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Registration Start

You can now register as Exhibitor Attendant or Professional Visitor. Registration costs 155 Euro + 7 % VAT Please note, if you would like to regirster as an Exhibitor Attendant as part of an Area, you need to receive an invitation from an Area Coordinator. Find out more about what is included in your regirstration here. Don't forget to set up a Tanzmesse account, if you don't have one yet!

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Programme Change

The piece I'M NOT JUST ME IN MYSELF STATE OF NATURE - PROCEDURE 01 by Cena 11 will unfortunately not be performed as planned at international tanzmesse nrw 2024. Due to the recent flooding in Brazil, the necessary funding was not made available. We regret that we cannot present this outstanding work by Alejandro Ahmed in full-length. Thanks to the company's dedication, Tanzmesse attendees will still have the opportunity to gain insight into the ...

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International Sign Language Video: Info Zoom Recording

We have recorded one of our Info Zoom Session and our partner Skarabee has translated into International Sign Language for us. Have a look on Youtube.

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New AGORA Venue

The internationale tanzmesse nrw 2024 is excited to announce that we are moving our exhibition space AGORA to a new venue. We are embarking on a new chapter and space by temporarily populating the building of the former Central Library of Düsseldorf next to the main station of Düsseldorf. The upcoming Tanzmesse will revitalize this currently vacant, former public space with a new purpose and life. Architect Markus Miessen's open spatial concept ...

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THANK YOU!

It has been a great pleasure connecting, discussion, performing, laughing, networking, watching performances, meeting familiar and new colleagues with you. Thank you for making internationale tanzmesse nrw 2022 such a vibrant event!

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Warning: Fraudulent emails circulating

Please note, there are scam emails again offering a purported Tanzmesse participants list. Please ignore these emails. You will receive the updated participants list from us next week.

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Registration now only onsite in Düsseldorf

If you have not registered through our website yet, please come to NRW-Forum or tanzhaus nrw during the opening hours of the registration and complete your registration there. You can pay cash or by credit card. See you soon in Düsseldorf! OPENING HOURS REGISTRATION 31 Aug 2022 NRW-Forum: 9.00 - 15.00 h tanzhaus nrw/Capitol: 16.00 - 18.00 h 1 & 2 Sep 2022 NRW-Forum: 9.30 - 14.00 h tanzhaus nrw: 15.00 - 18.00 h 3 Sep 2022 NRW-Forum: 9.30 - 14.00 h

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First Timer Meeting & Guided Tours

First Timer Meeting Is this your first visit to internationale tanzmesse nrw? We know these four days can be very overwhelming. We would like to invite all professional visitors and exhibitor attendants, participating in internationale tanzmesse nrw for the first time, to join us for our First Timer Meeting. It is a great opportunity to find our more about Tanzmesse and make first contacts. The First Timer Meeting will take place in the Foyer of ...

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Important Information

Unfortunately, it has come to our attention that emails are circulating that offer to sell "attendee lists for internationale tanzmesse nrw". These emails are sent by scammers. Please note that internationale tanzmesse nrw does not sell its exhibitor or participants lists, and no third-party is authorized to distribute or sell any lists related to our events. Statements claiming to offer our attendee lists are fraudulent. If you receive emails that ...

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Public Tanzmesse Programme

For the dance enthusiastic audience, we have chosen 10 performances - on stage and in public spaces. Tickets for the 7 stage performances are available from our partners Universe and Reservix. Have a look at the programme here. For all 10 performances check out our brand new Programme flyer:

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Ticket Reservation

On 1 June 2022 at 20.00 CEST, fully registered professional visitors and exhibitor attendants can reserve their tickets for internationale tanzmesse nrw. All tickets are included in the registration fee. Please note that you need to reserve all your tickets at once. Once you have submitted your ticket reservation, you will not be able to make changes or add additional tickets. Registered participants can log into their Tanzmesse account and click ...

