Xavier Le Roy «Untitled (2014)» Berlin Premiere


24.8. 19.00, Studio 14, (app 60 min), EN, 14 / 9 Euro


This three-part evening uses a fictive case of memory loss as an opportunity to produce a social situation between the audience and performer – beyond the roles prescribed to them in the theater. While seeming not to move forward, the piece illuminates in its audience all of the mental and theatrical possibilities present onstage in the darkness (of remembrance). “Untitled (2014)” marks the first presentation of Xavier Le Roy’s work in Berlin after much time. The piece references his work “Untitled” from 2005 and outlines the subjective multiplicity of recent dance history. 

Conceived, performed by: Xavier Le Roy, Technical Director: Bruno Moinard, Dummies by: Coco Petitpierre, Rehearsal Assistant: Scarlet Yu, Organization: Vincent Cavaroc, Fanny Herserant – Illusion & Macadam, Production: Le Kwatt,  Co-Production: Théâtre de la Cité Internationale – Paris, Festival d’Automne à Paris 2014, PACT Zollverein – Essen, Kaaitheater – Brussels, Festival Theaterformen – Hannover. Le Kwatt is supported by the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles d’Ile­ de­France. 

Photo: Jamie North / Kaldor Public Art Projects

Diego Gil / Igor Dobričić / Oihana Altube & Paz Rojo / Pablo Fontdevila / Tian Rotteveel / Felix Marchand / Theresia Knevel «THE H ALF»


+++ Haptic Access Tour for visibly impaired people, guided by choreographer Jess Curtis/Gravity, 25.08.2018, 19h, duration 20-30min, free admission, without previous notice. Audio Description: It´s also possible to listen to a live audio track during the show. +++


24.8. 20.00, 25.8. 20.00, 27.8. 18.00, Studio 11, (75 min), 14 / 9 Euro

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With “THE H ALF”, two choreographers, a musician and a light designer challenge new forms of artistic interaction and speculate about alternative models of community, employing a strategy of imperfection to distance themselves from the socially accepted concept of the individual and the group as a unit. A radical differentiation between individual desires and abilities serves to manifest future forms of connectivity and expression. Revised edition of the production from 2010.

Choreography, Dramaturgy: Diego Gil, Dramaturgy, Choreography: Igor Dobričić, Performance, Choreography: Oihana Altube (2018), Paz Rojo (2010/ 2018), Performance, Light, Choreography: Pablo Fontdevila, Performance, Choreography: Felix Marchand, Performance, Sound, Choreography: Tian Rotteveel, Set, Costumes, Designs: Theresia Knevel.

2010 supported by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Stichting Table Talk. In cooperation with: Tanzfabrik Berlin, fabrik Potsdam, Veem House of Performance Amsterdam.

The revised edition of the production from 2010 is supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds. In cooperation with Tanznacht Berlin and Concordia University Montreal.

Photo: Theresia Knevel

Sergiu Matis «Neverendings» Season 1&2


24.8. 20.30, 25.8. 19.30, Studio 12, (195 min), EN, 14 / 9 Euro

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100 years since the October Revolution! With its dynamic tempo, this marathon anniversary celebration is an episodic choreographic journey spanning the political events from the time of 1917 through to today’s Russia in the style of reality TV. Through dance, song and choral speech, the six performers come to grips with communist worldviews with both reverence and irony. Which contemporary utopias emerge from the ideological remnants of the past? Tanznacht Berlin presents abridged versions of both the performance’s episodes back-to-back. Binge watch the new version!

Concept, Choreography: Sergiu Matis, Performance: Jule Flierl, Martin Hansen, Gyung Moo Kim, Orlando Rodriguez, Maria Walser, Diletta Sperman, Stage: Dan Lancea, Costume: Philip Ingman, Music: N1L (Martins Rokis), Light Design: Sandra Blatterer, Fabian Bleisch, Dramaturgy: Mila Pavićević, Production: David Eckelmann, Cornelia Winkler.

