The Sophiensæle consider themselves to be an open venue in which interaction and exchange with the audience play a central role. In artist-workshops and our so called Tischgesellschaften, which create an informal space for exchange, the audience gets a chance to get to know the artists and learn more about their artistic practices. 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.
In addition to our regular offers, you are welcome to contact us in order to arrange group visits or individual offers such as production-related workshops, introductions and/or follow-up discussions with the artists. Students receive reduced tickets at the price of 10€ and for group orders the accompanying person receives a free ticket.
T. +49 (30) 27 89 00 33
WORKSHOP For students
Was ist eigentlich… Performance?!
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 Hannah Aldinger at firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 030-27 89 00 35.
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 María Ferrara is a dance and theater maker and performer. In addition, she conceives and leads mediation formats with TANZSCOUT Berlin, she teaches dance theater and yoga and accompanies self-development processes with artistic practices according to a Gestalt approach. She studied Russian Studies at the University of Essex, acting at the Estudio Juan Carlos Corazza in Madrid and dance in Spain. She trained as a Gestalt facilitator and yoga teacher. On behalf of the Spanish Centers of Lifelong Learning for Teachers, she worked as a facilitator of the course "The Educational Value of Humor" with the consultancy Humor Positivo, among others. Since 2014 she lives and works in Berlin.
NEXT DATE EXPECTED IN AUTUMN 2022
TUSCH – THEATER AND SCHOOL
For many years, the Sophiensæle were a partner theater of TUSCH Berlin, a partnership project between Berlin theaters and schools, initiated by the JugendKulturService GmbH and the Senate Department for Education. The last TUSCH cooperation associated the Sophiensæle with the Käthe-Kollwitz-Gymnasium in Prenzlauerberg from 2016/17 to 2020, with Angela Löer (Turbo Pascal) as artistic director.
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
2016-2020: Partnership with the Käthe-Kollwitz-Gymnasium, Prenzlauer Berg