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James Batchelor + Collaborators
An Evening-length Performance
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August 12 13 14 15 | 19.00
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Festsaal |

With An Evening-­length Performance, Australian choreographer James Batchelor reimagines the baroque ballroom as a place for queer encounters and expression.

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Colette Sadler + Mikko Gaestel
ARK 1
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August 13 | 16.00
August 13 | 17.30
August 13 | 19.00
August 13 | 20.30
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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.

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Turbo Pascal
Irgendwie Mitte
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August 18 19 20 21 | 21.30
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10/15/25/50 €

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.

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Thiago Granato
The Sound They Make When No One Listens
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August 19 20 21 22 | 19.00
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Festsaal |

In times of an ecological, political and personal crisis, Brazilian choreographer Thiago Granato explores the act of listening.

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Melanie Jame Wolf mit Teresa Vittucci
SHOW BUSINESS
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August 30 31 | 20.00
September 01 02 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

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?

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Making A Difference
Owning spaces - Conversations and actions from bed
Konferenz save the date
September 01-05

ConferenCE ON Zoom
September 01-05

As disabled artist-curators Kate Marsh and Noa Winter invite to conversations, practice, safer spaces and public sharings.

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TANZSCOUT ZU SHOWBUSINESS
Tanzscout Show Business
September 01 | 19.00
5€

The Tanzscout Tune-In offers a playful and creative engagement with the subject of the performance Show Business.

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KRISTINA + KAROLINA DREIT, ANNA TRZPIS-MCLEAN
FASHIONSHOW: WORKING CLASS DAUGHTERS
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September 04 05 | 17.00 - 22.00
Eintritt frei

The 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?

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Julia*n Meding
TRAUMASCAPE
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September 04-08 | 20.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10€

In her new work Traumascape, Julia*n Meding investigates the connections between rationality and violence in the history of European knowledge.

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Tanz im August 2021 James Batchelor + Collaborators An Evening-length Performance

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Dance
August 12 13 14 15 | 19.00
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Festsaal
Few/No Language

With An Evening-­length Performance, Australian choreographer James Batchelor reimagines the baroque ballroom as a place for queer encounters and expression. A new kind of social dance emerges that invites curiosity about the event space and its inherent theatricality. Sensitive, delicate and poised, the performers embody a shared vocabulary with echoes of their own personal movement histories. As doors open and layers are removed, the formality of the space shifts to allow moments of subtlety and intimacy.

James Batchelor is a prize-winning choreographer and dancer from Australia based in Berlin. After studying dance at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, he was invited by the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies to join a two-month scientific expedition at sea in 2016, which led to the creation of Deepspace, commissioned by Dance Massive, and later to his solo Hyperspace, selected for Aerowaves 2019. He presents his works in multiple contexts worldwide, such as at Centre Pompidou (Paris and Malaga), MONA (Hobart), Vitalstatistix (Adelaide), Dancehouse (Melbourne), Dansens Hus (Oslo), Bassano del Grappa (Italy), Tramway (Glasgow), December Dance (Brugge) and at Tanz im August in 2019. Batchelor also has a dedicated teaching practice, sharing his creative processes with people of all ages and abilities.

Audio Description & Haptic Access Tour for blind and visually impaired people
August 15

Choreographer James Batchelor With Jacqueline Trapp, James Batchelor, George Hampton-Wale, Giorgia Ohanesian Nardin Dramaturge, Producer Bek Berger Music Morgan Hickinbotham Costume George Hapton-Wale Lighting Vinny Jones Developed with Natalie Abbott, Arad Inbar Guest Provocateurs Zander Porter, Dr. Dorita Hannah

A production by James Batchelor & Collaborations in coproduction with December Dance / Concertgebouw Brugge and Menagerie de Verre and in cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by the ACT Government, Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH lab, City of Melbourne and private donors.

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Coming of Age
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Age is just a number – yet there is no getting around aging. In the midst of debates about the climate movement, identity politics, and body image, it is time to renegotiate long-established generational contracts. Not only has the recent pandemic history shown that questions of responsibility and solidarity need to be revisited. 
The performance festival COMING OF AGE, which will take place from September 15 to November 7 at Sophiensæle, is dedicated to various facets of aging in society - and looks at the different challenges of a phenomenon that affects us all.

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