33rd International Festival Berlin


33rd International Festival Berlin


Thank you!

After three successful weekends the 33rd of Tanz im August has come to an end. We would like to thank our audience for their trust, thanks to the compliance with all hygiene rules a safe festival was possible for everyone. And we would like to thank the artists, who have brought the magic of dance back to the stage with energy, passion and joy.

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Programme 2021


The festival programme

Trance in the Virtual Realm

“CosmicWander: Expedition” is an ongoing project for which Berlin­-based Singaporean artist Choy Ka Fai ventured across Asia to study the spiritual practices and shamanic dance cultures of different peoples and communities. On his travels he met over 50 shamans and filmed extraordinary dance rituals and immersive trance experiences. The exhibition at KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art presents his research to date in the form of an immersive installation.

12.–22.8., 12:00–22:00 | KINDL – Centre for contemporary Art

Happy to Listen

The format Happy to Listen offers the possibility to actively listen to those whose concerns and views have been formed by different realities and experiences. Artists associated with and participating in Tanz in August, together with selected panelists, open up new perspectives, critiques and oppositions.

#1 Happy to Listen | Cripping the Stage: Disability and its Representations | Chiara Bersani in conversation with Mara Pieri

#2 Happy to Listen | Krump: Dancing towards Togetherness | Nora Amin in conversation with Grichka Caruge and Dicko-Andrea Din

#3 Happy to Listen | The Jaguar Talks: On Dance as a Form of Offering | Amanda Piña and Nicole Haitzinger in conversation with Ma’arakames Juan José Ramirez Katira & María Teresa Tulama Ramirez and Rodrigo de la Torre