That was TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL 2013

The 28th edition of TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL saw the festival on top form again and playing to sold-out theatres. From 29 August to 7 September 2013, the city of Hanover greeted the dance world at a total of eleven events held in venues filled to 97% capacity. Dance companies and organisers alike were delighted at the audiences’ enthusiasm and the high level of media coverage of this year’s dance fest.

Representing the international contemporary dance scene in Hanover were eight dance companies and the three choreographers taking part in the “Think Big” 2013 Resident Artists’ Programme. This year’s thematic focus was observations on social interaction from the choreographers’ different perspectives. The works presented were bang up to date both in terms of content and formally speaking – a total of five of the guest productions had never been shown in Germany before. What’s more, the three choreographies resulting from the Resident Artists project received their world premieres at the festival. Another focus in 2013 was work by artists based in France, though guest artists also appeared from Switzerland, Germany and Sweden.

As in previous years, TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL 2013 provided insight into important developments on the contemporary dance scene and in the movement languages of both established and upcoming talents. This year for the first time, alongside the dance performances, the public was invited to take part in a workshop as well as daily art actions by Hanover’s “kunst.handlung” held before each performance.

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

TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL 2013 would like to thank the following for their kind support: Landeshauptstadt Hannover / Kulturbüro, Stiftung Niedersachsen, Sparkasse Hannover, Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur, Institut Français and the French Ministry for Culture and Communication/DGCA and Nationales Performance Netz. 

Thursday | 08/29/2013 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

Chorus

Mickaël Phelippeau (FR)

Thursday | 08/29/2013 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

Chorus

Mickaël Phelippeau (FR)

Friday | 08/30/2013 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

Chorus

Mickaël Phelippeau (FR)

Friday | 08/30/2013 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

Chorus

Mickaël Phelippeau (FR)

Saturday | 08/31/2013 | 8:00 pm

Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien

Think Big - Künstlerresidenz-Programm 2013

Uraufführungen

Saturday | 08/31/2013 | 8:00 pm

Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien

Think Big - Artists’ residency programme 2013

World premieres

Sunday | 09/01/2013 | 8:00 pm

Schauspielhaus

Sfumato

Deutsche Erstaufführung

L’ A. / Rachid Ouramdane (FR)

Sunday | 09/01/2013 | 8:00 pm

Schauspielhaus

Sfumato

German premiere

L’ A. / Rachid Ouramdane (FR)

Monday | 09/02/2013 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

Éloge du puissant royaume

Deutsche Erstaufführung

Cie Heddy Maalem (FR)

Monday | 09/02/2013 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

Éloge du puissant royaume

German premiere

Cie Heddy Maalem (FR)

Tuesday | 09/03/2013 | 8:00 pm

Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien

Come back (to me)

Deutsche Erstaufführung

K. Kvarnström & Co. (SE)

Tuesday | 09/03/2013 | 8:00 pm

Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien

Come back (to me)

German premiere

K. Kvarnström & Co. (SE)

Wednesday | 09/04/2013 | 8:00 pm

Ballhof Eins

Le Trait

Compagnie Nacera Belaza (FR/DZ)

Wednesday | 09/04/2013 | 8:00 pm

Ballhof Eins

Le Trait

Compagnie Nacera Belaza (FR/DZ)

Thursday | 09/05/2013 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

Borderline

Deutsche Erstaufführung

Sébastien Ramirez & Honji Wang (DE/FR)

Thursday | 09/05/2013 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

Borderline

German premiere

Sébastien Ramirez & Honji Wang (DE/FR)

Friday | 09/06/2013 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

Borderline

Sébastien Ramirez & Honji Wang (DE/FR)

Friday | 09/06/2013 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

Borderline

Sébastien Ramirez & Honji Wang (DE/FR)

Saturday | 09/07/2013 | 4:00 pm

Ballhof Zwei

THE SPECTACULAR SPECTATOR

Workshop mit Martin Schick (CH/DE)

Saturday | 09/07/2013 | 4:00 pm

Ballhof Zwei

THE SPECTACULAR SPECTATOR

Workshop with Martin Schick (CH/DE)

Saturday | 09/07/2013 | 7:00 pm

Ballhof Eins

Autarcie (….)

