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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Think Big 2020

Note for all "Think Big 2020" residency program applicants:

We are pleased about the overwhelming interest in the seventh edition of the "Think Big" residency program for young choreographers in Hanover.

Due to the measures which have been taken in order to contain the Corona Virus, the jury meeting will take place later than planned (however, applications will no longer be accepted).
All choreographers who have already submitted their applications on-time, will be informed of the results by email, presumably by the end of April 2020.

The Lower Saxony Declaration of the Many

The development of our society is a positive one. Our country is now more diverse and liberal-minded. As a result, new questions concerning the social coexistence need to be answered. The process of asking questions and finding the answers is more and more taken over by populists who cause anxiety and insecurity. The cultural institutions of Lower Saxony want to fight against these powers and work together with a progressive and mediative approach.

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