LIMITED NUMBER OF GUESTS – CURRENTLY ALL SEATS FOR THE OFFICIAL PROGRAM ARE OCCUPIED. FOR THE PARTY THERE MIGHT BE NEW SPOTS AVAILABLE FROM 11 PM ONWARDS – FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
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: The Sophiensæle, the Tanztage Berlin and the book launch of our anniversary publication OPENINGS.
6 PM | TANZTAGE BERLIN – THE ANNIVERSARY TALK
In German and English with translation in German Sign Language (DGS)
Former Tanztage directors Barbara Friedrich, Inge Koks, Peter Pleyer and Anna Mülter as well as the current festival curator Mateusz Szymanówka review the last 25 years together with Franziska Werner (moderator).
8 PM | BIRTHDAY WISHES AND GREETINGS
In German with translation into German Sign Language (DGS)
Franziska Werner (Artistic Director) | Kerstin Müller (Managing Director)
Dr. Klaus Lederer (Senator for Culture and Europe, die Linke)
Sabine Bangert (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen)
Janina Benduski (Laft e.V., PAP)
Daniel Wesener (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen)
The shareholders of Sophiensæle: Amelie Deuflhard | Sasha Waltz | Jochen Sandig
9 PM | OPENING OF THE HEARTS
Following the greetings there will be an open house with artistic surprise acts, the book presentation of the anniversary publication OPENINGS and a pandemic party. WITH hannsjana, Joana Tischkau, Markus&Markus, Melanie Jame Wolf, Olympia Bukkakis, Projekt Kiezchor, Rita Mazza, o.a. and from 11pm onwards DJ-SETS by Hengameh Yaghoobifarah and Slow Burn Doom Queen & Gina Paradies.
The audience area on the grandstand is seated. There are two wheelchair seats and one beanbag seat. You can book these by emailing or calling 030 27 89 00 45. Admission begins 30 minutes before the start of the event. We recommend arriving early to select a suitable seat. If you have any questions or need more information about accessibility, please contact Gina Jeske at or 030 27 89 00 35.
Safety and hygiene measures
The 2-G rule applies to the event: this means that attendance is only possible with proof of vaccination or recovery. For people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, a doctor’s certificate in combination with a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours is sufficient. WE HAVE A BIG BIRTHDAY WISH: Please test yourself at home with a Corona rapid test for self-testing before attending our anniversary celebration. Even the vaccinated and recovered can infect themselves and others with SARS-CoV-2 – and we want all of our guests to enjoy the anniversary celebration feeling safe. On-site, it is mandatory to wear a medical mask on all walkways. The audience area is seated with spacing; while seated, the mask may be removed. The panel, greetings and surprise artistic acts will also be broadcast via screen outside, where there will also be musical and culinary offerings. At the party in the Festsaal later in the evening, there is no obligation to wear a medical mask while dancing.