35th International Festival Berlin

9–26 August 2023

Tanz im August | 9 – 26 August 2023

August flew by and with it the 35th edition of Tanz im August is now behind us. Under the new artistic direction of Ricardo Carmona, the focus of this year's festival was the artistic visualisation of the manifold reciprocal relationships between people, nature and culture(s) - and thus also between different dance languages.

We are happy to look back on three great and varied weeks in which 19 productions were presented at 11 venues - including 5 premieres, 6 German premieres, 8 Berlin and international co-productions and a commissioned project with 22 Berlin artists within a total of 47 performances. More information about the productions presented at Tanz im August 2023 can be found here.

With an occupancy rate of 99,2 percent, 17.300 visitors and around 16.100 tickets sold, the festival was able to continue the success of previous festival years - with many 'standing ovations' and cheers from the very heterogeneous audience. We are very grateful for this overwhelming response!

In addition, Tanz im August was attended by 480 professionals from the national and international dance scene who travelled to the festival especially for the premieres.

Many thanks to our audience, all artists and our partners!

Tanz im August-Podcast

Tanz im August is now also available for your ears – even beyond the festival! In the Tanz im August podcast, selected artists from the festival talk to artistic director Ricardo Carmona. The episodes are in English and available on Soundcloud and Spotify. For more information, click here.

Jingle & podcast post-production: Rey KM Domurat U70 Studio
Speaker: Mutiara Berthold

In episode 1 we asked the artists of the project “Interconnecting Dance & Ecology“to introduce us to their projects, which they will present on the three festival Saturdays (12th of August in Park am Gleisdreieck, 19th of August in Stadtpark Lichtenberg as part of the Kultursommerfestival Berlin, 26th of August in Volkspark Rehberge) in different parks of Berlin.

In episode 2 Ricardo Carmona talks to Chiara Bersani, who gives exciting insights into her work and current projects. Her new work "SOTTOBOSCO" will celebrate its German premiere at this year's festival on 18th of August at HAU2. Further performances will follow on 19th and 20thofAugust.


In episode 3 Ricardo Carmona talks to Radouan Mriziga about his past and current projects. His new work“Libya“will celebrate its German premiere at this year's festival on 16th of August at Sophiensaele. Another performance will follow on 17th of August.

In episode 4 Ricardo Carmona talks to Agata Siniarska about her production "null&void". We are happy to announce that her new work will premiere at HAU3 on 23th of August. This will be followed by two more performances on 24th and 25th of August.


In episode 5, Artistic Director of the festival, talks with Yasmeen Godder. She will present two of her latest works: “Practicing Empathy #1” on24th and 25th of August and “Practicing Empathy 3”on 25th and 26th of August. Both will be presented in HAU1.



Header Photo: Collage with motifs by Bernardo Cesare and Pascal Meier