Programme
Tomorrow | 20:00
Olympia Bukkakis
replay
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February 02 03 04 | 20.00
February 05 | 18.00
Tickets
Drag/Music/Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 €

replay investigates the formal relationships between movement and sound in pop, classical music, opera and drag. Drawing on her own biography, Olympia Bukkakis and her rebellious back up dancers raise questions about class and cultural hierarchies.

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Hausführung
Hausführung
February 03 | 17.00
Tickets
Various Locations | 5 €

If you want to get to know the history of Sophiensæle, join one of our guided tours. Regular guided tours are in German. English guided tours are available for groups of five people or more.

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Cora Frost/Rudy van Dongen/Peter Frost & Friends
Insel der Orgeln
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February 11 | 20.00
February 12 | 18.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Insel der Orgeln (Island of Organs) is a happening of dance, music, performance and installation and searches for experienced, repressed and dreamed concepts of life and survival. On the island, travelers bring together terrible and promising life stories to the polyphony of the organs in order to invoke the question of the healing power of the social family of choice.

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Alexandre Achour, Angela Alves, Diana Anselmo, Saša Asentić, Marko Bašica, Rita Mazza, Auro Orso, Perel & Dalibor Šandor
Dis Contact
February 15 17 19 | 19.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Kontakthof by Pina Bausch is one of the most famous works of contemporary dance. In 2018, artist Dalibor Šandor wondered why Bausch never actually made a version with disabled artists. Dis Contact is a new work by artists belonging to communities and cultures that are systematically oppressed in the world where Kontakthof has a prominent status.

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Eva Meyer-Keller
OUT OF MIND
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February 26 | 18.00
February 27 28 | 20.00
March 01 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In OUT OF MIND Eva Meyer-Keller and her accomplices develop choreographic approaches to what we call consciousness and experience. She takes neuroscientific approaches as a starting point to undertake a dive into a slippery terrain of uncertainties and turns the theater space into an experimental laboratory in which more-thanhuman performers enter the scene as well.

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Jule Flierl
Time out of Joint
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March 08 09 10 11 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Time out of Joint is a grotesque variety show of political speeches and a virtuously cacophonous concert of feminist struggles of the 20th century. Applying the tactic of tactlessness, utterances by historically influential female* speakers are dissected, distorted and recomposed. Dancing bodies explore rhetorical strategies as questions of rhythmic (re)arrangement and make voice audible as the battlefield of political representation.

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Ist die deutsche Theaterwissenschaft (post)kolonial?
Titel Theaterwissenschaft Postkolonial
March 11 | 18.00
Kantine | Eintritt frei

What does the demand for a “decolonization of the University” mean for German-language theater studies? What could a post- or decolonial Theater Science look like in research and teaching? Together with contributors from the anthology Theaterwissenschaft postkolonial/decolonial, the editors Azadeh Sharifi and Lisa Skwirblies want to explore these questions.

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Vanessa Stern & Team
ToFuR® – Theater ohne Furcht und Reichweite
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March 16 18 | 20.00
March 19 | 18.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Vanessa Stern has lost her way. She cried out bravely: “Social media, you are my enemy!” and founded a knighthood (complete with cute ponies) to go into battle against the dark forces of Reach and Attention. Theater without clicks and shares and likes! Be there when no one is following us! Another world is possible.

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Claire Vivianne Sobottke
à mort – Ein choreografischer Liederzyklus für drei Stimmen
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March 22 23 24 25 | 19.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

à mort is a performative-musical exploration of processes of domination, dying and killing. Excessive scenes of destruction emerge in a memento mori inspired installation of natural and artificial materials. The female voice emerges as a powerful physical presence in a dying world, challenging the grotesque human desire for dominance.

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Hendrik Quast
Spill your guts
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March 31 | 19.00
April 01 | 19.00
Tickets
Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 €

For his project, Hendrik Quast learns the art of ventriloquism in order to approach the chronic inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis artistically. In conversation with the disease, new ways of speaking and images of chronic illness emerge, opening up unusual spaces of humor for the ill and healthy audience.

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Cora Frost/Rudy van Dongen/Peter Frost & Friends Insel der Orgeln

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Performance
February 11 | 20.00
February 12 | 18.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal
15/10 €

Premiere

In German

Please bring a gym bag or come directly in clothes that are conducive to movement.

The island of the organs (Insel der Orgeln) is surrounded by a water. No one can get to the island in a logical way. And without Peter's help, basically, only a very lucky person makes it. Peter – a myth that comes from somewhere and has always been everywhere. He can go through worlds and lift us through them. On the island, everything is different: you can shed your old skin and be treated by the organs, they say. What exactly happens there, no one knows, because no one has returned...
Every four years there is a special geographical constellation, the fogs on the waters clear and with a good pilot you can follow the ships. It just so happens that we know the date.

This happening of dance, music, performance and installation searches for experienced, repressed and imagined families, for concepts of life and survival. Travelers gather terrible and promising life stories to the polyphony of organs, invoking the healing power of the social family of choice and redefining it in a shared ritual.

Cora Frost / Peter Frost / Rudy van Dongen works as a singer, author and performer in different constellations and worlds, focusing on music/performance, movement, inside and outside, being on the move. He is currently working on his own new songs for Peter Frost & Band Size 45; and has produced a new CD with Gert Thumser and Sven Ihlenfeld (djinga records): Zeit ist ein Arschloch (https://corafrost.bandcamp.com/releases); another CD is in the works: Wir waren auch in Zucker&Butter.