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SAVE the DATE: Programme Launch

JOIN US on 17 MAY 2022 at 13.00 CEST for the TANZMESSE PROGRAMME LAUNCH live streamed from tanzhaus nrw on www.tanzmesse.com. The Co-Directors Isa Köhler and Katharina Kucher will present together with the Associate Curators Julia Asperska, Dan Daw, Natacha Melo and Quito Tembo the Tanzmesse Programme 2022. Afterwards you will find the programme on our website.

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800 Proposals & fully booked Agora

800 Proposals & fully booked Agora

We are totally overwhelmed: 800 proposals for Tanzmesse 2022 and the Agora Exhibition Space is sold out! A big THANK YOU to all organisations and artists for their interest and trust in internationale tanzmesse nrw!

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Video Tutorials

Video Tutorials

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 tutorials for: Set up your Tanzmesse account Book your Exhibition Space Book a Networking Island Send a proposal for a stage performance Send a proposal for an outdoor / site-specific performance Send a proposal for an online performance Send a proposal for an Open Studio Send a proposal for ...

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Associate Curators

Associate Curators

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 Katharina Kucher and Isa Köhler they form the jury to select the performance programme and to co-curate the Talk & Connect section. The Associate Curators seek to broaden the network of the internationale tanzmesse nrw by engaging in a dialogue with artists, dance professionals, funding bodies and ...

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Save the Date!

Save the Date!

Save the date for the next edition of internationale tanzmesse nrw: 31 August - 3 September 2022! More information on the Booth rental and proposal process in September 2021 - enjoy the summer!

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Leadership team for internationale tanzmesse nrw

Leadership team for internationale tanzmesse nrw
Katharina Kucher und Isa Köhler (c) Daniel Hofer

Organiser nrw landesbuero tanz from Cologne selected this duo from among the applicants, who as a team have already gained experience with major international festivals at Tanz im August in Berlin, organised by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Prof. Klaus Schäfer and Prof. Vera Sander, board members of nrw landesbuero tanz e.V.: "After 25 years, the internationale tanzmesse nrw is and remains an important event for the contemporary dance scene. But here, too, ...

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NEXT TANZMESSE 2022

NEXT TANZMESSE 2022

We are looking forward to seeing you again in Germany in 2022 - with fresh ideas, innovative formats and great new works from all of you! We will publish the exact dates as soon as possible! And thanks again for the great digital experience this year! Just in case you missed it, have a look here.

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Zoom Link - Tanzmesse Online Platform

All registered participants have now received the link for the online event tomorrow. If you did not receive the link yet, please check or spam folder! Thank you!

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Tanzmesse Online Platform - Register now!

Tanzmesse Online Platform - Register now!

We cordially invite you all to join us on 27 August 2020 at 16.00 h (CEST) for the Tanzmesse Online Platform! More than ever we need to stay united. Especially, in times of closed theatres, physical distancing and lockdowns, we feel the urge to reach out to the Tanzmesse community. Join us for a digital trip to Düsseldorf and a discussion about "How to get dance back on the road? - Touring, artist's mobility & international collaboration". Not only ...

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Urgent scam warning

Not new this year, but as ever present, we have again been informed that organisations not associated with internationale tanzmesse nrw are contacting Exhibitors and other participants to provide assistance with travelling and hotel bookings, to provide hostesses or to sell products to equip their booths. Some of these requests can easily be confused with Tanzmesse services or offers. Also, we do not send you any letters to complete your data. Our ...

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Meet our Booth building partner Parallel Display

Our Booth building partner Parallel Display Parallel Display Messebau und Design GmbH is a German company founded in 1989 and specialized in the realization of fairs, events and store fitting. Parallel Display has been the Booth building partner of nrw landesbuero tanz for internationale tanzmesse nrw since 2008. Commitment for the environment The fair trade industry can produce a lot of waste and Parallel Display has decided to take action against ...

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The Exhibition Halls are fully booked!

