Today | 16:00
Public in Private / Clémentine M. Songe
Living Room
November 28 | 16.00
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
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November 28 29 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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Claire Cunningham
Thank you very much
December 03 04 05 | 19.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

A contemporary dance performance inspired by the glittering world of the tribute artist.

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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
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
Tanztage HP mit Text schwarz
© Jan Grygoriew


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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Rodrigo Garcia Alves / Liz Rosenfeld: Residency Showing: New Techniques I

© Rodrigo Garcia Alves, Liz Rosenfeld

for free at | 24 hours online
In English with German subtitles

We would like to invite you to the first online showing happening in the frame of the residency program New Techniques at Sophiensæle. On December 17th, Rodrigo Garcia Alves and Liz Rosenfeld will share some of their ongoing creative research around the topic of queer hospice in the form of video scores, followed by a conversation with Mateusz Szymanówka, dance dramaturge at Sophiensæle.

How will we take care of each other as non-blood-related family? What do we require as queer people to ensure that we will be able to provide the end-of-life care that we envision? How can artistic research become a life-long commitment explored in different forms and iterations? During their residency at Sophiensæle Rodrigo Alves Garcia and Liz Rosenfeld met with figures who work with death in both pragmatic and creative ways: a palliative doctor, a death doula, a choir director, a bondage expert and a tattoo healer, among others. Together they deepened the knowledge around dying and queer care, creating choreographic scores, video works and auto-discursive writing dealing with questions of intimacy, asking how queer kin can continue to hold space for each other politically, artistically, architecturally and emotionally as they prepare for their hospice. In their residency, they had the privilege to spend studio time with Colin Self, Maja Zimmermann, Fercha Pombo, Andre Neely, Imogen Heath, Christian Küllmei and Dasnyia Sommer.

With the residency program NEW TECHNIQUES Sophiensæle wants to support emerging dance makers who have not yet benefited from structural support. Until the end of 2021, one choreographer per half-year will participate in the residency for one month with their artistic team. In November/December 2020 Rodrigo Garcia Alves and Liz Rosenfeld will explore questions of queer care; in March 2021 Tiran Willemse Normanson will research the connection between race, gender and melancholia; and in November 2021 Angela Alves will work around the topic of pleasure and visualization. Sophiensæle is among nine Berlin production houses participating in the pilot project Residency Funding Dance of the Berlin's Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

LIZ ROSENFELD is a Berlin-based filmmaker and performer who works with moving images and performance in order to convey a sense of past and future histories. Rosenfeld is invested in concepts of how history can be queered and experienced through the moment and the ways in which it is lived and remembered. Rosenfeld is part of the Berlin film production collective NowMomentNow, and one of the founding members of the food- performance group foodGASM, which explores the intersection of creative labor, food, and industry. RODRIGO GARCIA ALVES studied Solo Dance Authorship at HZT Berlin. Studio Disorder is his platform for cooperation with queer and migrant artists.

WITH Rodrigo Garcia Alves, Liz Rosenfeld In conversation with Mateusz Szymanówka

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