Programme
HAUEN UND STECHEN
Salomé
Hauen und Stechen_Salome_c_Thilo Moessner_HP
January 27 28 29 | 20.00
January 30 | 18.00
Tickets
music theatre
Festsaal | 15/10 Euro

The Berlin music theatre group Hauen und Stechen presents its version of the opera Salomé. The production, based on an opera by Richard Strauss and a text by Oscar Wilde, alternates between music and dance. It is a film, a journey, a fair and a dance of death all in one.

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Athina Lange + Pawel Aderhold
Whatremainsofme
whatremainsofme_c_DorotheaTuch 02_HP
January 31 | 19.00
February 01 | 19.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

The way we perceive our reality is shaped by the language of our senses. But what happens when this fine interplay is disturbed? A search for traces of perception and experience.

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Hendrik Quast
Spill your guts
Pressefoto 26.11.21_21_SpillYourGuts_Plakat_2E01-01
February 03 04 05 | 19.30
February 06 | 17.00
Tickets
Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 €

For his latest 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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Nima Séne
auf den weg zu mir / auf den weg zu dir
Nima Séne_c_Mayra Wallraff_ HP_quer
February 12 13 14 15 | 21.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In auf den weg zu mir / auf den weg zu dir, Nima Séne traces the history and lyrical legacy of the poet and activist May Ayim.

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Olivia Hyunsin Kim / Ddanddarakim
History has failed us, but…
History has failed us but_Foto_Mayra Wallraff_0
February 13 14 15 16 | 19.00
Tickets
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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Ania Nowak
Golden Gate
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February 24 25 26 | 20.00
February 27 | 16.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

For a long time now, collective mourning and its rituals have been disappearing from public space. Golden Gate questions our normative perceptions of loss and mourning. What is queer grief and in what way can it become a collective movement of melancholy and resistance? 

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Nima Séne auf den weg zu mir / auf den weg zu dir EIN GEDENKEN AN MAY, IBU, BELDINA UND ALL DIE, DEREN NAMEN WIR KENNEN UND NICHT KENNEN

  • Nima Séne_c_Mayra Wallraff_ HP_quer
    © Mayra Wallraff
  • Nima Séne_Foto_MayraWallraff_02
    © Mayra Wallraff
  • Nima Séne Presseshooting final-3_quer HP
    © Mayra Wallraff
  • Nima Séne Presseshooting_HP 3
    © Mayra Wallraff
Performance/Installation
February 12 13 14 15 | 21.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal
15/10 €

Premiere

In German + English

Content note
The performance contains the use of the n*word at the beginning of the piece.
This is NOT an invitation for the justification and/or use of the word in other contexts.
The artists decided to use the word uncensored because May Ayim wrote it in the poem sein oder nichtsein as she describes an intersectional particularity of the term from a Black perspective. 
Late admission to the performance is possible in case you decide not to hear this word today.

In "auf den weg zu mir / auf den weg zu dir", Nima Séne traces the lyrical legacy of the poem sein oder nichtsein by poet and activist May Ayim. Based on concepts such as ultra-sanity and anti-psychiatry, the performance explores a solo which in solitude carries with it ancestors and an awareness of not being alone in the space, exploring colours present in rainbows, embodying and creating a community in the space. Imagining a future/present/past exfoliating away categories on the journey closer to me, closer to you. In a performance installation, Nima Séne creates spaces that, in addition to empowerment and Black Joy, also allow vulnerability, claiming it as a resistant elemental force!

The piece lasts a maximum of 60 minutes. It partly uses German spoken language. We will do our best to provide all text passages additionally in English written language. The piece is very visual and uses intense colored lighting effects, fog and possibly dry ice. Sometimes the room is in complete darkness. It can get very loud. Hearing protection is provided at the entrance. There are different seating options such as chairs, beanbags and mats. The beanbag seats as well as two wheelchair spaces can be reserved by phone or booked via the online ticket shop or at the box office, if available. Admission begins 20-30 minutes prior to show time. We recommend arriving early to select a suitable seat. Please note that the accessibility information is subject to possible changes. It will be updated continuously. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Gina Jeske at jeske@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 35. Click HERE to find information about our performance spaces and pathways, accessible restrooms, parking, directions to the theater, a 360° video tour of the building, and more.

Content note
The performance contains the use of the n*word at the beginning of the piece.
This is NOT an invitation for the justification and/or use of the word in other contexts.
The artists decided to use the word uncensored because May Ayim wrote it in the poem sein oder nichtsein as she describes an intersectional particularity of the term from a Black perspective. 
Late admission to the performance is possible in case you decide not to hear this word today.

PERFORMANCE, CO-CREATION Virginnia Krämer SOUNDDESIGN, CO-CREATION Shannon Sea ARTISTIC ADVISOR, CO-CREATION Valerie Renay PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT, CO-CREATION Céline Rodrigues Monteiro CONCEPT, DIRECTION, STAGE Nima Séne LIGHTING DESIGN Raquel Rosildete DRAMATURGICAL Support Joy Kristin Kalu PRODUCTION support Agnieszka Habraschka

A production by Nima Séne in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE, funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. 

Specials
Festival
Tanztage Berlin 2022
Tanztage HP mit Text schwarz
© Jan Grygoriew

JANUARY 06-22

In tandem with emerging dance artists connected to our city, Tanztage Berlin 2022 continues to examine what keeps us together and tears us apart. After 2021 the festival took place exclusively online, its 31st edition returns as an extended offline and online program. Alongside the last year’s selection of performances, it includes new creations and discourse formats on power, protest, and empowerment. The work presented during Tanztage Berlin 2022 critically navigates the present by reimagining past and future encounters on the dance floor. While dealing with acute problems like power relations, surveillance, disembodiment, or climate change, it tunes into the social body, creating much-needed moments of awareness, connectedness, and self-determination. Unlike the 21st-century billionaire strategy of abandoning earth in a rocket ship or escaping into a parallel virtual universe, the festival chooses instead to stay with the trouble: to celebrate dancing together through the crisis and against despair.

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