»Zuhören #4« from 13-15 December at radialsystem – ticket sale has started

The fourth edition of »Zuhören – Dritter Raum für Kunst und Politik«, which Sasha Waltz & Guests reopens, seeks new and current challenges: After three editions in 2016 and 2017 dealing with active listening, migration and committed communities, the focus is now on the pressing issues of climate and democracy change.

For a weekend at the radialsystem, Sasha Waltz & Guests invites people to get in touch with local initiatives, the company’s network and international guests. Exchanging ideas, learning new things together and questioning the old: In a collective process that appeals to the head, heart and feet, different perspectives on our complex present will be in the focus – in order to act together right now!
Workshops, discussions and interventions are accompanied by dance, music and shared food. A weekend of empathy, enjoyable learning and participation. For new connections beyond the borders of art, science, politics, philosophy and civil society!

Zuhören #4 ©Daniel Wiesmann


Zuhören #4
Climate change & democracy
From complexity to action
Sasha Waltz & Guests

Amazonas Solidarity Berlin, Das Progressive Zentrum, Deutschland spricht, Extinction Rebellion, Fridays For Future, FutureLeaks, Restlos Glücklich, urgewald, School of Collective Intelligence, World Human Forum, Antje Boetius, Maja Göpel, Josh Fox, Joseph Houston & Sarah Saviet, Diego Noguera Berger, Sergiu Matis, Andreas Weber, Dabke Community Dancing, Kindertanzcompany Sasha Waltz & Guests u.v.m. 

Friday, 13 December, from 7pm
As an introduction to the complex topic of climate change, US-American director Josh Fox opens »Zuhören #4« on Friday evening with his solo lecture performance »The Truth Has Changed«. His personal view of the topic will then be expanded with perspectives from marine biologist Anke Boetius, a voice from the Global South and a representative of the »Fridays for Future« movement. The evening ends with a Late Night Concert: Joseph Houston (piano) and Sarah Saviet (violin) examine the interface between music and nature on the basis of selected compositions – accompanied by unusual sound bodies, beyond the classical concert situation.

Saturday, 14 December, from 2pm
Saturday will be marked by energy and impetus: After a warm-up during a joint Dabke Community Dance with Medhat Aldaabal and Ali Hasan, various initiatives will offer workshops on the subject of climate change and action. Linked to dance,  the program starts with art and body, but deliberately opens up to nutrition, the connection between personal development and structural change, business and empowerment: »How artistic can political activism be?« asks Josh Fox. »What does sustainable food management look like?« shows Restlos Glücklich. »How can resistance be experienced physically?« – a theme for Extinction Rebellion and Amazonas Solidarity Berlin.
The dinner together leads into the second part of the day: With the dance piece »Teqsi muyu marq’ay – A Warm Embrace for the Earth«, the teens group of the children’s dance company of Sasha Waltz & Guests presents their artistic confrontation with climate change and climate justice in the context of indigenous peoples and their values. The young dancers thus open the space for a subsequent discussion with the philosopher Andreas Weber and dancer-choreographer Luz Zenaida Hualpa García on the subject of »indigenousity«. At the subsequent concert with party, the circle closes with a joint dance.

»FutureLeaks« invites you to rewrite the future on Saturday and Sunday in a performative parcours. The hall of the radialsystem transforms over the three days into a place of exchange and common meal – the initiative »Restlos Glücklich« together with the public serves »rescued« foods in tastefully creative preparation.  

Sunday, 15 December, from 2pm
By facing complex crises in our globalized world, people all over the world feel powerless. At the same time, civil commitment is growing: the people are actively involved. What role do listening and dialogue play in the further development of democracy and local and global cooperation?  The third and last day of »Zuhören #4« is dedicated to these and other questions. The warm-up »Collective Intelligence in motion« with Gabriel Galindez Cruz will be followed by a discussion in collaboration with »Das Progressive Zentrum« and guests such as Lex Paulson & Bernard Le Roux (School of Collective Intelligence, Morocco), Maria Exner (Zeit Online – »Deutschland spricht«) and Maja Göpel (climate policy expert). Together with a founding member of the World Human Forum Delphi, the audience playfully explores the 17 UN sustainability goals. Music and dance bring rhythm into the day. In his performative sound installation »Extinction Room«, dancer and choreographer Sergiu Matis impressively demonstrates the extinction of species. With a meal together and a collective dance improvisation in the hall of the radialsystem, the end of »Zuhören #4« is movement.

13 – 15 December 2019

Tickets »Zuhören #4«
10 / 8 Friday evening ticket
15 / 10 day ticket – Saturday / Sunday
25 / 18 weekend ticket – Saturday & Sunday
Age recommendation: 14+


14 November 2019, subject to alterations

Friday 13 December

7 pm

7.15 – 8.45 pm
Solo Performance
»The Truth Has Changed«
Josh Fox (Regisseur/Performer)

9 – 10 pm
»Complexity & change – three perspectives«
Antje Boetius (Meeresbiologin)
Fridays For Future u. a.
Moderation: Justine del Corte

10.30 – 11.15 pm
Late Night Concert
Joseph Houston (piano) & Sarah Saviet (violine)

Saturday 14 December

2 – 3 pm
Warm Up
»Dabke Community Dancing«
Medhat Aldaabal & Ali Hasan

Immersive Parcours

3.15 – 4.30 pm
Antje Boetius
Brief introduction initiatives for the workshops

4.45 – 7 pm
Workshop Program

  • Extinction Rebellion
    Kate Sagovsky & Jonas Marx
  • Restlos Glücklich e.V.
  • World Human Forum
    Jochen Sandig
  • »Taki Unkoy«
    Amazonas Solidarity Berlin
    Paola Bascón Zegarra
  • »Film & activism«
    Josh Fox
  • »Personal development«
    Bernard Le Roux / School of Collective Intelligence
  • among other

6.30 – 8.00 pm
Collective dinner
Restlos Glücklich

8 – 8.50 pm
»Teqsi muyu marq’ay – Eine warme Umarmung für die Erde«
Teens-Group of the childrendancecompany Sasha Waltz & Guests
Gabriel Galindez Cruz

9.15 – 10 pm
»Klima & Indigenialität«
Andreas Weber (author)
Luz Zenaida Hualpa Garcia (dancer, pedagogue, scientist)
and teens of the childrendancecompany Sasha Waltz & Guests

10.15 – 11 pm
Late night concert
Diego Noguera Berger (Elektro)

11.00 pm – 2.00 am

Sunday 15 December

2 – 3 pm
Warm Up
»Collective intelligence in motion«
Gabriel Galindez Cruz

Immersive Parcours

3.30 – 7.00 pm
Performative Installation
»Extinction Room«
Sergiu Matis & Lisa Densem

3.30 – 4.45 pm
In cooperation with »Das Progressive Zentrum«
Maria Exner (Zeit Online, Deutschland spricht)
Maja Göpel (Expert for climate policy)
Lex Paulson / School of Collective Intelligence
Bernard Le Roux / School of Collective Intelligence 
Moderation: Janis Prinz / Das Progressive Zentrum

3.30 – 6.00 pm

  • Restlos Glücklich
  • Lex Paulson / School of Collective Intelligence
  • urgewald
  • u. a.

6.30 – 9.00 pm
Gemeinsames Abendessen
Restlos Glücklich

8 – 9 pm
Jam Session

8.30 – 10 pm
Community Dancing