The Exhibition Halls are fully booked!
(c) D. Matvejev

Currently, we do not have any further Booths available in the Exhibition Halls at NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. If you are still interested in renting a Booth please contact Julia Honer (julia@tanzmesse.com) she will add you to our waiting list. Starting May 2020, you can also register as a Professional Visitor and attend internationale tanzmesse nrw - fair & festival 2020 without renting a Booth. Have a look at our Registration Guide for further infor ...

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Thank you for your proposals!

Thank you for your proposals!
Thank You

We are totally overwhelmed by the number and great quality of proposals that have been submitted for the Festival Programme of internationale tanzmesse nrw - fair & festival 2020! The Programming Team will meet at the beginning of December 2019 to create the Tanzmesse 2020 Festival Programme. The Programming Team are Dieter Jaenicke, Carolelinda Dickey, Christian Watty and Malco Oliveros. We will inform all applicants about the decisions in January ...

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Help us to become more environmentally friendly

Help us to become more environmentally friendly

internationale tanzmesse nrw is well aware of its responsibility to act in an ecologically sustainable way. The Tanzmesse is looking for solutions for 2020 to make the exhibition and the festival more environmentally friendly. Currently, we are establishing relationships with companies producing eco-friendly give-aways as well as finding a strategy to reduce waste to a minimum. We are also working on a solution to optimize transport and shipping ...

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Mobility Fund Finder

The Tanzmesse Team has created the Mobility Fund Finder to provide you with information on public and private mobility funding opportunities from the Middle East and North Africa, Latin America, Asia, the United States and Europe. While this guide aims to present an overview of existing funding opportunities, it is by no means exhaustive and we do not guarantee that all information is up-to-date as the information can change without notice. We also ...

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Send us your artistic proposal!

Send us your artistic proposal!
(c) D.Matvejev

internationale tanzmesse nrw is accepting proposals for the Festival Programme. -to send a proposal you need to rent a Booth yourself or be represented at a Booth and receive an invitation from that Booth Coordinator inviting you to send a proposal through her/his Booth. -all proposals need to be sent through a Tanzmesse account. You can use your existing account from Tanzmesse 2016 or Tanzmesse 2018. If you do not have a Tanzmesse account, please ...

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Rent your Booth for Tanzmesse 2020 now!

Start renting your Booth for internationale tanzmesse nrw 2020 as of 2 May 2019! Please check our website for information about procedure, sizes and prices: Booth Rental as well as our Booth Coordinator and Exhibitors' Guide 2020 for further information. Starting 10 May 2019, artists and companies represented at a Booth can start sending proposals for Performances, Open Studios and Pitchings. Please log into your Tanzmesse account to rent a booth ...

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Booth rental and Proposals for the Festival Programme

The internationale tanzmesse nrw will take place in 2020 from 26 to 30 August. The exhibition halls will be open to Exhibitors, Professional Visitors and the interested public from 27 to 29 August. Starting in May, Booth can be booked for the internationale tanzmesse nrw 2020. Then it will also be possible to submit proposals for the festival programme.

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Participants list is online

All registered Booth Attendants and Professional Visitors can now browse through our Visitors List, which is accessible through your Tanzmesse account. If you have created your own Tanzmesse profile online, you may also view the profiles of other participants including contact details. Use these two tools to plan and prepare your visit from 29 August to 1 September. It is especially useful to make appointments and contacts in advance. As in 2016, ...

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Ticket Reservation starts 15 June

A large part of the Festival Programme of internationale tanzmesse nrw 2018 has already been published. The full Programme will be released by the end of this week. You therefore have a few more days to plan your stay at Tanzmesse and put together your own personal schedule: Ticketing starts on Friday, 15 June (originally: 11 June). As a Professional Visitor or Booth Attendant you will then have the opportunity to reserve your tickets online through ...

