Events / Streaming

soundance skizze – Floating cultivation

Date: June 4, 2020
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Live Stream online

A dancer and a cellist create an artistic sketch together through site-specific exploration in a garden colony next to a rainwater retention basin. The sound-performative encounter with site-specific choreography forges a visual-audio path – live and digitally adapted.


Date: June 17, 2020
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Screening, DOCK11 / Live Stream online

The experimentation with sound and the body reveals the perceptive elements that make the evolution of the human figure visible. Something within each of our bodies vibrates constantly, a threat: it is chaos, the inner noise of scars and thoughts.


Date: June 17, 2020
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Screening, DOCK11 / Live Stream online

Contrary to the title, the performance is structured. These two fearless artists are always in search of new expressions and aesthetics through the combination of break dance, viola and inspiration from their surroundings.

Understanding Dance for Beginners and Intermediates

Date: June 18, 2020
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Screening, DOCK11 / Live Stream online

This video tutorial in 4 episodes is a response to the statement “I don’t understand dance” – a sentence we encounter ever so often when moving away from the inner circles of dance lovers and dance experts.

Out of the Mine

Date: June 19, 2020
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Screening, DOCK11 / Live Stream online

Out of the mine is a duet based on the creation of atmospheres that evoke the depths of the earth, made of dust and concrete.


Date: June 19, 2020
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Screening, DOCK11 / Live Stream online

CHANGE|LESS is an improvisation-based dance and music performance. The piece reflects on an individual’s life cycle, entangled and bound by the trajectories of her natural, cultural and social heritage.

Rakonto Kun, Interview

Date: June 20, 2020
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Screening, DOCK11 / Live Stream online
Noa Zuk & Ohad Fishof_neu2

Along with short video excerpts from Rakonto Kun and earlier pieces, Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof offer deep insight into their longstanding collaboration. Rakonto Kun takes place somewhere in the fantasy territory of ethnographic fiction.

Open Platform: Improvised

Date: June 21, 2020
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Screening, DOCK11 / Live Stream online

12 international musicians and dancers explore new ways of working together.
As a result of the current global pandemic, the creative sessions occur in person and also digitally. Snapshots emerge out of the improvised encounters which linger like the echo of a chance meeting in the distance.

Five in Pool

Date: June 24, 2020
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Screening, DOCK11 / Live Stream online

FIVE in Pool is a daring head-first leap into an unpredictable realm of sound and movement. Four dancers and one musician delightedly plumb the diversity of their artistic spectra together, without the audience, following strict rules to find their unpredictable piece.

Don`t call me my little sweet pony (Excerpts)

Date: June 24, 2020
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Screening, DOCK11 / Live Stream online

The choreographic miniature “don’t call me my little sweet pony”, a solo performance, is mainly dedicated to wandering: a kind of internal and external journey in which it is important to perceive the passage of time – which marks the body.

Live Streams

Festival Trailer of video adapted pieces > trailer – soundance festival 2020 YouTube channel

On the YouTube channel soundance festival you can watch many of the live streams of the 2020 festival.

soundance festival berlin 2020

holds a mirror to the current global situation.

Within a very short time, the festival artists have re-worked the pieces they intended to perform live for streaming. Recordings made on the stage, in the city, or in their own homes merge into a kaleidoscope of dance and music – interwoven throughout with live feeds of artistic encounters from cities including Madrid, Istanbul and Tel Aviv.

The current restrictions have compelled artists to forge new paths, develop new ideas and formats, and experiment. Once again, online presentations become a source of friction. Nothing can replace physical presence on stage; nothing can replace directly and physically experiencing dance and sound with the all the senses! But: in editing the recently adapted recordings, new art emerges – as well as an astute and inquiring look at the here and now of artistic work within (urban) society.

Open Platform Improvisations

Photo: Improvisations © Aleks-Slota

Festival Program

soundance festival berlin enters its fourth round! Sounds of the viola combine with street dance, colony garden plots become a stage for a cellist and a dancer, acoustic haptics explore traces of memory. A choreographic miniature explores wandering; the Utopian language Esperanto takes us into a fantasy realm of ethnographic fiction.

Do mirrors burn? What does silence sound like? Find out in the Open Platform!

Festival Program (pdf)

Digitally Adapted

The soundance festival berlin 2020 will take place this year in a digitally adapted version!
Streamed events and subsequent artist talks will be available on the festival website at the specified time.

The festival programme of the respective day will also be shown as part of a walk-in exhibition as a screening at the DOCK11 theatre. Dates:

June 17th – June 21st
June 24th – June 27th
from 15:00 – 19:00

Guests may arrive and leave at any time.
Admission: maximum 10 people at a time.
Advance reservations are not possible.
Admission is free, donations can be made online.
Location: DOCK11, Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin

To protect visitors and employees, DOCK11 has adopted comprehensive
hygiene and protection measures in accordance with the applicable standards of the State of Berlin.

Dranbleiben! Soundance Festivals 2020 Interviews

In three online interviews, dranbleiben (stay tuned) traces the creative tracks of selected festival artists whose performances could not be shown live during the June 2020 festival, due to the pandemic. The interviewers will ask how they continued to work artistically during this time.
How did the restrictions change their working methods and communication in the creative process?

Soundance Festival 2020 Team

  • Jenny Haack – artistic direction, production
  • Meinrad Kneer – co-curation Open Platform
  • Carla Kienz – co-curation Floating Thursday Residence
  • Helen Suhr – public relations
  • Katja Karouaschan – public relations
  • Fabian Bleisch – light design, technical direction
  • Asier Solana, Naia Burucoa – light design, light board op
  • Roy Carroll – sound
  • Hayley Glickfeld Bielman – translation, editing (English)
  • Emilia Oebel – accessibility assistance
  • Beatrix Joyce – moderation
  • Lena Drießen – layout, graphic design
  • Andrea Keiz, Yoann Trellu – camera and post processing, video documentation
  • Sebastian Klammer – website

soundance festival berlin 2020 is a project of b.arts.u – berlin arts united as a co-production with DOCK ART. soundance festival berlin 2020 is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe

Status: 03.06.2020, subject to change

Berlin Arts United

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