Today | 16:00
Imagining futures: what if?
DISKUSSION Imagining Futures
May 20 | 16.00
Festsaal-Foyer/online | Eintritt frei

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Imagining Futures brought together twelve innovative performing arts festivals for a pan-European experiment – a future-focused and predominantly female peer network that offered participating festival directors and artists a deep listening space and a moment to be together, think together, and dream of different futures.

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Today | 17:30 - 21:30
Bodies of Care
May 20 | 17.30 - 21.30
May 21 | 15.30 - 20.00
Festsaal-Foyer | Eintritt frei

The performance project Bodies of Care, a collaboration of young choreographers from Indonesia and Germany, invites the audience to a participatory exploration of the relationship between care and choreography.

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Tomorrow | 15:30 - 15:45
Bodies of Care: Togetherness
May 21 | 15.30 - 15.45
Hof | Eintritt frei

The performance project Bodies of Care, a collaboration of young choreographers from Indonesia and Germany, invites the audience to a participatory exploration of the relationship between care and choreography.

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Tomorrow | 16:00 - 16:30
Bodies of Care: The Skin Creature
May 21 | 16.00 - 16.30
Participatory Performance
Hof | Eintritt frei

The performance project Bodies of Care, a collaboration of young choreographers from Indonesia and Germany, invites the audience to a participatory exploration of the relationship between care and choreography.

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Kareth Schaffer
Question of Belief
May 26 27 28 29 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Question of Belief, choreographer Kareth Schaffer addresses the demons of today’s world: Between actionism and laziness, distraction and apathy, the performers Mădălina Dan and Manon Parent fight their way through stage designer Dan Lancea's inflating stage landscape.

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Josephine Findeisen
Working Class Dance Group
May 27 | 18.00
15/10 €

Working Class Dance Group shows a working state of an ongoing research on class structures. The dancers revisit historical, female-proletarian perspectives and investigate the intersections of class, gender and the body.

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Lea Sherin Kübler + Soraya Reichl & Ensemble
Remember Now!
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June 03 04 05 | 14.00
June 03 04 05 | 17.00

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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Terrestrial transit - kick off
June 03 04 | 19.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

The interdisciplinary project Terrestrial Transit deals with the activist practice of artistic intervention, which is gaining importance again in the former communist countries of Eastern Europe, in view of the strengthening of right-wing authoritarian regimes. The work of the dance company CRANKY BODIES a/company, founded in August 2020 by Peter Pleyer and Michiel Keuper, refers in particular to political forms of protest in the tradition of Polish and Hungarian dance and performance art before the fall of the Wall.


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Olivia Hyunsin Kim / Ddanddarakim
History has failed us, but…
History has failed us but_Foto_Mayra Wallraff_web
June 09 10 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

History has failed us, but... deals with physical forms of protest and searches for a solidary togetherness while taking into account different bodies. Which narratives and images of resistance are remembered - and how are they told?

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Kiana Rezvani
Cyber Ghosts
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June 11 | 20.00
June 12 | 18.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

The Sophiensæle are happy to be able to catch up this summer with the work of Kiana Rezvani from the Tanztage Berlin 2022 programme, which could not be presented during the festival in January due to the pandemic.

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Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
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June 17 20-24 27 28 29 30 | 20.45 - 21.45
17,17 €

A dreamlike journey on a rowing boat: time to slow down and question the concept of a productive life.

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Vanessa Stern
Die Rache der Panda-Pussies
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June 21 23 24 25 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

The Panda Pussies bring an inclusive, cross-generational gender theater to the stage – in the best anarchic Schlingensief tradition, with music and intelligent racket.

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Sommerfest_Hof_c_Sofia Popp_HP
June 22 | 18.00

This year we want to continue our old tradition: we celebrate the Sophiensæle summer festival - without any drama! 

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Frequenzen.Feminismen global Feministische Wissensproduktion als Form des Widerstands

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May 21 | 14.00
Eintritt frei
in English

With the exception of the performance by Rima Najdi, all events of the Frequencies festival are open to the public free of charge. 

The discussion can afterwards be accessed online at

The Sophiensaele elevator is currently out of order.

What is the state of feminist knowledge production today in the Arabic-speaking region? How has it developed since the revolutions that started in the region over a decade ago and how have the different forms of productions resisted the existing mainstream patriarchal narratives? As the region undergoes another shift into a phase of post-revolutions how have feminists and producers of this knowledge adapted to the changes to ensure not just sustainability but in some cases survival? 

These questions and many others will be discussed in this panel that brings together writer and editor Joelle Hatem, Bouchra Triki, co-curator of Tashweesh festival, researcher Deema Kaedbey and illustrator Lena Merhej – feminists from the Arabic-speaking region who have in-depth experience in producing knowledge in Arabic in different formats. 

A contribution by the feminist media organization Jeem, that produces critical and cultural knowledge in Arabic on gender and sexuality with the aim of challenging mainstream narratives surrounding these topics.  

BOCHRA TRIKI is an associate professor of French and a cultural operator of several projects, especially queer and feminist ones. She co-organized four editions of Chouftouhonna, the international feminist art festival in Tunis. She also co-founded Shift, a feminist print and digital graphic novel project and produced several podcasts with Inkyfada Podcast. She is currently the co-curator of the Tashweesh festival.

JOELLE HATEM is a communication professional interested in exploring creative ways to produce and disseminate queer and feminist knowledge. She holds a BA in Translation and a DES in Journalism from the Lebanese University. She currently serves as the managing editor of Jeem, a multimedia website that focuses on producing Arabic knowledge that challenges the mainstream patriarchal narratives on gender and sexuality.

DALIA OTHMAN is the manager of, an Arabic language website producing knowledge on topics related to gender, sex and sexuality. Prior to that, she worked on the Gender & Tech project at Tactical Tech, with a research focus on online gender-based violence. Between 2013 and 2015, she was a research fellow at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and MIT’s Center for Civic Media, where she researched online activism in the Arabic-speaking World. She holds an MA from New York University’s Media and Culture and Communication programme.

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Guests Bochra Triki, Deema Kaedbey, Joelle Hatem, Lena Merhej MODERATION Dalia Othman

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Every new year, the Tanztage Berlin is not only the city's very first festival, it has also established itself nationally and internationally as an important platform for emerging dance artists since its founding in 1996. The next edition of Tanztage Berlin will once again take place under the artistic direction of Mateusz Szymanówka. The festival is currently planned for 5-21 January 2023 - however, the form as well as the exact date will depend on the constant reassessment of the pandemic. The festival offers emerging dance artists based in Berlin a framework for their new productions and revivals. The programme of the last two editions can be found at:

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