Programme
Today | 18:00
Sebastian Matthias
Urban Creatures
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August 12 | 18.00
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Dance
Festsaal | 25/15 €

In the piece, which is both music theatre and dance performance, the audience itself becomes part of a living sound installation. Electronic sounds emanate from their own mobile phone loudspeakers, which change depending on the distance to the performers and merge into a single collective body of sound.

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Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
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August 15-19 | 19.45
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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Mette Ingvartsen
The Dancing Public
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August 17 18 19 | 21.00
Tickets
Dance
Festsaal | 25/15 €

Inspired by the historical phenomenon of dance frenzy - the solo dance mixes ecstatic eruptions with pounding beats and is party, spoken word concert and expression of physical madness to exhaustion all in one.

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Faye Driscoll
Thank You For Coming: Space
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August 24 25 26 27 | 18.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 25/15 €

Faye Driscoll stands alone on stage but creates a dynamic group experience. She is part of a complex installation, is wired for sound transmission and is supported by pulleys, ropes or the weight of others.

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Pelenakeke Brown
Enter // Return
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September 09 10 | 18.00
Tickets
Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 €

For the first time in Germany, the festival Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer presents a work by the Sāmoan/Pākeha artist Pelenakeke Brown. With her collective of disabled artists, she takes a new look at aesthetics and the art of the disabled body in this interdisciplinary performance.

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Sindri Runudde
A Sensoral Lecture
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September 09 10 | 21.00
September 11 | 16.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Can a voice message be more intimate than a nude photo? Together with composer Marta Forsberg, Sindri Runudde explores the concept of voicemail and the culture of auditory versus text-based SMS: A Sensoral Lecture is all about auditory romance and love at first frequency - an exploration of sound and especially the voice as a form of touch.

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Quiplash (Amelia and Al Lander-Cavallo)
Queere Audiodeskription
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September 13 | 14.00 - 18.30
September 14 | 11.00 - 15.30
Festsaal | 10/20/30/40 €

Join Quiplash to explore what it means to integrate audio description into performance, queerly. The workshop takes place over two relaxed half-day sessions (with breaks) at the Festsaal of Sophiensæle.

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Anajara Amarante
Butching Cowboys
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September 15 | 20.00
September 16 17 | 18.00
Tickets
Kantine | 15/10 €

Anajara Amarante takes the audience into their queer version of South American surrealism and creates entire dance landscapes out of it: Closely connected to the artists, the audience experiences a crescendo evening that is both visual protest and ritual celebration.

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Quiplash
Unsightly Drag and Friends
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September 16 17 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Welcome to Unsightly Drag and Friends: Quiplash invites the audience to a dazzling and somewhat different evening of cabaret! Between musical and stand-up comedy, abstract worlds and smooth moves the ensemble of Queer Crips (short: Quips) show us how sexy the mix of entertainment and access can be.

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Angela Alves
Tennis
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September 23 24 | 19.00
September 26 27 | 20.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

In the dance performance TENNIS, Angela Alves examines sport, art and society for ableist and classist patterns of discrimination; exploring  methods to confront them without losing her nerve. In the setting of a tennis court, the dancer takes up the racket and prepares to serve for an accessible future.

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Sheena McGrandles
Dawn: A Musical on Reproduction
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September 23 24 | 21.00
September 24 | 14.00
September 25 | 16.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Sheena McGrandles’s successful experimental musical is back: Between concert, spoken word and performance, one ensemble together with a small choir of childless people speculates on new ways of starting a family!

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Thorsten Lensing
Verrückt nach Trost
Verrückt nach Trost_ThorstenLensing_01_FotoArmin Smailovic
September 30 | 19.00
October 01 02 07 08 09 | 19.00
Tickets
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
Performance
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
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
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October 22 24 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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Anna Natt
Queering Nosferatu
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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Hausführung
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October 28 | 17.00
Various Locations |

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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Specials
Festival
Tanz im August 2022
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34. International Festival Berlin
August 05-27

The international festival Tanz im August, presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, is once again showing a full three-week programme with international and local choreographers from different generations. From August 5–27, 2022 a total of 21 productions with around 200 artists from over 25 countries are being shown in 87 performances at HAU Hebbel am Ufer and 6 other venues in Berlin. 

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Festival
Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer
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September 09-17

For the first time in Germany, the Sophiensæle will bring together international works by queer disabled artists as part of the performance festival Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer – with all the challenges and potentials that the intersections of disability and queerness entail.

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TANZTAGE BERLIN 2023 | OPEN CALL

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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 program of the last two editions can be found at: https://tanztage-berlin.sophiensaele.com/en/

In the Tanztage Berlin podcast you can hear more about the history of the festival: https://tanztage-berlin.sophiensaele.com/en/on-demand/plotting-futures-together-happy-birthday-tanztage/

APPLICATIONS FOR PREMIERES AND REVIVALS

1. MODULE: PREMIERES
The Tanztage Berlin can support a limited number of productions presenting their premiere at the festival.

