Hauen und Stechen_Salome_c_Thilo Moessner_HP
January 27 28 29 | 20.00
January 30 | 18.00
music theatre
Festsaal | 15/10 Euro

The Berlin music theatre group Hauen und Stechen presents its version of the opera Salomé. The production, based on an opera by Richard Strauss and a text by Oscar Wilde, alternates between music and dance. It is a film, a journey, a fair and a dance of death all in one.

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Athina Lange + Pawel Aderhold
whatremainsofme_c_DorotheaTuch 02_HP
January 31 | 19.00
February 01 | 19.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

The way we perceive our reality is shaped by the language of our senses. But what happens when this fine interplay is disturbed? A search for traces of perception and experience.

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Hendrik Quast
Spill your guts
Pressefoto 26.11.21_21_SpillYourGuts_Plakat_2E01-01
February 03 04 05 | 19.30
February 06 | 17.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

For his latest project, Hendrik Quast learns the art of ventriloquism in order to approach the chronic inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis artistically. In conversation with the disease, new ways of speaking and images of chronic illness emerge, opening up unusual spaces of humor for the ill and healthy audience.

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Nima Séne
auf den weg zu mir / auf den weg zu dir
Nima Séne_c_Mayra Wallraff_ HP_quer
February 12 13 14 15 | 21.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In auf den weg zu mir / auf den weg zu dir, Nima Séne traces the history and lyrical legacy of the poet and activist May Ayim.

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Olivia Hyunsin Kim / Ddanddarakim
History has failed us, but…
History has failed us but_Foto_Mayra Wallraff_0
February 13 14 15 16 | 19.00
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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Ania Nowak
Golden Gate
February 24 25 26 | 20.00
February 27 | 16.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

For a long time now, collective mourning and its rituals have been disappearing from public space. Golden Gate questions our normative perceptions of loss and mourning. What is queer grief and in what way can it become a collective movement of melancholy and resistance? 

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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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MEETING POINT DRAMATURGY: education programme for freelance dance dramaturgs

In cooperation with K3-Centre for Choreography | Tanzplan Hamburg, HELLERAU-European Centre for the Arts and Sophiensæle Berlin, dramaturg/curator Anne Kersting and cultural producer Alexandra Schmidt offer a further education programme for freelance dance dramaturgs dedicated to teaching dramaturgical practice in dance.

What is Meeting Point Dramaturgy?

The academy was launched in spring 2021 and initially comprises three episodes. It is a platform for further education to explore the demands and expectations of dance dramaturgy. The aim of Meeting Point Dramaturgy is to establish a sustainable dialogue practice with artists, institutions and audiences, which serves as a quality assurance training for production dramaturges. Quality assurance, as well as an aesthetic, critical, cultural-political and even ethical questioning of the field of dramaturgy is an urgent concern of the academy in order to ensure professionalisation and to analyse the criteria of production, knowledge transfer, financing, distribution and cooperation with theatres very precisely.

Who is Meeting Point Dramaturgy aimed at?

The academy is an informative mediation format for and by the dance scene, to which up to 12 dance dramaturges working in Germany can apply. The academy is aimed at dramaturges who have initial practical experience and are interested in positioning themselves in this field. Those who do not work in classical production processes and rhythms (e.g. due to health needs) can address this in their application.
Meeting Point Dramaturgy requires mandatory participation in all three episodes.

What does Meeting Point Dramaturgy do?

The academy is a meeting space for evaluating the expectations and requirements of dance dramaturgy in dialogue. In small working groups, participants engage in peer-to-peer exchange with each other and with actors in artistic production.
We understand exchange as a researching, teaching and knowledge-sharing method to jointly explore the demands of dramaturgy today.
There are 3 episodes, which always follow the same dialogical principle:

  • Episode #1 / 2-4 June 2022 / HELLERAU-European Centre for the Arts: Dramaturgs meet institutions and question their demands on dramaturgy.
  • Episode #2 / 18-20 August 2022 / Sophiensæle Berlin: Dramaturgs meet audiences and also question their demands on dramaturgy.
  • Episode #3 / 17-19 November 2022 K3-Centre for Choreography | Tanzplan Hamburg: Dramaturgs meet choreographers and question the mutual requirements and expectations that choreography and dramaturgy have of each other, building on the information already gathered empirically.

Participation information

  • The Academy is aimed at people whose place of residence and work is in Germany.
  • The academy is held in German and/or English.                            
  • Participation in the academy is free of charge.                                                     
  • Travel costs (from Germany) and accommodation in the respective cities will be covered, and all participants will receive daily allowances in accordance with the Federal Travel Expenses Act.
  • In case of an increased incidence of infection, the academy will be conducted digitally or hybrid (in consultation with all participants).

Accessibility information

  • The costs for or audio description and sign language interpreters:inside can be provided after consultation at the episodes
  • Costs for accessibility (e.g. assistance, additional travel costs) can be covered after consultation
  • The organisation of working hours and exchange formats will meet the requirements of the individual participants. Live or online participation is possible.
  • The application can also be submitted in other forms, e.g. as a video with DGS or audio recording.


Applications can be submitted until 24.1.2022. Please send applications including CV and motivation letter to Alexandra Schmidt:

A decision on participation is expected in February 2022.


Anne Kersting & Alexandra Schmidt – K3 Centre for Choreography | Tanzplan Hamburg – HELLERAU-European Centre for the Arts – Sophiensæle Berlin.

Meeting Point Dramaturgy is supported by Tanzpakt Reconnect, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR. Aid Programme Dance.

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