Programme
Tomorrow | 20:00
Flinn Works
Global Belly_Zoom
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June 24 25 26 | 20.00
June 26 | 17.30
Performance on Zoom
Online | 15/10 €
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The unfulfilled desire to have children drives couples from Germany and Switzerland abroad. They entrust surrogates in India, the US and Ukraine to deliver their children. These ‘intending parents’ duck legal boundaries and enter unknown moral ground. Flinn Works has undertaken research in all five countries in order to gain a deeper understanding of gestational surrogacy.

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Jess Thom
Biscuits Without Borders + Disability Culture in a Time of Pandemic
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June 23-30
July 01-31

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

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Bernadette La Hengst
MUTTER**LAND
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June 30 | 21.00
July 01 02 03 | 21.00
15/10 Euro zzgl. Gebühren
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The theatrical songwriter Bernadette La Hengst embarks together with her 16-year-old daughter and the audience on a musical journey through time to the stations of her mother's life between Silesia, the GDR, Lebanon and the FRG.

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Siegmar Zacharias & Steve Heather
WAVES #3 - LISTENING SESSIONS TOWARDS SOCIAL BODIES
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July 02 | 20.00
0/5/10 €
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Sound meditations to dwell together in a space where we do not have to be alone: Siegmar Zacharias and her team offer WAVES in sensory and affective modes as a series of listening sessions together with FFT Düsseldorf and Sophiensæle Berlin, from May until December 2021. 

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Olympia Bukkakis
Too Much
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July 07 08 09 10 | 21.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €
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In Too Much Olympia Bukkakis crashes performance against itself. Based on her own experiences as a drag performer, she devotes herself to the special relationship between performer and audience.

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Rita Mazza
DANDELION II
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July 08 09 | 19.00
Eintritt frei

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. 

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Lois Alexander
Yeye
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July 08 | 19.00
July 09 | 16.00
July 10-23
5-25 €
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In her latest performance work, created for the camera, choreographer and performer Lois Alexander explores the afterlife of slavery and the reverberations on our present. Yeye explores memory, traces and notions of a motherland, moving through different levels of video, text and performance.

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Jan Kress
Swallow Swallow
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July 12 | 18.00
July 13-25
Eintritt frei

With a focus on intensive bodywork, Jan Kress develops his own artistic language that combines sign language and dance.

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IRENA Z. TOMAŽIN + JULE FLIERL
U.F.O.
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July 15 16 17 18 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €
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In their first collaboration, German sound dancer Jule Flierl and Slovenian choreo-vocalist Irena Z. Tomažin celebrate their shared interest in Katalin Ladik's artistic position.

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Lea Sherin Kübler + Soraya Reichl & Ensemble
Remember Now!
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July 16 17 18 | 14.00
July 16 17 18 | 17.00
5 €
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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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GÖKSU KUNAK
An(a)kara
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July 17 18 | 18.00
July 19 20 | 20.00
Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €
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TANZSCOUT 2.0
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July 19-31
August 01

The Tanzscout team invites you to this AUDIO Tune-in & COLLAGE Wrap-up, with which we continue to connect dance pieces and audience members online.

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Isabelle Schad
FUR + ROTATIONS + TURNING SOLO 2
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July 22-26 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €
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The works are part of an ongoing series by choreographer Isabelle Schad, in which she invites the audience to dive into a process of timelessness, closeness and contemplation.

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Lois Alexander Yeye

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Dance Film
July 08 | 19.00
July 09 | 16.00
July 10-23
Online
5-25 €
In English with German subtitles

July 08 | 7 PM | CINEMATIC film premiere @HACKESCHE HÖFE KINO
The film premiere will be followed by a discussion with Lois Alexander (moderated by Mateusz Szymanówka).

JulY 09 - 23 the film will be streamed on the external platform dringeblieben.de. There you also purchase your ticket. After the purchase you will receive a code via e-mail which is valid on two devices for the whole two weeks the stream is online. Please note that you can buy your ticket in the presale, but the video will be only online and streamable from the July 9th, 4 PM, until the July 23. The ticketshop will be open all the time until July 23. If you have problems with the procedure please contact chittka@sophiensaele.com or 030/27890045.

Yeye pays homage to Yemayá, the goddess of the sea and motherhood in the Yoruba pantheon. In her latest performance work, created for the camera, choreographer and performer Lois Alexander explores the afterlife of slavery and the reverberations on our present. Drawing on her research into representations of Black mothers in mythology and religion, and looking specifically at icons such as the Black Madonna, she explores processes of syncretization, the blending of different religious views. At the same time, methods of collage and mimicry are examined as a strategy of survival and refusal for People of Color during the time of the transatlantic slave trade. What are the temporalities of a racialized body, one that is marked by visible and invisible wounds? And what can be healing? Yeye explores memory, traces and notions of a motherland, moving through different levels of video, text and performance. Lois Alexander embarks on space and body as overlapping sites for healing, communing with the divine, and recollecting lost kin.

LOIS ALEXANDER graduated from The Juilliard School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance.

ARTISTIC DIRECTION, CONCEPT, PERFORMANCE Lois Alexander STAGE DESIGN, LIGHTING Nina Kay MUSIC Shannon Sea COSTUME Sarah Seini Hair Stylist Arrey Zoretta DRAMATURGICAL ADVISORY Liza Rinkema CINEMATOGRAPHICAL ADVISORY Jasco Viefhues VIDEOGRAPHY Kimani Schumann, Diara Sow EDIT Sarnt Utamachote PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Ben Mohai

A production by Lois Alexander in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Thanks to Regina LoMi, Alexandra Hennig, ada studio, Dis-tanz Solo, Fernando Belfiore, Yvonne Sembene, Juri Padel, Lake Studios Berlin, Mateusz Szymanówka, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Christoph Winkler, Barbara Carbonell, Oliver Look and Phase7 performing.arts. Media partner: taz.die tageszeitung.

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