Compagnie par Terre/Anne Nguyen (FR)

Saturday | 09/07/2013 | 7:00 pm

Ballhof Eins

Autarcie (.…)

Compagnie par Terre/Anne Nguyen (FR)

Saturday | 09/07/2013 | 8:30 pm

Ballhof Zwei

HALFBREADTECHNIQUE Postkapitalismus für Anfänger

Deutsche Erstaufführung

Martin Schick (CH/DE)

Saturday | 09/07/2013 | 8:30 pm

Ballhof Zwei

HALFBREADTECHNIQUE Post-capitalism for beginners

German premiere

Martin Schick (CH/DE)

Thursday | 09/04/2014 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

House

Deutsche Erstaufführung

L-E-V / Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar (IL)

Thursday | 09/04/2014 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

House

German premiere

L-E-V / Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar (IL)

Friday | 09/05/2014 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

House

L-E-V / Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar (IL)

Friday | 09/05/2014 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

House

L-E-V / Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar (IL)

Saturday | 09/06/2014 | 4:00 pm

Kulturzentrum Pavillon

Think Big - Künstlerresidenz-Programm 2014

Generalprobe

Miquel G. Font (DE/ES), Shannon Gillen (DE/USA), Robert Przybyl (DE/PL)

Saturday | 09/06/2014 | 4:00 pm

Kulturzentrum Pavillon

Artists’ residency programme Think Big 2014

General rehearsal

Miquel Font (DE/ES), Shannon Gillen (DE/USA), Robert Przybyl (DE/PL)

Saturday | 09/06/2014 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

Ship of Fools & We Love Arabs

Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor (IL) / Hillel Kogan (IL)

Saturday | 09/06/2014 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

Ship of Fools & We Love Arabs

Niv Sheinfeld & Oren Laor (IL) / Hillel Kogan (IL)

Sunday | 09/07/2014 | 8:00 pm

Kulturzentrum Pavillon

Think Big - Künstlerresidenz-Programm 2014

Uraufführungen

Miquel G. Font (DE/ES), Shannon Gillen (DE/USA), Robert Przybyl (DE/PL)

Sunday | 09/07/2014 | 8:00 pm

Kulturzentrum Pavillon

Artists’ residency programme Think Big 2014

World premieres

Miquel Font (DE/ES), Shannon Gillen (DE/USA), Robert Przybyl (DE/PL)

Monday | 09/08/2014 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

Not Punk, Pololo

Gintersdorfer/Klaßen (DE)

Monday | 09/08/2014 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

Not Punk, Pololo

Gintersdorfer/Klaßen (DE)

Tuesday | 09/09/2014 | 8:00 pm

Cumberlandsche Bühne

Pour Ethan

Mickaël Phelippeau (F)

Tuesday | 09/09/2014 | 8:00 pm

Cumberlandsche Bühne

Pour Ethan

Mickaël Phelippeau (F)

Wednesday | 09/10/2014 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

Vertigo 20

Deutsche Erstaufführung

The Vertigo Dance Company (IL)

Wednesday | 09/10/2014 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

Vertigo 20

German premiere

The Vertigo Dance Company (IL)

Thursday | 09/11/2014 | 8:00 pm

Cumberlandsche Bühne

My Everlasting

Deutsche Erstaufführung

Stephen Shropshire (USA/NL)

Thursday | 09/11/2014 | 8:00 pm

Cumberlandsche Bühne

My Everlasting

German premiere

Stephen Shropshire (USA/NL)

Friday | 09/12/2014 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

The Red Piece

Deutsche Erstaufführung

Ann Van den Broek - WArd/waRD (BE/NL)

Friday | 09/12/2014 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

The Red Piece

German premiere

Ann Van den Broek - WArd/waRD (BE/NL)

Saturday | 09/13/2014 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

We Solo Men

Ann Van den Broek - WArd/waRD (BE/NL)

Saturday | 09/13/2014 | 8:00 pm

Orangerie Herrenhausen

We Solo Men

Ann Van den Broek - WArd/waRD (BE/NL)