Supported by: Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa. The presentation during Tanznacht Berlin is supported by Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

Photo: Marc Schuhmann

Julia Rodríguez «Later» (wt) First Staging


24.8. 21.00, 25.8. 18.00, Studio 4, (40min), EN, 9 / 6 Euro

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In “Later” (working title) Julia Rodríguez explores the moment right before the recognition of linguistic signs and looks beyond the possibilities and limitations of the significance of words. This solo structures the order of words in time and space as if they were objects and develops a language that choreographs thoughts and ideas – what remains, what disappears, what fades away, and what leaves traces behind? “Later” recognizes and becomes – now or later; signifies and also doesn’t; appears, shifts and disappears; takes place.

Concept, Choreography: Julia Rodríguez, Lights: Gretchen Blegen, Artistic Companionship: Florian Feigl, Asaf Aharonson, Cécile Bally, Siegmar Zacharias, Agata Siniarska, Produced by: Julia Rodríguez.

With the support of: Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa (Einstiegsförderung). In co-operation with: Tanznacht Berlin. 

Thanks to: Aula Milchhof, Teatro Línea de Sombra. Special thanks to: Sonia Noya, Zeina Hanna, Ania Nowak, Nir Vidan, Anna Posch, Lee Méir, Amalia Rodríguez, Frauke Havemann, Xenia Taniko Dwertmann, André Uerba, Arantxa Martínez, Philipp Enders, Juan Domínguez, Litó Walkey, Maja Zimmermann. 

Photo: Julia Rodríguez 

Dennis Deter «Blow Boys Blow»


24.8. 21.30, 25.8. 21.00, Studio 1, (150 min), EN, 14 / 9 Euro

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Dennis Deter and his 6-person crew raise their voices and bodies and set course for the historical link between seafarers and the theater world. Many years ago, sailors were recruited as stage technicians. With great ardor, they invite audiences to sing, dance and drink, belting sea shanties, hoisting up human pyramids with acrobatic prowess and handing out barrels of rum from enamel bowls, all giving rise to a performance that moves between dance, a social event and a performative concert.

Director, Performance: Dennis Deter, Performance: Jan Fedinger, Davis Freeman, Jassem Hindi, Taavet Jansen, Dietrich Oberländer, Jean­Baptiste Veyret Logerias, Dramaturgy: CarolinHochleichter, Production: Eliza Posny, Ann­Kathrin Reimers. 

„Blow Boys Blow“ is a production of Dennis Deter co-produced by Tanzfabrik Berlin, Platform 0090, artblau Tanzwerkstatt Braunschweig. Funded by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Land Niedersachsen. Supported by: PACT Zollverein Essen, Kunstencentrum BUDA Kortrijk. 

The presentation during Tanznacht Berlin is supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.

Photo: André Wunstorf

Sheena McGrandles «FIGURED» First Staging


24.8. 22.00, 25.8. 19.00, Studio 8, (35 min), 9 / 6 Euro

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Two figures disrupt their movements on and on and across a wall – cut, rewound and repeated, while the minimalistic backdrop serves as a choreographic drafting board for segmented body images. Constantly being re-edited, the previously carried out movements conjure up multiple narratives and illogical relations. Persistent and at times obsessive, ”FIGURED“ sets its focus on the details and turns back to them again and again. The live sound – a collection of field recordings similarly ruptured and cut up in time – creates a soundscape that gives friction, drive and amplification to detail.

Concept: Sheena McGrandles, Performance: Sheena McGrandles, Annegret Schalke, Sound: Stellan Veloce, Lights: Annegret Schalke, Outside Eye:
Zinzi Buchanan. Supported by: Senatsverwaltung für Kultur
und Europa (Recherchestipendium), HZT Berlin, Agora MOVE.

Photo: Sheena McGrandles

Zoë Knights «The Parts of the Belly» (wt) First Staging


25.8. 18.00, 26.8. 19.00, Studio 6, (40-60 min), EN, 14 / 9 Euro

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Zoë Knights’ interest lies in the abstract potential of emotions. From a single sensation, she composes vocal and movement material in an attempt to separate both the vocal timbre from its source and the levels of communication ‘information’ and ‘emotion’ from one another. “The Parts of the Belly” (working title) takes a scene from a film as the reference point and uses the translation of an emotion into dance to make its corporeal, rhythmic and visceral aspects perceptible. In place of a narrative, a resonating body emerges in the stage space.

