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Tomorrow | 17:00


December 17 | 17.00 Guided tour
Various Locations | 5 EURO

A guided tour about the eventful history of the Sophiensæle from its construction in 1904/05 to the present day.

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Das große Kiezchortreffen #2
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December 19 | 19.00 Singalong
Festsaal | 10/7 EURO

Our musical Christmas treat celebrates another season!

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Lois Alexander Neptune
Neptune_c_ Michiel Goudswaard_HP
January 08 | 19.00
January 10 | 20.30
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Lois Alexander uses water and its transformational qualities as points of departure to reflect on her position as a woman belonging to a minority.

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Sasha Amaya // Frida Giulia Franceschini Sarabande // Tricks for Gold (T4$)
sarabande_c_Nobutaka Shomura, Sasha Amaya
January 08 09 | 20.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

Sasha Amaya brings baroque dances into the present and investigates their similarities with contemporary dance // Tricks for Gold (T4$)  is a cynical fairy tale about the commodification of the female body in times of late capitalism.

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ZTB präsentiert: Incite! Dance!
January 09 | 18.00 Austausch
Hochzeitssaal | Free Entrance

Departing from the experiences and struggles around the Dance for Millions of Reasons campaign, ZTB opens an interactive space in which strategies of protest, resistance and dissent will be tested.

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Caner Teker Kırkpınar
January 10 11 | 19.00 Dance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Caner Teker creates new queer spaces by appropriating techniques of Turkish oil wrestling (Yağlı Güreş).

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Linus Enlund_HP
January 11 12 | 20.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

„Juck" is Swedish and means thrust. Anarchic, joyful, riotous and explosive, six performers in school uniforms enter the stage and claim their own conditions for "femininity".

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Around the World
c_Kunal Vijaykar_HP
January 12 | 18.00
January 13 | 20.30
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

This year Tanztage Berlin welcome the interdisciplinary art festival Gender Bender from Bangalore in South India as their guest and present a performance: An Evening of Lavani.

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Suvi Kemppainen + Josefine Mühle A Child Has Been Beaten
January 13 14 | 19.00 Dance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Two performers disrupt the dualism of dominance and submission, confronting their viewers with intimacy and their own responsibility as an audience.

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Amirhossein Mashaherifard Aftermath
c_Robin Junicke_HP
January 14 15 | 20.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

With dance, language and sound, Aftermath tells of states of exception and their effects on the body.

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Maque Pereyra Solar Threshold
January 16 17 | 19.00 Dance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

By combining contemporary dance with ritual chanting, reggaeton and perreo, Maque Pereyra creates a decolonial dance practice that shatters conventional notions of sexuality and spirituality.

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Areli Moran La Postal de nuestra Existencia
Arelie Moran @Manon Siv Duquesnay_HP
January 16 | 20.30
January 18 | 19.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

In an intimate exploration, Areli Moran examines the significance of hair as a repository of social norms, identity and desire.

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House of Living Colors Endangered Species
Endangered Species_c_Xixi Diana YamYam
January 17 18 | 20.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

The drag collective House of Living Colors focuses on the climate crisis, showing that a diversity of identities is as essential for the survival of our society as is biodiversity for nature.

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January 18 | 22.00 Party
Kantine | Free Entrance

With an uplifting show, House of Living Colors presents Spice to celebrate the perseverance and resilience of QTBIPoC (queer + trans Black, Indigenous, People of Color).

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Interrobang Philosophiermaschine
300dpi Philospiermaschine Querformat_c_Silke Bauer_HP
January 23 24 25 26 | 19.00 Performance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Telephone conversations with philosophers of the 20th century.

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Vanessa Stern Auf der Suche nach der komischen Alten
January 24 | 10.00 - 13.00 Theaterspielworkshop
Kantine | Free Entrance

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T4-Gedenkveranstaltung i can be your translator: Das Konzept bin ich
January 26 | 17.00 Performance
Festsaal | Free Entrance

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20 March 2019



Körperliche Erweiterungen für die Tanzstadt Berlin


from 24 to 29 June 2019

As part of the project MAKING A DIFFERENCE – Tanzpakt Stadt-Land-Bund we offer an artistic Research Laboratory (LAB) for dance practitioners with physical and/or sensory disabilities. Together we will work on questions from the choreographic practice, led by a disabled artist. This call is addressing dance practitioners based in Berlin.   MAKING A DIFFERENCE is a network by SOPHIENSÆLE, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Uferstudios, tanzfähig, Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin, TanzZeit, Diversity.Arts.Culture and Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin, formed to expand contemporary dance by an aesthetic of difference.   THE LAB Contemporary artist Barak adé Soleil will facilitate a collective research that centers disabled bodies within an emerging choreographic process. This week-long LAB will explore possibilities of moving and composing framed by Barak’s own creative research. Their experimental creation process is informed by legacies of the African diaspora, postmodernism, queerness, global disability culture and the lived experience of being a person of color and multiply disabled. Barak is currently based in Chicago, and has created works in the field of dance, theatre and performance art for over two decades.   Research questions for this LAB are: In what ways might we engage disability culture within a contemporary practice? What nuances are discovered individually and communally when artistic expression is framed through an intersectional and progressive social lens? How might the “pedestrian” ways disabled bodies navigate public & private spaces offer insights into crafting compositions?   Content of the LAB: - Engaging intersectional perspectives that reflect identity, culture and race. - Be in a process with other expressions of movement and language that might be unfamiliar, including: sign language, gestures and individualized forms of communication. - Explore the concept of “access aesthetics”: what does it mean to create choreography that engages with the function and form of accessibility, yet articulated through one’s individual artistic expression? This will be investigated through embodied explorations with audio description, signing, wayfinding, relaxed protocols, and interdependent ways to create dance. - Composing “in the moment”; drawing from one’s lived experience of disability, and in relation to others.   ACCESSIBILITY The LAB is targeted at dance practitioners with physical and/or sensory disabilities and covers the costs of access support needed to successfully participate. Requirements will be discussed with successful applicants once participation has been confirmed.   CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION The LAB will take place from Monday 24 until Saturday 29 June 2019 in Sophiensaele (Sophienstrasse 18, 10178 Berlin). Working hours will be 11am until 5pm daily. On Sunday 23 June a Get Together will be hosted at Sophiensaele at 5pm. A fee of 600,00€ will be paid to each participant. Working language will be English. If required, we offer translation from English to German.   APPLICATION Please submit the following with your application: 1. A letter of motivation explaining why you would like to take part in the LAB 2. Your CV 3. If possible: video documentation of your work   Form: In addition to written applications, we also accept applications by video or audio recording. Applications can be submitted in English or German. We ask for all applications to be submitted digitally to: Deadline for applications is Monday 15 April 2019. We aim to make a decision by the end of April. Selections will be made by Barak adé Soleil, Nik Haffner (Hochschulzentrum Zeitgenössicher Tanz /HZT) and Anna Mülter (Sophiensaele).   CONTACT: SOPHIENSÆLE Making a Difference Sophienstraße 18 10178 Berlin 030-27 89 00 58   Network MAKING A DIFFERENCE: SOPHIENSÆLE, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Uferstudios, tanzfähig, Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin, TanzZeit, Diversity.Arts.Culture and Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin. Funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien and by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa/ Kofinanzierungsfonds.

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