Magazin im August

For our Tanz im August Special Edition 2020 we are working on special edition of our Magazin im August, with interviews, articles and portraits. Alongside our online programme the magazine will be published in print and online.

Until the publication this summer, our print edition 2019 and our online magazine give some insights into the 31st edition of Tanz im August. The printed magazine is available on Issuu and as a PDF download.

Issue 2019
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Online Magazine 2019

Tanzschreiber Review

After watching the performance Happy Island David und Beatrix asked questions like, what role did music play in the composition of the play and how did the performers connect to each other on stage. Read more

Tanzschreiber Review

In the last Tanzschreiber review, Beatrix and Alex talk about "Velvet" by Claire Vivianne Sobottke, a piece about femininity and the animal in us. Read more

Into the Unknown

At their On the Sofa presentation dance journalists Claudia Henne and Volkmar Drager look at the dance scene in the DDR of 1987. Read More

Visiting the Happy Island

For her piece "Happy Island" La Ribot worked with the differently abled performers from the company Dançando com a Diferença from Madeira. Read more

Tanzschreiber Review

The piece "Liebestod" looks at different love stories. In this review the Tanzschreiber discuss how they perceiced the piece and what their favorite love stories were. Read more

A radical aliveness

Before her world premiere "Velvet" Claire Vivianne Sobottke spoke in this interview about the connection of nature and female sexualitity in her piece. Read more

Tanzschreiber Review

The tanzschreiber Alexandra Hennig und Beatrix Joyce talk about the different dynamics and levels in the three-hour performance #PUNK 100%POP *N!GGA. Read more

Tanzschreiber Review

In this review David and Alex talk about the simplicity in the complexity in Deborah Hay's "ten". Read more

Tanzschreiber Review

In their newest review the Tanzschreiber talk about the unique relationship to time in Kaori Seki's piece "WO CO". Read more

Lies are good for you

A video interview with the Norwegian choreographer Alan Lucien Øyen about his newest piece "Story, story, die." Read more

Intensity and Clarity

In this interview dancer and choreographer Albert Quesada talks about his faszination for Flamenco and his work's approach. Read more

Tanzschreiber Review

In their newest Chat review the Tanzschreiber team write about the symbolic and political aspects in "White Dog" by Latifa Laâbissi. Read more

Sometimes it's good to forget

Gunilla Heilborn shares what she researched about the techniques of remembering for her piece "The Wonderful and The Ordinary". Read more

Tanzschreiber Review

In this chat review the Tanzschreiber talk about the  intense performance "Hard to be Soft" by Oona Doherty. Read more

#MeToo & institutions

Ilse Ghekiere from Engagement Art asks questions about the role of cultural institutions in the #MeToo debate. Read more

Mother of Modern Dance

A short portrait, presenting the American dance legend Isadora Duncan, with whom the french choreographer Jérôme Bel dealt intensively for his current piece Isadora Duncan. Read On

Tanzschreiber Review

In their first review the Tanzsschreiber Beatrix and Alex chat about the performance "Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster" by Nicola Gunn. A report about humour, ducks and stone throws. Read more

Always transforming

Ahead to the German premiere of "The Fading of the Marvelous" choreographer Catherine Gaudet answered some of our questions about her hypnotizing work. Read more

Exposing humour

In this interview Australian choreographer Nicola Gunn talks to David Pallant about the humour and autobiographical fiction in her work. Read more

Reinigende Rituale

Die Choreografin Oona Doherty setzt sich mit gesellschaftlichen Themen und Gewalt in ihrer Heimatstadt Belfast auseinander. Ein Portrait. Weiterlesen

#MeToo – to be continued

At an On the Sofa talk the #MeToo discussion will get a platform once more with panelists of Whistle While You Work and Engagement Art. Read more

Let's talk about love

In this interview the artist twin deufert&plischke talks about the newest work "Liebestod", their most emotional work to date. Read more

Produktionsfoto von Nora Chipaumire mit Krone und Baseballschläger aus ihrem dreiteiligen Abend

You are a part of it

Nora Chipaumire's latest work #PUNK 100% POP *N!GGA is joyful and demanding for performers and audience alike. In this interview she reflects on the piece and on showing it in Berlin. Read more


Seeking into the Unknown

Anne Nguyen, founder of the Compagnie par Terre in an interview, about her way of combining hip-hop, contemporary dance and material arts and her latest piece Kata. Read more


Audiodeskription & Haptic Access

For visually impaired audiences Jess Curtis and his team offer Audio Descriptions and Haptic Access Tours. An interview about a barrier-conquering project. Read more

Deviating with Difference

Dançando com a Diferença deals with inclusion in dance, to end the isolation of differently abled people. A portrait on this Madeira based ensemble. Read more

The Escape Offensive

In her newest piece "White Dog" Latifa Laâbissi escapes into the jungle to regain control. We have the first images of the scenography. Read more

Into the Deepspace

For "Deepspace" begleitete James Batchelor went on an expedition to the antarctic sea. In this video feature we confront the expedition with the performance. Read more

Out of nowhere

Here are some first glimples from the rehearsal for "Liebestod" by deufert&plischke. Read more

A Concrete Song

In the poetic video project " A Concrete Song" Oona Doherty reflects on her hometown Belfast – this work initiated her "Hard to be Soft" series. Read more

Magazin im August 2017

Welcome to the world of Tanz im August 2017. This magazine offers you the chance to get to know the artists and events of this year's festival through essays, interviews and reports giving insights into the creative work of this year's artists, their politifcal contexts, their practices, their concerns and interests.

Is Dance the Weapon? | Freedom to Imagine | Artists as Activists? | Die Unbeirrbare | Entering the World of Butoh | The Art of Entertainment | Aus dem Schatten des großen Baumes | Pas de deux in Buenos Aires | Der Mut, den Kunst verlangt | A Place of Tragedy and Dreams | Tanz mit Sprengkraft 

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Magazin im August 2016

This year's Tanz im August Magazin is now available! We invite you to get to know some of the artists of our international Tanz im August 2016 festival - in portraits, reports on the background of their work, and mosly interviews. 

Figure a Sea - Using the Sky | Turn Your Fucking Head | Die Truppe aus dem Wohnwagen | Creating in Dialogue | Deconstructed Contemporary | Zwischen Fliegen und Fallen | Freiheit vom Eindeutigen | Im Stillstand um den Schuss | Envisioning Black Futurity | A Real-Time Negotiation of Difference | Learning How to Live with Exile

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Magazin im August 2015

The Magazin im August presents some of the festival's invited artists to you: in interviews, portraits and rehearsal reports, in extensive background texts and in our Snap Chat. 

All is Now | Art or Not-Art | Triune Creation | Chum! | Vorschlag für ein neues episches Theater | Sensous Situations and Services Series | Animalische Wesen in Geometrie | Choreografie im Quantenbereich | Im Widerschein der Zeit | Die Summe aller Lust-Projektionen | A Message from Asia

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Magazin im August 2014

Born out of curiosity and of love for both dance and writing, Magazin im August offers interviews and features to introduce the exciting artists coming to Berlin in August. The magazine is available at all venues and online free of charge.

Two people on stage doesn't always mean a relationship | Youtube, Hip Hop und Seifenopern | Vielen fehlt einfach die Zeit für Sex | "I like it when things are colliding" or "It is the bodies that matter" | Welches Bild entsteht in deinem Kopf? | Riding the Wave | "Ich bringe die Emotion zurück" | Der Traumtänzer | Watching music, listening to dance | Das Geräusch von schwarzer Haut auf schwarzer Haut | "Kinder sind wie ein offenes Buch"

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