"Think Big 2020" residency program for young choreographers in Hanover

A joint project for young talents by the Staatsballett Hannover (directed by Marco Goecke) and the festival TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL

Following an application process at the beginning of the year, with 130 applications, the jury has selected three young artists for the "Think Big" project. Despite Corona. Due to the at this point valid restrictions in the course of the corona pandemic, which made a large open audition impossible, the project could not be realized this year. For this reason, rehearsals with the three selected choreographers and a large ensemble will take place in Hanover next summer and the results will be presented at TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL 2021.

We would like to introduce (from left to right):

Gizem Aksu (TR) Eduardo Vallejo Pinto (ES) Anibal Dos Santos (PT/DE)

(Video editing: Henri Nidzwetzki)

The „Think Big 2020/2021“ residencies are funded by the Stiftung Niedersachsen, Landeshauptstadt Hannover/ Kulturbüro and Region Hannover with funds from the Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur.

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 13 September, due to go online in July 2020.

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