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 2021

Artistic Director Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer Festival Stefan Nagel
Curator & Producer Andrea Niederbuchner
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director Alina Scheyrer-Lauer
Producer & Logistics René Dombrowski
Production Monica Ferrari, Florian Greß, Johanna Herrschmann, Mmakgosi Kgabi, Ben Mohai, Charlotte Werner
Bibliothek im August & Happy to Listen Ana Letunić (dramaturgical assistance)
Technical Director Festival Ingo Ruggenthaler
Technical Producers Annette Becker, Susanne Görres, Sven Nichterlein, Kevin Pahl, Dorothea Spörri, Patrick Tucholski
Technical Venue Management Annette Becker, Sven Nichterlein, Kevin Pahl, Max Wegener, Sabine Krien, Rupprecht Lademann

PR & Marketing Hendrik von Boxberg / Lilly Schofield (Büro von Boxberg)
Online Communication Lilly Schofield (Büro von Boxberg)
Assistance PR & Marketing, Online Communication Vera Fleischer, Vivien Hohnholz
Texts Beatrix Joyce
Project and Contract Management Natalia Polyzou, Bernardo Sousa de Macedo
Ticketing & Service Christian Haase
Management Professionals Alexander Graf
Graphic Design Sonja Deffner, Jürgen Fehrmann (Director), Gea Gosse
and the team of HAU Hebbel am Ufer