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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
The Sophiensæle are constantly working on developing and improving our accessibility. To do this, we rely on your feedback. We look forward to your questions and suggestions at any time! Please don't hesitate to contact Gina Jeske at email@example.com or 030 - 27 89 00 35.
All performances will take place under consideration of current legal protection and hygiene measures . Detailed information about the current Covid-19 hygiene rules  and tickets can be found HERE.
 Our protection and hygiene measures are based on the Infection Protection Act (IfSG) of 01.01.2001, the current SARS-CoV-2 Infection Protection Ordinance of the State of Berlin, the current Hygiene Framework Concept for Cultural Institutions in the State of Berlin and the current recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute on infection protection.</em >
TICKETS Due to the limited seating capacity, we recommend purchasing tickets online via our webshop. Online pre-sale ends 2 hours before the performance begins. Please book a "Sitzsack-Ticket" if you need a beanbag-seat.
Accompanying persons of people with severe disabilities receive a free ticket. People with severe disabilities who require an accompanying person are requested to book a "Schwerbehindert-Ticket" or "Schwerbehindert (mit Rollstuhl)-Ticket" plus a free accompanying ticket. Please note the respective instructions in our webshop. Due to safety regulations, a maximum of two people in wheelchairs are permitted per event in the Festsaal and Hochzeitssaal.
The box office opens 2 hours before the performance begins. Our ticket telephone 030 283 52 66 is staffed from Monday to Friday between 4 and 6 pm.
Further information on ticketsales can be found here.
SPACES AND ROUTES The Kantine is at ground level and accessible without steps. The Festsaal (1st floor) and Hochzeitssaal (3rd floor) can be reached via an elevator (1.76 m x 2.71 m) when accompanied by the house staff. To use the elevator please contact our evening staff. The distance from the street to the elevator is approx. 60 m. The distance from the street to the ticket office is approx. 25 m. Find a 360° tour through the building here.
ACCESSIBLE BATHROOMS An accessible toilet (entrance door 1m in width) is available on the 1st floor and can be reached via the elevator. It can be accessed via the Festsaal foyer. For events in the Hochzeitssaal there is a WC on the 3rd floor with an entrance and cabin door 81 cm wide, the other cabin doors are 56 cm wide. From the 3rd floor as well as from the ground floor you can reach the accessible WC on the 1st floor by using the elevator.
EARLY BOARDING Due to the currently valid Sophiensæle Covid-19 hygiene protection concept, we currently do not offer Early Boarding. If you are dependent on a specific seat due to mobility restrictions or other visible or non-visible disabilities, we recommend to arrive early to be able to choose a seat that suits you. At present, admission to all performances starts 30 minutes prior to the show and there is free seating. If you need a beanbag or wheelchair seat, please book it online via our webshop.
ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION We aim to provide individual "accessibility information" for each piece in our program. This includes information on lighting and sound, special effects such as fog, possible trigger content, the seating and audience situation and more. As of two weeks before the first performance date you will find the accessibility information below the announcement text of each performance on our website.
AUDIODESCRIPTION AND STAGE TOURS We regularly offer audiodescriptions and stage tours of selected performances to make them accessible to blind and visually impaired people. The stage tour starts 75 minutes prior to the performance. The stage space is explored, props and costumes are described. The performers introduce and describe themselves. In the audiodescription over wireless headphones the processes on stage are described. This gives people with visual impairments access to the visual elements of a performance: movement, gestures, facial expressions, stage design, costumes and props are described. Places for audio description are limited. Registration at firstname.lastname@example.org or 030 - 27 89 00 35.
In cooperation with Berlin für Blinde/Förderband e.V. we offer a pick-up service for blind and visually impaired people from the nearby S-Bahn and subway stations Hackescher Markt and Weinmeisterstraße. To use the pick-up service, please contact us at the latest 48 hours before the performance.
For further information and registration please contact Gina Jeske at:
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RELAXED PERFORMANCE Selected performances take place as Relaxed Performance. Relaxed Performances are aimed at all those who feel more comfortable in a laid-back and sensorically relaxed atmosphere. The light in the auditorium is on to avoid complete darkness. In addition, hearing protection is provided if it should become too loud. Those who wish can come and go during the show. Silence is not mandatory. If you need a break, you can retire to the foyer.
PARKING Parking spaces for disabled people are available in the immediate vicinity: One parking space at Sophienstraße 21 (approx. 50 m away); two parking spaces at the corner of Rosenthaler/ Neue Schönhauser (Neue Schönhauser Str. 9, approx. 230 m away).
LANGUAGE For all productions, you will find information about any required language skills in our print and online media.
CONTACT For further information and registration please contact us at:
030 27 89 00 35 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For CURRENT OFFERS AND EVENTS please have a look at our programme