Tanz im August 2012

Tanz im August 2012

24th International Festival Berlin
10. – 25.8.2012


This 24th edition of Tanz im August features over 30 international productions – you can discover them at 12 Berlin venues.

Two themes reappear throughout this year’s program: the relationship between language and movement as well as the creation of communities. The spoken or written word plays a key role in numerous pieces. Language is not just used as a means of narration, but also as a soundscape, an impulse for movement or the basis for the choreography. Lisbeth Gruwez, Sofia Diaz & Vítor Roriz or Ishmael Houston-Jones and Gunilla Heilborn all work with this topic. On the other hand, artists like Saša Asentić, Ehud Darash, Juan Dominguez or the kom.post artist collective developed participative formats that aim to create temporary communities. The audience is invited to participate, to actively shape performances, to take part in workshops or discussions. 

The 2nd Berlin dance film night as well as the sideshow, curated by Eva Meyer-Keller/Rico Repotente–incl. the sidebar at the Podewil – will complete our program. This year’s cooperation between Tanz im August and Tanznacht Berlin 2012, features a. o. the site specific project »X-Choreografen« as well as »Grind« by Van Dinther/Tiikkainen/Kiers. 

(Excerpt from the foreword to the 2012 programme by Ulrike Becker, Dr. Pirkko Husemann, Matthias Lilienthal, André Thériault and Marion Ziemann)

Venues 2012: HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1, HAU2 und HAU3), Sophiensæle, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Podewil, Akademie der Künste (Hanseatenweg), Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Halle Tanzbühne Berlin and Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz.

  • Programme

    Akram Khan Gnosis
    Ampe, Garrido, Heisig & Lucas / CAMPO a coming community
    Ambra Senatore Passo
    Ana Vujanović & Saša Asentić On trial together (Berlin episode)
    Arco Renz / Kobalt Works & Amrita Performing Arts Crack
    Begüm Erciyas this piece is still to come
    Beide Messies Omnibus for all
    Bengolea, Chaignaud, Harrell, Freitas (M)IMOSA — Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church (M)
    Carte Blanche, Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar Corps de Walk
    Chatha / Aïcha M'Barek, Hafiz Dhaou Kharbga — Power Games
    Chris Cochrane, Dennis Cooper, Ishmael Houston-Jones THEM
    Daniel Linehan Zombie Aporia
    Deborah Hay No Time to Fly
    Ehud Darash Constructing Resilience
    Jan Fabre / Troubleyn & Antony Rizzi Drugs kept me alive
    Jefta van Dinther, David Kiers, Minna Tiikkainen Grind
    Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion Cheap Lecture & The Cow Piece
    Juan Dominguez Clean Room Season 1
    Kat Válastur Oh! Deep Sea- Corpus III (your whole life passing before your eyes)
    Kom.post TABULA RASA
    Lee Meir Translation included
    Emma Murray Chaos Theory (it's a mess)
    Gunilla Heilborn This is not a love story
    Jacques Poulin-Denis La valeur des choses (Der Wert der Dinge)
    Lisbeth Gruwez / Voetvolk VZW It’s going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend
    Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor Ship of Fools
    P.A.R.T.S. New Works
    Par B.L.EUX / Benoît Lachambre Snakeskins (A fake solo)
    Saburo Teshigawara / KARAS Mirror and Music
    Sofia Dias & Vítor Roriz A gesture that is nothing but a threat
    Various Artists X-Choreografen

Chatha / Aïcha M'Barek, Hafiz Dhaou: Kharbga — Power Games, Tanz im August 2012, Akademie der Künste (Hanseatenweg)
Chatha / Aïcha M'Barek, Hafiz Dhaou: Kharbga — Power Games, Tanz im August 2012, Akademie der Künste (Hanseatenweg)
Akram Khan: Gnosis, Tanz im August 2012, HAU1
Akram Khan: Gnosis, Tanz im August 2012, HAU1
Chris Cochrane, Dennis Cooper, Ishmael Houston-Jones: THEM, Tanz im August 2012, HAU2
Chris Cochrane, Dennis Cooper, Ishmael Houston-Jones: THEM, Tanz im August 2012, HAU2
Jan Fabre/Troubleyn & Antony Rizzi: Drugs kept me alive, Tanz im August 2012, Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz
Jan Fabre/Troubleyn & Antony Rizzi: Drugs kept me alive, Tanz im August 2012, Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz
Saburo Teshigawara/KARAS: Mirror and Music, Tanz im August 2012, Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Saburo Teshigawara/KARAS: Mirror and Music, Tanz im August 2012, Haus der Berliner Festspiele

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