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.