TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL: The Hanover Edition

For known reasons, this year's edition of the TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL festival cannot take place in September as usual.

But the dance lives on, in spite of Corona ... and we are very happy that we are now able to implement a very special 35th edition in a handy format live with local dance professionals in order to promote dance in these times:

On September 12th and 13th, 2020, TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL will present a packed dance weekend in and in front of the Orangerie Herrenhausen together with the State Ballet Hanover, the Ballett Gesellschaft Hannover, the Commedia Futura and Landerer/ Tanzraum Nord, which offers an insight into the dance scene in the state capital - totally local. This is funded by the Landeshauptstadt/ Kulturbüro, in cooperation with the Landeshauptstadt Hannover/ Herrenhäuser Gärten, with thanks to the Stiftung Niedersachsen and the Sparkasse Hanover.

Two program parts are planned with the participation of Hanover dance professionals, both can be experienced in the afternoon and evening on Saturday and Sunday. The first part includes dance (outdoors) and in form of a film contribution (from 5 p.m.), the second part in the evening begins at 8 p.m. and shows small-format short choreographies from various local choreographers in the Orangerie Herrenhausen.

More detailed information on the program will presumably go online from around mid-August. As usual, the tickets will be available exclusively at the Vorverkauf im Künstlerhaus in Hanover.

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"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.

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