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."
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.