Dear artists, partner, colleagues and friends,

It is with great regret that we have to announce that internationale tanzmesse nrw – fair & festival will not take place as planned from 26-30 August 2020. Due to the measurements taken by the German federal and state governments to contain the COVID-19 pandemic (updated 4 May 2020), no large events and festivals are allowed to take place in Germany before 31 August 2020.

Therefore, the organizer nrw landesbuero tanz, in close co-operation with its national and international funding bodies, partners and partner venues are now evaluating our options for the next edition of internationale tanzmesse nrw. We will let you know as soon as possible whether Tanzmesse would be postponed to 2021 or whether a new edition of Tanzmesse should take place in 2022. We will keep you updated about the outcome of these considerations and what this means for our exhibitors and artists.

Right now, it is most important for us that all our partners and artists are safe and healthy.

Within the next weeks, we will contact all exhibitors and artists involved in the 2020 programme. Until we know about 2021 or 2022, all booth reservations we will remain as planned. We will inform you shortly about how we will proceed with the planning of the next edition of internationale tanzmesse nrw.

We would like to thank all our partners, exhibitors and artists for your trust in our work. Your support, patience and optimism during the last weeks and months have strengthened us a lot!

Please stay in contact with us, we are happy to answer any questions related to internationale tanzmesse nrw. The best way to reach us is by email, because we still work mostly in our home offices.

Please, take care everybody, stay healthy and keep the spirits up.

Dieter Jaenicke and the team of internationale tanzmesse nrw

#takecare #stayhealthy #weareinthistogether #isolatedbutnotalone


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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Important Dates

We will inform you as soon possible when the next edition of internationale tanzmesse nrw will take place! internationale tanzmesse nrw cannot take place 26-30 August 2020 due to the measurement taken to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.