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Rita Mazza
DANDELION II
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July 28 29 30
Video on Demand
Online | Eintritt frei

After experiences in the European deaf performance community, Rita Mazza now presents her first choreographic work at Sophiensæle. Entering the stage as a playground, she explores the combination of dance and sign language movements and creates a whole new form of visual poetry. >>CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO

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Tomorrow | 00:00 - 23:59
Ania Nowak
INFLAMMATIONS (PANDEMIC EDITION)
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July 29 30 31
August 01
Tickets
Video Performance

Vulnerability becomes a catalyst for a new body, language and care economy: Starting from the question of what expectations we have of hyperfunctional bodies on stage and in everyday life, the video work demands a place for unstable bodies - with all their risks and potentials, in the artistic field as well as in society.

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Jess Thom
Biscuits Without Borders + Disability Culture in a Time of Pandemic
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July 28 29 30 31

Jess Thom's Lecture Disability Culture in a Time of Pandemic and her talk Biscuits Without Borders with Noa Winter are now available as videos on demand. Both events took place during the performance festival Risk and Resilience in October 2020. >> WATCH VIDEOS HERE

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TANZSCOUT 2.0
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July 28 29 30 31
August 01

The Tanzscout team invites you to this AUDIO Tune-in & COLLAGE Wrap-up, with which we continue to connect dance pieces and audience members online.

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RAQUEL MESEGUER ZAFE
A CRASH COURSE IN CLOUDSPOTTING
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July 30 | 16.00
July 30 31 | 19.00
Tickets
Website | 15/10 €

A special and intimate audio journey of fragile beauty: for her documentary work, Raquel Meseguer Zafe has collected over 300 stories of people who, like herself, depend on lying down and resting in public spaces.

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WORKSHOP: CREATIVE CAPTIONS
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July 31 | 11.00 - 15.00
Eintritt frei

Accessibility is not only a human right, but an even more exciting creative tool: Rachel Bagshaw and Sophie Woolley share their experiences in the creative use of captioning and present some exercises to help other arts professionals in their own use and style development of captioning.

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IN CONVERSATION
August 01 | 18.00
Eintritt frei

A digital conversation on Zoom with the artists of the productions Inflammations, A Crash Course in Cloudspotting, and The Shape of the Pain: They will address navigating an often ableist art sector and share what working methods and aesthetics they have developed.

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Layton Lachman & Samuel Hertz
DOOM (THE MOVIE)
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August 05 | 19.30
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Together with Layton Lachman & Samuel Hertz and Open Air Neukölln at Freiluftkino Hasenheide we would like to invite you to the premiere of DOOM (THE MOVIE).

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James Batchelor + Collaborators
An Evening-length Performance
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August 12 13 14 15 | 19.00
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Dance
Festsaal |

With An Evening-­length Performance, Australian choreographer James Batchelor reimagines the baroque ballroom as a place for queer encounters and expression.

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Colette Sadler + Mikko Gaestel
ARK 1
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August 13 | 16.00
August 13 | 17.30
August 13 | 19.00
August 13 | 20.30
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Dance

In this im­mersive solo performance installation, choreographer Colette Sadler and visual artist Mikko Gaestel thematise the future of the human in relation to technology inside the virtual architecture of a 3D environment.

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Turbo Pascal
Irgendwie Mitte
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August 18 19 20 21 | 21.30
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10/15/25/50 €

Many people classify themselves as belonging to society's "Mitte". But where exactly is that - somewhere between top and bottom, rich and poor? As part of a four-part live reality series, Turbo Pascal go in search of the diffuse categories and relationships that make up the so-called "Mitte". To do this, the collective looks around its own circle of family, friends and acquaintances.

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Thiago Granato
The Sound They Make When No One Listens
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August 19 20 21 22 | 19.00
Tickets
Dance
Festsaal |

In times of an ecological, political and personal crisis, Brazilian choreographer Thiago Granato explores the act of listening.

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Melanie Jame Wolf mit Teresa Vittucci
SHOW BUSINESS
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August 30 31 | 20.00
September 01 02 | 20.00
Festsaal | 15/10 €

There’s no business like show business. In their first performance evening together, Melanie Jame Wolf and Teresa Vittucci explore the problems and pleasures of: What does it take to make a show great?

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Making A Difference
Owning spaces - Conversations and actions from bed
Konferenz save the date
September 01-05

ConferenCE ON Zoom
September 01-05

As disabled artist-curators Kate Marsh and Noa Winter invite to conversations, practice, safer spaces and public sharings.

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Specials
Festival
Cripping the Pain
A Crash Course in Cloudspotting Main Image Credit Paul Samuel White-SMALL
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JULY 29 – AUGUST 01

Pain is rarely a subject on stage. The focus CRIPPING THE PAIN, which could not take place in June 2020 due to the pandemic and is now being rescheduled in digital form, presents artistic works, workshops and conversations that give space to this complexity and defy dominant ableist perceptions of the body.

