Tanz im August 2004

16th International Festival Berlin
12.8. – 4.9.2004

TANZ IM AUGUST focuses on current developments in dance and performance. This year's large-scale productions include the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault from Montréal and Pina Bausch's Tanztheater Wuppertal. On the whole, the program shows a “return to movement”, work that goes beyond the abstract exploration of “pure choreography”. For example, Tere O'Connor, whose work makes a political statement, or Meg Stuart and Andréya Ouamba, whose pieces explore various aspects of the body such as its cultural self-understanding, its relationships, economic value, and forms of artistic expression. With the work of such fresh talents as Mette Ingvartsen, Isabelle Schad and Simone Aughterlony, we present some of the new directions taken by a younger generation of artists.

(Excerpt from the foreword to the 2004 programme by Ulrike Becker, Matthias Lilienthal, Bettina Masuch and André Thériault)

Venues 2004: HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1, HAU2 und HAU3), DOCK 11, Sophiensæle, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Podewil, St. Elisabeth-Kirche, St. Johannes-Evangelist-Kirche, Tanzfabrik and Volksbühne.

  • Programme

    Michael Clark Oh my Goddess
    Fondation Jean-Pierre Perreault JOE
    Eszter Salamon Reproduction
    Akram Khan Company Ma
    Elettra de Salvo autoreverse-solo for 11 men
    Simone Aughterlony Public Property
    Danièle Desnoyers / Le Carré des Lombes Duos pour corps et instruments
    Mette Ingvartsen Manual Focus
    Tere O'Connor Dance Lawn
    Superamas Big, 2nd Episode (Show/Business)
    Sasha Waltz und internationale Gäste Dialoge 04 - St. Elisabeth I - IV
    Andréya Ouamba / Cie 1er Temps Pression
    Maren Strack 6 Feet Deeper
    Anderson / Hedman / Pocheron / Schad California Roll
    Régine Chopinot / Ballet Atlantique W.H.A. (Warning Hazardous Area)
    Sarah Michelson Shadowmann (Parts 1 & 2)
    Meg Stuart / Benoît Lachambre / Hahn Rowe Forgeries, Love and Other Matters
    Emre Koyuncuoglu Home Sweet Home
    Anne Juren / Alice Chauchat J'aime
    Pina Bausch / Tanztheater Wuppertal Nefés

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