Open Studios

With its new concept the Open Studios become the focus of this year’s Tanzmesse programme. More than 40 companies, almost twice as much as in 2014, will give an insight in their previous work as well as an outlook of their future productions. This is the best way to inform yourself about new projects and to get in contact with the artists. A new format within the Open Studios are the Focus Forums. The Focus Forums will give you an overview of the dance field in certain countries and their artists. Most Open Studio descriptions are online, by the end of May the complete programme will be available.

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Thursday 1 September 2016

Liz Roche Company IE

Wrongheaded

Choreography: Liz Roche

Irish choreographer Liz Roche is currently developing a new work collaborating in dance, film and spoken word poetry which questions notions of autonomy. The work is in response to the on-going call ...

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Wrongheaded
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 2
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 1 September 2016
    15:30 – 16:00
  • Duration: 30min

Emanuele Soavi incompany DE

LVMEN

Choreography: Emanuele Soavi und Cora Bos-Kroese

For the third project of THE HABIT CYCLES, Emanuele Soavi incompany (Cologne) meets C-Scope (The Hague). Five performers aged 23 to 55 encounter each other in personal snapshots. All the while Dutch ...

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LVMEN
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 1 September 2016
    15:30 – 16:00
  • Duration: 30min

STORMOPKOMST BE

Bold productions for young audiences

Choreography: Alfredo Zinola & Maxwell McCarthy

Our company is based on a creative collaboration between Zinola, McCarthy, Ameri and González. We are interested in producing performances of contemporary dance for children. We get inspiration from ...

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Bold productions for young audiences
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 4
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 1 September 2016
    15:30 – 16:00
  • Duration: 30min

Southern Italian Focus Forum

Choreography: Southern Italian Choreographers

The Italian Mezzogiorno has a complex dance scene arising from our long and rich tradition of cultural experimentation. The contemporary dance scene in Southern Italy is rapidly expanding. NeoDanceNetwork ...

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Southern Italian Focus Forum
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 6
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 1 September 2016
    15:30 – 17:00
  • Duration: 90min

Tim Darbyshire AU

TAINTED TITLE

Choreography: Tim Darbyshire

Tim Darbyshire's works explore ambiguity and paradox of performative states. TAINTED TITLE looks at the grey areas between what is thought, represented, felt, said and unsaid – in an attempt to write ...

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TAINTED TITLE
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 2
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 1 September 2016
    16:15 – 16:45
  • Duration: 30min

Chloe Wong HK

Heaven Behind the Door

Choreography: Chloe Wong

Created in 2014, Heaven Behind the Door is originally a 30-minute piece combining dance, text, and projection to create a poetic world. Recent social unrest in Hong Kong stimulates reflection on the ...

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Heaven Behind the Door
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 1 September 2016
    16:15 – 16:45
  • Duration: 30min

Compagnie Chute Libre FR

IN BLOOM - A Rite of Spring (Hip Hop)

Choreography: Pierre Bolo & Annabelle Loiseau

Chute Libre chose to work on The Rite of Spring, Stravinsky's timeless and powerful piece of music. They apply their feisty, yet subtle choreographic hip-hop style to the theme. In the excerpt shown ...

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IN BLOOM - A Rite of Spring (Hip Hop)
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 4
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 1 September 2016
    16:15 – 16:45
  • Duration: 30min

Tant'amati/ Cie Erika Zueneli BE

Exposure

Choreography: Erika Zueneli / Voice: Jean Fürst

In a scene reminiscent of an intimate experience, Erika Zueneli develops a musical environment that (un)built her identity during the 80's. Reliving the sensations produced by the music of David Bowie, ...

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Exposure
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 2
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 1 September 2016
    17:00 – 17:30
  • Duration: 30min

Dance theater PADI DAPI Fish LT

Dior in Moscow

Choreography: Agnija Šeiko, Ingrida Gerbutavičiūtė

The Lithuanian company PADI DAPI Fish explore in their new work the specific role of Soviet and the multiple roles of post-Soviet women, focusing on identity and body transformations and dealing with ...

