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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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

  • 1st April to Tanzmesse 2016: late rental
Mai 2016
15 Aug 2016


  • Register as Professional Visitor or Booth Attendant
1 Jul 2016
15 Aug 2016
  • All registered Professional Visitors and Booth Attendants can reserve tickets for the Tanzmesse Programme