Nolundi Tschudi is a performer, musician, director and writer. She works with various collectives in Berlin's independent scene and develops her own solo performances, for which she sews thousands of cloth sausages and throws herself into metaphorical floods of text. Her performances move in a field of tension between socio-political confrontation and neo-surrealist extravagance.

Soroa Lear is a Cuban-American dancer, performer and writer living in Berlin. She loves critical theory and somatic practices, preferably connected. She explores the question of how movement can enable an experience of "undoing". As a performer she works e.g. with Nora Tormann, Søren Siebel, Oriantheater, Carla Mann. And writes texts e.g. for Confluence Journal and others.

Christian Wollert has already worked with Cora Frost in several productions (Männer in Röcken - Freutag). He is an actor of the Thikwa Theatre Berlin and also a great visual artist. The artworks of Christian Wollert, among others from the show as well as from other artists of Theater Thikwa can be purchased here:
https://thikwawerkstatt.com/Christian-Wollert
https://thikwawerkstatt.com/KUNSTLER-1

Florian Loycke is a puppet maker, tinkerer, storyteller, Helmi Puppet Theatre, optimist, non-verbal performance, music maker, movement maker, project thinker.

Emir Tebatebai does not see himself personally so much as an artist or a performer, who, by the way, has been a member of the puppet theatre group Das Helmi since 2002. Rather as a person who understands how to unknot complicated artistic content. If there is a dead end, Emir prefers to come out with a puppet and tries to find a way out of the shit with simple naivety. 

Florian Hein plays the cello, and loves to develop plays together with other people and to direct choirs between singing and speaking for stages. In addition to his own directing work in theatre, he performs, dances or sings in works by Josephine Witt, Ram Nehari, Olga Hohmann, Peter Frost and Noam Brusilovsky, for example. 

Ray Schneider makes electronic music between pop and techno under the stage name Discount. This can be enjoyed live in the theatre or in the club. Dey currently likes to work with samples and big to very big emotions.

Otto Schönthaler is a sound engineer and jazz pianist and worked for radio, theatre and bands in Berlin for many years. He was piano accompanist for Gayle Tufts, sound engineer for Mikis Theodorakis and the RIAS BIG BAND. He is associated with Cora Frost in productions for the Dresden Schaubudensommer and the Bay of Fat Children in the Sophiensälen and in Munich. He played the organ as a child, later also the guitar and accordion, and he sings in choirs.

Florian Grupp founded the band "Zimtfisch" with Jakob Dobers in the mid-90s and worked with many in the wild Berlin of the 90s, among others closely with Tanja Ries; later with Frost, Dee and Paulus Manker for whom he also composed wonderful songs. For example, the song "Es humt so in mir" for the film "Anima - die Kleider meines Vaters" by Uli Decker as well as songs for his solo album "Àndergassen: Arrival".

TC Schulz is a bass bomber and has been playing hard and heavy since 1987, numerous gigs at home and abroad from New York to LA with Night Ranger (US band with hit's in USA in the 80's), CD with MR. Naughty. From 1993 with Sugar D Smith all over Germany and some gigs in Italy. Studio CD and Live CD. With Peter Frost and Gary Schmalzl foundation of the band Peter Frost & Size 45.

Nomena Struß - freelance player and performer, plays theatre and recorder. She is a professional male performer, writes and develops theatre pieces, is equally at home in the boulevard as in experimental performances. She has played theatre all over Germany, swept stages in South Africa and performed on the streets of New York with the "Living Theatre". She prefers to direct musical theatre.

Pablo Alarcón works as a set, costume and stage designer for independent theatre productions and films. In addition to working for Farhad Payar and Yumiko Yoshioka, he is continuously active for the Thikwa Theatre in Berlin, where he has designed numerous costume designs. He has also worked as a costume designer and costume assistant for festival productions in Salzburg, among other places. Since 2012 he has been art director at the Stelzen-Theater Dulce Compania, Berlin.

SVEN IHLENFELD (PROPELLERSOUND) has been working as a sound engineer, live streamer, sound designer, production and theatre manager in various houses, in the studio and for numerous/different artists since 2000. The spectrum ranges from contemporary art and music to cabaret. The interface between creativity and technical implementation is my core area.

Anna Wille is part of the production office ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro and works in the field of dramaturgy in various constellations.

BY AND WITH Cora Frost/Rudy van Dongen, Peter Frost, Nolundi Tschudi, Christian Wollert, Otto Schönthaler, Soroa Lear, Florian Loycke, TC Schulz, Emir Tebatebai, Florian Hein, Anna Wille MUSIC Ray Schneider, Florian Grupp, Peter Frost, Otto Schönthaler, TC Schulz STAGE DESIGN Christian Wollert (Theatre Thikwa), Nolundi Tschudi, Pablo Alarcon COSTUME Peter&Pablo, Alarcón/Frost VIDEOPERFORMANCE Nomena Struß, Familie Struß/ TC, Zoe Karla Edith, Helen Belle, Marie Luisa Schulz LIGHTING DESIGN Holger Duhn VIDEO Propellersound, Nomena Struß, Stephan Noe, Peter Frost PUPPENBAU Florian Loycke PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro

A production by Cora Frost/Rudy van Dongen and Frostlabor/Allianz zur Erforschung menschlichen Glücks in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR / in the programme #TakeHeart Prozessförderung. With support from Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte, Theater Thikwa, Propellersound. Thanks to: Remesalt, Laura Méritt/ Exclusivities, Maskworld, Heike Mengebier, Melody Müller, MS Schrittmacher, Leo, Wolfgang, Sven, Svenja, Viktor, Gabi. Media partner: taz.

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Tanztage Berlin 2023
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JANUAR 05 – 21

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.

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