Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe The River - Part 1 A production by Public in Private in cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE

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    © Mayra Wallraff
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Performance
June 17 – September 30 | Sunset
Tickets
Stadtraum
17,17 €
In English

The boot tour will start around Treptower Park, precise location will be communicated. The show will be in English until July 10. From the 10th july other languages will be added, such as German, Turkish, French. You will find updates here.

Throughout the summer, the team around Aimé C. Songe alias Clément Layes invites you to a personal encounter on a rowing boat just in time for sunset. Together with different artists, participants embark on a dream-like journey to question the concept of an active and productive life and take time to decelerate.

Aimé C. Songe is an artistic persona of Clément Layes who takes the time to grieve and find new ways to come together with the audience and the world outdoors and in nature.

The performance lasts about one hour and is happening at sunset time on a rowing boat on the water. The boat is 5 meter by 1m40. It is a classic rowing boat. Life vests are available. A performer will welcome you and be your host. The performance is scripted and you will receive a listening device to follow the performance while your host navigates the boat. It is a quiet and relaxed performance. There is only for you to look and listen. During the performance you will be invited to sit or lay down in the boat, sometimes with closed eyes. It is up to you.

Concept Aimé C. Songe Artistic collaboration Jasna L. Vinovrški Dramaturgy Jonas Rutgeerts, Mila Pavicevic Music Steve Heather Hosts, Guides Asaf Aharonson, Zinzi Buchanan, Shannon Cooney, Clément Layes, Thiago Rosa Boat Design Jonas Maria Droste, Clément Layes Costume Malena Modeer Pr Aïsha Mia Lethen Bird Production, Care Tammo Walter, Tiphaine Carrère Diffusion Danila-Freitag, Agency for Performing Arts

A production by Public in Private. Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR. The Cie. Public in Private is supported by DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, which is funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative.

Programme
Public in Private / Aimé C. Songe
The River - Part 1
the river2
September 27 28 | 18.15
September 29 30 | 18.00
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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Thorsten Lensing
Verrückt nach Trost
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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
WS_SimoneDedeAyivi_Lets_be_Friends_©DorotheaTuch_7840
October 13 14 15 | 19.00
October 16 | 17.00
Tickets
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
Morgan Hickinbotham_4_main visual quer
October 17 18 19 20 | 20.00
Tickets
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
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October 20 21 | 19.30
Tickets
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
YEYE_Postermotiv_c_Chanel Kah Yin Liang
October 22 25 | 20.00
October 23 | 18.00
Tickets
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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Lois Alexander
BIPoC-only*: Yeye
BIPOC-ONLY (1)
October 24 | 20.00
Tickets
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
Anna Natt_final-3_Mayra Wallraff
October 27 28 29 | 20.00
October 30 | 18.00
Tickets
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
Hausführung
October 28 | 17.00
Tickets
Various Locations | 5 €

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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