Tanz Im August

Tanz im August: Nick Power workshop

At this years Tanz im August Nick Power has, besides presenting his hip hop performance Cypher, also taken the time to teach young Germans and refugees how to break dance. Nina Branner met him during the last rehearsals with the kids. more

Sep 6, 2016 2:45 PM The Berlin Blog

Tanz im August: Week in review: Kyle Abraham / Jaamil Olawale Kosoko / Nick Power / Mitkhal Alzghair / Meg Stuart

The summer dance fest's last stand of 2016. What did Nina Branner think of the last week? Read on and find out. more

Sep 6, 2016 11:00 AM The Berlin Blog


"Under Influence" by Sidney Leoni. Photo by Thomas Cartron

Tanz im August: An interview with Sidney Leoni

Sidney Leoni on his new feature film: Under Influence. Leoni talks female idols, Scandinavian darkness, and the return to basic, human sensations. more

Aug 30, 2016 12:15 PM The Berlin Blog


"von mit nach t: No 2" by VA Wölfl / NEUER TANZ. Photo by Daniel Poensgen

Tanz im August Blog: VA Wölfl / NEUER TANZ

Lily Kelting is back with her review of VA Wölfl and Neuer Tanz's collaboration at this years Tanz im August. Rumoured to be provocative and even insulting to audiences, Lily gives her take on the experimental performance. more

Aug 24, 2016 11:20 AM The Berlin Blog

Tanz im August Blog: Aging in dance

"You're 42, it's over," isn't something most of us expect to hear, but in dance, it's a common reality. Lily Kelting explores how this is being challenged at Tanz im August. more

Aug 23, 2016 11:00 AM The Berlin Blog

Tanz im August Blog: In which I find confetti all over my house for a week

The week in review! How's our stage editor Lily Kelting holding up after the first full week of the summer dance festival? Read on... more

Aug 22, 2016 11:15 AM The Berlin Blog

Tanz im August: Weekend in review

Lily Kelting stopped in to give an exhaustive account of the first weekend of TiA. What did she see? "SUNNY", "MDLSX", "Monument 0.1: Valda and Gus", "32 Rue Vandenbranden" and some heavy metal schoolgirl dancers. What'd she think? Read on... more

Aug 16, 2016 4:30 PM The Berlin Blog

Tanz im August Blog: SUNNY openings

INTERVIEW! Emanuel Gat and Awir Leon open this year’s Tanz im August festival with SUNNY, an unpretentious and largely improvised collision of music and movement. Lily Kelting spoke with the duo about musical genres, letting go and more. more

Aug 15, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Tanz im August Blog: Welcome to the Blog

The summer fest for contemporary dance is kicking off the 12th of August and while it's got the moves on stage, we've got our own here on the site. Stage editor Lily Kelting and Nina Branner are your dance partners. Here's what to expect. more

Jul 22, 2016 1:00 PM , The Berlin Blog

The 21st edition of the annual dance explosion returns this summer with performance companies from over 20 different countries exploring the link between visual art and movement. Don't get overwhelmed, here are our picks. On Aug 13-Sep 4. more

Aug 10, 2015 12:40 PM Stage 1 Comments

INTERVIEW. Choreographer and performer Steve Paxton discusses contact improvisation, "old" versus "modern" dance, and his vibrant 1982 solo piece Bound, coming to Berlin as part of Tanz in August. more

Aug 14, 2013 12:00 PM Stage

A host of international performances made up this years Tanz im August festival with performers from Argentina to Japan, but it was the American's that came out on top with the most radical contributions. more

Sep 26, 2012 11:00 AM Stage

The latest batch (and continual undercurrent) of Tanz im August pieces address collectivism in one way or another. Emily Hoffman sums them up. more

Aug 23, 2012 1:30 PM Stage

An exploration of skin and the transformation of being, the 'Fake Solo Show' falls short of its authentic intentions. Snakeskins is sadly disappointing where puzzle-piece-props do little to decipher the confused artistic direction. more

Aug 21, 2012 11:00 AM Stage

INTERVIEW: Deborah Hay. Tanz im August is still in full swing and on Friday, August 24, author and choreographer Hay brings her unique performance to HAU 2 as part of it. Here she explains why it's a good thing that she can't fly. more

Aug 20, 2012 12:00 PM Stage

Jonathan Burrows’ and Matteo Fargion’s Cheap Lecture is instructive in the best sense of the word: like all good art, it teaches its audience how to receive it; in so doing, it educates about the form. more

Aug 17, 2012 11:00 AM Stage

A double feature of solo works continues the first week of Tanz im August: Belgian Lisbeth Gruwez and Israeli Lee Meir share one stage on the same night. more

Aug 15, 2012 11:00 AM Stage

Berlin's biggest dance festival opened last night with an eerie choreography by Saburo Teshigawara called Music and Mirrors. Check our review here and stay tuned for more coverage of the dance-stravaganza. more

Aug 11, 2012 4:00 PM Stage


Photo by Anna Achon

Anna Achon visited some of the best productions of Tanz Im August. Take a look at her photos from the African and fusion-focused dance festival of 2011. more

Sep 23, 2011 11:50 AM

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