Programme
Today
Interrobang
Deep Godot: Onlineversion
DG_Presse_HP
October 28 29 30 31
November 01-07
Tickets
Online-Performance
Digital | 10/7 €

After the successful live version, the audience now gets in touch with the AI DEEP GODOT from the comfort of their own home. The performance collective develops and trains DEEP GODOT, an A.I. that offers individual age guidance for people from 15 to 100plus. Through the Smart Ageing program, DEEP GODOT gets to know people long before they reach the end of their lives, in order to better and more personally accompany, entertain, care for and prepare them for their death later in life.

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Tomorrow | 18:00
25 Jahre SOPHIENSÆLE
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October 29 | 18.00
Feast
Various Locations

The Sophiensæle theater is turning 25 and our festival Tanztage Berlin can also look back on its 25th anniversary and its 30th edition. That's why we are celebrating everything together on October 29: The Sophiensæle, the Tanztage Berlin and the book launch of our anniversary publication OPENINGS.

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Schwenk & Schmans
Im Wald mit...
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October 28 29 30 31
November 01-07

In March 2021, four intergenerational hiking groups set off through Berlin's forests which. Schoolchildren ranging between the ages of nine and thirteen hiked with one or two grandparents by their side or accompanying them on the phone. Schwenk & Schmans have brought together the images, videos, audios, texts, questions and thoughts collected during these walks, creating a documentary.

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Vanessa Stern
Gebeine. Die Frieda, die ich meine
Ursula Maria_HP
October 28 29 30 31
November 01-07
Eintritt frei

Fourteen old women remember Frieda in fourteen short films. They all tell the truth, but each one knows something different. >> Watch online here.

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Corinne Maier
Die Zufügung
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October 30 31 | 19.00
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10€

Corinne Maier presents a gripping lecture performance on the subject of age and aging with text fragments by the exceptional author Gerlind Reinshagen, improvisations by the performer and the music of Elvis Presley.

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Lajos Talamonti
Alter Hase
Alter Hase_c_HP
November 04 05 06 07 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10€

Five former dancers look back on the time of their common classical artistic imprint. In a last joint dance they make the rigid structures of classical dance pliable and tell of life as an often surprising school, the method of which everyone has to invent anew for themselves every day.

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Markus&Markus Theaterkollektiv
Die Brieffreundschaft
BRIEF_©DorotheaTuch_2380_HP
November 10 11 12 13 | 19.30
Tickets
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Penthesilea, Judith, Clytemnestra, Medea, Lady Macbeth. Night after night, we let ourselves be sprinkled by their acts of violence enjoying the drama, murder and killing. If they were not trapped in Reclam books, they would probably be in prison. There, the Markus&Markus theater collective tracked down the - very real - protagonists of this evening for their new play and began to write them letters. An evening of theater that poses questions about humanity - and about second chances - in a new way.

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Flinn Works
Artist Talk auf Zoom
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November 10 | 20.00

Through an online public conversation with Sophia Stepf (Artistic Director Flinn Works), Nora Amin will bring forward the criticism of the stigmatisation of the so called ’’belly dance'' 

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Siegmar Zacharias & Samuel Hertz
WAVES #5 – Listening Sessions Towards Social Bodies
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November 15 | 20.00
Tickets

Sound meditations to dwell together in a space where we do not have to be alone: Siegmar Zacharias and her team offer WAVES in sensory and affective modes as a series of listening sessions together with FFT Düsseldorf and Sophiensæle Berlin, from May until December 2021. 

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Rehema Chachage | Aderemi Adegbite
I shredded them on your behalf | Tutuola Institute
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November 17 18 | 18.00
November 19 | 17.00
November 20 | 16.00
November 20 | 19.00
Kantine |

Installations in the framework of Flinn Works' White Money: Artist Rehema Chachage shreds rejected grant applications and turns them into paper airplanes; the curator and artist Aderemi Adgebite shows video art in the newly founded Nigerian Cultural Institute and invites individual viewers to spiritual consultations by professional fortune tellers.

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Abhishek Thapar
Untitled (AT)
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November 17 18 | 18.30
November 19 20 | 18.00
November 20 | 16.30
Tickets
Performance
10/7 €

Within the framework of Flinn Works' White Money: Untitled sends preconceived perceptions and everyday uses of money through the shredder. As money is stripped of its value and returned to its source material - paper - the artistic work brings forth other meanings and explores the value of "worth."

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Azade Shahmiri | Anuja Ghosalkar
Tempor(e)ality | Double Agent X
Azade_Shahmiri_credit Lys Y. Seng
November 17 | 20.00
Tickets
Performance
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Double bill within the framework of Flinn Works' White Money:  In a lecture performance, the Tehran artist Azade Shahmiri examines the historically imagined representation of the West in Iranian theater, while the Indian artist Anuja Ghosalkar presents in a docu-fictional performance strategies for securing an artistic existence.

