Tanz im August 2006

18th International Festival Berlin
17.8. – 2.9.2006

2006 marks the eighteenth year of TANZ IM AUGUST. How do you celebrate a festival’s „coming of age“? Is there an interest within the contemporary dance scene in reflecting on the history and tradition of the field? A frame for this year’s festival is provided by two choreographers who have chosen to explore their creative roots and re-examine their development as artists by taking a new look at work from their past: Michèle Anne De Mey with SINFONIA EROICA, and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker with MOZART / CONCERT ARIAS. Join us on a journey to the beginnings of these two outstanding Belgian choreographers.

As usual, TANZ IM AUGUST also creates a forum for discussing issues and topics relevant to the contemporary dance scene. We offer talks, labs, workshops, interventions, and a new sommer.bar, where you can eat, relax and enjoy live events with some of the festival artists.

And of course, TANZ IM AUGUST has again invited some of the most exciting contemporary dance artists from Europe as well as Africa, North-America and Asia to present their new works in Berlin. We look forward to welcoming them along with you – our audience!

(Foreword of Tanz im August programme magazine 2006 by Ulrike Becker, Matthias Lilienthal, Bettina Masuch and André Thériault)

Venues 2006: HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1, HAU2 und HAU3), Sophiensæle, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Podewil, Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Tanzfabrik and DOCK 11.

  • Programme

    Astrid Endruweit Mein Tanz
    Michèle Anne De Mey Sinfonia Eroica
    Louise Lecavalier & Benoît LachambreI’ Is Memory
    Louise Lecavalier & Crystal Pite Lone Epic
    Ann Liv Young Solo
    Mark Tompkins / Cie I.D.A. ANIMAL
    Brice Leroux / Continuum Quantum-Quintet
    Benoît Lachambre / par b.l.eux Lugares Comunes
    Emanuel Gat Winter Voyage / We Came for the Wings, Stayed because We Couldn't Fly / The Rite of Spring
    Maren Strack / Max Bauer & post theater Figure 8 Race Remix
    Dick Wong B.O.B.* – The Final Cut
    Thomas Lehmen Lehmen lernt
    Mette Ingvartsen To Come
    Tero Saarinen Company Borrowed Light
    Pichet Klunchun I am a Demon
    Nigel Charnock Frank
    Andréya Ouamba / Compagnie 1er Temps Design
    Nelisiwe Xaba Plasticization
    Papy Ebotani / Studios Kabako Na Tempo
    Gaby Saranouffi / Cie Vahinala Soritra
    Boris Charmatz / EDNA régi
    Lenah Strohmaier Krieg
    Emio Greco | PC HELL
    Antonija Livingstone The Part
    Rosas / Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Mozart / Concert Arias. Un moto di gioia.

    Eleanor Bauer Eleanor! / Empathy, Empathy, Empathy (Authorship is a Black Hole)
    Tarek Halaby An attempt to understand my socio-political disposition through artistic research on personal identity in relationsship to the palestinian-israeli conflict, part 1 (solo) / Love.Death. My life with Ting-Yu. Oh wait, I am you
    Benjamin Vandewalle Skinside Out / We go
    Andros Zins-Browne White Out / Limewire*

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