The internationale tanzmesse nrw hosts the largest professional gathering dedicated exclusively to contemporary dance. The internationale tanzmesse nrw takes place every two years, generally at the end of August, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The Exhibition Halls of the Tanzmesse are a space where companies, artists, local governments and agencies can present the work they do or represent artists. The Exhibition Halls are organised in differently sized booths, which international professionals can visit during the opening hours.

The Performance Programme of the Tanzmesse is an opportunity for Tanzmesse Exhibitors to present their work live, in the shape of fully produced performances or in the form of Open Studios, on 11 of the best stages for dance in Düsseldorf. The artistic programme is a selection of performances chosen from proposals submitted by artists.

The debates and information sessions present opportunities for Tanzmesse participants to network in smaller groups on specific and practical topics.

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We Need To Talk!

[11/02/2015] The internationale tanzmesse nrw is reorganising its Talks & Panels program into a new programme of discussions and debates during the Tanzmesse 2016: ...

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Thank you!

[10/13/2015] The deadline to send a proposal for the Performance Programme of the internationale tanzmesse nrw 2016 was: 30 September 2015. If you have sent a proposal: ...

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Important Dates

31 Aug 2016
3 Sep 2016

The internationale tanzmesse nrw 2016 will take place between August 31st and September 3rd in Düsseldorf. Save the date!

28 May 2015
Apr 2016

Rent a booth

  • 28 May 2015 to 31 March 2016: regular rental
  • 1st April to Tanzmesse 2016: late rental
Dec 2015

Artists are notified of the selection outcome.