Tanz im August 2019

31st International Festival Berlin
9.8. – 31.8.2019


The 31st international festival Tanz im August presented from 9.-31.8. a total of 31 productions, including 7 world premieres and 18 German premieres, by more than 160 artists from 15 countries at 11 venues throughout Berlin.

Central to this year's festival was the RE-Perspective Deborah Hay: Works from 1968 to the Present  by the American dance legend Deborah Hay. Her retroperspective included two world premieres, adaptations and a multimedia installation. Another festival highlight this year took place in the course of the worldwide Merce Cunningham Centennial. Tanz im August paid homage to Cunningham in a three-part performance at the Volksbühne Berlin with astonishing performances by the French CCN-Ballet de Lorraine and the Berliner DANCE ON ENSEMBLE.

With this editon, artistic curator of Tanz im August Vrve Sutinen says: " Tanz im August laid out a programme that tracked down choreographic thinking and practices as they appear in dance and in other art forms today. It was designed to offer a glimpse into the multitude of contemporary expression and creation here and now."

2019 Venues:
HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1, HAU2 und HAU3), Akademie der Künste (Hanseatenweg und Pariser Platz), Deutsches Theater Berlin, KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, radialsystem, SOPHIENSÆLE, St. Elisabeth-Kirche, Volksbühne Berlin. The Bibliothek im August was set up for the fourth time during the 2019 festival.

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  • Programme

    RE-Perspective Deborah Hay Works from 1968 to the Present
    Deborah Hay Animals on the Beach & my choreographed body ... revisited
    Deborah Hay Perception Unfolds: Looking at Deborah Hay’s Dance
    Catherine Gaudet The Fading of the Marvelous
    Nicola Gunn Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster
    Par B.L.eux / Benoît Lachambre & Sophie Corriveau Fluid Grounds
    Hiroaki Umeda Haptic Installation
    Eszter Salamon MONUMENT 0.7: M/OTHERS
    Gunilla Heilborn / Theater im Bahnhof The Wonderful and The Ordinary
    Latifa Laâbissi White Dog
    Deborah Hay The Man Who Grew Common in Wisdom & Fire
    Compagnie par Terre / Anne Nguyen Kata
    Jérôme Bel Isadora Duncan
    Oona Doherty Hard To Be Soft – A Belfast Prayer
    nora chipaumire #PUNK 100% POP *N!GGA
    Albert Quesada & Zoltán Vakulya OneTwoThreeOneTwo
    Cullberg / Deborah Hay The Match
    Deborah Hay ten
    Merce Cunningham Centennial: Berlin CCN – Ballet de Lorraine, DANCE ON ENSEMBLE                                                                                                                    Ambiguous Dance Company Body Concert
    Kaori Seki / Co. PUNCTUMUN WO CO
    Deborah Hay Symposium
    James Batchelor and Collaborators Deepspace
    deufert&plischke Liebestod
    Claire Vivianne Sobottke Velvet
    Alan Lucien Øyen / winter guests Story, story, die.
    La Ribot mit Dançando com a Diferença Happy Island