataman, Jana Greschniok

The Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. has signed the Declaration of the Many and supports the current campaign for an open, diverse society in democracy and against right-wing extremism!

THE ART OF STAYING MANY. Nationwide Forums for Art, Freedom and Democracy is a series of events organized by the Fonds Darstellende Künste in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut, Chamäleon Berlin, fabrik Potsdam, FFT Düsseldorf, Hans Otto Theater Potsdam, HELLERAU - European Center for the Arts Dresden, HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Impulse Theater Festival, Kunstfest Weimar 2024, LOFFT - DAS THEATER Leipzig, OSTEN Festival Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Plattenstufen-Festspiele presented by PHOENIX Theaterfestival Erfurt, Residenz Schauspiel Leipzig, Societaetstheater Dresden, Sophiensӕle Berlin, Zentralwerk e. V. Dresden, Zirkustheater Festival Dresden. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR.

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