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Today | 16:00
Imagining futures: what if?
DISKUSSION Imagining Futures
May 20 | 16.00
Discussion/Livestream
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
Platzhalter1
May 20 | 17.30 - 21.30
May 21 | 15.30 - 20.00
Videoinstallation
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
Platzhalter6
May 21 | 15.30 - 15.45
Audioinstallation
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
Platzhalter1
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
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May 26 27 28 29 | 20.00
Tickets
Dance
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
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May 27 | 18.00
Tickets
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
Tickets
5€

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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CRANKY BODIES a/company
Terrestrial transit - kick off
CRANKY~4
June 03 04 | 19.00
Tickets
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…
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June 09 10 | 20.00
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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Kiana Rezvani
Cyber Ghosts
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June 11 | 20.00
June 12 | 18.00
Tickets
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
Tickets
Performance
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
Tickets
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
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June 22 | 18.00
Feast

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

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Olivia Hyunsin Kim / Ddanddarakim History has failed us, but…

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Dance/Performance
June 09 10 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal
15/10 €
In German and English

The Sophiensaele elevator is currently out of order.

If I can't dance it's not my revolution. The performance 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?
Inspired by old and young protest movements such as the Gezi-Park Movement from Turkey or the Candlelight Protests of South Korea, Olivia Hyunsin Kim is concerned with finding new ways of empowerment for bodies that are perceived as "different" or "foreign" in society. Racist resentment, evident not only in electoral successes for right-wing parties but also in attacks on "racialized" bodies on the streets or in the theater, make us ask how we can feel safe and fight back. How can we, when language ends, find resistance and empowerment in dance and movement? With History has failed us, but... Olivia Hyunsin Kim creates an immersive and sensual stage piece that generates new spaces of encounter.

If any questions remain from the following information, please feel free to contact Gina Jeske at jeske@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 35. Please note that the accessibility information is subject to possible changes.
The piece lasts about 60-70 minutes. It primarily uses German and English spoken language. Text passages in other languages are made available in German and English written language in the evening note. There will be video projections that can be flickering at times as well as light smoke from a smoke machine. The sound includes very low bass frequencies that create vibrations as well as very high frequencies. Hearing protection is provided at the entrance. The piece is suitable for audiences from 14 years and older. The audience area on the grandstand is seated. There are two wheelchair spaces and one beanbag seat that can be reserved by phone or booked via the online ticket shop or at the box office, if available. If you require specific seating of any other kind, please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to show time and approach our evening staff.

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.

OLIVIA HYUNSIN KIM works as a choreographer and curator in Berlin, Frankfurt a.M. and Seoul. She won the first place of the Amadeu Antonio Arts Award 2019 for Miss Yellow and Me - I wanna be a musical. She completed her master's degree in choreography and performance at the Institute of Applied Theatre Studies Giessen and the HfMDK Frankfurt with distinction. In 2017 she was danceWEB scholarship holder at Impulstanz and is 2020/21 scholarship holder at the Kulturakademie Tarabya, Goethe-Institut Salvador-Bahia, Goethe Institut Montréal. Her work has been shown at Sophiensælen Berlin, Art Sonje Center Seoul, Mousonturm Frankfurt, Museo Universitario del Chopo Mexico City, Schauspielhaus Wien, Ringlokschuppen Ruhr among others.

CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY, PERFORMANCE Olivia Hyunsin Kim PERFORMANCE Ji Sun Hagen, Tatiana Mejia, Enis Turan MUSIC, PERFORMANCE Tatiana Heuman DRAMATURGY Isabel Gatzke ARTIST CONSULTATION Ixchel Mendoza Hernandez COSTUME, STAGE Kristin Gerwien LIGHTING, VIDEO DESIGN Jones Seitz POP UP KITCHEN Vicky Truong ACCESS CONSULTING Hyemi Jo PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro 

A production by Olivia Hyunsin Kim/ddanddarakim in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, the maecenia foundation and the Performing Arts Fund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung

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TO ALL emerging DANCE ARTISTS BASED IN BERLIN

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: https://tanztage-berlin.sophiensaele.com.

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