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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Specials
News
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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Service
Outreach
About

PRODUCTION MANAGER* (D/W/M) FULL-TIME

The SOPHIENSÆLE are looking for a communicative and motivated full-time production manager for the organisational and administrative preparation and realisation of in-house productions, festivals and guest performances in the SOPHIENSÆLE and external venues.

IN THIS CONTEXT, THE POSITION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TASKS, AMONG OTHERS:

  • Coordinating the transitions from artistic decisions to organisational procedures and processes
  • Close cooperation with the departments of dramaturgy, artistic operations office, management, communications, technology and administration
  • Budget management and controlling, as well as monitoring the correct use of funds in accordance with the law on subsidies and drawing up plans for the release of funds
  • Preparatory accounting
  • Cost research and calculation
  • Communication with artists and agencies on production-related matters
  • Advising artists on the application for and use of funds
  • Communication with funding institutions on grant issues relevant to the project
  • Creation and maintenance of schedules in collaboration with the artistic operations office
  • Organisation and coordination of travel and accommodation in accordance with the Federal Travel Expenses Act (Bundesreisekostengesetz)
  • Organisation of rehearsal rooms
  • Contract management
  • Application for permits and necessary licences/rights of use
  • Collaboration in the preparation of proofs of use, factual reports and evaluations
  • If necessary, supervision of production assistants
  • General office duties 

FOR THIS POSITION YOU SHOULD HAVE:

  • Professional experience in the field of production management/event organisation
  • Sound experience in project management
  • Knowledge of the liberal performing arts
  • Confidence in dealing with public funding as well as planning and controlling project budgets
  • Knowledge of the legal basis for international travel planning (e.g. Federal Travel Expenses Act, visa applications)
  • Experience in communicating with artists/agencies on contract negotiations and all organisational matters related to events
  • Fluent in written and spoken German and English
  • Confident handling of the usual MS Office and Internet applications
  • Independent, conscientious way of working
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Open, appreciative and constructive communication style
  • Independent, proactive, structured and thorough way of working
  • High degree of organisational and team skills
  • Loyalty and reliability
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends in event contexts

WE OFFER:

  • A contract of employment with remuneration in line with TV-L E9
  • A high degree of creative freedom
  • The opportunity for regular, job-related further training
  • A great team with flat hierarchies
  • Flexible working hours according to the flexitime model
  • Possibility of mobile work

Due to funding conditions, the position is initially limited until December 2023, further employment beyond that is sought.

ABOUT US:

The SOPHIENSÆLE are a production and performance space for the independent performing arts. Here, artists and groups from Berlin as well as from the national and international scene produce and present innovative and experimental artistic concepts, aesthetics, styles and formats. The programme includes dance, performance, theatre, music theatre and discursive formats. As a place that sees itself as open and receptive, the SOPHIENSÆLE seeks intensive contact with artists, audiences and exchange on socially relevant topics. In addition to the focus on promoting young talent, many renowned companies and artists work in long-term collaborations at the house. The SOPHIENSÆLE present over 100 projects a year and host various in-house and external festivals.

The SOPHIENSÆLE are committed to developing in a diverse and inclusive way. Applications from people with a relevant personal or professional background and experience are particularly encouraged. We particularly encourage people with structural discrimination experience to apply.

INTERVIEWS IN THIS PROCESS TAKE PLACE ON AN ONGOING BASIS. AS LONG AS THE ADVERTISEMENT ON OUR WEBSITE IS STILL ACTIVE, YOU ARE WELCOME TO SUBMIT YOUR DOCUMENTS.

Please send your complete application to bewerbung@sophiensaele.com with „Produktionsleiter*in“ in the subject line. It is not necessary to include a photo with your application. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Katrin Hartmann at bewerbung@sophiensaele.com.

Data protection: We process the data you provide in your application in order to be able to process and respond to your application. If necessary, the data will be forwarded internally. If we are unable to consider you for the advertised position, we will delete your data after three months. You can revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future. More information on data protection at www.sophiensaele.com or at datenschutz@sophiensaele.com.

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