Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
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September 27 28 | 18.15
September 29 30 | 18.00
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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Thorsten Lensing
Verrückt nach Trost
September 30 | 19.00
October 01 02 07 08 09 | 19.00
Festsaal | 28/18 €

The children Charlotte and Felix emerge from the sea and play as their dead parents on the beach. It's a ritual the two have been practicing for years. In memory of their parents' wild exuberance, they put sunscreen on their backs and tickle each other until they can hardly breathe. For brief moments,all sadness falls away from them. Again and again, however, the different needs of the two ten- and eleven-year-old siblings break into the game.

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Simone Dede Ayivi und Kompliz*innen
Let‘s J̶u̶s̶t̶ Be Friends
October 13 14 15 | 19.00
October 16 | 17.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In Let's Just Be Friends, Simone Dede Ayivi interviews people who live their friendships as a feminist counter-concept to family businesses or marriages: Friends who do projects together or take on responsibilities for each other that are usually attributed to the close family context or romantic relationships between two people.

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James Batchelor & Collaborators
Shortcuts to Familiar Places
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October 17 18 19 20 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Shortcuts to Familiar Places, James Batchelor creates a personal performance about the body as a site of historical and choreographic inscription.

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Company Christoph Winkler
Radical Minimal
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October 20 21 | 19.30
15/10 €

With Radical Minimal, the Berlin-based Company Christoph Winkler explores the radical potential of minimal music and contemporary dance. In three choreographies, the team reinterprets three well-known pieces of minimal music: Come Out by Steve Reich, Coming Together by Frederic Rzewski and Stay on it by Julius Eastman.

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Lois Alexander
YEYE_Postermotiv_c_Chanel Kah Yin Liang
October 22 25 | 20.00
October 23 | 18.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

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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Lois Alexander
BIPoC-only*: Yeye
October 24 | 20.00
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

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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Anna Natt
Queering Nosferatu
Anna Natt_final-3_Mayra Wallraff
October 27 28 29 | 20.00
October 30 | 18.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In her new performance, Anna Natt, together with experimental musician Robert Curgenven, examines the vampire figure of Nosferatu for its queerness.

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October 28 | 17.00
Various Locations | 5 €

If you want to get to know the history of Sophiensæle, join one of our guided tours. Regular guided tours are in German. English guided tours are available for groups of five people or more.

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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.



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



The Berlin Senate has listed the most important information on entry, residency status, and assistance services in German, English, Ukrainian, and Russian.

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

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.



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

The Zeitgeist der Inklusion association is looking for accessible housing throughout Germany to relocate refugees with disabilities.

Other private accommodation options can be posted and found here:



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:

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 and producing information materials:

The arrival center at Oranienburger Straße 285 can be supported with urgently needed donations in kind. The current needs can be found here:

The Berliner Tafel is asking for donations of food in its original packaging at several locations throughout Berlin. An overview can be found here.



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.

The Ukrainian self-help organization Fight for Right has launched a fundraising campaign to organize on-site assistance and evacuations for people with disabilities:

Aktion Deutschland Hilft, the alliance of German aid organizations, is collecting donations for emergency and disaster relief in Ukraine.

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.

Spendenbrücke Ukraine supports people affected by the Ukrainian war and coordinates volunteer work, donations in kind and money.

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