We offer:

  • a production grant of between € 5,000 and € 7,000, depending on the personnel costs (e.g. the number of project participants)
  • an evening fee of € 250 per person for the first and € 200 for the second performance for collaborators involved in the realisation of the show (e.g. performers, lighting designers running the show)
  • free external rehearsal space (approx. 2 weeks per production) in the period 31.10.2022 - 22.12.2022
  • approx. 1-2 days for rehearsal on stage at Sophiensæle between Christmas and New Year
  • approx. 3 days for final rehearsals (usually shared with another group), technical set-up + dress rehearsal on stage in January. The groups are supported here by curatorial, technical and organisational supervision.
  • dramaturgical support during the rehearsal process by emerging Berlin dramaturgs
  • support in the form of press work/marketing as part of the festival's general press and public relations work, free photo and video documentation of the performances and, depending on need, also in the form of advice on calculation, administration and accounting of the production cost subsidy
  • travel and accommodation costs will only be reimbursed in exceptional cases.

2. MODULE: REVIVALS
Furthermore, finished productions can be submitted for a revival. 

We offer:

  • a flat fee of € 1,500 for the rehearsals and the realisation of the project.
  • an eveining fee of € 250 per person for the first and € 200 for the second performance for collaborators involved in the realisation of the show (e.g. performers, lighting designers driving the show)
  • approx. 1-2 days for rehearsal on stage at Sophiensæle between Christmas and New Year
  • approx. 3 days for final rehearsals (usually shared with another group), technical set-up + dress rehearsal on stage in January. The groups are supported here by curatorial, technical and organisational supervision.
  • dramaturgical support during the rehearsal process by emerging Berlin dramaturgs
  • support in the form of press work/marketing as part of the festival's general press and public relations work, free photo and video documentation of the performances and, depending on need, also in the form of advice on calculation, administration and accounting of the production cost subsidy
  • travel and accommodation costs will only be reimbursed in exceptional cases.

If the premiere of the project takes place after the deadline (3.07.2022), the documentation must be submitted no later than 30.07.2022.

3. ModUlE: Online-ProgrammE
Tanztage Berlin also offers the frame for the (first) presentation of video works by Berlin's up-and-coming dance artists in its online program.

We offer:

  • a flat fee of 500€ for the presentation of the project during the festival
  • the development of an audio description (English or German) for some of the selected works (1-2) in collaboration with the Sophiensaele team and blind or visually impaired experts from the dance scene

SPECIAL SERVICE: WORKSHOP ACCESSIBILITY AND AESTHETICS OF ACCESS
The artists selected for the Tanztage Berlin 2023 will be invited to an online workshop on the topic of accessibility and Aesthetics of Access on 22 October 2022, which will be organised by Angela Alves (choreographer) and Agnieszka Habraschka (production manager Making a Difference). Please, reserve the day for the workshop.

APPLICATION
Please apply by email to tanztage@sophiensaele.com using the application form. The form is available for download HERE. If you have any questions, please contact tanztage@sophiensaele.com or 030-27 89 00-49 or join our info event via Zoom on 15.06.2022 at 18h (see below).

With Tanztage Berlin, we want to support ways of working that represent as diverse a range of lifeworlds and experiences as possible. We therefore welcome applications from people with and without disabilities, with marginalised perspectives and projects with diverse, cross-age casts. We accept applications with productions that can be presented in the festival in different formats, such as stage performance, online performance, durational performance, installation, video. The majority of the works during Tanztage Berlin will be presented as double bills.

Our team has entered a process of transformation and is dealing with ways of thinking and working that are inclusive, criticize power structures, and are sensitive towards discrimination. Currently, the majority of our staff are white and non-disabled. We are aware that this can be a challenging situation for BIPoC and people with disabilities who start working with us. You are welcome to make statements in your application concerning your positioning, if you wish to do so.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 03 July 2022
The programming for the Tanztage Berlin 2023 is expected to be completed by the end of September 2022. Please also inform us about showings and presentations of your work at tanztage@sophiensaele.com. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide individual feedback on the projects that were not selected.

INFO-ZOOM ON 15 June 2022
Together with Tanzbüro Berlin we offer an info event via Zoom on June 15 at 6pm in English and German. There will be the opportunity to ask questions to dance curator Mateusz Szymanówka and production manager Francesca Spisto in spoken and written language. The info event will be live subtitled. To participate in the event, please register by email at anmeldung@tanzbuero-berlin.de.

OPEN OFFICE OF THE DANCE CURATOR
Dance curator Mateusz Szymanówka offers an open online consultation via Zoom in June, where you can talk to him about a project proposal for Tanztage Berlin 2023.
BOOKING DATES at https://tinyurl.com/ttberlin2023After booking an appointment, please send him a confirmation email with the date and the hour.

Thank you and best regards from the Tanztage team.

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