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Registration and User Profiles

Registration and User Profiles
©Dmitrij Matvejev

We are excited to announce that you can register for Tanzmesse 2018 beginning 4 May, either as a Booth Attendant or a Professional Visitor. We polished the registration area of our website in order to streamline the registration process for you. Read ourRegistration Guide to find out more. *NEW* In order to further facilitate networking for Tanzmesse participants, all registered users now have the possibility to create an online profile. All it ...

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Book your hotel room

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 subsite now and carefully follow the instructions for the particular hotel. Experience has shown that Düsseldorf can be busy during the summer months, so please make sure to book your accommodation as soon as possible.

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Ready to talk

Ready to talk
© D. Matvejev

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 topical debates, panels and workshops for dance professionals. We would be delighted if you would share your ideas with us. What do you want to talk and discuss about with your international colleagues? What issues, ideas or possibilities are you encountering in your everyday work? What are your visions ...

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Thank you!

Thank you!
© D. Matvejev

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 Programming Team is already very curious about your applications and will be busy looking through all of them in detail. We will keep you posted about the selection process here on Tanzmesse's homepage, on [URL:https://www.facebook.com/tanzmesse/]Facebook[/URL] and through our newsletters. Good luck ...

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Extended Deadline

Extended Deadline

Thank you to everyone who provided us feedback to our last newsletter! Understandably the programmatic focus of the next internationale tanzmesse nrw Festival Programme came as new information to some. Our apologies for any concerns that arose for you. As a result, we have extended the deadline to allow you extra time to refine or revise your artistic proposals. Hopefully this decision helps to take the pressure off. Please note: The new deadline ...

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One month left to send a Proposal

Time flies! There is only one month left to send a Proposal for Tanzmesse's Festival Programme 2018. Deadline is 16 October 2017! Kindly remember that you need to be represented at a Booth in order to submit a proposal. We encourage you to have a look at the procedures now, since renting a Booth or finding an Exhibitor who will represent you may take a few working days to complete. You may want to have a look at our updated Booth Coordinator's and ...

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Exhibitors' List is online!

We just published the Exhibitors’ List, so have a look to see who is already coming! During Tanzmesse, the Exhibition Halls at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf become a vibrant place of meeting, networking, getting to know each other, exchange and reunion. If you consider participating, you might want to know who else will be part of Tanzmesse 2018. The list is a useful tool to plan and prepare your time in Düsseldorf. With Tanzmesse’s website, it is possible ...

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Attention!

You might have received a letter by the International Fairs Directory recently. Please know that this letter has NOT been sent by internationale tanzmesse nrw staff. They ask you to sign in their directory or to update/confirm your data as Tanzmesse participants. The International Fairs Directory is an organisation based in Uruguay and is not related to Tanzmesse. It browses through and employs publicly accessible directories of international fairs ...

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Booth Rental started

It is time to rent! From today onward you can book a Booth for Tanzmesse 2018 and submit an artistic proposal for the Festival Programme. Please note: In order to send a proposal, you need to be represented at a booth in Tanzmesse’s Exhibition Halls. So if you do not plan to rent a booth yourself, we encourage that you get in contact with another Exhibitor. We will let you know as soon as we published the Exhbitiors' List, so do not forget to check ...

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Dieter Jaenicke will become Head of internationale tanzmesse nrw

Dieter Jaenicke will become Head of internationale tanzmesse nrw
(c) Joscha Jennessen

The board of nrw landesbuero tanz e.V., the umbrella organisation of internationale tanzmesse nrw, is very pleased to announce that Dieter Jaenicke, Artistic Director of HELLERAU - European Center for the Arts Dresden, will become the new Director of internationale tanzmesse nrw! As a very experienced curator, festival manager and artistic director, he will be a great enrichment for Tanzmesse and its festival programme. Starting June 2017, Dieter ...

