May 19 | 19.30
Livestream Online auf www.berlinerfestpiele.de | Pay what you want
In an interactive game show, the performers of the collective Henrike Iglesias compete against each other. The audience decides via app who bears up best against the competition’s challenging performance categories.
May 17 | 7 pm | Artist Talk Click HERE to register.
We would like to invite you to our second online showing, happening in the frame of the residency program NEW TECHNIQUES. T.Will and his collaborators will give insight into his research into the interrelation of race, gender and melancholia. >> FILM AND DJ SET HERE
Gangstas, Pimps and Hoes: The US rap world is filled with hyper masculine images. Joana Tischkau draws on these events to expose the fragility of social constructs such as race and gender. We will show the performance as a film version.
As part of the After Europe festival, curator Julian Warner invited participants to a symposium at Sophiensæle in the fall of 2019 to discuss central – and debatable – concepts and issues surrounding postcolonialism, decolonization, and identity politics. Now an edited version of the discussion has been published by Verbrecher Verlag.
As part of PAF Introducing ..., the online-installation negotiates issues of class, gender and migration. In a subtle way it plays with conventions of fashion shows and refers to a current phenomenon in which so-called "workwear" finds its way into high fashion contexts. What's classy if you're rich, but trashy if you're poor?
Die große M.I.N.T.-Show goes online! As part of the Performing Arts Festival 2021, hannsjana reprogram a Zoom meeting into a late-night show in their usual humorous manner and confront the exclusion mechanisms of scientific disciplines.
due to the ongoing uncertain planning situation, after three attempts of postponing the festival since January 2021, we have to inform you with a heavy heart that the event won’t take place this year. The twelve performances we were supposed to present received an invitation to participate in its next edition in January 2022. The artists received their production/revival grants, cancellation fees, and rehearsal space and dramaturgical support throughout the season. The works are finished and ready to be presented live. On July 1st, we are going to publish an open call for Tanztage Berlin 2022. We would like to thank the artists and our audience for their patience and understanding. We were very happy about the interest in our online kickoff of the Tanztage in January – you can still find the podcasts of the online kickoff on our website.
The halls of the Sophiensæle are available for rental for PRIVATE, NON-ARTISTIC EVENTS. All rentable spaces are located in the middle wing of the former craftsman’s workshop built in 1904/1905.
The FESTSAAL holds a maximum of 250 people, the associated FOYER can hold 100 people. For smaller events the HOCHZEITSSAAL with its own foyer can be rented. It holds a maximum of 100 persons. The KANTINE on the ground floor can also hold a maximum of 100 people and is directly accessible from the inner courtyard. RAUM 213 can hold up to 50 people. Depending on availability, the rooms can be rented individually or as a whole. TOTALLY, the house is approved for a maximum of 350 persons at the same time.
FESTSAAL Floor: 1 Size: approx. 480 m² (24 m x 20 m) Ceiling height: 8,60 m Number of persons: max. 250 Equipment: flexible grandstand, 16 m x 8 m Access: via two staircases and the elevator
A foyer located in front of the Festsaal can also be rented separately.
FOYER FESTSAAL Floor: 1 Size: approx. 135 m² Ceiling height: 4,60 m Number of persons: max. 100 Equipment: mobile bar, furniture if required Access: via the left staircase, the Festsaal and the elevator
HOCHZEITSSAAL Floor: 3 Size: approx. 240 m² (12 m x 20 m) Ceiling height: 3,70 m Number of persons: max. 100 Equipment: flexible grandstand with seat cushion, 5 m x 10 m Access: via both staircases and the elevator
In front of the Hochzeitssaal is a separate foyer including a kitchen, which can be rented as required.
FOYER HOCHZEITSSAAL Floor: 3 Size: approx. 54,80 m² (8,5 m x 6,45 m) / effective usable area approx. 39 m² Ceiling height: 3,70 m Number of persons: max. 50 Equipment: Bar with kitchenette Access: via both staircases and the elevator
KANTINE Floor: Ground Floor Size: in total: approx. 230 m², front part of the room incl. stage and bar area: approx. 180 m² (9,23 m x 19,86 m) Ceiling height: 4,2 m Number of persons: max. 100 Equipment: none Access: 2 doors, directly accessible from the courtyard of the building