Tanz im August | International Festival Berlin


Tanz im August, presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, is a festival of contemporary dance in Berlin. Founded in 1989, it showcases contemporary dance performances, recognised companies, innovative choreographers and new aesthetics and formats from around the world. Tanz im August events are shown at locations throughout Berlin in collaboration with various venues.

Along with international companies, the festival features recent work by Berlin artists, together with numerous German and world premieres. With a series of encounters and discursive formats, Tanz im August also invites its audience to take an active part in the festival and to meet its participating artists.

The strengthening of forward-looking tendencies receives as much attention as large-format productions. Tanz im August displays a wide range of current developments in contemporary dance and places them within social and ecological concerns of our globalised world.

Some of the strategies of the festival’s 2023–25 editions include a long-term programme-development partnership with a network of international advisors and institutions, and a systematic opening out into the city’s everyday urban landscape. Ricardo Carmona and his team combine these aims with the intention to highlight more sustainable ways of production and presentation, and to reflect on them artistically.

Artistic Direction

  • 2023–2025: Ricardo Carmona
  • 2014–2022: 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 2022

Artistic Director Virve Sutinen
Executive Producer Festival Stefan Nagel
Curator & Producer Andrea Niederbuchner
Producer & Assistant to Artistic Director Alina Scheyrer-Lauer
Producer Ekaterina Voronova
Production Assistant Johanna Herrschmann
Production Associates Vivien Hohnholz, John Hoobyar, Mmakgosi Kgabi, Raquel Moreira, Lilli Ruopp, Tammo Walter
Technical Director Festival Ingo Ruggenthaler
Technical Producers Annette Becker, Susanne Görres, Sven Nichterlein, Kevin Pahl, Dorothea Spörri, Patrick Tucholski
Technical Venue Management Sabine Krien, Ruprecht Lademann, Martin Schwemin, Susi Wolff
PR & Marketing Hendrik von Boxberg  (Büro von Boxberg)
Online Communication Sophie Boysen, Pauline Weilbeer (Büro von Boxberg)
Assistance PR & Marketing, Online Communication Stina Binder, Sophia von Wassenberg
Texts Beatrix Joyce
Project and Contract Management Natalia Polyzou, Timo Koch
Ticketing & Service Simone Erlein, Christian Haase
Management Professionals Alexander Graf
Graphic Design Sonja Deffner, Jürgen Fehrmann (Director), Gea Gosse
and the team of HAU Hebbel am Ufer