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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Call for Applications: Think Big 2018

Artist in Residence Program 2018 in Hanover: For the sixth edition of their joint artist in residence program, the ballet of the State Opera Hanover and the festival TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL are looking for three young contemporary dance choreographers at the beginning of their professional careers. Each choreographer will create a production of max. 20 minutes for up to ten dancers in Hanover. The dancers will be selected by the choreographers exclusively for the representation of all three residency productions.

Benefits / schedule

Opportunities for rehearsals in spacious dance studios and presentation at TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL 2018
Open audition for dancers presumably in April, rehearsals from end of July, premieres at the beginning of September


Please send CV, project description (in German or English) and DVD or video link via post by February 23rd, 2018 (date of postmark) to :
Staatsoper Hannover, Ballett
z.H. Herrn Steven Markusfeld
Opernplatz 1
30159 Hannover, Germany

More information

Ballet of the State Opera Hanover, Tel.: 0049 – (0)511 – 99 99 10 61
TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL, Tel.: 0049 - (0)511 – 34 39 19

The “Think Big“ residencies 2018 in Hanover are funded by the Stiftung Niedersachsen, Landeshauptstadt Hannover / Kulturbüro, Stiftung Kulturregion Hannover and Region Hannover.