Company Christoph Winkler
We are going to Mars
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November 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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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
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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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The new has become tradition at the Tanztage Berlin: now in its 25th edition, the festival will present the young choreographic talents of the city over eleven days. The focus this year will be on the critical and affirmative adoption of practices from a variety of cultural contexts: an equally enchanting yet questionable exoticism will sprawl from the stage into the audience, ethnic stereotypes will be thrown off-balance by over-exaggeration, post-colonial heritage will be devoured and the Japanese martial art of Ninja will lend the necessary fire power to Contact Improvisation. In addition, transborder practices of love and sexuality and experiments with the physicality of voice and the sound of the body will be explored.

The exchange between Berlin and the non-European dance scenes will be continued this year with the Collectivo AM from Mexico City. Another special guest of the Tanztage Berlin will be the Julius-Hans-Spiegel-Zentrum. The mobile research center explores the exoticisms of modern dance and questions the relationship between contemporary dance and non-Western physical practices.

Let’s talk about dance! Together with the audience we will once again test new dance exchange formats. So that dancing will not just be limited to the stage, two choreographers will present their own party formats. We invite you to celebrate a roaring festival of contemporary dance with us!

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WITH Rodrigo Garcia Alves, Rike  Flämig + Zwoisy  Mears-Clarke, Jule  Flierl, Roderick  George, Olivia  Hyunsin  Kim, Aline  Landreau, Rocio Marano + Lea Kieffer, Ania  Nowak, António Onio + Bráulio Bandeira, Kareth  Schaffer, Mirjam Sögner, Karol  Tyminski  SPECIAL GUESTS Colectivo AM: Bárbara  Foulkes, Nuria Fragoso, Anabella  Pareja  Robinson  and the artists in residence of the   Julius-Hans-Spiegel-Zentrum Dragana Bulut, Tümay  Kılınçel + Nuray Demir, Sara Mikolai ARTISTIC DIRECTION Anna Mülter FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT Franziska Schrage COLLABORATION Cilgia Gadola MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE Raisa Kröger DRAMATURGY ASSISTANCE Maja Zimmermann

Graphic © Jan Grygoriew