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Dior in Moscow
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 1 September 2016
    17:00 – 17:30
  • Duration: 30min

amorphy.org GR

Anonymus Draft 01

Choreography: Tzeni Argyriou

amorphy is an artistic platform that produces original performances of interdisciplinary and participatory nature. The production Anonymus emerges from the company's need to reveal how the ...

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Anonymus Draft 01
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 4
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 1 September 2016
    17:00 – 17:30
  • Duration: 30min

Hungarian Focus Forum

Choreography: Hungarian Choreographers

The Focus Forum Hungary will give an insight into the national dance field, presenting several companies and their work: PR-Evolution Dance Company is a Hungarian contemporary dance company founded in ...

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Hungarian Focus Forum
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 6
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 1 September 2016
    17:15 – 18:45
  • Duration: 90min

post theater DE

Space Monkeys Version 03

Choreography: Daniel Kok, Singapore

Space Monkeys is inspired by dance video games like Just Dance but transfers the experience of battle to the physical sphere. But there is more to it. Inviting the audience to actively join in both dancing ...

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Space Monkeys Version 03
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 2
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 1 September 2016
    17:45 – 18:15
  • Duration: 30min

The Bang Group US

Settling Scores

Choreography: David Parker

The Bang Group exists at the intersection of percussive and contemporary dance forms and is recognized for its adventurous and witty work. In Settling Scores, the dancers "play" experimental musical ...

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Settling Scores
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 1 September 2016
    17:45 – 18:15
  • Duration: 30min

Sibéal Davitt & Kristyn Fontanella IE

As we know it

Choreography: Sibéal Davitt & Kristyn Fontanella

As We Know It takes the form of a frank conversation between a traditional Irish step dancer and a sean-nós dancer – sean-nós being an improvisational form of Irish dancing. They challenge each other's ...

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As we know it
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 4
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 1 September 2016
    17:45 – 18:15
  • Duration: 30min

Ivanhoe LAM HK

ODDs

Choreography: Ivanhoe LAM

With training in both theatre and dance, Chun-ho Lam belongs to a new breed of creative force exploring differences across cultures and art forms. Partnering two Swiss sound artists with three Hong Kong ...

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ODDs
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 2
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 1 September 2016
    18:30 – 19:00
  • Duration: 30min

Moving Futures, The Network & The Festival

Choreography: Loïc Perela, Fernando Belfiore, Joseph Simon, Katja Heitmann

Moving Futures is a network initiated and founded in 2013 by five Dutch dance houses: Dansmakers Amsterdam, Dansateliers, DansBrabant, Random Collision and Generale Oost. The network supports a new generation ...

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Moving Futures, The Network & The Festival
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 1 September 2016
    18:30 – 19:45
  • Duration: 75min

FFT Düsseldorf - Forum Freies Theater DE

FFT presents...

Choreography: Morgan Nardi, Tümay Kilincel, Maura Morales

The FFT (Forum Freies Theater), founded in 1999, is a production and presentation platform for professional independent theater in Düsseldorf. The FFT programme features outstanding work at the crossroads ...

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FFT presents...
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 4
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 1 September 2016
    18:30 – 19:45
  • Duration: 75min

Hodworks

Choreography: Adrienn Hód

"On the altar of art you can do things that are forbidden in real life. Thus, art is a game, an alibi that sets us free.” The result of a long creative research based on improvisation, Hodworks is ...

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Hodworks
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 6
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 1 September 2016
    19:00 – 19:45
  • Duration: 45min

ARCOSM FR

SUBLIMINAL

Choreography: Thomas Guerry & Camille Rocailleux

ARCOSM explore the relationship between dance and music and usually work with physical theatre. SUBLIMINAL will be their 8th production; it is the second part of a diptych examining the influence of ...

