Archive: Tanztage Berlin 2023
Marga Alfeirão mit Mariana Benengue, Myriam Lucas & Shaka Lion
No language

The performance takes place as a double bill with Bang Bang Bodies by Xenia Koghilaki. The performances will be shown one after the other with an interval of 45 minutes. When you buy your ticket, you will receive a combi-ticket that allows you to attend both performances. 

We recommend wearing an FFP2 mask for the performance visit.

The word Lounge is both a verb and a noun: an action of sitting or lying in a relaxed way or a public room where people may relax. This dual nature of resting is at the heart of this duet for two female-identifying bodies. Together they move through states of active and passive rest, using each other’s presence to go deeper into themselves and the vibe. Permeating the piece is the notion of the invisible lap dance, consisting of small, nearly imperceptible dances that use the gaze to blur the borders between the giver and receiver. By relying on erotics and building togetherness, Lounge taps into the comfort of rest as an active claim of womanhood.

If any questions remain from the following information, please feel free to contact Hannah Aldinger at or 030 27 89 00 35. Please note that details may change by the day of the event.

General: The performance lasts 45 minutes and uses no language. Fog and haze are used on stage. At two points the audience gets blinded. It will be loud at some points. Earplugs are available at the box office and at the entrance.

Combi-Ticket: The performance takes place as a double bill withBang Bang Bodies by Xenia Koghilaki. This means that when you buy your ticket, you will receive a combi-ticket that allows you to attend both performances. The performances will be shown one after the other. Reserved tickets must be picked up at the box office by 7.30 pm.

Audience area: The audience area on the grandstand is seated. There are two wheelchair spaces and two beanbag seats, which can be reserved or purchased at the online ticket shop or box office, depending on availability.

Early Boarding: If, for artistic reasons, the door to the auditorium does not open until very shortly before the performance begins, there is the option of early boarding. This is early admission for all people (especially with visible or non-visible disabilities) who want a specific seat or a more relaxed entry. Early Boarding usually starts 10-20 minutes before the performance starts. The meeting point is next to the bar. Five minutes before Early Boarding begins, an on-site announcement will draw your attention to it once again. Our evening staff will be happy to help you find the meeting point.

You can also find more information about accessibility here.

Marga Alfeirão uses media to carve safe-spaces for the exploration of intimacy and sexuality through dance and performance. Heavily influenced by dance-genres and sound textures from the african diaspora disseminated through Lisbon’s social tissue, Alfeirão attempts an active claim of womanhood, making room for lesbian sensualities. Last year together with Camila Malenchini, she premiered Wet Eyez, a work on emotional bodies and fantasy. She has worked with choreographers Tamara Alegre and Antonja Livingstone and architect Afaina de Jong, among others. She is active in the Portuguese Ballroom scene as a founding member of the Casa das Musas. Graduated from HZT’s BA in dance and choreography in Berlin, she initiated Lapdances to Ringtones and Lullabies, a research on erotics and rest.

Concept Marga Alfeirão Choreography, Dance, performance Marga Alfeirão, Mariana Benengue Choreography Myriam Lucas, Cajsa Godée Scenography Yoav Admoni  MusiC Editing and Mixing Shaka Lion Costume design Nani Bazar LIGHT DESIGN Thais Nepomuceno Veiga Dramaturgical support Jette Büchsenschütz thanks to Francisca Spuzi 

A production by Marga Alfeirão in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. The 32nd edition of Tanztage Berlin is a production of the SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the friendly support of Tanzfabrik Berlin e. V., Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte and HZT Berlin. Media partners: Siegessäule, taz and Berlin Art Link.