TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL retrospective & preview 2017

Last year’s TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL festival took place from 1 to 10 September 2016 in various venues in Hanover, enthusiastically attended by on average 94% capacity audiences. 

See our archive for press reviews, performance profiles and casts and credits on all the participating artists and events in 2016 and so relive the 31st edition of the festival.

Looking ahead, watch this space for details of the coming 32nd edition of the festival, TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL 2017, taking place from 30 August to 9 September, due to go online on 19 July.

In the meantime, see below for a preview of some of the companies that will be appearing at Hanover’s Orangerie Herrenhausen and Staatstheater venues in 2017:

On 1 September in Ballhof Zwei, former participants of the “Think Big” residency programme, co-hosted by the Ballet of the Hanover State Opera and TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL festival, will present updates of their work: Shumpei Nemoto, Yaron Shamir and Maura Morales will show three new short choreographies.

The evening of 3 September will begin in Ballhof Eins with five dancers from the Roy Assaf Dance Company performing “Boys”, an exploration of different aspects of masculinity. This will be followed by a tongue-in-cheek lecture-performance entitled “It’s All Good” by choreographer and performer Rotem Tashach, contrasting political art and the art of reality.

Austrian choreographer Doris Uhlich is collaborating with a guest dancer to present “mehr als genug” (“more than enough”) on 4 September in Ballhof Zwei – a piece questioning on-stage aesthetics and conventional expectations of the physical form, and showing some fascinating counter-proposals.

On 5 September in Schauspielhaus, festival favourites Peeping Tom from Belgium will make a welcome return appearance: In “Moeder”, they use dance, drama and song to conjure up a characteristically surreal world and reveal some surprising new perspectives on motherhood.

French choreographer Mickaёl Phelippeau is renowned for his sixth sense for extraordinary people, to whom he dedicates choreographic portraits. His piece “Mit Daudi”, on 7 September in Ballhof Zwei, introduces a young Ugandan, Daudi Simba, who recounts his story in movements to the audience.

But that’s just a taste of what’s to come in 2017. So, don’t forget to check online for more information after 19 July. If you would like to receive all the news as it comes in, simply click on the button above and subscribe to our newsletter (in German).