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Public in Private / Clément Layes ONON
ONON_c_Public in Private_HP
December 12 13 14 15 | 19.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

A choreographic labyrinth: ONON looks at the things and digital systems that organize our everyday lives.

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Laurie Young + Justine A. Chambers One hundred more
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December 12 13 14 15 | 21.00 Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Dance as political tool.

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TANZSCOUT-Einführung zu ONON
ONON_TS
December 13 | 18.00 Einführung
Kantine | 5 EURO

In a one-hour introduction we approach the production ONON.

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Hausführung
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December 17 | 17.00 Guided tour
Various Locations | 5 EURO

A guided tour about the eventful history of the Sophiensæle from its construction in 1904/05 to the present day.

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Lange / Kress / Mazza / Stymest VIER
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December 17 18 | 20.00 Musical
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

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Das große Kiezchortreffen #2
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December 19 | 19.00 Singalong
Festsaal | 10/7 EURO

Our musical Christmas treat celebrates another season!

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Lois Alexander Neptune
Neptune_c_ Michiel Goudswaard_HP
January 08 | 19.00
January 10 | 20.30
Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

Lois Alexander uses water and its transformational qualities as points of departure to reflect on her position as a woman belonging to a minority.

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Sasha Amaya // Frida Giulia Franceschini Sarabande // Tricks for Gold (T4$)
Sarabande
January 08 09 | 20.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

Sasha Amaya brings baroque dances into the present and investigates their similarities with contemporary dance // Tricks for Gold (T4$)  is a cynical fairy tale about the commodification of the female body in times of late capitalism.

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ZTB präsentiert: Incite! Dance!
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January 09 | 18.00 Austausch
Hochzeitssaal | Free Entrance

Departing from the experiences and struggles around the Dance for Millions of Reasons campaign, ZTB opens an interactive space in which strategies of protest, resistance and dissent will be tested.

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Caner Teker Kırkpınar
HP
January 10 11 | 19.00 Dance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Caner Teker creates new queer spaces by appropriating techniques of Turkish oil wrestling (Yağlı Güreş).

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JUCK JUCK
Linus Enlund_HP
January 11 12 | 20.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

„Juck" is Swedish and means thrust. Anarchic, joyful, riotous and explosive, six performers in school uniforms enter the stage and claim their own conditions for "femininity".

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Around the World
c_Kunal Vijaykar_HP
January 12 | 18.00
January 13 | 20.30
Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

This year Tanztage Berlin welcome the interdisciplinary art festival Gender Bender from Bangalore in South India as their guest and present a performance: An Evening of Lavani.

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Suvi Kemppainen + Josefine Mühle A Child Has Been Beaten
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January 13 14 | 19.00 Dance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Two performers disrupt the dualism of dominance and submission, confronting their viewers with intimacy and their own responsibility as an audience.

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Amirhossein Mashaherifard Aftermath
c_Robin Junicke_HP
January 14 15 | 20.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

With dance, language and sound, Aftermath tells of states of exception and their effects on the body.

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Maque Pereyra Solar Threshold
yamila-macías_HP
January 16 17 | 19.00 Dance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

By combining contemporary dance with ritual chanting, reggaeton and perreo, Maque Pereyra creates a decolonial dance practice that shatters conventional notions of sexuality and spirituality.

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Areli Moran La Postal de nuestra Existencia
Arelie Moran @Manon Siv Duquesnay_HP
January 16 | 20.30
January 18 | 19.00
Dance
Hochzeitssaal | 15/10 EURO

In an intimate exploration, Areli Moran examines the significance of hair as a repository of social norms, identity and desire.

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House of Living Colors Endangered Species
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January 17 18 | 20.30 Dance
Festsaal | 15/10 EURO

The drag collective House of Living Colors focuses on the climate crisis, showing that a diversity of identities is as essential for the survival of our society as is biodiversity for nature.

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Spice
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January 18 | 22.00 Party
Kantine | Free Entrance

With an uplifting show, House of Living Colors presents Spice to celebrate the perseverance and resilience of QTBIPoC (queer + trans Black, Indigenous, People of Color).

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Interrobang Philosophiermaschine
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January 23 24 25 26 | 19.00 Performance
Kantine | 15/10 EURO

Telephone conversations with philosophers of the 20th century.

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Vanessa Stern Auf der Suche nach der komischen Alten
Motiv_HP
January 24 | 10.00 - 13.00 Theaterspielworkshop
Kantine | Free Entrance

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Festival

Freischwimmer*innen. The Future Is F*e*m*a*l*e*

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© Jan Grygoriew, Christiane Heim

NOVEMBER 29 – DECEMBER 08

The relaunched newcomer platform Freischwimmen meets the sequel to The Future is F*e*m*a*l*e*: Alongside international feminist guest performances the Freischwimmer*innen offer ten days packed with queerfeminism – cross-generational and suitable for everyday use! With performances, dance and lectures the festival presents queerfeminist strategies for a non-binary and intersectionally feminist future.

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          Freischwimmer*innen. The Future Is F*e*m*a*l*e* Politics of Love #6 - Softness

          Freischwimmer_innen_Motiv_HP_neu
          © Jan Grygoriew, Christiane Heim

          Discourse


          Kantine
          5 EURO

          Auf Deutsch - in German

          In the festival-edition of our discussion series Politics of Love, we deal with questions of vulnerability, emotionality and seriousness.

          The current tendency towards softness as a performance strategy and as a gender-queer styling trend contains contradictions and raises questions: Can the new softness live up to its claim of alternative political principles of care and realize its refusal of gender dualisms? Or has it long been subject to a neoliberal logic that runs counter to its critical potential? Which conditions need to be given to oppose the hardness of current sexist and neo-fascist tendencies in a way that’s both gentle and determined? An evening about queerfeminist strategies between aesthetics and politics.

          GUESTS

          NADIAH RIEBENSAHM is studying for a Master's degree in Inszenierung der Künste und der Medien in Hildesheim. Riebensahm literarily and theatrically deals with topics of postcolonial studies in their artistic and academic work. Recurring motifs of these works are safe spaces, BIPoC empowerment and questions of intersectionality in queer discourses. From 2016 to 2019 Riebensahm has been part of the collective TEAM SOFT. Departing from friendships, the young collective attempted to negotiate racism-critical discourses with itself and the audience in two performances.

          JULE GOVRIN is a philosopher whose research is located at the interface of political theory, social philosophy and aesthetics. She made her PhD at the FU Berlin on the history of the theory of desire and economics and has worked at the Institute for Queer Theory. Currently she is investigating the staging of authentic authority in the history of political ideas from the Enlightenment to the present.  Govrin is the author of Sex, God and Capital. Houellebecq's subjugation between neoreactionary rhetoric and post-secular politics (2016). In addition to her academic work, she has been active as a journalist, for example as a guest author for 10 after 8.

          CONcEPT, MODERATION Joy Kristin Kalu Guests Jule Govrin, Nadiah Riebensahm

          The festival Freischwimmer*innen. The Future is F*e*m*a*l*e* is supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and by the Capital Cultural Fund. Media partners: Ask Helmut, ExBerliner, Flux FM, Missy Magazine, taz. die tageszeitung, Zitty.