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Festival
Coming of Age
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Age is just a number - nevertheless, we can't get around aging. In the midst of debates about climate change, identity politics and body images, it is time to renegotiate long outdated generational contracts. Thus, not only the recent pandemic has demonstrated that questions about responsibilities and solidarity have to be asked again. The performance festival COMING OF AGE, which will take place from September 15 to November 7 at the Sophiensæle, is dedicated to various aspects of aging in society - and looks at the different challenges of a phenomenon that affects us all.

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Service
Outreach

Education

The Sophiensæle consider themselves to be an open place in which interaction and exchange with the audience play a central role. In cooperation with Tanzscout Berlin, movement-oriented introductions to dance productions take place on a regular basis. In the workshop series Raus aus dem Kopf, rein in den Körper (Getting out of your head, into your body) pedagogues get inspiration for their work with children, adolescents and adults and in the workshop Was ist eigentlich...Performance?! young students can explore by themselves what performance art actually means.

The Sophiensæle info newsletter informs regularly about performances that are suited for children and young people as well as our educational activities. In addition to our regular offers, you are welcome to contact us in order to arrange an individual format such as production-related workshops, introductions and/or follow-up discussions with the artists.

Information and registration
Gina Jeske
T. +49 (30) 27 89 00 34
F. +49 (30) 283 52 67
presse@sophiensaele.com

Newsletter


INTRODUCTIONS TO DANCE PRODUCTIONS


Take a look behind the scenes with Tanzscout! In a one-hour (physical) introduction before the show we will prepare ourselves for the following performance. With background information on the production and the artists, with choreographic ideas and movement material used in the production, with playful and practical discussions on the themes and working methods, and with further exchange on interesting and explorable topics. The introductions are carried out in cooperation with TANZSCOUT BERLIN, the dance mediation team of Berlin based dramaturges and dancers.

More information about Tanzscout Berlin: info@tanzscoutberlin.de, www.tanzscoutberlin.de

Upcoming events
NEXT DATE EXPECTED IN AUTUMN 2020
Would you like to be informed about our events for school classes, workshops and mediation offers? Then sign up HERE for our Education Newsletter.


Was ist eigentlich… Performance?! - WORKSHOP For students


Why does the artist Marina Abramovic tear her hair out? Does theatre need a theatre room? Can locusts make theatre plays? In this workshop we will explore together where the difference between a play, a production and a performance lies and what performance actually means. We will present different performative strategies and try them out together. We will practice performing actions instead of playing roles. Together we will look for ways to stage reality. We will ask places and objects about their stories. And we will practice telling lies that sound like truth. The workshop is aimed at groups of students aged 15 and over (9th grade) and can take place either at Sophiensæle (Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin) or in the premises of the school, depending on availability.

THE REGISTRATION AND INDIVIDUAL appointment for the workshop can be made by e-mail or telephone with Gina Jeske at jeske@sophiensaele.com / Tel: 030-27 89 00 34.

 

WORKSHOPS FOR PEDAGOGUES


For pedagogues, we regularly offer production-related workshops. Here the participants gain in-depth insights into current issues and artistic approaches in the performing arts. They explore the ways in which these are enriching and applicable for their (scenic) work with children, adolescents and adults and test ideas and methods for the preparation and follow-up of dance and theatre visits with young students. Upon request, you will receive a certificate of attendance stating the duration and content of the training.

Raus aus dem Kopf, rein in den Körper - Workshop fOR MORE MOVEMENT AND PHYSICALITY
The workshop series for everyone who wants to bring more movement into their (working) everyday life! Different exercises and small choreographies which are easily transferable to practice with children, teenagers and adults are tested playfully. A script summarizes all the exercises in a detailed guide for your own pedagogical work. Previous dancing or somatic experience is not required. Please bring comfortable clothes and something to drink.

DIRECTION Amelie Mallmann

Upcoming events
NEXT DATE EXPECTED IN AUTUMN 2020
Would you like to be informed about our events for school classes, workshops and mediation offers? Then sign up HERE for our Education Newsletter.

 

TUSCH – THEATER AND SCHOOL


The last TUSCH cooperation connected the Sophiensæle from 2016/17 to 2019 with the Käthe-Kollwitz-Gymnasium in Prenzlauerberg, the artistic direction was in the hands of Angela Löer (Turbo Pascal). Since the 2019/20 school year, the school and the Sophiensæle have continued their cooperation independently of TUSCH. It includes the development of various staging projects as well as visits to performances and workshops for the students initiated by Sophiensæle.

TUSCH history:
2005-2008: Partnership with the Thomas-Mann-Oberschule, Märkisches Viertel
2008-2010: Partnership with the Carlo-Schmid-Oberschule Spandau as part of the Zoom sponsorship initiative of the "Offensive Cultural Education" in cooperation with the PWC Foundation.
2010-2013: Partnership with the Max-Planck-Gymnasium in Berlin-Mitte
2013-2016: Partnership with the Helene-Lange-Schule, Berlin-Steglitz
Since 2016: Partnership with the Käthe-Kollwitz-Gymnasium, Prenzlauer Berg

www.tusch-berlin.de

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