For 21 years now Tanztage Berlin has been a solid institution for the Berlin dance landscape and the most important date for up-and-coming choreographers of the city. In its 26th festival edition the artists are diving deep into the structures which surround us on a daily basis: in eight premieres and four revivals of past productions they will examine the measurability and illusion of time and will make the algorithms, which are imperceptible but yet constantly surround us in the internet, tangible to us in the analogue world. They transfer methods of musical composition into choreography and examine everyday gestures like an embrace as well as hauled out of daily life gestures of ritual worship. They dance with the mind, think with the body, they fight against reality and let vampires sink their teeth into the existential structures of desire and death!
Every year anew the Tanztage Berlin connect with a different non-European dance scene – this time five artists from Tehran present their work. Other guests include three former Tanztage-artists who ask themselves whether the success in the past few years of documentary theater can also inspire dance to take a new look at reality. In short solo pieces they try out various documentary work processes.
Creating just as much commotion as the pieces themselves is the return of the feedback format Let’s Talk About Dance! Of course we can’t skip over the legendary festival parties at which the Berliner choreographers can be experienced live in performances, music projects and as DJs!
We cordially invite you to kick-off another Tanzyear with us together!
WITH Akiles, Anna Aristarkhova, Cécile Bally, Mab Cardoso, Philipp Enders, Tomasz Foltyn, Frantics Dance Company, Keyon Gaskin, Zeina Hanna, Alice Heyward, Tarren Johnson + Mira Obrien, Miriam Kongstad, Magda Korsinsky, Marquet K. Lee, Elpida Orfanidou, Juliana Piquero, Julia Rodriguez, Niloufar Shahisavandi + Solmaz Sajadieh, female trouble, Maria Walser SPECIAL GUESTS Nargess Behrouzian, Sorour Darabi, Masoumeh Jalalieh, Mehrdad Motejalli, Raheleh Taabodi ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Anna Mülter PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Franziska Schrage PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE Johanna Withelm DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT Thomas Schaupp, Maja Zimmermann
The 26th Tanztage Berlin are a production of SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by Fonds of the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs. With the support of Goethe-Institut, Tanzfabrik Berlin e.V. and mapping dance berlin. Media partners: taz. die tageszeitung, Zitty, Tanz
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