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.

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.


soundance skizze / floating cultivation, Live Stream 04.06.2020

improvisations / followed by an artist talk, Live Stream 17.06.2020

Trailer KUDOKU, Live Stream 17.06.2020

Understanding Dance for Beginners and Intermediates, Live Stream 18.06.2020

CHANGE|LESS, Live Stream 19.06.2020

Out of the Mine, Live Stream 19.06.2020

Rakonto Kun (Exceperts) and Artist talk, Live Stream 20.06.2020

Open Platform : Improvised, Live Stream 21.06.2020

Don`t call me my little sweet pony / Ce_real_mothers (excerpts), Live Stream 24.06.2020

Five in Pool, Tanzhörspiel, Instant PIG // Stuttgart, Live Stream 24.06.2020

Sound of Silence, Live Stream 25.06.2020

AURAL HAPTICS, Live Stream 26.06.2020

Forgot to Remember – Remember to Forget, Live Stream 27.06.2020

Spazio Rado – Aukio, Live Stream 27.06.2020

Spazio Rado – Aukio, Artist Talk

More videos

Find more videos and information in the Soundance Festival YouTube Channel.

Soundance Festival YouTube Channel


soundance festival 2020 screening at DOCK11

(c) soundance festival berlin 2020


  • 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

The SOUNDANCE Festival developed out of the Improvisation XChange Berlin (2013 – 2016) and continues creating a collaborative platform, as well as a potential network for exchange, between dancers and musicians within the independent arts scene. The festival financially supports participating artists and artistic groups in the continued development of their work.

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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