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.

» more
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.

» more
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.

» more
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.

» more
Kareth Schaffer
Question of Belief
Z6003543
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.

» more

Josephine Findeisen
Working Class Dance Group
WCDG_JosephineFindeisen_quer_Foto_JosephineFindeisen_Web
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.

» more

Lea Sherin Kübler + Soraya Reichl & Ensemble
Remember Now!
Remember Now_Foto_ShirinEsione_02
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. 

» more

CRANKY BODIES a/company
Terrestrial transit - kick off
CRANKY~4
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.

 

» more

Olivia Hyunsin Kim / Ddanddarakim
History has failed us, but…
History has failed us but_Foto_Mayra Wallraff_web
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?

» more

Kiana Rezvani
Cyber Ghosts
c Thais
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.

» more

Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
the river2
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.

» more

Vanessa Stern
Die Rache der Panda-Pussies
Die Rache der Pandapussies_c_Dietmar Schmitt 01
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.

» more

Sommerfest
Sommerfest_Hof_c_Sofia Popp_HP
June 22 | 18.00
Feast

This year we want to continue our old tradition: we celebrate the Sophiensæle summer festival - without any drama! 

» more

Specials
News
TANZTAGE BERLIN 2023 | OPEN CALL
Homepage 2
© Jan Grygoriew

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.

» more
Service
Outreach
About

TANZTAGE BERLIN 2023 | OPEN CALL

Homepage 2
© Jan Grygoriew

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 program of the last two editions can be found at: https://tanztage-berlin.sophiensaele.com/en/

In the Tanztage Berlin podcast you can hear more about the history of the festival: https://tanztage-berlin.sophiensaele.com/en/on-demand/plotting-futures-together-happy-birthday-tanztage/

APPLICATIONS FOR PREMIERES AND REVIVALS

1. MODULE: PREMIERES
The Tanztage Berlin can support a limited number of productions presenting their premiere at the festival.

We offer:

  • a production grant of between € 5,000 and € 7,000, depending on the personnel costs (e.g. the number of project participants)
  • an evening fee of € 250 per person for the first and € 200 for the second performance for collaborators involved in the realisation of the show (e.g. performers, lighting designers running the show)
  • free external rehearsal space (approx. 2 weeks per production) in the period 31.10.2022 - 22.12.2022
  • approx. 1-2 days for rehearsal on stage at Sophiensæle between Christmas and New Year
  • approx. 3 days for final rehearsals (usually shared with another group), technical set-up + dress rehearsal on stage in January. The groups are supported here by curatorial, technical and organisational supervision.
  • dramaturgical support during the rehearsal process by emerging Berlin dramaturgs
  • support in the form of press work/marketing as part of the festival's general press and public relations work, free photo and video documentation of the performances and, depending on need, also in the form of advice on calculation, administration and accounting of the production cost subsidy
  • travel and accommodation costs will only be reimbursed in exceptional cases.

2. MODULE: REVIVALS
Furthermore, finished productions can be submitted for a revival. 

We offer:

  • a flat fee of € 1,500 for the rehearsals and the realisation of the project.
  • an eveining fee of € 250 per person for the first and € 200 for the second performance for collaborators involved in the realisation of the show (e.g. performers, lighting designers driving the show)
  • approx. 1-2 days for rehearsal on stage at Sophiensæle between Christmas and New Year
  • approx. 3 days for final rehearsals (usually shared with another group), technical set-up + dress rehearsal on stage in January. The groups are supported here by curatorial, technical and organisational supervision.
  • dramaturgical support during the rehearsal process by emerging Berlin dramaturgs
  • support in the form of press work/marketing as part of the festival's general press and public relations work, free photo and video documentation of the performances and, depending on need, also in the form of advice on calculation, administration and accounting of the production cost subsidy
  • travel and accommodation costs will only be reimbursed in exceptional cases.

If the premiere of the project takes place after the deadline (3.07.2022), the documentation must be submitted no later than 30.07.2022.

3. ModUlE: Online-ProgrammE
Tanztage Berlin also offers the frame for the (first) presentation of video works by Berlin's up-and-coming dance artists in its online program.

We offer:

  • a flat fee of 500€ for the presentation of the project during the festival
  • the development of an audio description (English or German) for some of the selected works (1-2) in collaboration with the Sophiensaele team and blind or visually impaired experts from the dance scene

SPECIAL SERVICE: WORKSHOP ACCESSIBILITY AND AESTHETICS OF ACCESS
The artists selected for the Tanztage Berlin 2023 will be invited to an online workshop on the topic of accessibility and Aesthetics of Access on 22 October 2022, which will be organised by Angela Alves (choreographer) and Agnieszka Habraschka (production manager Making a Difference). Please, reserve the day for the workshop.

APPLICATION
Please apply by email to tanztage@sophiensaele.com using the application form. The form is available for download HERE. If you have any questions, please contact tanztage@sophiensaele.com or 030-27 89 00-49 or join our info event via Zoom on 15.06.2022 at 18h (see below).

With Tanztage Berlin, we want to support ways of working that represent as diverse a range of lifeworlds and experiences as possible. We therefore welcome applications from people with and without disabilities, with marginalised perspectives and projects with diverse, cross-age casts. We accept applications with productions that can be presented in the festival in different formats, such as stage performance, online performance, durational performance, installation, video. The majority of the works during Tanztage Berlin will be presented as double bills.

Our team has entered a process of transformation and is dealing with ways of thinking and working that are inclusive, criticize power structures, and are sensitive towards discrimination. Currently, the majority of our staff are white and non-disabled. We are aware that this can be a challenging situation for BIPoC and people with disabilities who start working with us. You are welcome to make statements in your application concerning your positioning, if you wish to do so.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 03 July 2022
The programming for the Tanztage Berlin 2023 is expected to be completed by the end of September 2022. Please also inform us about showings and presentations of your work at tanztage@sophiensaele.com. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide individual feedback on the projects that were not selected.

INFO-ZOOM ON 15 June 2022
Together with Tanzbüro Berlin we offer an info event via Zoom on June 15 at 6pm in English and German. There will be the opportunity to ask questions to dance curator Mateusz Szymanówka and production manager Francesca Spisto in spoken and written language. The info event will be live subtitled. To participate in the event, please register by email at anmeldung@tanzbuero-berlin.de.

OPEN OFFICE OF THE DANCE CURATOR
Dance curator Mateusz Szymanówka offers an open online consultation via Zoom in June, where you can talk to him about a project proposal for Tanztage Berlin 2023.
BOOKING DATES at https://tinyurl.com/ttberlin2023After booking an appointment, please send him a confirmation email with the date and the hour.

Thank you and best regards from the Tanztage team.

Search + Archive