Programme
Tomorrow | 20:00
Olympia Bukkakis
replay
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February 02 03 04 | 20.00
February 05 | 18.00
Tickets
Drag/Music/Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 €

replay investigates the formal relationships between movement and sound in pop, classical music, opera and drag. Drawing on her own biography, Olympia Bukkakis and her rebellious back up dancers raise questions about class and cultural hierarchies.

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Hausführung
Hausführung
February 03 | 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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Cora Frost/Rudy van Dongen/Peter Frost & Friends
Insel der Orgeln
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February 11 | 20.00
February 12 | 18.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Insel der Orgeln (Island of Organs) is a happening of dance, music, performance and installation and searches for experienced, repressed and dreamed concepts of life and survival. On the island, travelers bring together terrible and promising life stories to the polyphony of the organs in order to invoke the question of the healing power of the social family of choice.

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Alexandre Achour, Angela Alves, Diana Anselmo, Saša Asentić, Marko Bašica, Rita Mazza, Auro Orso, Perel & Dalibor Šandor
Dis Contact
February 15 17 19 | 19.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Kontakthof by Pina Bausch is one of the most famous works of contemporary dance. In 2018, artist Dalibor Šandor wondered why Bausch never actually made a version with disabled artists. Dis Contact is a new work by artists belonging to communities and cultures that are systematically oppressed in the world where Kontakthof has a prominent status.

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Eva Meyer-Keller
OUT OF MIND
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February 26 | 18.00
February 27 28 | 20.00
March 01 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In OUT OF MIND Eva Meyer-Keller and her accomplices develop choreographic approaches to what we call consciousness and experience. She takes neuroscientific approaches as a starting point to undertake a dive into a slippery terrain of uncertainties and turns the theater space into an experimental laboratory in which more-thanhuman performers enter the scene as well.

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Jule Flierl
Time out of Joint
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March 08 09 10 11 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Time out of Joint is a grotesque variety show of political speeches and a virtuously cacophonous concert of feminist struggles of the 20th century. Applying the tactic of tactlessness, utterances by historically influential female* speakers are dissected, distorted and recomposed. Dancing bodies explore rhetorical strategies as questions of rhythmic (re)arrangement and make voice audible as the battlefield of political representation.

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Ist die deutsche Theaterwissenschaft (post)kolonial?
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March 11 | 18.00
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What does the demand for a “decolonization of the University” mean for German-language theater studies? What could a post- or decolonial Theater Science look like in research and teaching? Together with contributors from the anthology Theaterwissenschaft postkolonial/decolonial, the editors Azadeh Sharifi and Lisa Skwirblies want to explore these questions.

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Vanessa Stern & Team
ToFuR® – Theater ohne Furcht und Reichweite
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March 16 18 | 20.00
March 19 | 18.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Vanessa Stern has lost her way. She cried out bravely: “Social media, you are my enemy!” and founded a knighthood (complete with cute ponies) to go into battle against the dark forces of Reach and Attention. Theater without clicks and shares and likes! Be there when no one is following us! Another world is possible.

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Claire Vivianne Sobottke
à mort – Ein choreografischer Liederzyklus für drei Stimmen
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March 22 23 24 25 | 19.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

à mort is a performative-musical exploration of processes of domination, dying and killing. Excessive scenes of destruction emerge in a memento mori inspired installation of natural and artificial materials. The female voice emerges as a powerful physical presence in a dying world, challenging the grotesque human desire for dominance.

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Hendrik Quast
Spill your guts
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March 31 | 19.00
April 01 | 19.00
Tickets
Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 €

For his project, Hendrik Quast learns the art of ventriloquism in order to approach the chronic inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis artistically. In conversation with the disease, new ways of speaking and images of chronic illness emerge, opening up unusual spaces of humor for the ill and healthy audience.

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Specials
Festival
Tanztage Berlin 2023
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JANUAR 05 – 21

Hey, why do you look so tired? "Urgency culture" expects us to be connected and responsive constantly. There is little to no time left to imagine the world otherwise. Tanztage Berlin – a yearly festival highlighting the work of the city's emerging dance makers – is back to diagnose the present and predict the future. Its 32nd edition investigates our daily overstimulation and chronic fatigue by reflecting on how we move to the rhythm of today's high-speed, social media-driven reality and its challenges.

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Service
Outreach

Education

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.

FURTHER Information
T. +49 (30) 27 89 00 33
presse@sophiensaele.com


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 aldinger@sophiensaele.com / 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.

Upcoming events
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.

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
2016-2020: Partnership with the Käthe-Kollwitz-Gymnasium, Prenzlauer Berg

www.tusch-berlin.de

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