Tanz im August, presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, is a festival for contemporary dance in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 1989 the festival offers an international range of contemporary dance performances, prestigious companies, innovative choreographers as well as a sense for emerging aesthetics and formats from all over the world. Berlin-based artists present their newest works and numerous German and international premieres are celebrated here. The events at Tanz im August are shown at various venues and locations across Berlin.
Since 2014, Finnish curator Virve Sutinen has been in charge of the festival's program. Sutinen brings together different generations of artists and various aesthetic approaches. Her name stands for outreach, participation and delight in experimentation. In a series of encounter and discussion formats, Tanz im August invites its audience to become an active part of the festival and meet the participating artists. Every two years comprehensive retrospectives bring artists to the public’s attention, most recently Deborah Hay, La Ribot or Rosemary Butcher.