Sophienstrasse 18
10178 Berlin-Mitte

Enad Marouf: HUNDSTAGE – Sophiensæle | Independent Theater in Berlin

Saison 24/25

Enad Marouf:

Enad Marouf:
Duration: 1h

In ancient Greece and Rome, the “dog days” were believed to be a time of drought, heat, unrest and mania. Enad Marouf employs the dog days as an anticipation of challenging and unpredictable times, where the notion of futurity is radically put into question. In HUNDSTAGE Marouf uses formal elements of ancient Greek theater while continuing his choreographic research on the fragmented nature of memory and fragmentation as a poetic tool. Marouf uses the architecture of the Festsaal to create a formal interplay between movement, music, language and light. An ensemble of five dancers goes through a reflection on the human condition through the lens of queer memory, grief and loss.

Following the video installation Time of the Angel (Sophiensæle, 2022) and the performances In My Hand a Word (Sophiensæle, 2022) and And Now It Is Night (Kampnagel, 2023), the winner of the Will Grohmann Prize 2023, Syrian-German performance and video artist Enad Marouf, returns to the Sophiensæle with his new premiere HUNDSTAGE.

If any questions remain from the following information, please feel free to contact Hannah Aldinger at or 030 27 89 00 35. Please note that details may change by the day of the event. Therefore, if you find out after you have purchased your ticket that the performance is no longer accessible to you, you can contact us for a ticket return at or 030 27 89 00 45 until 5 business days after the event (Monday through Friday between 10am and 6pm).



  • 60 minutes


  • Little spoken English will be used.


  • The stage area is surrounded on four sides by the audience area.


  • The lighting situation is rather dark.
  • Abrupt light changes are used.
  • A spotlight sometimes moves across the audience area.
  • Depending on the seating position, the light can sometimes blind the audience.


  • Loud sounds and strong basses are used.

Other effects

  • Stage fog is used.

Audience area

  • The audience is seated on four sides around the stage (seat cushions without back rests on platforms).
  • 2 beanbag seats bookable according to availability
  • 2 wheelchair seats bookable according to availability (with chairs for assistants)
  • The audience can leave and return to the room at their own leisure.

Early boarding

If, for artistic reasons, the door to the auditorium does not open until very shortly before the performance begins, there is the option of early boarding.


  • Reservations can be made via the ticket telephone at 030 283 52 66, Monday to Friday from 4pm-6pm
  • Via the online ticket shop
  • At the box office

You can also find more information about accessibility here.


Concept, choreography, text, stage design: Enad Marouf
Performance: Ewa Dziarnowska, Jao Moon, Nancy Naser Al Deen, Samuel Pereira, Shade Théret
Costume design: GmbH by Serhat Işık & Benjamin A. Huseby
Composition, sound design: Billy Bultheel
Light design: Jacqueline Sobiszewski, Enad Marouf
Production management: Florian Greß

A production by Enad Marouf in co-production with Sophiensæle. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. Media partners: Siegessäule, taz.

Enad Marouf is a Syrian-German performance and video artist based in Berlin. His work focuses on body and text, using video, dance, language and installation as poetics and articulation of temporalities that influence our physicality and the way we narrate the world around us. He completed his Masters in Choreography and Performance at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Gießen/Frankfurt. His solo works and collaborations have been shown at Sophiensæle, the Athens Biennale, Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels, Centre culturel Francais de Damas, Babel Beirut, Tate Modern London, Art Institute of Chicago, Shedhalle Zurich, Kampnagel and Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, among others. In 2023, he was awarded the prestigious Will Grohmann Prize.

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