Back to the future: In Die Vielhundertjährigen, the audience is contacted by the only contemporary witnesses of a long-gone division between the biological and the digital. These people, several hundred years old, are now inhabitants of a post-digital world. Based on fantasies and wishes for the world, the ensemble, ranging in age from 65 to 87, create their own science fiction narrative.
December 01 02 03 | 20.00 December 04 | 18.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €
Pas de Q enters the classical ballet world to turn choreographic forms and traditions upside down and reinvent them. A queer ensemble of male and non-binary dancers pushes movement, dance and queer aesthetics to the extreme. In a utopian science fiction world, the team fuses drag art and pointe dance into a labyrinth of imaginative perversions, beyond morality and shame.
December 09 10 | 20.00 December 10 | 17.00 December 11 | 18.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €
In the scenic adaptation of his own text, the Syrian-German performance and video artist Enad Marouf deals with loss from a queer perspective: the loss of family, home and relationships, but also that of meaning and language. The audience enters a place where fragments overlap. Two figures move through scenes whose internal coherence continues to unravel through memories, anecdotes, and associative references.
Жизела / Giselle uses dance and language to explore the similarities and differences between the artist Jelena Stefanoska and the tragic ballet character Giselle. The piece tells of the need to love and be loved – and, above all, of the desire and feeling to live a life with dignity.
Hey, why do you look so tired? "Urgency culture" expects us to be connected and responsive constantly. There is little to no time left to imagine the world otherwise. Tanztage Berlin – a yearly festival highlighting the work of the city's emerging dance makers – is back to diagnose the present and predict the future. Its 32nd edition investigates our daily overstimulation and chronic fatigue by reflecting on how we move to the rhythm of today's high-speed, social media-driven reality and its challenges.
The SOPHIENSÆLE are pleased to present their new management team starting with the season 2023/24. JENS HILLJE and ANDREA NIEDERBUCHNER have been recruited as artistic directors. KERSTIN MÜLLER will remain with the company as commercial director. Together, Jens Hillje, Andrea Niederbuchner and Kerstin Müller will manage the SOPHIENSÆLE as an executive team from July 1, 2023.
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