Concept, Choreography: Zoë Knights, Performance: Benjamin Pohlig, Sunniva Vikør Egenes, Zoë Knights, Don Mabley­Allen, Sound: Boris Hauf, Light: Florian Bach, Leticia Skrycky, Vocal Coaching: Jule Flierl, Costume: Martin Sieweke, Set: Jonas Maria Droste, Production: Susanne Beyer.

Produced by Tanznacht Berlin 2018. Supported in the frame of a residency at: rankfurtLAB. Supported by: Tanzfabrik Berlin, wiesen55 e.V. Thanks to: Johnna Peine, Sarah­Jane St. Clair, Benjamin Böcker among others.

Photo: Florian David

«Deep Listening» Heike Albrecht in discussion with Christina Ciupke, Brendan Dougherty, Boris Hauf, Jeremy Wade Talk


26.8. 16.00, Studio 12, (90 min), EN, free admission


Christina Ciupke and Jeremy Wade’s artistic practices represent generations of artists and their different artistic approaches. Tanzfabrik’s first decades were defined by collective creation. Today’s artists take an individual approach and focus on interdisciplinary connections. In the work of both Ciupke and Wade, music is given a space of its own. Together with their musician colleagues Boris Hauf and Brendan Dougherty, as well as the curator Heike Albrecht, they question the conditions necessary for deep, autonomous listening: how and when do we reach this state and what parameters are part of today’s discussion around music? The talk is part of the discussion series NARRATIVES OF DANCE for Tanzfabrik’s 40th.

Concept: Heike Albrecht. Part of the series: „Heike Albrecht & Gäste. Vier Narrative des Tanzes“. A co-operation by: Tanzfabrik Berlin, Tanznacht Berlin, Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer. 

Photo: Heike Albrecht

Angela Schubot & Martin Clausen «The Fire from within» Workshop-Performance


26.8. 16.00 + 20.00, Studio 8, (120 min), DE, 14 / 9 Euro

Only suitable for German speakers!

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For this workshop performance, Angela Schubot transcribes personal body realities into spoken language as a means of invoking direct corporeal perception in the audience. Partly anatomically concrete, partly fantastical, but never didactic, Schubot takes her participating audience members on a journey through (individual) internal and (collective) external worlds. “The Fire from within” is the second part of the trilogy “Körper ohne Macht,” in which the choreographer seeks to dissolve the boundaries of the body understood as a “super-controlled explosion thing.” 

Text, Performance: Angela Schubot, Artistic Collaboration:Martin Clausen, Sound: Mattef Kuhlmey, Light: Martin Beeretz, Press, Production: björn & björn. The trilogy „Körper ohne Macht“ is a production by: Angela Schubot, In co-production with: CDC Uzès Danse, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, ImPulsTanz Wien, Kulturkosmos Müritz e.V., MDT Stockholm, Schwankhalle Bremen, Sophiensaele, Theater Freiburg. Funded by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds. Supported by: ada Studio & Bühne für zeitgenössischen Tanz, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Uferstudios.

Photo: Ben Jakon

Juli Reinartz «You said you´d give it to me – soon as you were free»


+++ Haptic Access Tour for visibly impaired people, guided by choreographer Jess Curtis/Gravity, 27.08.2018, 16h30, duration 20-30min, free admission, without previous notice. Audio Description: It´s also possible to listen to a live audio track during the show. +++

26.8. 18.00, 27.8. 17.30, Studio 4, (70 min), 14 / 9 Euro

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In “You said you’d give it to me – soon as you were free”, a fictional camera is turned into an instrument for the microscopic exploration of a body. This invisible camera acts
as a model for the perspective of the audience, transforming the body into flickering images and moving pixels, making it visible as a modifiable material and a desiring subject. The charged relationship between materiality and subjectivity gives way to a cyborgfeminist study that examines the techno body to find what is already possible.

Choreography, Performance: Juli Reinartz, Artistic Collaboration: Liz Rosenfeld,  Dramaturgical Assistance: Rose Beermann, Music: viele / many, Light Design: Josefin Hinders, Bjoern Kuajara.

Supported by: Slingan, MDT Stockholm, Swedish Arts Council, Tanzfabrik Berlin, DNA. Research supported by: Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.  Thanks to: Camilla Fehér Ulrich, Iftah Gabbai.

