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 Festival 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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Book your hotel room

[04/01/2018] We just released a first batch of Tanzmesse partner hotels. If you want to profit from the special reduced rates for participants, have a look at the ...

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Ready to talk

[07/12/2017] The T-Talks in 2016 were quite successful and we are happy to announce a second edition for 2018. Once more, internationale tanzmesse nrw will feature ...

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Thank you!

[15/11/2017] It's a wrap: A huge THANK YOU to all artists, companies, programmers and managers who sent us a Proposal for the Tanzmesse Festival Programme 2018. Our ...

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Important Dates

29 Aug 2018
1 Sep 2018

The internationale tanzmesse nrw 2018 will take place between August 29th and September 1st in Düsseldorf.

Jun 2017
Spring 2018

Rent a Booth

  • June 2017 to 31 March 2018: regular rental
  • 1 April 2018 to Tanzmesse 2018: late rental
Jun 2017
13 Nov 2017

Artists who have a booth at the Tanzmesse 2018 are able to submit an artistic proposal to be included in the Festival Programme.