Tanz im August 1989

1st International Festival Berlin
11.8. – 30.8.1989

The first TanzWerkstatt Berlin took place in June 1988. For three weeks, choreographers, dancers and interested people from many European countries, the USA and Canada had the opportunity to get acquainted with each other’s work and experiment with collaborations. Through numerous projects, workshops and encounters, the participants were able to gain experience that partly threw new light on their own work and also helped indicate new directions.

TanzWerkstatt Berlin 1989 builds on the experiences of last year and attempts to continue the underlying ideas of the workshop – working in common and encountering each other through the work – and to develop them further. Complementing these activities, the performance series at the Hebbel-Theater offers the chance to get to know productions by various European choreographers and groups. The works selected showcase the diversity and vitality of the contemporary dance scene, one which has demonstrated the power to captivate and inspire a steadily growing audience.

(Excerpt from the foreword to the 1989 programme by Nele Hertling)

Venues 1989: Hebbel-Theater, Akademie der Künste (Hanseatenweg), Tanzfabrik and Charlottenburger Schloßpark.

  • Programme

    Hervé Diasnas La Clairière des Mots
    Ris et Danceries Caprice
    Laokoon Dance Group Jeanne d'Arc
    Laokoon Dance Group Einmarsch
    Laokoon Dance Group h-moll-Messe
    Sosta Palmizi Perduti una Notte
    Mark Tompkins Nouvelles
    François Verret L'Horloge en Folie
    Alessandra Palma di Cesnola Ti Con Zero
    Alessandra Palma di Cesnola L'Ambulante
    Brigitte Markland M.J.
    Ramón Oller A Tu Vera
    Post & Post Maat
    Frans Poelstra Loud Wolf
    Tanztheater Rubato RabenGoldGoldRaben
    Luisa Casiraghi Cactus
    Avi Kaiser Solo One
    European Early Dance Company / l'autre pas Pulcinella trifft Herkules im Park

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