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SUBLIMINAL
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 2
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 1 September 2016
    19:15 – 19:45
  • Duration: 30min

Friday 2 September 2016

MichaelDouglas Kollektiv DE

ZAIK. A structure in movement

Choreography: Michael Maurissens & Douglas bateman

We use the opportunity to introduce you to ZAIK, the new centre for dance in Cologne. We are an innovative platform designed to stimulate physical exchange in a networked society. We present our programme ...

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ZAIK. A structure in movement
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 2
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 2 September 2016
    15:30 – 16:00
  • Duration: 30min

BDDANSA_EXPLAINING DANCE ES

BDDANSA_EXPLAINING DANCE Project

Choreography: Toni Jodar

EXPLAINING DANCE is a speak-dance project for the development and creation of new audiences. A pedagogical performance with a minimum of technical requirements which can be presented in many different ...

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BDDANSA_EXPLAINING DANCE Project
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 2 September 2016
    15:30 – 16:00
  • Duration: 30min

fabien prioville dance company DE

La Suite

Choreography: Fabien Prioville

Why should one deal with a masterpiece of 20th-century dance history? How can one's knowledge and memory of an aesthetic event be transformed? And what remains of the classics of postmodernism? One last ...

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La Suite
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 4
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 2 September 2016
    15:30 – 16:00
  • Duration: 30min

UK Focus Forum

Choreography: UK Choreographers

Here at the UK Focus Forum join artists and producers from the UK to explore women in choreography and dance, their contribution to knowledge development, creation of new ideas and practices. ...

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UK Focus Forum
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 6
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 2 September 2016
    15:30 – 17:00
  • Duration: 90min

tanzfuchs PRODUKTION DE

iDAS NRW artists

Choreography: Barbara Fuchs

tanzfuchs PRODUKTION are presenting their performance series RESPACE about the relation between space, memory, sound, and performance. In 2016 they are creating pieces both for young audiences and for ...

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iDAS NRW artists
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 2
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 2 September 2016
    16:15 – 16:45
  • Duration: 30min

Tak Po Hugh CHO HK

Made in Hong Kong

Choreography: Tak Po Hugh CHO

Made in Hong Kong stems from problems that are often faced by older generations: how to enjoy living in a fast-moving society? The difficulties youngsters experience are radically different, and in this ...

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Made in Hong Kong
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 2 September 2016
    16:15 – 16:45
  • Duration: 30min

Propagande C FR

I Wish I Could Speak in Technicolor

Choreography: Simon Tanguy & Roger Sala Reyner

Propagande C will present an excerpt of their new work-in-progress, the second collaboration between Simon Tanguy and Roger Sala Reyner, who invited visual artist Fanni Futterknecht to create a visual ...

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I Wish I Could Speak in Technicolor
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 4
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 2 September 2016
    16:15 – 16:45
  • Duration: 30min

Billinger & Schulz DE

iDAS NRW artists

Choreography: Verena Billinger & Sebastian Schulz

Billinger & Schulz, named "new hope" of the German dance field by the German dance magazine "tanz", show the current state of their rehearsal process for UNLIKELY CREATURES (II) we dance for you. The ...

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iDAS NRW artists
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 2
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 2 September 2016
    17:00 – 17:30
  • Duration: 30min

Fearghus Ó Conchúir IE

Butterflies and Bones: The Casement Project

Choreography: Fearghus Ó Conchúir

The Casement Project dances with the queer body of British peer, Irish rebel & international humanitarian Roger Casement, to imagine a national body that welcomes the stranger from beyond the border, ...

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Butterflies and Bones: The Casement Project
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 2 September 2016
    17:00 – 17:30
  • Duration: 30min

Weld Company SE

Weld Company - a presentation

Choreography: Various

The idea behind Weld Company is to reconsider and rediscover the institution of the dance company. By means of open collaboration, collective creation and critical thinking, choreographers and dancers ...

