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Recording: 2024-05-17 , Sophiensæle (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Christoph Winkler

Four Non Blondes (Onlinefilm)

Onlinefilm | Sophiensæle

Production Details / Press Releases

Blonde hair originated around 11,000 years ago as a genetic mutation in northern Europe. Only two percent of people are naturally blonde. A relatively rare phenomenon—and therefore desirable for some. Blonde hair is associated with youth, attractiveness and purity and a wide variety of statements are made with blonde hair: social advancement or rebellion and independence. At the same time, being blonde has become a symbol of whiteness. With a mixed cast of “non-blondes”, Four Non Blondes explores the many nuances of blondeness, incorporating the cultural history of blonde hair and the personal experiences of the performers.

Christoph Winkler is one of Germany’s most distinguished and versatile choreographers. His work covers a wide spectrum of formats and ranges from very personal to political themes. Since 1996, he has created more than 90 dance pieces as a freelance artist. In 2024, Das Wahre Gesicht won the German theater prize DER FAUST in the category “Best Choreography”. In 2016, one of his productions received this prize again; Aloalii Tapu was awarded “Best Dancer” for the solo Urban Soul Café. In 2020, Christoph Winkler was awarded a Tabori Prize, and in May 2022 he received the German Dance Award.


TFB Nr. 1883

Cast & Credits

Concept: Christoph Winkler
By and with: Lisa Rykena, Sophie Prins, Shelmith Øseth, Mariana Tzouda
Performance: Kyle Kidd
Music: Tian Rotteveel
AI image design: Vadim Epstein
3D programming: Matthias Härtig
Costumes: Marie Akoury
Video editing, graphics: Gabrielle Fiore
Technical direction, light design: Fabian Eichner
Sound: Björn Stegmann
Production management: Laura Biagioni

A production by Company Christoph Winkler in coproduction with Sophiensæle.
Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion and by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Camera: Walter Bickmann, Doris Kolde, Dominik Schötschel
Cinematography, Editing: Walter Bickmann


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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)

Christoph Winkler / Trailers and Video Documentations

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