Photo: Liz Rosenfeld

Lina Gómez «Restraint»


26.8. 20.00, 27.8. 20.45, Studio 1, (25 min), 9 / 6 Euro

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With “Restraint,” Lina Gómez stages a singular state: the dancer Julek Kreutzer finds herself outside of her body. Her continuous bursts of energy are propelled by the drum rhythm of Michelangelo Contini. The constant intensity of dance and music produces a vibrating stage space, whereas the minimal setting allows for the highest possible focus on Gómez’s artistic goal: to free the body of its physical borders. 

Idea, Concept, Choreography: Lina Gómez, Dance, Co-choreography: Julek Kreutzer,  Live Music, Artistic Collaboration: Michelangelo Contini, Light Design: Bruno Pocheron, Costume: Sandra Ernst, Dramaturgic Advice: Thomas Schaupp.

A production by: Lina Gómez. Co-produced by: ada Studio & Bühne für zeitgenössischen Tanz, Sophiensaele Berlin.

Photo: Gerhard Ludwig

Antonia Baehr composes for Johnny Chang & Neo Hülcker & Lucie Vítková «Röhrentier»


26.8. 21.00, 27.8. 20.00, Studio 5, (25 min), DE / EN, 9 / 6 Euro

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“Rörhentier” is the entanglement of three musicians and their instruments into one composition. Inspired by the physical principles of communicating vessels, the members of this trio are connected to one another via tubes. They not only make invisible sound waves tangible acoustically, but invest them with thingness, too. Based on a dream, Baehr’s choreographic composition was developed as a commission by “Labor Sonor: Moving Music,” where choreographers were invited to compose a piece for composers / performers. 

Composition, Choreography: Antonia Baehr, Violin: Johnny Chang, Voice, electronics: Neo Hülcker, Accordion: Lucie Vítková, Sound: Shades McKenna. Produced for: LABOR SONOR: MOVING MUSIC transdisciplinary festival & symposium, 23 & 24 September 2016 / Ballhaus Ost Berlin. 

Drawing: Henry Wilde

«Songs for Love & Rage» A long concert for choreography and music and the spaces within / a project by Claire Vivianne Sobottke & Silke Bake Premiere


26.8. 18.00, Studio 14, (ca. 360 min), 14 / 9 Euro

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If music can be seen as a surrogate for language then singing must be a way of speaking. “Songs for Love & Rage” dedicates itself to the multiplicity of (the magical) relations between music and choreography, voice and body, and sound and dance. Around 40 Berlin-based artists come together to weave the night into a long concert, each of them proposing a song, a dance, a little unit dedicated to the need for change in unruly times, handling unfinished business and emotions like love or anger, or simply practicing music — for the sake of music itself. A temporary community offering a space to be, to listen, to cry, to dance. 

By and with: Ariel Efraim Ashbel & Jessica Gadani with Yoni Silver, Ana Berkenhoff  & Thomas Proksch, Katja Cheraneva, Black Cracker, Mars Dietz, Brendan Dougherty & another guest, Jule Flierl & Mars Dietz, Boris Hauf & Litó Walkey, Martin Hansen & Tucké Royale, Hermann Heisig, Jassem Hindi, just in F. Kennedy, Marc Lohr & Mor Demer, Sergiu Matis, Lee Méir & Renen Itzhaki & André Lewski & Noa Lara Meir & Julia Rodríguez & Nir Vidan & Maya Weinberg, Ania Nowak & Jayson Patterson, Elpida Orfanidou, Thomas Proksch, Tian Rotteveel with Fedde ten Berge, Tucké Royale & Hans Unstern, Stefan Rusconi, Karol Tyminski, Jeremy Wade, Frank Willens.  

Conceived and hosted by Silke Bake & Claire Vivianne Sobottke

In collaboration with Chris Gylee for the space design.

Produced by: Tanznacht Berlin 2018. 

