Programme
Jess Thom
Biscuits Without Borders + Disability Culture in a Time of Pandemic
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June 21-30
July 01-31

Jess Thom's Lecture Disability Culture in a Time of Pandemic and her talk Biscuits Without Borders with Noa Winter are now available as videos on demand. Both events took place during the performance festival Risk and Resilience in October 2020. >> WATCH VIDEOS HERE

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Flinn Works
Global Belly_Zoom
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June 24 25 26 | 20.00
June 26 | 17.30
15/10 €
Tickets

The unfulfilled desire to have children drives couples from Germany and Switzerland abroad. They entrust surrogates in India, the US and Ukraine to deliver their children. These ‘intending parents’ duck legal boundaries and enter unknown moral ground. Flinn Works has undertaken research in all five countries in order to gain a deeper understanding of gestational surrogacy.

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Bernadette La Hengst
MUTTER**LAND
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June 30 | 21.00
July 01 02 03 | 21.00
15/10 Euro zzgl. Gebühren
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The theatrical songwriter Bernadette La Hengst embarks together with her 16-year-old daughter and the audience on a musical journey through time to the stations of her mother's life between Silesia, the GDR, Lebanon and the FRG.

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Siegmar Zacharias & Steve Heather
WAVES #3 - LISTENING SESSIONS TOWARDS SOCIAL BODIES
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July 02 | 20.00
0/5/10 €

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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Olympia Bukkakis
Too Much
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July 07 08 09 10 | 21.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Too Much Olympia Bukkakis crashes performance against itself. Based on her own experiences as a drag performer, she devotes herself to the special relationship between performer and audience.

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Rita Mazza
DANDELION II
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July 08 09 | 19.00
Eintritt frei

After experiences in the European deaf performance community, Rita Mazza now presents her first choreographic work at Sophiensæle. Entering the stage as a playground, she explores the combination of dance and sign language movements and creates a whole new form of visual poetry. 

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Lois Alexander
Yeye
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July 08 | 19.00
July 09 | 16.00
July 10-23
5-25 €
Tickets

In her latest performance work, created for the camera, choreographer and performer 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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Jan Kress
Swallow Swallow
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July 12 | 18.00
July 13-25
Eintritt frei

With a focus on intensive bodywork, Jan Kress develops his own artistic language that combines sign language and dance.

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IRENA Z. TOMAŽIN + JULE FLIERL
U.F.O.
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July 15 16 17 18 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In their first collaboration, German sound dancer Jule Flierl and Slovenian choreo-vocalist Irena Z. Tomažin celebrate their shared interest in Katalin Ladik's artistic position.

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Lea Sherin Kübler + Soraya Reichl & Ensemble
Remember Now!
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July 16 17 18 | 14.00
July 16 17 18 | 17.00
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. 

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GÖKSU KUNAK
An(a)kara
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July 17 18 | 18.00
July 19 20 | 20.00
Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

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TANZSCOUT 2.0
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July 19-31
August 01

The Tanzscout team invites you to this AUDIO Tune-in & COLLAGE Wrap-up, with which we continue to connect dance pieces and audience members online.

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Isabelle Schad
FUR + ROTATIONS + TURNING SOLO 2
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July 22-26 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

The works are part of an ongoing series by choreographer Isabelle Schad, in which she invites the audience to dive into a process of timelessness, closeness and contemplation.

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Service
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About

Unfortunately our analog season has ended

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© Jan Grygoriew
 
Dear audience,
 
On April 21, the Berlin Senate decided that no public events may take place in theatres, concert halls and opera houses until July 31, regardless the number of participants. With this decision, the Senate wants to responsibly heed the developments in the containment of the Corona pandemic.
 
Therefore, we must conclude our analogue season at this point. We are very sad about that - because after all, without live experiences, without artists, without audiences, without exchange and real encounters, there is no theatre. We miss it already - and we miss you! However, from time to time we will provide you with some stuff from the Off: podcasts, interviews, performance webinars. Stay tuned and don't forget about us! 
 
Your Sophiensæle
 
 
CANCELLED SHOW DATES
 
OOZING GLOOP | THE GLOOP SHOW
March 13 14 | 9.30 pm
 
TUCKÉ ROYALE + KAEY | AUFBRUCH, ABBRUCH, UMBRUCH
March 13 14 | 7.30 pm
 
VANESSA STERN | LA DERNIÈRE CRISE – FRAUEN AM RANDE DER KOMIK | IMMER ICH!
March 20 | 8 pm | premiere + dérnière

 

QUEER DARLINGS 2

POLITICS OF LOVE #7 | QUEERING RACE
March 23 | 7 pm

JOANA TISCHKAU | BEING PINK AIN‘T EASY
March 24 25 26 | 7 pm

NIMA SÉNE | BEIGE B*TCH
March 24 25 | 8.30 pm >>> Took place as live stream on April 09.

