That was TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL 2019 & preview 2020
The 34th edition of the TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL festival from 29 August to 7 September 2019 showed a diverse range of perspectives on contemporary dance: Five venues in Hanover (Orangerie Herrenhausen, Schauspielhaus, Ballhof Eins, Ballhof Zwei and Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover) hosted a total of ten productions, four of which were shown in Germany for the first time. The high level of public interest was reflected in 90% capacity audiences; half the performances were completely sold out. The guest choreographers presented their outlooks on dance in a wide variety of formats, from an intense solo to a danced manifesto by an 18-performer collective.
The 2019 festival programme featured the following companies: Compagnie Amala Dianor of France, Kaoro Ito/Cie. Himé of France/Japan, Peeping Tom of Belgium, Catherine Gaudet of Canada, Galit Liss of Israel, Marco Goecke of Germany, Hillel Kogan of Israel, Pere Faura/La Diürna of Spain, and GN | MC Guy Nader | Maria Campos of Spain.
Visit our archive to read press reviews, texts and casts & credits on each of the productions featured in 2019.
Watch this space for the new homepage presenting the coming 35th edition of the festival – TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL 2020 – from 3 to 12 September, due to go online in July 2020.
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Call for Applications: Think Big 2020
„Think Big 2020“ Residence Program for young choreographers in Hanover: For the seventh time, the festival TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL and the Staatsballett Hannover (directed by Marco Goecke) will be offering into 2020 three residencies for young choreographers, in order to promote upcoming talent and to support new creations in the field of dance. With this project, the two partners once again share the responsibility of supporting and investing in the future of the art form. Because of the trend in Germany towards free scene productions involving very few dancers, choreographers are to be encouraged to meet the challenge of creating works incorporating larger groups. The residency program consists of various stages from April/May to beginning of September 2020 (Open audition in April/May, then from beginning of August onwards rehearsal period and performance in the beginning of September).
The program is aimed at contemporary dance choreographers at the beginning of their professional careers who have presented their first projects (or are able to provide evidence of works in development).
The Lower Saxony Declaration of the Many
The development of our society is a positive one. Our country is now more diverse and liberal-minded. As a result, new questions concerning the social coexistence need to be answered. The process of asking questions and finding the answers is more and more taken over by populists who cause anxiety and insecurity. The cultural institutions of Lower Saxony want to fight against these powers and work together with a progressive and mediative approach.