Programme
Today | 16:00
Imagining futures: what if?
DISKUSSION Imagining Futures
May 20 | 16.00
Discussion/Livestream
Festsaal-Foyer/online | Eintritt frei

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Imagining Futures brought together twelve innovative performing arts festivals for a pan-European experiment – a future-focused and predominantly female peer network that offered participating festival directors and artists a deep listening space and a moment to be together, think together, and dream of different futures.

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Today | 17:30 - 21:30
Bodies of Care
Platzhalter1
May 20 | 17.30 - 21.30
May 21 | 15.30 - 20.00
Videoinstallation
Festsaal-Foyer | Eintritt frei

The performance project Bodies of Care, a collaboration of young choreographers from Indonesia and Germany, invites the audience to a participatory exploration of the relationship between care and choreography.

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Tomorrow | 15:30 - 15:45
Bodies of Care: Togetherness
Platzhalter6
May 21 | 15.30 - 15.45
Audioinstallation
Hof | Eintritt frei

The performance project Bodies of Care, a collaboration of young choreographers from Indonesia and Germany, invites the audience to a participatory exploration of the relationship between care and choreography.

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Tomorrow | 16:00 - 16:30
Bodies of Care: The Skin Creature
Platzhalter1
May 21 | 16.00 - 16.30
Participatory Performance
Hof | Eintritt frei

The performance project Bodies of Care, a collaboration of young choreographers from Indonesia and Germany, invites the audience to a participatory exploration of the relationship between care and choreography.

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Kareth Schaffer
Question of Belief
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May 26 27 28 29 | 20.00
Tickets
Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Question of Belief, choreographer Kareth Schaffer addresses the demons of today’s world: Between actionism and laziness, distraction and apathy, the performers Mădălina Dan and Manon Parent fight their way through stage designer Dan Lancea's inflating stage landscape.

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Josephine Findeisen
Working Class Dance Group
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May 27 | 18.00
Tickets
15/10 €

Working Class Dance Group shows a working state of an ongoing research on class structures. The dancers revisit historical, female-proletarian perspectives and investigate the intersections of class, gender and the body.

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Lea Sherin Kübler + Soraya Reichl & Ensemble
Remember Now!
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June 03 04 05 | 14.00
June 03 04 05 | 17.00
Tickets
5€

Based on debates about the toppling of statues as well as the renaming of street names and an accompanying new examination of memory culture, the youth projekt invite you to a performative and interactive audio walk. 

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CRANKY BODIES a/company
Terrestrial transit - kick off
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June 03 04 | 19.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

The interdisciplinary project Terrestrial Transit deals with the activist practice of artistic intervention, which is gaining importance again in the former communist countries of Eastern Europe, in view of the strengthening of right-wing authoritarian regimes. The work of the dance company CRANKY BODIES a/company, founded in August 2020 by Peter Pleyer and Michiel Keuper, refers in particular to political forms of protest in the tradition of Polish and Hungarian dance and performance art before the fall of the Wall.

 

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Olivia Hyunsin Kim / Ddanddarakim
History has failed us, but…
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June 09 10 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

History has failed us, but... deals with physical forms of protest and searches for a solidary togetherness while taking into account different bodies. Which narratives and images of resistance are remembered - and how are they told?

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Kiana Rezvani
Cyber Ghosts
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June 11 | 20.00
June 12 | 18.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

The Sophiensæle are happy to be able to catch up this summer with the work of Kiana Rezvani from the Tanztage Berlin 2022 programme, which could not be presented during the festival in January due to the pandemic.

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Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
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June 17 20-24 27 28 29 30 | 20.45 - 21.45
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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Vanessa Stern
Die Rache der Panda-Pussies
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June 21 23 24 25 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

The Panda Pussies bring an inclusive, cross-generational gender theater to the stage – in the best anarchic Schlingensief tradition, with music and intelligent racket.

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Sommerfest
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June 22 | 18.00
Feast

This year we want to continue our old tradition: we celebrate the Sophiensæle summer festival - without any drama! 

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TANZTAGE BERLIN 2023 | OPEN CALL
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TO ALL emerging DANCE ARTISTS BASED IN BERLIN

Every new year, the Tanztage Berlin is not only the city's very first festival, it has also established itself nationally and internationally as an important platform for emerging dance artists since its founding in 1996. The next edition of Tanztage Berlin will once again take place under the artistic direction of Mateusz Szymanówka. The festival is currently planned for 5-21 January 2023 - however, the form as well as the exact date will depend on the constant reassessment of the pandemic. The festival offers emerging dance artists based in Berlin a framework for their new productions and revivals. The programme of the last two editions can be found at: https://tanztage-berlin.sophiensaele.com.

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Flinn Works: White Money Abhishek Thapar How to end your wealth A participatory performance

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Performance
2021 November 17 | 18.30
2021 November 18 | 18.30
2021 November 19 | 18.00
2021 November 20 | 16.30
2021 November 20 | 18.00
Raum 213
In English

The performance takes place within the framework of Flinn Works' White Money.  

>> DOWNLOAD FULL PROGRAMME OF "WHITE MONEY" HERE <<

How to end your wealth sends preconceived perceptions and everyday uses of money through the shredder. As money is stripped of its value and returned to its source material – paper – it attempts to bring forth other meanings and explores the value of "worth." During this participatory performance, audiences are guided through a process of radically reconsidering their relationship to wealth – their own and that of others.
How to end your wealth is part play and part craft, which brings mapping, speculation and storytelling to bear. The participants experience how wealth turns into nothing, into paper pulp – for the undescribed beginning of a speculative future. How to end your wealth penetrates through your bank accounts into your minds and hearts, forging connections and tracing interdependencies within a global capitalist machinery. In doing so, it seeks to unravel larger questions and provokes thoughts about notions of ownership, principles of give & take, and privilege & aid...

The participatory performance lasts about 60-75 minutes. Comprehension of spoken English is needed for understanding. The performance requires participation from the audience in spoken English and a written language of their choice. The light situation is rather bright. There are no surprising light or sound effects. The performance is suitable for an audience aged 21 and older. The space is on the 2nd floor. It can only be reached via the staircase and thus is unfortunately not accessible for wheelchair users. Participants are seated on chairs with backrests. There is one beanbag seat that can be reserved by phone or booked via the online ticket shop or at the box office, if available. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Gina Jeske at jeske@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 35.

ABHISHEK THAPAR (Director and Performer, Moga/India and Amsterdam/Netherlands) first studied business and then decided to turn his passion into a profession. He holds a Diploma in Physical Theatre from the London International School of Performing Arts and a Master in Theatre from DAS Theatre, Amsterdam. His performance My home at the Intersection was invited to the Zürcher Theaterspektakel and Spielart München, his new piece Cow is a Cow is a Cow was shown at the Ruhrfestspiele and the Aua wir Leben Festival in Bern. In the summer of 2021 he was artist-in-residence at Kampnagel. For several years he has been developing an artistic research and practice based on postcolonial epistemologies, historical metafiction and storytelling.

Lead Artist Abhishek Thapar CO-THINKER Noah Voelker DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT Maria Rößler Recording, Sound Design, Composition Andi Otto Edit, Co-composition Jonathan Nagel Voice Contribution Mohamadou Kamara

A production by Flinn Works in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. In cooperation with the Institute for Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim. Media partner: taz.die tageszeitung