We grieve and say our farewells to our very much appreciated colleague and beloved friend Roman Arndt. We are deeply shocked by his sudden passing away. We will miss his vibrancy and good spirit – he leaves a void that cannot be filled.


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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Scam Warning

[04/27/2016] From time to time, the Tanzmesse is contacted by one of our Exhibitors or Professional Visitors informing us that a person not related to the Tanzmesse ...

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Registration starts

[04/10/2016] On 11 April 2016 the registration for Exhibitors and Professional Visitors starts. Please note, if you want to present your institution or company as ...

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Catch some extra attention

[03/22/2016] Present yourself and your organisation in the best light at Tanzmesse 2016 by advertising in the Tanzmesse CATALOGUE and the new digital INFO SCREEN. ...

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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
Spring 2016
  • Start Exhibitor registration and ticketing
  • Performance and Open Studio Programm will be published