Programme
Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
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September 27 28 | 18.15
September 29 30 | 18.00
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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Thorsten Lensing
Verrückt nach Trost
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September 30 | 19.00
October 01 02 07 08 09 | 19.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 28/18 €

The children Charlotte and Felix emerge from the sea and play as their dead parents on the beach. It's a ritual the two have been practicing for years. In memory of their parents' wild exuberance, they put sunscreen on their backs and tickle each other until they can hardly breathe. For brief moments,all sadness falls away from them. Again and again, however, the different needs of the two ten- and eleven-year-old siblings break into the game.

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Simone Dede Ayivi und Kompliz*innen
Let‘s J̶u̶s̶t̶ Be Friends
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October 13 14 15 | 19.00
October 16 | 17.00
Tickets
Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In Let's Just Be Friends, Simone Dede Ayivi interviews people who live their friendships as a feminist counter-concept to family businesses or marriages: Friends who do projects together or take on responsibilities for each other that are usually attributed to the close family context or romantic relationships between two people.

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James Batchelor & Collaborators
Shortcuts to Familiar Places
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October 17 18 19 20 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Shortcuts to Familiar Places, James Batchelor creates a personal performance about the body as a site of historical and choreographic inscription.

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Company Christoph Winkler
Radical Minimal
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October 20 21 | 19.30
Tickets
15/10 €

With Radical Minimal, the Berlin-based Company Christoph Winkler explores the radical potential of minimal music and contemporary dance. In three choreographies, the team reinterprets three well-known pieces of minimal music: Come Out by Steve Reich, Coming Together by Frederic Rzewski and Stay on it by Julius Eastman.

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Lois Alexander
Yeye
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October 22 25 | 20.00
October 23 | 18.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Lois Alexander explores the afterlife of slavery and the reverberations on our present.Yeye explores memory, traces and notions of a motherland, moving through different levels of video, text and performance.

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Lois Alexander
BIPoC-only*: Yeye
BIPOC-ONLY (1)
October 24 | 20.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Lois Alexander explores the afterlife of slavery and the reverberations on our present.Yeye explores memory, traces and notions of a motherland, moving through different levels of video, text and performance.

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Anna Natt
Queering Nosferatu
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October 27 28 29 | 20.00
October 30 | 18.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In her new performance, Anna Natt, together with experimental musician Robert Curgenven, examines the vampire figure of Nosferatu for its queerness.

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Hausführung
Hausführung
October 28 | 17.00
Tickets
Various Locations | 5 €

If you want to get to know the history of Sophiensæle, join one of our guided tours. Regular guided tours are in German. English guided tours are available for groups of five people or more.

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FREISCHWIMMEN: AUSWAHL 2022/23 STEHT FEST!

FREISCHWIMMEN, the international exchange and production platform for young groups and artists from performance and theatre, welcomes the participants of the new round 2022/23. Following an open call for applications, the houses selected the following artists from a total of 264 applications in a joint decision-making process:

  • Alex Franz Zehetbauer / brut Wien
  • Sterna | Pau / FFT Düsseldorf
  • Ceylan Öztrük / Gessnerallee Zürich
  • Lulu Obermayer / HochX München
  • Yolanda Morales / Schwankhalle Bremen
  • Göksu Kunak / SOPHIENSÆLE Berlin
  • Studio Urbanistan / LOFFT – DAS THEATER Leipzig
  • Donya Ahmadifar / Theater Rampe Stuttgart

Within the framework of FREISCHWIMMEN, artists and groups produce at a partner house and are funded with a co-production contribution of up to 12,000 €. They get to know the other artists and the contact persons of all the houses within the framework of a LAB and receive support in the form of dramaturgical, technical and production-related advice. In addition, they have the opportunity to realise two residencies and, if possible, a guest performance at other Freischwimmen theatres. In addition, the network promotes the continuous exchange of knowledge and experience between all participants and facilitates training, coaching formats and workshops on working in the independent scene with a focus on power-critical issues and aspects of discrimination sensitivity and sustainability.

THE NETWORK           
FREISCHWIMMEN is a production platform for performance and theatre supported by brut Wien, FFT Düsseldorf, Gessnerallee Zürich, HochX München, LOFFT - DAS THEATER Leipzig, Schwankhalle Bremen, SOPHIENSÆLE Berlin and Theater Rampe Stuttgart. The network is intended to enable young artists and groups to become better anchored and networked locally as well as nationally and internationally. The aim is to create space for experimentation, freeing them from the pressure of expectations of quickly produced plays and facilitating long-term development work on the part of the production houses. FREISCHWIMMEN is currently funded until the end of 2023 within the framework of the programme "Promoting Connections" of the German Federal Association of the Performing Arts (Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste).

CURRENT DATES

FREISCHWIMMEN meets RODEO / 07 - 15 October 2022 in Munich

As the conclusion of the latest round of Freischwimmen in the period from 2020 to 2022, the HochX in Munich invites you to a unique double festival of the independent scene in Munich with FREISCHWIMMEN meets RODEO from 07 to 15 October 2022. The Rodeo Festival has been the most important platform for the independent performing arts in Munich since 2010. The programme of the double festival consists of 9 Freischwimmen productions, 6 Rodeo productions and a broad supporting programme of discourse formats, workshops, concerts and party. The festival is supported by Theater und Live Art München e.V., with Antonia Beermann and Ute Gröbel as artistic directors.

Further information on the formats and artists (groups) as well as current dates can be found at WWW.FREISCHWIMMEN.ORG.

 

Freischwimmen is the production platform for performance and theatre, supported by brut Wien, FFT Düsseldorf, Gessnerallee Zürich, HochX München, LOFFT - DAS THEATER Leipzig, Schwankhalle Bremen, SOPHIENSÆLE Berlin, Theater Rampe Stuttgart and. FREISCHWIMMEN is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media through the programme "Promoting Connections" of the Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste e.V. Freischwimmen is further supported by Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council.

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