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Anuja Ghosalkar | Nora Amin
Double Agent X | My Dance
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November 18 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Double bill within the framework of Flinn Works' White Money: The Indian artist Anuja Ghosalkar presents in a docu-fictional performance strategies for securing an artistic existence, while Nora Amin liberates the so-called belly dance from the sediments of history.

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Flinn Works
Artist Talk
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November 19 | 18.00
Festsaal |

The Flinn Works team and Abhishek Thapar talk about the project White Money.

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Azade Shahmiri | Nora Amin
Tempor(e)ality | My Dance
Flinn Works_white money_my Dance_c_Ehab Abdellatif_HP
November 19 20 | 20.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

Double bill within the framework of Flinn Works' White Money: In a lecture performance, the Tehran artist Azade Shahmiri examines the historically imagined representation of the West in Iranian theater, while Nora Amin liberates the so-called belly dance from the sediments of history.

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Anuja Ghosalkar
Double Agent X
Double Agent X_Anuja Ghosalkar_credit Debanshu Bhaumik HP
November 20 | 18.00
Tickets
Performance
Festsaal | 10/7 €

Within the framework of Flinn Works' White Money: In India, there is hardly any public support for culture. In her docu-fictional performance, the theater maker Anuja Ghoshalkar, as Double Agent X, searches for strategies in a hustle for survival as an artist.

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Company Christoph Winkler
We are going to Mars
We are Going to Mars_c_HP
November 22 | 18.00
November 23-30
Film/Video
Eintritt frei

We are Going to Mars uses international video works to explore the history of the first African space program and how the reception of this story has changed over the past fifty years. 

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Raus aus dem Kopf, rein in den Körper
Presse Clement Layes-Living Room HP1
November 25 | 18.00 - 19.30
Workshop
15/10 €

The workshop series for anyone who wants to bring more movement into their everyday (work-)life!

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Public in Private / Clémentine M. Songe
Living Room
Presse Clement Layes-Living Room HP4
November 25 26 27 | 20.30
November 28 | 16.00
Tickets
Festsaal | 15/10 €

In Living Room Clémentine M. Songe (aka Clément Layes) explores the dynamics of the living room, that place where we surround ourself with things that feel familiar, intimate, recognizable, safe. Transforming this room into a ‘living room’, a room that makes its own choices. In collaboration with an architect, a light designer and a visual artist, Clémentine M. Songe bare the many interrelations that appear between our lives and this place, showing how much we take our habitual environment for granted, relying on it in order to feel ‘at home’ in the world. 

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Rita Mazza + Anne Zander
Space 1880
Rita Mazza_Space 1880_c_Mayra Wallraff_HP
November 26 27 28 | 19.00
Tickets
Performance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 €

Based on the history and culture of the deaf community, Rita Mazza and Anne Zander dedicate themselves to new forms of art in sign language in a visual sign performance.

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Specials
Festival
Coming of Age
Coming of Age_Grafik HP
© Jan Grygoriew

Age is just a number – yet there is no getting around aging. In the midst of debates about the climate movement, identity politics, and body image, it is time to renegotiate long-established generational contracts. Not only has the recent pandemic history shown that questions of responsibility and solidarity need to be revisited. 
The performance festival COMING OF AGE, which will take place from September 15 to November 7 at Sophiensæle, is dedicated to various facets of aging in society - and looks at the different challenges of a phenomenon that affects us all.

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Jubilee
25 Jahre SOPHIENSÆLE
Saelebrations_c_Jan Grygoriew_HP
© Jan Grygoriew

The Sophiensæle theater is turning 25 and our festival Tanztage Berlin can also look back on its 25th anniversary and its 30th edition. That's why we are celebrating everything together on October 29: The Sophiensæle, the Tanztage Berlin and the book launch of our anniversary publication OPENINGS.

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Performance, Dance, Installation
Flinn Works: White Money
PR pic_Flinn works_white money_credit_Aderemi Adegbite & Konradin Kunze HP
Aderemi Adegbite & Konradin Kunze

Together with six international artists and in various performance formats, Flinn Works is dedicated to the theme of white money. White money flows from the arts funding bodies in Europe. It funds artists in the Global South or commissions work from artists in the Global South to be presented in the Global North. White money therefore shapes or reinforces inequalities and re-iterates racist and neo-colonial structures.  Flinn Works, like all art professionals who work across the invisible borders of Global North and Global South are deeply entangled in this structure. With a group of six artists and curators from different parts of the world, the project sheds light on some hidden aspects of white money.

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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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