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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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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Festival Risk and Resilience
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With our performance festival Risk and Resilience we invite you to exercise and reflect on artistic, psychological and political resistance!

Concepts of resilience - i.e. the ability to grow stronger in times of crises - were already in high demand before the corona pandemic. What is often ignored, however, is that the conditions for this resilience vary greatly depending on one's social position. In times of increasing attacks on the equality and integrity of women and minorities, the concept of resilience has become a fighting term in queerfeminist, anti-racist and other activist encounters. It is not least in this way that resistant strategies are increasingly finding their way into the arts.

However, in the current time of crisis, there is also growing scepticism towards demands for personal stability/resilience, as they are often geared towards increased performance and flexibility and thus follow neoliberal market logics. This ignores the capacities and needs of all those who are structurally disadvantaged in our society. So, the question arises as to whether exhaustion and transparent handling of one's own vulnerability are more appropriate ways of dealing with the current societal demands and threats - and above all of initiating change.

In performances, installations, walks, online workshops and lectures, the festival's artists negotiate the risky connections between resilience and vulnerability. The times of the pandemic have undoubtedly made them the topics of the hour and have changed the festival since its conception last autumn. Unfortunately, some of the international guest performances that were originally planned cannot take place due to the occasion - new, local and digital formats have been created in their place.


WITH Navild Acosta + Fannie Sosa, Olympia Bukkakis, Simone Dede Ayivi, Jule Flierl/Luise Meier/Vera Pulido, Flinn Works, Peter Frost, Marjani Forté-Saunders, Daniel Hellmann, Henrike Iglesias, Olivia Hyunsin Kim, María do Mar Castro Varela, Liz Rosenfeld, Claire Vivianne Sobottke/Michael Turinsky/Teresa Vittucci, Jess Thom, and many more CURATOR Joy Kristin Kalu

The festival is supported by the Capital Cultural Fund. Media partners: taz. die tageszeitung, tipBerlin.