Der Stand der Dinge 12 March 2020
Wir stellen den Spielbetrieb bis 19.04. ein!
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Yui Kawaguchi MUGEN
An equal team of artists with and without learning disabilities restage three key choreographic works of the 20th century and claim their long overdue place in dance history.
The feminist-satirical late-night show by Anne Haug and Melanie Schmidli! The two fucktresses have brought two bizarre gifts with them: themselves. Cometh and learn!
A new star has been born in Italo-Pop heaven: PARANOIA GODARD - that is the German actor Godehard Giese and the Italian musician and producer Marco Brosolo. As record release of their debut album CONCEZIONE they invite to an antiparanoid concert evening.
In humorously exaggerated amateur and rock star poses Melanie Jame Wolf, joined by Sheena McGrandles and Rodrigo Garcia Alves, critically explores the potency of a popularly shared poetic and its commercial exploitation.
A guided tour about the eventful history of the Sophiensæle from its construction in 1904/05 to the present day.
Kieze Gegen Rechts is about local civil society engagement against right-wing extremism. We invite initiatives and activists who set a good example.
Four deaf performers have joined forces to collectively work on their first piece: A musical!
Müller/Rinnert merge the music of the revue Im Weißen Rösslwith a New York expat-adaptation by Jimmy Berg: A multimedial evening about Jewish-German refugee experience, lost entertainment history and the dazzling (re)discovery of Heimat.
In a performative audio walk, hannsjana explore the East-West dialogue in Berlin's urban space as a border-crossing pack of bears.
30 years after the reunification, Tanja Krone asks her family, teachers and school friends about their everyday life during the time of reunification and takes the answers on stage!
In his dance solo, Léonard Engel precisely and humorously uses a series of deceptive strategies that are doomed to fail and instead put the body at the center of attention.
In a one-hour (physical) introduction before the show, the participants playfully and practically approach the movement material of the upcoming dance piece How to get rid of a body.
Theater, dance, performance and much more – discover performing arts made in Berlin!
Information and offers for people with sensory and physical impairments
Feedback talks after the performance with wine and savory snacks
Regular guided tours through Sophiensæle
Introductions, workshops, seminars and offers for schools
Lectures, discussions, readings, panels, etc.
The Sophiensæle are located in the former building of the craftsman's association, whose turbulent history begins with its construction in 1904/1905. It was built in one of the oldest streets of the Berlin-Mitte: the over 300-year-old Sophienstraße.
Founded in 1844, the craftsman’s association was a special type of educational society for blue-collar workers. Its purpose was to offer specialized jobtraining for craftsmen and prepare them for their master craftsman’s diploma examination and to host friendly get-togethers.
The building complex, whose ground plot resembles an “H”, consisted of over 90 rooms, instruction rooms, a restaurant with a beer garden, a library, a skittle alley, and more. The Festsaal (banquet hall) and the restaurant on the ground floor were rented out to an independent leaseholder under the name Sophien-Säle (Sophien-halls). Already at the time, the Festsaal was a popular location for theatre shows.
The building’s most meaningful time politically began with its use by the working class movement in the early 20th century. In the 1910s and ‘20s, the building was frequently used as an assembly space by the revolutionary left in Berlin, who were based on the nearby Rosenthaler Straße. Famous revolutionaries Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg spoke here. During the Third Reich, forced labourers from Holland produced propaganda-leaflets for the Nazis in the Festsaal. In the German Democratic Republic, the rooms were used by the Maxim Gorki Theatre as workshops: While the Hochzeitssaal (wedding hall) functioned as a dining hall and the Festsaal held a large carpenter’s workshop.
In the fall of 1996, the Sophiensæle was opened as a space for independent theatre production with the premiere of Sasha Waltz‘ successful play Allee der Kosmonauten (Boulevard of the Cosmonauts). The production was invited to the festival Theatertreffen in 1997 and quickly generated public interest in the new theatre. From 2000 to 2007 Amelie Deuflhard took over as artistic director of the theatre, followed (until 2010) by Heike Albrecht. Since 2011 the artistic director of Sophiensæle is Franziska Werner. Today, Sophiensæle is one of the most important locations for German-speaking independent art-production.
A guided historical tour through the building takes place twice per quarter and on request for groups of 5 or more. You can reach us by phone at (030) 2789 00 34 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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