Programme
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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Specials
News
TANZTAGE BERLIN 2023 | OPEN CALL
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© Jan Grygoriew

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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#standwithukraine

Open Letter from Sickness Affinity Group 

We support the Open Letter from Sickness Affinity Group to all organisations, individuals and self-organised groups. We hereby call for support for sick, disabled, Deaf and multiply marginalised people in Ukraine as well as for people who want to flee Ukraine.

Sickness Affinity Group are collecting donations for support for sick, disabled and Deaf refugees, for example wheelchairs and medication. You can make a donation using Paypal.

 

ART & CULTURE 

Willkommenskultur Berlin is a platform where artists can find offers of help in Berlin. 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR REFUGEES FROM UKRAINE

The Berlin Senate has listed the most important information on entry, residency status, and assistance services in German, English, Ukrainian, and Russian. www.berlin.de/ukraine/en/arrive

The Instagram account @artistsatrisk provides a valuable collection of resources for artists and cultural workers - residency programs, relocation, temporary housing and much more.

Information fordeaf refugees in Ukrainian, Russian, German, and English, as well as counseling opportunities in sign language(s), can be found via the Instagram channel @deafrefugees_de and the website www.deafrefugees.de.

Vitsche, the new association of young committed Ukrainians* from Berlin, lists demonstrations, helpful information for refugees and possibilities for support in a collection of resources. https://linktr.ee/ukrainehelpberlin

 

HOUSING

Those who want to help with residencies, guest apartments, guest rooms or other things for Ukrainian artists, colleagues and their families can send the offers to info@pap-berlin.de.

The Zeitgeist der Inklusion association is looking for accessible housing throughout Germany to relocate refugees with disabilities. https://zeitgeist-der-inklusion.de/

Other private accommodation options can be posted and found here:

https://wunderflats.com/page/ukraine/tenants-in-need-en

https://icanhelp.host/

www.unterkunft-ukraine.de

 

SUPPORT + DONATIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE FLED FROM UKRAINE TO GERMANY

On the Instagram account @eoto_blackyouth you always find current information on how to support BIPoC fleeing the Ukraine with donations, accommodation and volunteering in Berlin. Monetary donations are also possible through the official Each One Teach One page: www.eoto-archiv.de/spenden/

The Deutsche Gehörlosenbund is collecting donations for the DeafRefugees network to support deaf people who are fleeing and have fled Ukraine by providing helpers and interpreters, initial care, running the website deafrefugees.de and producing information materials: https://www.gofundme.com/f/hilfe-fr-taube-geflchtete-aus-der-ukraine4

The arrival center at Oranienburger Straße 285 can be supported with urgently needed donations in kind. The current needs can be found here: www.adiuto.org/initiative/arrival-center-laf-akuz

The Berliner Tafel is asking for donations of food in its original packaging at several locations throughout Berlin. An overview can be found here. www.berliner-tafel.de/aktuelles/nachrichten/wir-bitten-um-spenden

 

SUPPORT + DONATIONS FOR PEOPLE IN UKRAINE

The alliance Queere Nothilfe Ukraine is in contact with human rights organizations in Ukraine and collects monetary donations for the urgently needed care or evacuation of queer people. https://altruja.de/nothilfe-ukraine/spende

The Ukrainian self-help organization Fight for Right has launched a fundraising campaign to organize on-site assistance and evacuations for people with disabilities: www.gofundme.com/f/help-disabled-ukrainians

Aktion Deutschland Hilft, the alliance of German aid organizations, is collecting donations for emergency and disaster relief in Ukraine. www.aktion-deutschland-hilft.de/en/donate/donate/

The Polish Institute Berlin collects donations in kind (drugstore items, first aid items, blankets and sleeping bags) daily from 10:00-20:00, which are passed on to the Red Cross in Szczecin. https://instytutpolski.pl/berlin/

Spendenbrücke Ukraine supports people affected by the Ukrainian war and coordinates volunteer work, donations in kind and money. www.spendenbruecke-ukraine.de

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