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Change of programme

Change of programme
Light field

Kyle Page will take over the place of Tim Darbyshire in our Open Studio programme on 1 September at 16.15 h. Open Studio Description Dancenorth Australia Unicorns and exoskeletons… "Kyle Page and Amber Haines’ Dancenorth - have unleashed something new and profound for contemporary dance - successfully gripping opening night audience’s hearts and minds in something so breathtakingly new" THE BAREFOOT REVIEW Artistic Director Kyle Page provides fascinating ...

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Additional T-Talk: Contemporary Dance Field in Japan

We are happy to announce another T-Talk on 1 September 2016 9.30 in our Talk Gallery in the Exhibition Halls: The Japan Foundation Asia Center and the Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama (TPAM) will give an insight into the Japanese dance field and share their experience of TPAM. Moreover, they will outline the development of contemporary performing arts in Japan within an Asian context.

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Additional T-Talk: NID New Italian Dance Platform

On 3 September at 13.00 all Tanzmesse participants are invited to join the T-Talk by New Italian Dance Platform: NID shows the main trends characterising the most recent Italian dance productions. The 2017 edition is scheduled in Gorizia a small town in the North-East Italy, located in a border area, where different cultures are always used to meet and exchange each others: an aspect that the programme will try to focus on, developing the international ...

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Opening Hours Exhibition Halls at NRW Forum

The Exhibition Halls of internationale tanzmesse nrw at NRW Forum in Düsseldorf are open to Professional Visitors and the public 1-3 September from 9.30-14.30 h. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Ticket Reservation

Ticket reservation for all Tanzmesse activities will start 1 July 2016 at 11.00 CEST. Only registered Professional Visitors and Booth Attendants can start reserving their tickets! Hereyou can register as a Professional Visitor. If you would like to register as a Booth Attendant please contact your Booth Coordinator. If you have any questions regarding the ticket reservation process please contact us at the office: +49 221 888 95 398.

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Registration starts

Registration starts

On 11 April 2016 the registration for Exhibitors and Professional Visitors starts. Please note, if you want to present your institution or company as an Exhibitor of a Booth you have to be invited by the Booth Coordinator to register. If your organisation wants to send a larger delegation to represent your activities, every person needs to be invited individually as the registration is personal. Registration fee for Exhibitors and Professional Visitors ...

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Catch some extra attention

Present yourself and your organisation in the best light at Tanzmesse 2016 by advertising in the Tanzmesse CATALOGUE and the new digital INFO SCREEN. The Tanzmesse CATALOGUE will list all Booths and Exhibitors represented in the Exhibition Halls. The Tanzmesse CATALOGUE has two important sections: a listing of all Booths and a contact list of the companies and institutions represented in the Exhibition Halls. We know that the contact list makes ...

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Tanzjahr 2016

Tanzjahr 2016

The internationale tanzemesse nrw, together with our colleagues of Tanzplattform Deutschland, Tanzkongress and Dachverband Tanz Deutschland are initiating a campaign in 2016 calle Tanzjahr 2016. The aim of this country-wide campaign is to promote dance as an artistic and cultural event in all parts of society. We want to highlight the diversity and universality of dance as well as its huge potential in terms of education, creativity, health and ...

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We Need To Talk!

We Need To Talk!
Arab Caravan, Tanzmesse 2014 - D. Matvejevas©

The internationale tanzmesse nrw is reorganising its Talks & Panels program into a new programme of discussions and debates during the Tanzmesse 2016: the T-Talks. We are currently collecting topics from those who best know dance: YOU. In your daily work, are there topics or issues that you would like to discuss with your international colleagues? Or, are there broader topics you would be interested in reflecting upon at the Tanzmesse, away from ...

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Thank you!

Thank you!
Tanzmesse 2014 - D. Matvejevas©

The deadline to send a proposal for the Performance Programme of the internationale tanzmesse nrw 2016 was: 30 September 2015. If you have sent a proposal: we would like to thank you very much, for you are the ones shaping up the programme of the Tanzmesse 2016. Our team is now sorting out all applications before taking a look at each of them individually: a very exciting phase of the preparation of the 2016 edition. In the meantime, please take ...

