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. >>CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO
Vulnerability becomes a catalyst for a new body, language and care economy: Starting from the question of what expectations we have of hyperfunctional bodies on stage and in everyday life, the video work demands a place for unstable bodies - with all their risks and potentials, in the artistic field as well as in society.
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
A special and intimate audio journey of fragile beauty: for her documentary work, Raquel Meseguer Zafe has collected over 300 stories of people who, like herself, depend on lying down and resting in public spaces.
Accessibility is not only a human right, but an even more exciting creative tool: Rachel Bagshaw and Sophie Woolley share their experiences in the creative use of captioning and present some exercises to help other arts professionals in their own use and style development of captioning.
A digital conversation on Zoom with the artists of the productions Inflammations, A Crash Course in Cloudspotting, and The Shape of the Pain: They will address navigating an often ableist art sector and share what working methods and aesthetics they have developed.
August 13 | 16.00 August 13 | 17.30 August 13 | 19.00 August 13 | 20.30
In this immersive solo performance installation, choreographer Colette Sadler and visual artist Mikko Gaestel thematise the future of the human in relation to technology inside the virtual architecture of a 3D environment.
Many people classify themselves as belonging to society's "Mitte". But where exactly is that - somewhere between top and bottom, rich and poor? As part of a four-part live reality series, Turbo Pascal go in search of the diffuse categories and relationships that make up the so-called "Mitte". To do this, the collective looks around its own circle of family, friends and acquaintances.
There’s no business like show business. In their first performance evening together, Melanie Jame Wolf and Teresa Vittucci explore the problems and pleasures of: What does it take to make a show great?
Pain is rarely a subject on stage. The focus CRIPPING THE PAIN, which could not take place in June 2020 due to the pandemic and is now being rescheduled in digital form, presents artistic works, workshops and conversations that give space to this complexity and defy dominant ableist perceptions of the body.
Age is just a number - nevertheless, we can't get around aging. In the midst of debates about climate change, identity politics and body images, it is time to renegotiate long outdated generational contracts. Thus, not only the recent pandemic has demonstrated that questions about responsibilities and solidarity have to be asked again. The performance festival COMING OF AGE, which will take place from September 15 to November 7 at the Sophiensæle, is dedicated to various aspects of aging in society - and looks at the different challenges of a phenomenon that affects us all.
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