Josephine Findeisen Working Class Dance Group As part of Performing Arts Festival 2022: Introducing...

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Performance/Dance
May 27 | 18.00
Tickets
Hof und Hochzeitssaal
15/10 €
in German

Visitors with Berlin Pass can buy tickets for 3€ at the box office. These can be reserved in advance by sending an email to ticketing@sophiensaele.com.

The performance will be followed by an audience discussion

The Sophiensaele elevator is currently out of order.

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. Together they seek practices of solidarity and self-empowerment, acknowledging the efforts of (political) groups such as the Prolesbians, the Arbeiter*innentöchtern (Workers' Daughters), and many others. In the exchange of memories, narratives and different dance techniques, they formulate their desire for a society without class relations.

If any questions remain from the following information, please feel free to contact Gina Jeske at jeske@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 35. Please note that the accessibility information is subject to possible changes.
The piece lasts about 50 minutes and is mostly in German spoken language. In one moment a little fire is set. Presumably a smoke machine will be used. The first 10 minutes of the performance take place in the courtyard of Sophiensæle. Stools are available for seating. Afterwards the audience goes up to Hochzeitssaal. Please approach our staff if you need to use the elevator. Seating options in Hochzeitssaal are chairs and cushions. There will also be one beanbag seat and two wheelchair spaces that can be reserved by phone or booked via the online ticket shop or at the box office, if available. If you require specific seating of any other kind, please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to show time and approach our evening staff.

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JOSEPHINE FINDEISEN studied dance, context, choreography (BA) at the HZT Berlin. Her choreographic practice investigates social realities and their influence on moving bodies. In doing so, Josephine engages with female-proletarian perspectives and researches entanglements of class, gender and body. Since summer 2021 she organizes the open network meeting Arbeiter*innentöchter Vereinigt Euch! at historical labor sites and monuments in Berlin. With Working Class Dance Group she follows the desire to build a network in which class structures can be physically negotiated.

CONCEPT & PERFORMANCE Josephine Findeisen CO-CHOREOGRAPHY & PERFORMANCE Melissa Ferrari ARTISTIC ASSISTANCE Johanna Findeisen DRAMATURGY Andrej Mirčev DRAMATURGICAL & THEORETICAL ASSISTANCE Anne Rieke LIGHTING Sanja Gergorić PRODUCTION SUPPORT Luisa Scholz TRAILER Durch Zeit und Raum - Donvtello Tightill 

A production by Josephine Findeisen. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe (entry funding 2021) and the residency "Vertiefungen" of Uferstudios GmbH within the framework of the residency funding dance of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the kind support of Uferstudios GmbH and Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte. The Performing Arts Festival Berlin is an event of LAFT Berlin and is funded by the State of Berlin - Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

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Tickets
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