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Weld Company - a presentation
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 4
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 2 September 2016
    17:00 – 17:30
  • Duration: 30min

Overhead Project DE

iDAS NRW artists

Choreography: Tim Behren und Florian Patschovsky

The acrobat-cum-choreographer duo Overhead Project are presenting their two productions planned for 2017: X[iks] – a contemporary circus performance for trapeze and percussion instruments and Surround ...

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iDAS NRW artists
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 2
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 2 September 2016
    17:45 – 18:15
  • Duration: 30min

Art Of Spectra SE

Who are U

Choreography: Peter Svenzon

Peter Svenzon and Art of Spectra work towards an expanded, multi-faceted expression, with dance, theatre, music and graphic art melting into a new hybrid form to reach almost cinematographic quality. ...

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Who are U
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 2 September 2016
    17:45 – 18:15
  • Duration: 30min

Second Hand Dance GB

Getting-Dressed

Choreography: Rosie Heafford

Getting Dressed delves into the movement and humour of clothes; how you put them on, take them off, share them and express yourself, your identity and your gender…. And, get stuck in them. A highly ...

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Getting-Dressed
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 4
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 2 September 2016
    17:45 – 18:15
  • Duration: 30min

Reut Shemesh DE

iDAS NRW artists

Choreography: Reut Shemesh

The Cologne-based Israeli choreographer Reut Shemesh will give a transmedial insight into her work. She will present her experimental dance film LEVIAH, which is based on the performance of the same ...

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iDAS NRW artists
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 2
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 2 September 2016
    18:30 – 19:00
  • Duration: 30min

Maya Dance Theatre Ltd SG

The Cold that creeps in with a thousand cuts

Choreography: Jereh Leung (Singapore) and Phitthaya Phaefuang (Norway)

Inspired by Asian and contemporary dance, Jereh Leung has developed a philosophy of training to create a signature expression. He takes us on a visceral journey to the physical intimacy of the self. ...

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The Cold that creeps in with a thousand cuts
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 2 September 2016
    18:30 – 19:00
  • Duration: 30min

Krego-Martin Danza ES

(Non) Comfort Zone

Choreography: Maria Martin Escudero

Krego-Martin Danza presents an excerpt of their work-in-progress (Non) Comfort Zone. The leitmotiv of Maria Martin and Judit Ruiz's creations is the "humanisation of dance". They research new ways of ...

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(Non) Comfort Zone
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 4
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 2 September 2016
    18:30 – 19:00
  • Duration: 30min

Susanna Leinonen Company FI

SEE | OBEY & Reclaimed Dreams

Choreography: Susanna Leinonen

Susanna Leinonen is known for her visually outstanding work where the complexity of life in all its nuances is expressed with detailed and physical movement. In the Open Studio, Leinonen opens the choreographic ...

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SEE | OBEY & Reclaimed Dreams
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 6
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 2 September 2016
    19:00 – 19:45
  • Duration: 45min

Polymer DMT / Fang Yun Lo  DE

iDAS NRW artists

Choreography: Fang Yun Lo and André Schallenberg

Polymer DMT is inviting Tanzmesse participants to a casual talk about their work. Moreover, they will present material from former productions, and allow a glimpse into their new video-based work as ...

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iDAS NRW artists
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 2
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 2 September 2016
    19:15 – 19:45
  • Duration: 30min

Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion US

Dearest Home

Choreography: Kyle Abraham

Comprised primarily of solos and duets generated in conversation and collaboration with a variety of age groups and self-identified subcultures, Dearest Home (working title) is an interactive dance work ...

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Dearest Home
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 2 September 2016
    19:15 – 19:45
  • Duration: 30min

Elysa Wendi SG

1000 Performative Interpretations

Choreography: Elysa Wendi

1000 Performative Interpretations is a self-imposed reading project to explore the invisible comprehension of text and movement, the relationship between choreographers and their readings, and the indirect ...

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1000 Performative Interpretations
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 4
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 2 September 2016
    19:15 – 19:45
  • Duration: 30min