Tanz Im August

Lily Kelting got involved with the marchers of Anne Collod’s replay of Anna Halprin’s 1967 "Blank Placard Dance". Was it revolutionary? more

Aug 29, 2017 4:15 PM Opinion 2 Comments

Lily Kelting checks out the loveably split "Jessica and me" from Cristiana Morganti. more

Aug 22, 2017 4:40 PM Opinion

Homages abound at Tanz im August, especially in regards to the Japanese dance form of butoh. Lily Kelting checks out two: one a copy of late butoh master Kazuo Ohno and another a queer reading of the "Orientalist hoochie coochie show". more

Aug 21, 2017 3:00 PM Opinion

What does it mean to be an interracial couple 50 years after the US Loving case? Is this discussion still necessary?? Definitely, say Brenda Dixon-Gottschild and Hellmut Gottschild in their episodic piece “In Bodies We Trust”. Lily Kelting explains. more

Aug 16, 2017 11:00 AM Opinion

Lily Kelting returns as our dedicated Tanz im August blogger: Last year she got sweat upon and brought home confetti in her bra. She hopes the 29th Tanz im August is as intimate and impactful. And she's confident it will be. more

Aug 8, 2017 11:30 AM Opinion

Summer dance festival Tanz im August is back (Aug 11-Sep 2) at venues all over the city. Don't miss a retrospective of Spanish dancer and performance artist La Ribot (highlighted here) and read on for our editor's picks of what to see. more

Aug 8, 2017 11:00 AM Theatre & Dance

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 Opinion

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 Opinion


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

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 Opinion


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

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 Opinion

"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 Opinion

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 Opinion

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 Opinion

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 Opinion

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 , Opinion

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 Theatre & Dance 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 Theatre & Dance

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 Theatre & Dance

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 Theatre & Dance

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 Theatre & Dance

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