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Dance in August

11 August - 2 September 2017

Dance in August in Berlin is one of the most important dance festivals in Europe. It focuses on contemporary dance and experimental choreographies performed by accomplished dancers from all over the world.
Dance in August
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Dance in August is a well-established international contemporary dance festival that is open to and encourages new formats and innovative choreographies. Performances often include German premieres and Berlin debuts. The festival is mentioned alongside the Montpellier Danse and Impulstanz in Vienna as one of the most significant dance festivals in Europe.

Dance in August 2017 opening day

On 11 August, Serge Aimé Coulibaly will open the 29th International Festival Tanz im August, presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, with his work Kalakuta Republik. Inspired by Nigerian musician, activist and afrobeat inventor Fela Kuti, Kalakuta Republik explores the connections between politics and art.

Dance in August at Various Locations

The main festival venue is the Hebbel am Ufer theatre (HAU) known for its progressive productions, but performances also take place at various other venues in Berlin. Workshops, concerts and parties are part of the festival, too. The full programme is available on the Dance in August website shortly before the festival starts.

Opening Hours: 11 August - 2 September 2017
Useful hints: Dance performances take place at the Hebbel am Ufer theatre (HAU), Haus der Berliner Festspiele, and more venues
Internet: Official Dance in August Website (in English)
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