TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL retrospective 2017 & preview 2018

From 30 August to 9 September 2017, the 32nd edition of the TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL festival once again turned the venues Orangerie Herrenhausen, Schauspielhaus, Ballhof Eins and Ballhof Zwei into platforms for contemporary dance and dance-theatre. With attendance averaging 88%, the featured productions, including twelve guest performances of new pieces by international artists, drew substantial audiences and provided major talking points.

Among the productions, three were shown in Germany for the first time. The new proposals by choreographers from France, Japan, Israel, Cuba, Lebanon, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Togo and Taiwan were greeted with resounding applause by festival audiences.

Festival debuts were made this year by the French company Black Sheep, the Lebanese-Spanish duo Guy Nader & Mario Campos, Rotem Tashach from Israel, Austrian choreographer/performer Doris Uhlich and Lebanese choreographer Omar Rajeh I Maqamat, together with his colleagues Koen Augustijnen from Belgium, Anani Sanouvi from Togo and Shang-Chi Sun from Taiwan. The dance companies and/or choreographers returning to TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL this year included Roy Assaf Dance (Israel), Peeping Tom (Belgium) and Mickaёl Phelippeau (France). In addition, the festival was revisited by previous participants in the “Think Big” artist-in-residence project, giving audiences the chance to catch up with Shumpei Nemoto (Sweden/Japan), Yaron Shamir (Germany Israel) and Cooperativa Maura Morales (Germany/Cuba).

Browse our archive for press reviews, synopses and casts & credits on each of 2017’s performances and relive the 32nd edition of the festival.

Watch this space for information on the next edition of the festival, due to go online in mid-July 2018. The 33rd edition of the TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL festival is scheduled to take place 30 August - 8 September 2018.

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