That was TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL 2016

This year’s big celebration of dance, TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL 2016, took place from 1 to 10 September in various venues across Hanover. At the end of another successful festival, we were happy to count an overall attendance of 94% capacity audiences.

The daily international guest performances thrilled the audiences, eliciting enthusiastic applause and leaving the artists highly satisfied. This year they came from Israel, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United States, Australia and Portugal. A total of ten productions was shown, including three world premieres and one German premiere.

The U.S. choreographer Kyle Abraham flew in from New York with his company Abraham in Motion; the company Soul City led by choreographer Didier Boutiana came all the way from La Réunion to give their festival debut. The well-loved dance companies making return appearances in Hanover in 2016 were Wang Ramirez (France/Germany), Mickaёl Phelippeau (France), L-E-V / Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar (Israel), Jan Martens (Belgium/Netherlands) and Ann Van den Broek – WArd/waRD (Belgium/Netherlands), the latter with a premiere for Germany. The three world premieres were contributed by the young choreographers participating in the fifth edition of the artists-in-residence programme “Think Big” 2016, Carla Jordão (Germany/Portugal), Edan Gorlicki (German/Netherlands/Israel) and Ashley Wright (Germany/Australia).

Browse our archive for press commentaries, texts and casts & credits on each of 2016’s performances and relive the 31st edition of the festival.

Watch this space for information on the next edition of the festival, due to go online in mid-July 2017. The 32nd edition of the festival TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL is scheduled to take place 31 August - 9 September 2017.

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