Archive: Tanztage Berlin 2023
Liina Magnea
She’s Constructing the Exit Signs (Hope & Delusion)
In English

The performance will take place as a double bill with Songs of the Dopamine Carousel by Bully Fae Collins. The performances will be shown one after the other with an intermission 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.

In Shes Constructing the Exit Signs (Hope & Delusion) Liina Magnea addresses the emotional function of the musical and musical film and how it can offer itself as a coping strategy in hopeless times. The musical asylum penetrates reality, creating a delusional construction of a fairytale world, while the actual surrounding is sad and gloomy.

The alternative reality being created helps the hungry, worn-out protagonist to imagine itself as a character of a fictional narrative where everything is possible – the ultimate escape.

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 about 50-60 minutes and uses English spoken language as well as fictional language. On stage, the performance uses sudden light changes, bright and dark lighting and loud singing.

Combi-Ticket: The performance will take place as a double bill with Songs of the Dopamine Carousel by Bully Fae Collins. 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.

You can also find more information about accessibility here.

Obsessed with the idea of the immaterial Gesamtkunstwerk, Liina Magnea (b. 1991 Berlin) combines music, movement, film dramaturgy and internet scrolling into a shape shifting, dynamic performance. She studied art and choreography and has had her work shown at Volksbühne, Zodiak (Helsinki), KW Center for Contemporary Art and Kunsthaus NRW, among others. She also works as a performer and musician for other artists, gives vocal coachings and supports people suffering from addiction.

HJÖRTUR HJÖRLEIFSSON has lived in Vienna since 2011 and works as a musician, composer and producer. As a member of various bands, he has already worked on several album productions, including the debut album of the poetry-pop band Oehl, which was released on Herbert Grönemeyer’s renowned record label Grönland Records. Since 2022 he has been active in theatre, film, radio plays and performance, including at the Salzburg Festival, the Westphalian Kammerspiele and the Vienna Kultursommer, and is currently working on new German-language music with his band Endless Wellness.

Choreography, Performance, Composer Liina Magnea Composer Hjörtur Hjörleifsson Costume, styling Taylor Thoroski Dramaturgical support Jette Büchsenschütz  LIGHT DESIGN Hanna Kritten Tangsoo

A production by Liina Magnea 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.