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Recording: 2022-01-19 , Sophiensæle (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Djibril Sall


Tanztage Berlin | Sophiensæle

Production Details / Press Releases

evening.haiku is an invitation to awareness. Titled after Sonia Sanchez’s collection of haikus Morning Haiku, this evening length performance comes from a lineage of “putting the world on pause”—meaning to slow down, be in nature, situate yourself and your situation within the grand scheme of things, and hopefully realize “Oh, I’m present. I’m here. And this is now.” Drawing on racial, gender and queer trauma, Djibril Sall joins dancer Sointu Pere in a search for spiritual tools for self-care and healing. To do this, they use the traditional Japanese poetic form of haikus as a vehicle for open-heartedness, awareness and compassion.

Djibril Sall (born in 1994) is a queer Senegalese artist, cancer survivor, and migrant to the southern United States. Now, they are an American expatriate living and working in Berlin. They are an avid student on the production of trauma and the habits that facilitate its continued existence as intergenerational trauma. Their artistic work posits that through deep, sustained, loving, and communal work, this pain can be excavated, grieved, and finally transformed into authenticity. They received their BA in Dance from Wesleyan University and they have presented in New York City, Berlin, Vienna, and Oslo among other places.


TFB Nr. 1607

Cast & Credits

SOUND DESIGN: Ari Robey-Lawrence
LIGHT DESIGN: Thais Nepomuceno
COSTUME: Emmanuel Pierre
With many thanks to Gabrielle Curebal, Luisa Saraiva, Alice Heyward, Nasheeka Nedsreal and James Batchelor.
A production by Djibril Sall in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE.

Tanztage Berlin 2022
CURATOR: Mateusz Szymanówka
DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT: Maciek Sado, Maxi Wallenhorst
The 31st 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. and Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte.


Sophienstraße 18
10178 Berlin

Tickets: (030) 283 52 66

Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

Djibril Sall / Trailers and Video Documentations

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