Sophienstrasse 18
10178 Berlin-Mitte
Saison 24/25
Start: Zur letzten Instanz (Waisenstraße 14-16, 10179 Berlin)
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Olivia Hyunsin Kim/ddanddarakim:
Agora Hysteria #3: Gender Euphoria

Olivia Hyunsin Kim/ddanddarakim: Agora Hysteria
Olivia Hyunsin Kim/ddanddarakim:
Agora Hysteria #3: Gender Euphoria
Performance, Discourse
German, English

Agora Hysteria #3: Gender Euphoria consists of a discourse part in the afternoon and a performance part in the evening.

5 p.m.: Discourse program
Due to limited capacity, a short letter of motivation (German/English) is requested for the selection of participants. Send the letter of motivation here. Attending the discourse program entitles you to attend the evening program. It is not necessary to book a second ticket.

8 p.m.: Evening program
Tickets for the evening program only are available here.

Enough of prevailing patriarchal discourses, eternal power struggles and ongoing discrimination: Olivia Hyunsin Kim/ddanddarakim transform the Sophiensæle Kantine into a contemporary version of the ancient agora. But unlike its ancient role model, Agora Hysteria will become a platform for inclusive exchange. It creates a center for conversation and discussion, a moment of pause and an opportunity to share knowledge. Agora Hysteria invites interested visitors to four days of exchange, input and relaxation to engage in conversation about changing questions and topics in a performative framework.


Agora Hysteria #3: Gender Euphoria

On June 8, Agora Hysteria will celebrate the performative aspect of gender and body self-determination for a day under the title Gender Euphoria. Olivia Hyunsin Kim/ddanddarakim will be accompanied on this day by Olympia Bukkakis, The Darvish and queer-feminist opera band Die Schlangenknaben, among others.


More about Agora Hysteria #1: SO SICK! and Agora Hysteria #2: Speculative Biographies.

The information on accessibility is still in progress and will be updated as soon as possible. If any questions remain unanswered until then, please feel free to contact the communication department 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).


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 at the house here.

Concept, artistic direction: Olivia Hyunsin Kim, Jones Seitz
With: Alexander Hahne, Hendrik Quast, kimura byol lemoine, Anja Sunhyun Michaelsen, Olympia Bukkakis, The Darvish, Die Schlangenknaben
Set design: Luca Plaumann
Technical direction: Gefährliche Arbeit/Frieder Miller
Production management: ehrliche arbeit - freelance cultural office
Photos, documentation: Christian Cattelan

A production by Olivia Hyunsin Kim/ddanddarakim in co-production with Sophiensæle. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion of the State of Berlin and by the Performing Arts Fund from funds provided by the Federal Government's Beauftragten für Kultur und Medien. Media partners: Siegessäule, taz.

Olivia Hyunsin Kim/ddanddarakim work collectively on choreographic works with a queerfeminist and postcolonial focus. Through fiction, they renegotiate power relations and offer empowering alternatives to the present. Their works have been shown at Sophiensæle, Art Sonje Center, Staatsoper Hannover and Museo Universitario del Chopo, among others. The permanent team consists of Kristin Gerwien, Olivia Hyunsin Kim and Jones Seitz. Gerwien makes costumes and objects for performances and explores songwriting and karaoke as a singer. She also curates exciting music with Juckpulver as co-director at TNT Marburg. Olivia Hyunsin Kim works as a choreographer and curator. She was a scholarship holder of danceweb, the Tarabya Cultural Academy, Vila Sul Bahia and won 1st place in the Amadeu Antonio Art Prize in 2019. Jones Seitz develops the lighting and video design for their own installations and performance projects and is a founding member of the FLINTA+ network Gefährliche Arbeit e.V.

Marielle Schavan studied Creative Writing and Cultural Journalism as well as The Production of the Arts and Media at the University of Hildesheim. She conducts artistic research on topics such as self-presentation on the Internet and the media and social representation of menstrual pain. She is a founding member of the theater collective Henrike Iglesias, with whom she has developed numerous performances since 2012 and has shown them both nationally and internationally. Schavan works in various group constellations as an author, performer, dramaturge and curator on independent theater projects and discourse formats.

ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro has been a production office for the independent performing arts since 2006. ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro is a platform and infrastructure for independent projects, combining concept and project development with project management and production management, dramaturgy, press and public relations work, curation, editing, text work and translations. It works in Berlin and internationally with individual artists, temporary project groups, permanent ensembles, collectives, institutions, festivals and program series. ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro is a collective without hierarchies and salary levels.

  • Olivia Hyunsin Kim/ddanddarakim: Agora Hysteria
    © Gedvilė Tamošiūnaitė
  • Olivia Hyunsin Kim/ddanddarakim: Agora Hysteria
    © Gedvilė Tamošiūnaitė
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