That was TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL 2012

The 27th edition of TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL in Hanover was a great success with the public and the media. The festival’s daily performances, from 30 August to 8 September, were all attended by roughly 95% capacity audiences. Every one of the guest ensembles received enthusiastic applause and the response from the press was also very positive.

The festival featured 13 different productions dealing with questions of urban life and the aesthetics of everyday life. International choreographers based in, or with roots in, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Israel, the USA and Japan presented their ideas in Hanover, creating a forum for communication on contemporary issues. A major feature of the programme and special point of interest for the public was the encounter of contemporary dance with hip hop in all shapes and forms.

In this way, the festival provided interesting and varied insights into the trends and developments on the contemporary dance scene today.
In addition to the featured dance works, a talk was also held to discuss the current relationship between ‘popular’ and ‘artistic’ dance.

Here you will find press reviews, synopses and casts & credits on each of the performances (please click on the production titles below).

TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL 2012 would like to thank the following for their kind support:
Landeshauptstadt Hannover, Stiftung Niedersachsen, Sparkasse Hannover, Land Niedersachsen, National Performance Network, Institut Français and the French Ministry for Culture and Communication/DGCA    

Thursday | 08/30/2012 | 8:00 pm

Schauspielhaus

À Louer / For Rent

Peeping Tom (BE)

Friday | 08/31/2012 | 8:00 pm

Ballhof Eins

True Blue Market

German premiere

Compagnie Sébastien Ramirez: Sébastien Ramirez & Hyun-Jung Wang (DE/FR)

Saturday | 09/01/2012 | 8:00 pm

Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien

Think Big - Artists’ residency programme 2012

World premieres

Sunday | 09/02/2012 | 5:00 pm

Ballhof Eins (foyer) - admission free

Talk – Talk – Talk

Lecture by Franz Anton Cramer / Solidarity and individualism: on the contemporary relationship between ‘popular’ and ‘artistic’ dance

Sunday | 09/02/2012 | 8:00 pm

Ballhof Eins

GlückStück

Helena Waldmann (DE)

Monday | 09/03/2012 | 8:00 pm

Ballhof Zwei

It’s going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend

Lisbeth Gruwez | Voetvolk (BE)

Tuesday | 09/04/2012 | 8:00 pm

Ballhof Eins

Monchichi

Compagnie Sébastien Ramirez: Sébastien Ramirez & Hyun-Jung Wang (DE/FR)

Wednesday | 09/05/2012 | 7:00 pm

Ballhof Zwei

28 Years in 28 Minutes & Yonder Woman

Storm (DE) & Compagnie par Terre / Anne Nguyen (FR)

Wednesday | 09/05/2012 | 8:30 pm

Ballhof Eins

Monchichi

Compagnie Sébastien Ramirez: Sébastien Ramirez & Hyun-Jung Wang (DE/FR)

Thursday | 09/06/2012 | 8:00 pm

Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien

La Edad de Oro

Compania Israel Galván (ES)

Friday | 09/07/2012 | 8:00 pm

Ballhof Eins

Logobi 05

Gintersdorfer/ Klaßen (DE)

Saturday | 09/08/2012 | 8:00 pm

Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien

Standards

German premiere

Pierre Rigal / Compagnie dernière minute (FR)