Dance in August

Dance in August

6 - 22 August 2021

Dance in August (Tanz im August) 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.

  • Tanz im August: Urban Feminism© Pao Paniq / Shuto Crew
    Urban Feminism
  • Tanz im August: Louise Lecavalier© Ciné Qua Non Media
    Louise Lecavalier
  • Tanz im August: Jaamil Olawale Kosoko© Sarah Griffith
    Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
  • Tanz im August: Ligna© ZTS/Kira Barlach
    Ligna
  • Tanz im August: Ligna© ZTS/Christian Altorfer
    Ligna

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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 2020: participants

In 2020 dance in August will not take place in the usual form. Due to the Corona crisis there will be no stage programme and only two open air performances. In addition, part of the programme will take place digitally. On the meadow in front of HAU2 there will also be a public viewing event every day, where visitors can watch the online programme in open space.

At the open-air parcours "Untitled Instructional Series 2020", artist William Forsythe will present various signs in public space, which will encourage viewers to try out new movements with instructions for action.

On four dates, the Hamburger Medien- und Performancekollektiv Ligna will show contributions by thirteen artists in the open air with "Zerstreuung überall!". Viewers follow the choreography through headphones and are invited to participate.
Opening Hours
Date not announced yet
Useful hints
Dance performances take place at the Hebbel am Ufer theatre (HAU), Haus der Berliner Festspiele, and other venues.
Internet
Official Dance in August Website (in English)

Photo Gallery (in German)

Tanz im August

  • Tanz im August© Jean-Yves Genoud
    Tanz im August
  • Tanz im August© Andréya Ouamba
    Tanz im August
  • Tanz im August© Alexandra Richter
    Tanz im August
  • Tanz im August© Emanuel Gat
    Tanz im August
  • Tanz im August© John Hogg
    Tanz im August
  • Tanz im August© Timon Jansen
    Tanz im August
  • Tanz im August© Édouard Lock
    Tanz im August
  • Tanz im August© Sally Cohn
    Tanz im August
  • Tanz im August© Christian Rausch
    Tanz im August
  • Tanz im August© Anja Beutler
    Tanz im August
  • Tanz im August© Millerand
    Tanz im August
  • Tanz im August© Philippe Gramard
    Tanz im August
  • Tanz im August© Bettina Stoess
    Tanz im August
  • Tanz im August© Margarida Dias
    Tanz im August
  • Tanz im August© Laurent Philippe
    Tanz im August

Source: BerlinOnline/Berliner Festspiele

| Last edited: 6. May 2021