Athina Lange + Pawel Aderhold Whatremainsofme

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Performance
January 31 | 19.00
February 01 | 19.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal
15/10 €
In German spoken and sign language (DGS) / With German subtitles

The language of our senses gives us the form in which we cast our perception of reality. Everything is finely tuned to each other. So that we can make contact with this reality without much thought. But who am I and what remains of me when this precisely synchronised orchestra, this habitual interplay of the senses, is disturbed? When perception changes - and I am powerless over it. Is the world we can see, hear, feel, taste and smell so naturally reality? Or is there another reality that goes beyond our senses?

Between coming of age and horror trip, enhanced with text fragments by Heinrich Heine, Rainer Maria Rilke and Lewis Carroll, the duo Athina Lange and Pawel Aderhold develop a performance in spoken and sign language that illuminates a special way of being between the senses. While whatremainsofme is reminiscent of an illustrated psychosis à la Sarah Kane, the piece poses questions about our "normal" form of existence anew - and sharpens the view for a different kind of reality.

The piece lasts about 45-60 minutes. It is very visual and uses German Sign Language (DGS), German spoken language and partly subtitles. The piece is suitable for both audiences with and without knowledge of German Sign Language. Intense light effects as well as stroboscope will be used. Presumably, the performance uses a lot of heavy bass sounds and vibrations as well as tinnitus-like sounds. 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. Admission begins 20-30 minutes prior to show time. We recommend arriving early to select a suitable seat. Please note that the accessibility information is subject to possible changes. It will be updated continuously. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Gina Jeske at jeske@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 35.

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ATHINA LANGE, *1991 in Plauen, completed her acting training at the Leipzig Acting School, where she graduated in 2015. She was a permanent ensemble member of the "Leipziger Ensemble" until 2016 and performed for the "German Deaf Theatre" and "Possible World Berlin". At the Staatstheater Hannover, she took on the lead role in the play "The Rage That Unites Us" from 2019. Since 2021 she embodies "Isa" from Wolfgang Herrndorf's novel "Bilder deiner großen Liebe" at the Societätstheater in Dresden. Her engagements also include performances at the Sophiensælen Berlin and Kampnagel Hamburg, among others, where she works with renowned artists from all over Germany and Europe.

PAWEL ADERHOLD, *1985 in Berlin, trained as a state-certified stage actor at the Theaterfabrik Sachsen/Leipzig from 2005 to 2009. In addition to other acting engagements, he directed at the Children's and Environmental Theatre in Leipzig. In 2011 he moved to Vienna and worked as an assistant director and actor at the Theater zum Fürchten and the Stadttheater Mödling near Vienna.  From 2013 to 2015, further engagements followed in Leipzig at the Theaterfabrik Sachsen. Since the end of 2015 he has been living in Berlin, where he completed the 6-month Camera Actor's Studio course at the Institute for Acting, Film and Television Professions.

Performance Athina Lange DIRECTOR Pawel Aderhold Text Athina Lange PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Martin Schnippa LIGHT DESIGN Ladislav Zajac OUTSIDE EYE Benjamin van Bebber, Susanne Tod

A production by Athina Lange and Pawel Aderhold in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the kind support of Theaterhaus Mitte. Media partner: taz.die tageszeitung

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