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.

From 21–30 August 2020 a special edition of Tanz im August is showing events that bring together a wide range of voices from the international contemporary dance world online and in public spaces. Instead of the international stage programme cancelled in May, on the 10 days of the festival the Tanz im August website will stream artistic productions, films, digital discussions and an international conference jointly presented with Zürcher Theater Spektakel, and two productions will be shown in public spaces.

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 Tanz im August Special Edition 2020

Artistic direction Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer Festival Jana Bäskau, Isa Köhler (on parental leave)
Producer Marie Schmieder
Curator & Producer (on commission) Andrea Niederbuchner
Production & Assistant to Artistic Director Alina Scheyrer-Lauer
Production Florian Greß, Johanna Herrschmann, Ben Mohai
Technical Direction Ruprecht Lademann
Technical Direction, Online Programme Toni Bräutigam
PR & Marketing Hendrik von Boxberg / Lilly Schofield (Büro von Boxberg)
PR & Marketing Assistant Charlotte Werner
Online-Communication & Web EditorialLilly Schofield (Büro von Boxberg)
Associate Online Communication Jan Menden
Texts Beatrix Joyce
Editorial Team Virve Sutinen, Jana Bäskau, Andrea Niederbuchner, Alina Scheyrer-Lauer, Marie Schmieder
Translations Anna Katharina Johannsen, Michael Turnbull, Mieke Woelky, Tabea Xenia Magyar & Utku Mogultay (Gegensatz Translation Collective) 
Project and Contract Management Katharina Kucher, Tim Müller
Ticketing & Service Christian Haase
Bibliothek im August Ana Letunić
Interior Design Valerie von Stillfried
Graphic Design Sonja Deffner, Gea Gosse, Jürgen Fehrmann
Thanks to the team of HAU Hebbel am Ufer