November 01 | 12.30 + 13.30 + 15.00 + 16.00 h
Start: Sophiensæle courtyard
Tubes is a set-up of a tube, the Kiez and two people walking and conversing. A construction site fragment is taken for a walk. Or is it a communication channel going for a walk with us? Can the tube tell us something? What is (in) it? What is inside? And where does it lead to?
In times of a pandemic, joint walks are very high in popularity. For weeks in spring, they were the only way to experience the public together. At the same time, distance and fresh air keep the risk of infection as low as possible. And yet every encounter also involves risks. It can create understanding, warmth and intimacy, but sometimes also incomprehension and conflict. Encounters can lead to both closeness and distance.
During the festival, we invite artists and audiences to encounter each other on 1:1 walks, thus offering all those who are not yet drawn back to the theatre spaces with the opportunity for an immediate exchange. What drives us? In times of physical distancing, the dialogue with an unknown opens new perspectives on our relationships.
NOTICE The walks take place as one-to-one encounters between artist and spectator. If the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be kept, a face mask is obligatory.
The walk takes about 30 minutes and is unfortunately not suitable for people in wheelchairs or with a rollator. Together with one of the performers, a light, 7-meter-long aluminum pipe will have to be lifted and moved. The walk will be held in German or English spoken language. If the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be kept, a face mask is obligatory. The information on accessibility is continuously updated. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Gina Jeske at or 030 29 87 00 35.
JULE FLIERL is an artist from Berlin/Germany who works with choreography and the voice. Using choreography and somatic singing methods, her scores unsettle the relationship between seeing and hearing: what you see is not always what you hear, and what you hear is not always what you see. She worked as a Gogo dancer, played the female lead in the feature film Führer Ex, studied contemporary dance at SEAD-SALZBURG and choreography with EXERCE Montpellier. She has worked with Christine Borch, Martin Nachbar, Ibrahim Quarishi, Gintersdorfer/Klaßen, Sergiu Matis, Tino Sehgal and Meg Stuart. In her lecture performance I intend to sing she reflects on her practice and opens historical references to former vocal dancers. She teaches the workshop Inner Soundtracking and works as a voice coach. Her most recent work Störlaut toured to Brussels, Paris, Vienna, Leipzig, Valenciennes, Nantes and Berlin. She earned her the title “Hoffnungsträgerin 2018” from Tanz-Magazin.
LUISE MEIER, born in 1985 in East Berlin, is a freelance author, drop-out, waitress, performer and dramaturge. She studied philosophy, cultural studies, literature and social and cultural anthropology in Berlin and Frankfurt (Oder). In 2018, her book “MRX Maschine” was published by Matthes & Seitz Berlin. Luise Meier has also published essays on capitalism, the women’s movement, The Brothers Karamazov, Drones, Terror, Rosa Luxemburg, Valeska Gert, and others for the Volksbühne Berlin, Freitag, jungle.world or Theater der Zeit and the Berliner Zeitung. She regularly works on projects with the artist, performer, choreographer and dancer Jule Flierl and with andcompany&Co. http://www.luisemeier.com/
WITH Vera Pulido, Luise Meier, Jule Flierl
In Walking Distance is made possible with the support of the Capital Cultural Fund. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung.