For the 2022 edition of the internationale tanzmesse nrw, we aim to become more barrier-free. In this process we were accompanied by Sabine Lindlar, as a consultant, and Dan Daw, as a disabled artist and member of our programme jury. We continuously educate ourselves in discrimination-critical practice and actively engage with issues of ableist critique and accessibility.

With our programme launch in May, you will find an overview of the accessibility of our venues on our website, as well as guidance on sensory stimuli and audience requirements for each performance. In addition to a video trailer about the Tanzmesse programme, an audio flyer will give an overview of internationale tanzmesse nrw.

We are currently developing new offers for disabled audience members and plan to publish these as soon as the programme is announced.

This is the beginning of a long-term process that we would like to pursue together with you. We would be very grateful for any suggestions that might improve the accessibility of internationale tanzmesse nrw.

If you have any suggestions for improving our services or questions about booking an exhibition space or registering as professional visitor, please feel free to send an e-mail to Sabine Lindlar: or call us at +49 221 888 95 493.

We will be happy to arrange a personal appointment via Zoom or arrange to meet by other means.

About us in Simple Language

internationale tanzmesse nrw 2022
31 August to 3 September

international means: from different countries
tanzmesse means: people who work in dance meet and talk about their work
nrw is: the short form for the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Tanzmesse takes place there.

The Tanzmesse takes place every 2 years. The organiser is the nrw landesbuero tanz.
This year's Tanzmesse takes place in Düsseldorf, Krefeld and Leverkusen.

Many people from all over the world meet at Tanzmesse.
These people can talk to each other here.
They can watch different dance performances.
They can arrange to meet here and work together later.
Together they can then make new dance pieces.

People who do not work with dance can also come to Tanzmesse and watch dance performances.

Programme: everything that happens at Tanzmesse
The programme will be announced on 17 May.
Then you can register for Tanzmesse or buy tickets for the dance performances.