TANZ BREMEN TURNS 20!
As a renowned international festival of contemporary dance, TANZ Bremen belongs to the indispensable cultural highlights in Bremen. We now celebrate its
20th edition with stars and newcomers from the international and regional dance scene.
In a period characterised by populism and isolationist tendencies, the festival also addresses the question of how contemporary movement art positions itself in this regard and how choreographers can find ways to deal with issues of the current times in their art. What is the meaning of identity and origin in a time of demarcations and a growing fear of the other? What constitutes communities and how do they define themselves? This year’s artists take their very own, at times surprising, touching or whimsical approaches to these themes. TANZ Bremen is again accompanied by an extensive supporting programme that includes talks with the audience, workshops, exhibitions and film series organised in co-operation with different cultural institutions of the city.
This jubilee edition is also an occasion to look back. Which artists participated here? Which styles and positions were represented? Those interested in indulging in reminiscences with us are invited to browse through our newly compiled archive and find choreographers who were guests of TANZ Bremen until now.
20 WALL BUILDERS NEEDED
FOR HELENA WALDMANN'S GUEST PERFORMANCE
Interested in taking the stage and being part of a dance production? For the production GUTE PÄSSE SCHLECHTE PÄSSE – EINE GRENZERFAHRUNG by dance director Helena Waldmann we are looking for volunteers, who would like to take part in the performance on the 24 March at Theater am Goetheplatz. In the play, the artist is posing questions of isolation, ascription and prejudices by having two ensembles meet: one from the realm of contemporary dance, and the other one from the world of acrobatics. A living wall made of 20 people is going to separate the two.
People who would like to become part of this wall are neither expected to be experienced dancers, nor will they have to perform particularly difficult stunts. All they will need to do is participate in a rehearsal on the 23 March, one day prior to the show, and to make time for a second one on the day of the performance, as well as for the performance itself.
DIRECTOR OF DANCE AT THE VENICE BIENNALE STARTING 2017
The Canadian artist Marie Chouinard, who opens our festival on the 17th March with a double-bill, was announced director of dance at the Venice Biennale from 2017 to 2020. Additionally, she has received yet another distinction- at the awarding of the dance prices in Montréal 2016 she recently received the ‘Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts’. The unconventional artist made a name for herself through her sensational productions and has received numerous awards, such as the ‘Ordre du Canada’ in 2015.
On the 17th March the Compagnie Marie Chouinard opens the festival with two productions: LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS & HENRI MICHAUX : MOUVEMENTS.
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
THE PRE-SALE HAS BEGUN!
At a booking rate of routinely 100% speed counts! Tickets are now available at all participating booking offices, as well as online.
Compagnie Marie Chouinard opens the festival with a double bill: LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS & HENRI MICHAUX : MOUVEMENTS
THE 20TH EDITION OF TANZ BREMEN
An occasion to completely relaunch our media. Our homepage not only features a new design but is also accessible by mobile phone and tablet when under way.