Tanz im August 2002

14th International Festival Berlin
15.8. – 31.8.2002

Times are bad for culture in Berlin. There is an absence of new cultural-political visions; the creation of adequate, more contemporary structures for these changing times is long overdue. Instead, rash budget cuts are endangering the work of important venues and institutions known far beyond Berlin, thus hampering creative development and destroying artistic capital.

In times like these, Berlin's International Dance Festival is a beacon proving the appeal of dance and performance with a display of bold imagination and artistic magnetism in a wide range of work.

(Foreword of Tanz im August programme magazine 2002 by Nele Hertling, Marion Ziemann, Ulrike Becker and André Thériault)

Venues 2002: Hebbel-Theater, Sophiensæle, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Podewil, Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Theater am Halleschen Ufer and Tanzfabrik Berlin.

  • Programme

    Davis Freeman / Lilia Mestre / Random Scream Fading Fast
    Fortier Danse-Création Tensions
    Jonathan Burrows / Jan Ritsema Weak Dance Strong Questions
    Mihai Mihalcea Memory for Sale (childhood included)
    Merce Cunningham Dance Company Pictures (1984), Interscape (2000)
    Merce Cunningham Dance Company Way Station (2001), Native Green (1985), How to pass, kick, fall and run (1965)
    Constanza Macras MIR #3 DURCHHALTEN
    Davis Freeman / Random Scream Too Shy to Stare
    Compania Lesgart / Sanguinetti Canalla
    Saburo Teshigawara / Karas Luminous
    Thomas Lehmen Schreibstück
    Nasser Martin-Gousset / Compagnie La Maison Neverland
    Les Ballets du Grand Maghreb Inn Tidar
    Robyn Orlyn / City Theater & Dance Group Ski-fi-jenni ...and the frock of the new!
    Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods ALIBI
    Batsheva Dance Company Virus
    Boris Charmatz héâtre - élévision

    Manuel Pelmus Outcome
    Nikolai Schetnev In Silence
    Eduard Gabia 5 minutes of my Life
    Magdalena Reiter All these Apropos
    Raido Mägi Wittingly

    Hooman Sharifi Suddenly, anyway, why all this? While I ...
    Dalija Acin Peep Sorrow
    Renate Keerd Mystical Sounds on Snoring Night
    Krõõt Juurak & Merle Saarva Camouflage
    Daria Buzovkina Just...

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