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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
We are Going to Mars_c_HP
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
Waves_6
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
Mugen_c_Mendora HP
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
Tanzscout-Einführung_Mugen_c_Mendora
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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Specials
Festival
Tanztage Berlin 2022
Tanztage HP mit Text schwarz
© Jan Grygoriew

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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Festival Tanztage Berlin 2022
Tanztage HP mit Text schwarz
© Jan Grygoriew

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. It also asks questions about dance’s ability to heal the individual and the collective body in times of distress. After 2021, the festival took place exclusively online – presenting perspectives on the near and distant future, work culture, care practices and (mental) health – 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 music video to the 2011 pop anthem Till the World Ends by Britney Spears depicts the artist throwing an underground party as the apocalypse approaches. The city is burning, debris is falling from the sky, but she is executing synchronized choreographies with a crowd of people, as in some modern-day version of dancing plague, convincing the listeners to “keep on dancing till the world ends”. But what kind of dance do we need when the apocalypse is more of a chronic menace than a story with a climax? And how does it feel to be a body in a never-ending state of emergency?

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.

WITH Clay AD, Juan Pablo Cámara, James Batchelor & Collaborators, Judith Förster/Stella Horta, Cassie Augusta Jørgensen, Layton Lachman/Samuel Hertz, Enad Marouf, Rita Mazza, Ana Lessing Menjibar, Lulu Obermayer, Julia Plawgo, Kiana Rezvani, Djibril Sall, Robert Ssempijja, Shiori Tada, tiran/Nkisi u. a. CURATOR Mateusz Szymanówka DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT Maciek Sado, Maxi Wallenhorst

The 31st Tanztage Berlin is a production of the SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the kind support of Tanzfabrik Berlin e. V. and Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte. Media partners: Siegessäule, tip, taz und Berlin Art Link.

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