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The Exhibitor's Guide is online

The Exhibitor's Guide is online

We are happy to announce the publication of our first Exhibitor's Guide! In this guide, there are a lot of tools for your participation as Exhibitor or Performing Artist in the Tanzmesse. We have been trying to answer some of the questions a first-time participant may have: What should be considered before renting a booth? And what does renting a booth mean? What is the role of the Booth Coordinator? How should can a booth help promote the activities ...

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Rent a Booth at the Tanzmesse 2016

Rent a Booth at the Tanzmesse 2016
internationale tanzmesse nrw 2014 ©D. Matvejevas

If you are looking into presenting the work you do at the internationale tanzmesse nrw 2016, you should absolutely consider having a booth in the Exhibition Halls. You can rent a booth for your own company, but you are also welcome to team up with other organisations in your country to prepare a joint booth. Tanzmesse Exhibitors are invited to submit a porposal for the Performance Programme once their booth has been confirmed. Learn more here. Here ...

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Join us on Facebook and Twitter!

Join us on Facebook and Twitter!

-Tumbling news: Tanzmesse has joined Twitter and can be followed @Tanzmesse -Our Facebook account and our fan page have merged. Make sure to click 'Like' on the Tanzmesse page!

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Send your artistic proposal for Tanzmesse 2016: What's new?

Send your artistic proposal for Tanzmesse 2016: What's new?
internationale tanzmesse 2014, Ballet Preljocaj ©D. Matvejevas

If you have attended the internationale tanzmesse nrw in the past as an Exhibitor, you may remember the application process. With our new website, many things have changed for the Booth Coordinator and for the companies. With the new system companies no longer need the booth number to send their proposal. Read here below what is new and what to do! 1. If you are an artist or company planning to send a proposal, your organisation has to be represented ...

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Have you ever attended the Tanzmesse? We need you!

Have you ever attended the Tanzmesse? We need you!
internationale tanzmesse nrw 2014 ©Dmitrij Matvejev

You’ve experienced it first: taking part in the Tanzmesse can be quite a challenge, especially for Exhibitors and Artists participating for the first time. There are number of questions for those new to the Tanzmesse to consider: How to organise a booth? How to submit an artistic proposal correctly? Where to stay in Düsseldorf? How to meet the right people? ... Our team always tries think of all the questions Tanzmesse Exhibitors, Artists and Visitors ...

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Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to our new website!
The new tanzmesse website

We are very excited to introduce you to the new website of internationale tanzmesse nrw! Designer Clinton Stringer has drawn inspiration from the Laban-Cube to create the new Tanzmesse logo. We have opted for a refreshing neon-green colour to complete the visual identity of internationale tanzmesse nrw 2016, but Tanzmesse’s colour changes every two years. In addition, the web development agency webandmore has reshaped our website from the ground ...

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Fresh start for Tanzmesse 2016

Fresh start for Tanzmesse 2016

A new logo, a new website, a new concept for the networking programme... The need for internationale tanzmesse nrw to evolve with the dance sector has encouraged the team and its Board Members to think anew and start afresh for the 2016 edition. As we create a new concept for Tanzmesse 2016, please make use of our new communication tools (website, Twitter, Facebook) and don't fall behind with the first deadlines when preparing your trip to the next ...

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Some Facts & Figures about Tanzmesse 2014

Some Facts & Figures about Tanzmesse 2014
internationale tanzmesse nrw 2014 ©Dmitrij Matvejev

More than 400 exhibitors across 123 exhibition stands were in attendance at the NRW Forum event hall in Düsseldorf, representing over 600 dance companies, choreographers and dance institutions from 58 countries. Seventy-two companies and solo artists contributed to the performance program, which comprised 54 full-length performances as part of the main program on stage and 24 performances from the “Open Studios”, Site-Specific Performances. The ...

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