Specials

Dance/Film

Isabelle Schad
Knotting

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© Dieter Hartwig

March 12 | 19.00 PM
March 13-21

The film for the performance Knotting was made as an experiment shortly before the premiere and documents in excerpts the research for the piece. The choreographic portrait is inspired by the fluid, elastic, expansive movements of the dancer Francesca d'Ath, who physically engages with the form of the knot.

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Dance/film

Sheena McGrandles
Figured + Flush

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Figured | © Martin Rottenkolber

FEBRUARY 20 | 19.00 PM | Premiere
FEBRUARY 21 – MARCH 06

In Figured and Flush, Sheena McGrandles explores radical temporality. With great attention to detail, Figured exposes the absurdity and artificiality of everyday gestures. Flush, following Gertrude Stein, breaks down linear and traditional forms of storytelling-perhaps even evoking a new lesbian temporality and aesthetic.

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Guided Tours

The Sophiensæle are located in the former craftsmen's club house, which has had an eventful history since its construction in 1904/1905.

With the use of the building by the Berlin labour movement, the most important political period for the house began. In the 10s and 20s of the last century the building was used as a meeting place for the revolutionary left, among others Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg spoke here. During the Nazi era, Dutch forced laborers worked in the Festsaal to produce Nazi leaflets, and in the GDR the Maxim Gorki Theater used the premises as workshops. In autumn 1996 the Sophiensæle were finally opened with the premiere of Sasha Waltz's successful piece Allee der Kosmonauten and has since developed into one of the most important production and performance venues for the liberal performing arts in the German-speaking world.

If you would like to learn more about the eventful history of the Sophiensæle, you can participate in a guided tour in German or English language.

Guided tours through the building take place twice per quarter and on request for groups of 5 or more. You can reach us by phone at (030) 27 89 00 34 or by email at presse@sophiensaele.com

The 360° videotour gives you an idea of what to expect in the guided tour through the building.

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