Tanz im August 2009

21st International Festival Berlin
14.8. – 30.8.2009

With the motto “Listen!”, TANZ IM AUGUST 2009 places the acoustic instead of the visual perception of dance in the foreground. But is dance audible? We have invited artists with productions that challenge the audience to listen in many different ways:

There are dance pieces that are constructed like concerts and choreographies in which dance can be heard directly. Numerous productions focus on the relationship between movement on the one hand and the human voice, language or music on the other. In addition, there are choreographies in which movements unleash acoustic fantasies and narrative approaches appeal to a social conscience.

Another program focus is placed on a young generation whose works are presented next to those by internationally renowned choreographers. Talks, lectures, parties and concerts will allow for an in-depth confrontation with the motto “Listen!” and create space for communication between artists, scholars and the audience.

(Excerpt from the foreword to the 2009 programme by Ulrike Becker, Dr. Pirkko Husemann, Matthias Lilienthal, André Thériault and Marion Ziemann)

Venues 2009: HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1, HAU2 und HAU3), Sophiensæle, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Podewil, Halle Tanzbühne Berlin, Radialsystem V, Akademie der Künste (Hanseatenweg) and Potsdamer Platz.

  • Programme

    Compagnie Salia nï Seydou Poussières de sang
    Alice Chauchat Collective Sensations (praticable)
    Superamas Empire (Art & Politics)
    Arto Lindsay / Richard Siegal Muscle
    Pieter Ampe / Guilherme Garrido Still Difficult Duet
    Rachel Krische The Swimmer
    Par B.L.eux / Benoît Lachambre, Laurent Goldring, Louise Lecavalier, Hahn Rowe Is You Me
    Faustin Linyekula / Studios Kabako MORE MORE MORE... FUTURE
    Cecilia Bengolea / François Chaignaud Sylphides
    Eleanor Bauer At large
    Cie. Willi Dorner Bodies in Urban Space
    Anne Collod / Anna Halprin & Guests parades & changes, replays
    Thomas Hauert / ZOO Accords
    Antonia Baehr Walk + Talk 4
    Oleg Soulimenko Walk + Talk 1 Was meine Mutter mir nicht erzählt hat
    Daniel Linehan Not about everything
    Compagnie Nacera Belaza Le Cri
    Nicole Beutler nb Lost is my quiet forever
    Ivo Dimchev Som Faves
    Rosas The Song
    Dieter Baumann/Tanzcompagnie Rubato & Reinhold Friedl/Zeitkratzer TROPEN
    Israel Galván Solo
    Renate Graziadei Rückwärts
    Shang-Chi Sun Dialogue II
    Xuan Shi + Niannian Zhou Parallel
    Luc Dunberry ALIENS!
    Tânia Carvalho But from me I can't escape, have patience!
    Juan Domínguez Blue

    Hermann Heisig / Nuno Lucas / Irina Müller What comes up, must go up
    Ana Catalina Gubandru I don't know, I've never been here before
    Sandra Z. It's time
    Sofia Dias, Viítor Roriz Unfolding
    Ayşe Orhon HAVA'NIN A'SI – [A:] OF AIR
    Elsa Decaudin Liki

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