CHICKS* | LOVE ME HARDER
March 26 | 8.30 pm
March 27 28 | 9 pm

MARCEL SCHWALD + CHRIS LEUENBERGER | EF_FEMININITY
March 27 28 | 7 pm

 

YUI KAWAGUCHI | MUGEN - SLEEPLESS BUTTERFLY
April 01 02 03 | 8 pm | premiere

CORA FROST + DIE RABTALDIRNDLN + JULIA GRÄFNER | ICH, TATORTKOMMISSARINNEN
April 05 06 | 8.15 pm

LUCKY TRIMMER | TANZ PERFORMANCE SERIE
April 10 | 8 pm | premiere
April 11 | 6 + 9 pm

HENRIKE IGLESIAS | OH MY
April 14 15 | 8 pm

HENRIKE IGLESIAS | FRESSEN
April 18 19 | 8 pm

SAŠA ASENTIĆ & COLLABORATORS | DIS_SYLPHIDE | A DANCE PIECE ON DISABILITY AND DANCE HISTORY IN GERMANY
April 24 25 | 7 pm | premiere

ANNE HAUG + MELANIE SCHMIDLI | PROJEKT SCHOORIIL
April 25 | 9 pm

GODEHARD GIESE + MARCO BROSOLO SIND PARANOIA GODARD | CONCEZIONE
April 29 | 8 pm

MELANIE JAME WOLF | TONIGHT
May 02 03 04 05 | 8 pm

KIEZKANTINE | KIEZE GEGEN RECHTS
May 06 | 7 pm >>> Takes place in digital form from 04–08 May!

THEATERTREFFEN | FLORENTINA HOLZINGER | TANZ - EINE SYLPHIDISCHE TRÄUMEREI IN STUNTS
May 10 11 | 8 pm
May 12 | 8.30 pm

LANGE / KRESS / MAZZA / STYMEST | VIER | EIN VISUELLES MUSICAL IN GEBÄRDENSPRACHE
May 15 16 | 8 pm

 

PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL 2020

MÜLLER/RINNERT | DAS WEISSE RÖSSL AM CENTRAL PARK (IN SCHLECHTEM DEUTSCH UND EBENSOLCHEM ENGLISCH)
May 20 21 22 | 8 pm >>> June 19 20 21 as an audio play on our homepage!

INTRODUCING | SIMON ZELLER, JAKOB KROG + JAY FISKERSTRAND | BOYS IN SYNC
May 21 | 6 pm

HANNSJANA | ANSTATTFÜHRUNG
May 22 | 5 pm May 23 24 | 2 pm

TANJA KRONE | MIT ECHTEN REDEN (1): DAS ELLENBOGEN-PRINZIP
May 23 24 | 5 pm

 

LÉONARD ENGEL | HOW TO GET RID OF A BODY
May 29 30 | 8 pm

JEREMY WADE | GLORY
June 05 06 | 7.30 pm

CLÉMENT LAYES / PUBLIC IN PRIVATE | RESTE
June 05 06 | 8.30 pm

HANNSJANA | DIE GROSSE M.I.N.T.-SHOW
June 11 13 | 7 pm June 12 | 11 am

ANGELA ALVES | NO LIMIT
June 16 17 18 | 8 pm | premiere >>> Takes place online!

 

CRIPPING THE PAIN

RAQUEL MESEGUER/ UNCHARTERED COLLECTIVE | A CRASH COURSE IN CLOUDSPOTTING
June 19 20 21 | 6 pm

RACHEL BAGSHAW | THE SHAPE OF THE PAIN
June 19 20 | 7.30 pm

ANIA NOWAK | INFLAMMATIONS
June 20 | 9 pm
June 21 | 7.30 pm

 

SIMONE DEDE AYIVI UND KOMPLIZ*INNEN | SOLIDARITÄTSSTÜCK | EIN STRÖMUNGSÜBERGREIFENDER PROTESTBRIEF
June 24 25 | 8 pm

PIZZA + PERFORMANCE
June 27 | 6 + 9 pm | premiere

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