Photo: Tian Rotteveel

«Tomorrow´s Institutions» with local & international guests / hosted by Tanznacht Berlin & Tanz im August & Runder Tisch Tanz Impulses & Discussion


27.8. 14.00 – 17.00, Studio 12, (ca. 180 min), EN, free admission


The discussion on how to liberate institutions for visual art from the mechanisms of the commercial market was in full force by the beginning of the 2000’s: art was no longer to be understood as the representation of critical art. Instead, as a critique of art, it was to infiltrate the way the institutions themselves are organized. This critique gave way to a process that didn’t falter in the face of the extant power structures in these institutions; interestingly, it was driven by curators themselves through their attempts to integrate artistic practices into institutional organization.
With the goal of further promoting the discourse around the “critique of the institution” in the field of the performing arts, Tanznacht Berlin, alongside Tanz im August and the Dance Round Table Berlin invite audience members to impulse lectures and discussions on the theme of future institutions in the field of dance. In his introductory lecture, curator and author Paul O’Neill reflects the current state of the debate from the visual arts perspective. Curator Bettina Kogler introduces Tanzquartier Wien as an internation- ally oriented institution that has integrated new working methods and aesthetics from contemporary dance into their artistic program since being founded in 2001. The Agora Collective, Berlin-based artists from the visual and performing arts, presents the model of their self-organized center for experimental, interdisciplinary methods of work and study. Bettina Knaup, who deals with different curatorial points of access into the field of performance and gender, guides us through the event. Following impulse lectures and podium discussions, the conversation will be opened to the room. 

With: Agora Collective, Bettina Kogler, Paul O’Neill, among others, Moderation: Bettina Knaup
Hosted by: Tanznacht Berlin, Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Runder Tisch Tanz.

«A Piece you Remember to Tell – A Piece you Tell to Remember» A history-telling-project von Peter Stamer & Silke Bake Premiere


27.8. 18.00 (Cast A) + 20.00 (Cast B), Studio 14, (each 60 min), EN, 14 / 9 Euro

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And here is a soundbite of the project!

Three choreographers individually reflect on a contemporary dance performance that they saw in the last 20 years in Berlin and was important to them. With closed eyes, moving according to their memory, they recount the performances to the audience. In three subsequent rounds, selected witnesses directly reproduce what they’ve seen and heard. Through telling, listening, repeating and imitating, this telephone-game format produces a new piece that’s nothing like how it began. 

Cast A (18.00): First Narrators: Wanda Golonka, Peter Pleyer, Sigal Zouk. Witnesses: Camille Chapon, Zoe Goldstein, Hyoung­-Min Kim, Lee Méir, Andreas Müller, Gisela Müller, Martin Nachbar, Günther Wilhelm, Laurie Young.

Cast B (20.00): First Narrators: Shannon Cooney, Raphael Hillebrand, Irene Sieben. Witnesses: Alice Chauchat, Christina Ciupke, Jess Curtis, Renate Graziadei, Matteo Marziano Graziano, Anna Nowicka, Lulu Obermayer, Julian Weber, Frank Willens. 

Photo: Eva Würdinger

«Remembering the Future – Tanzfabrik Berlin’s 40th Birthday!» with special guests Celebration & Book Launch


27.8. 19.00, yard in front of Studio 12, (60 min), DE/EN, free admission,

Greeting by Nele Hertling, Director of Performing Arts, Akademie der Künste & Dr. Torsten Wöhlert, State Secretary for Culture, Berlin, Accompanied by Mineralwasser Kollektiv. 

Following the discourse event “Tomorrow’s Institution,” the Tanzfabrik production “THE H ALF” (2010 / 2018) and the history telling project “A Piece you Remember
to Tell – A Piece you Tell to Remember,” Tanzfabrik Berlin invites us to celebrate their 40th birthday as part of Tanznacht Berlin: with a book as a gift to those present – as long as supplies last – with birthday wishes, snacks, sparkling wine and music. 40 years marked by constant evolution and yet one concrete goal that always remained: to support contemporary dance, to develop it and to connect it with international net- works. “Remembering the Future” is not only the motto of Tanzfabrik Berlin’s birthday year, but it’s also the title of the book being launched precisely at the end of Tanznacht Berlin 2018 and as part of this reception. It is an invitation not to view this history with nostalgia, but to engage with it so we may continue to build alternative futures, dedicated to all former, current and future artists, members, employees and guests of Tanzfabrik Berlin. The birthday reception will be accompanied by the Mineralwasser Kollektiv who will guide us through the conclusion of this year’s edition of Tanznacht Berlin.