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 join the festival and experience four weeks of the complete dance scope. Productions of international stars, newscomers and choreographs of the Berlin scene bring their works to locations all over the city, among them numerous World and German premieres. Tanz im August also offers many audience engagement formats which offer unexpected access to the programme for the visitors.

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 

Artistic Director Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer Festival Stefan Nagel
Curator & Producer Andrea Niederbuchner
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director Alina Scheyrer-Lauer
Technical Director N.N.
PR & Marketing Hendrik von Boxberg / Lilly Schofield (Büro von Boxberg)
Online-Communication & Web Editorial Lilly Schofield (Büro von Boxberg)
Project and Contract Management Katharina Kucher, Natalia Polyzou, Bernardo Sousa de Macedo
Ticketing & Service Christian Haase
Graphic Design Gea Gosse, Jürgen Fehrmann, Sonja Deffner (on parental leave)
and the team of HAU Hebbel am Ufer