Tanz im August – International Festival Berlin

Tanz im August is Berlin's international festival for contemporary dance. Each year, Tanz im August, presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, invites the audience to experience the entire range of dance over four festival weeks. Productions by international stars, newcomers and Berlin choreographers, among them numerous World and German premieres, await the audience at venues across the city. Alongside the performances, Tanz im August offers a range of audience engagement formats which offer new and unexpected approaches to the festival programme.

Artistic Direction

  • Since 2014: Virve Sutinen
  • 2013: Bettina Masuch
  • 2009–2013: Ulrike Becker, Pirkko Husemann, Matthias Lilienthal, André Thériault, Marion Ziemann
  • 2007–2008: Ulrike Becker, Matthias Lilienthal, Marion Ziemann, Bettina Masuch, André Thériault
  • 2003–2007: Ulrike Becker, Matthias Lilienthal, Bettina Masuch, André Thériault
  • 1989–2003: Nele Hertling 

Festival Team 2020

Artistic Director Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer Festival Jana Bäskau, Isa Köhler (on parental leave)
Producer Marie Schmieder
Curator & Producer Andrea Niederbuchner
Production & Assistant to Artistic Director Alina Scheyrer-Lauer
Production Florian Greß, Johanna Herrschmann, Sofie Marie Luckhardt, Ben Mohai, Charlotte Werner 
Technical Director Ruprecht Lademann
PR & Marketing Hendrik von Boxberg / Lilly Schofield (Büro von Boxberg)
Online-Communication &Web Editorial Lilly Schofield (Büro von Boxberg)
Texts Beatrix Joyce
Editorial Team Virve Sutinen, Jana Bäskau, Andrea Niederbuchner, Alina Scheyrer-Lauer, Marie Schmieder
Translations Anna Katharina Johannsen, Michael Turnbull
Project and Contract Management Katharina Kucher, Tim Müller 
Ticketing & Service Christian Haase 
Coordination Professionals Alexander Graf
Bibliothek im August Ana Letunić
Graphic Design Sonja Deffner, Jürgen Fehrmann
Dresser Gabi Bartels, Marcus Barros-Cardoso, Laetitia Tshombe
Thanks to the team of HAU Hebbel am Ufer