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Highlighting Artistic Ideas & Values
The internationale tanzmesse nrw is organised by nrw landesbuero tanz and is the largest professional meeting for contemporary dance. As a forum for exchange, knowledge transfer and networking, the Tanzmesse is an important meeting place for international dance creators. Every two years at the end of August, up to 2,000 international exhibitors and visitors come together in Düsseldorf to present a broad spectrum of aesthetic expression and artistic practices.

From expo to marketplace of ideas
Founded in 1994 as Tanzmesse NRW, the international tanzmesse nrw concentrated primarily on the marketing and distribution of dance productions in its founding years. In the years that followed, it developed into the most important international meeting place for contemporary dance. Today, the focus is on networking between dance professionals and the exchange of knowledge.

The three sections Agora, Talk & Connect and the Performance Programme make up the international tanzmesse nrw.

Next edition: 31 August to 3 September 2022

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 Supported by DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, which is funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative
Supported by DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, which is funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative

News

Video Tutorials

Video Tutorials

[13/10/2021] Have a look at our video tutorials if you need instant help with or would like to inform yourself about the different forms on our website. We have prepared ...

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Associate Curators

[16/09/2021] We would like to introduce you to our four new Associate Curators Julia Asperska, Dan Daw, Quito Tembe and Natacha Melo. Together with the co-directors ...

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Important Dates

31 Aug 2022
3 Sep 2022

The internationale tanzmesse nrw 2022 will take place between August 31st and September 3rd in Düsseldorf.

19 Oct 2021

Zoom Info Sessions
19 October 10.00 - 11.00 h CEST
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19 October 19.00 - 20.00 h CEST
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26 Oct 2021

Zoom Info Sessions
26 October 09.00 - 10.00 h CEST
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26 October 20.30 - 21.30 h CEST
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02 Nov 2021

Zoom Info Sessions
2 November 10.00 - 11.00 h CET
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2 November 19.00 - 20.00 h CET
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09 Nov 2021

Zoom Info Sessions
9 November 09.00 - 10.00 h CET
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9 November 20.30 - 21.30 h CET
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20 Sep 2021

Start booking exhibition space & application programme

15 Nov 2021

Application deadline programme