Tanz im August

33rd International Festival Berlin


The 33rd edition of Tanz im August featured many world premieres and German premieres in the programme, enabling national and international artists to present new works to the public after the long period of lockdowns and restrictions due to the pandemic. In 2021, special attention was given to productions dedicated to postcolonial themes.

Virve Sutinen, Artistic Director Tanz im August:“Dance is alive. The brilliant artists we were able to present in the festival have brought the magic of dance back to the stage with energy, passion and joy, making it a great success in uncertain times.”

From 6–22 August more than 100 artists from 20 countries presented a total of 14 productions and other artistic formats in around 70 performances. A total of 6 world premieres and 7 German premieres were shown at HAU Hebbel am Ufer and 10 different locations across Berlin.

Venues 2021
HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1), Freilichtbühne Weißensee, Gärten der Welt (Arena), Haus der Statistik, KINDL – Zentrum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Lilli-Henoch-Sportplatz, MaHalla, radialsystem, Sophiensæle, St. Elisabeth-Kirche, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

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  • Programme

    Chiara Bersani with Ilaria Lemmo Fionde
    Choy Ka Fai CosmicWander: Expedition
    Ayelen Parolin / RUDA WEG
    Radouan Mriziga Ayur
    Anne Nguyen / par Terre Dance Company Underdogs
    Choy Ka Fai Postcolonial Spirits
    James Batchelor and Collaborators An Evening-length Performance
    Colette Sadler mit Mikko Gaestel ARK 1
    Constanza Macras | DorkyPark Stages of Crisis
    Dorothée Munyaneza, Compagnie Kadidi Mailles
    Lea Moro All Our Eyes Believe
    Thiago Granato The Sound They Make When No One Listens
    Milla Koistinen Breathe
    Amanda Piña Frontera | Border – A Living Monument
    Stephanie Thiersch / Brigitta Muntendorf ARCHIPELAGO – A Spectacle of Blending
    URBAN FEMINISM Gotcha! An Evening of 9 short choreographic works
    Tora Mkandawire Mårtens Martha & Niki