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Unfortunately, internationale tanzmesse nrw - fair & festival will not take place from 26-30 August 2020 due to the measurements taken by the German federal and state governments to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nevertheless, we are very happy and proud to present the Tanzmesse 2020 artists. It is with great pleasure to provide you with a glimpse into more than 100 productions and works-in-progress. Feel free to browse through the Tanzmesse Programme online and delve into the productions through trailers, photos and text!

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Thursday 27 August 2020

iDAS NRW companies & artists DE

iDAS NRW Open Studios

iDAS NRW is a service and support programme for contemporary dance companies and choreographers from North Rhine-Westphalia. iDAS NRW is convinced that every artistic development needs an administrative ...

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iDAS NRW Open Studios
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 2
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 27 August 2020
    15:30 – 18:30
  • Duration: 180min

Broken Borders Arts Projet ZA

Dark Cell (Trio)

Choreography: Themba Mbuli

The former prison island Robben Island serves as inspiration for the production of Dark Cell. The work draws on the stories of the political prisoners imprisoned there until 1991 and speaks of the psychological ...

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Dark Cell (Trio)
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 27 August 2020
    15:30 – 16:00
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Dance South Africa

Companhia Urbana de Dança BR

NÊGO | WE ARE ALL BLACK

Choreography: Sonia Destri Lie

Sonia Destrie Lie’s performance NÊGO | WE ARE ALL BLACK deals with racial discrimination and inequality in Brazil. In the production, eight performers investigate the multiple meanings of the word "Nêgo", ...

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NÊGO | WE ARE ALL BLACK

Aerites Dance Company GR

Hero

Choreography: Patricia Apergi

Do we still need heroes? Who are they? What do they mean to us in our everyday life? For this dance piece the Greek choreographer Patricia Apergi and the dancer Eva Georgitsopoulou investigated contemporary ...

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Hero
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 5
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 27 August 2020
    15:30 – 16:00
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    World Wide Artists

MOVEMENT J company KR

Cracks

Choreography: Cho Sun-young

How does the outside world influence our true self? How do relationships with other people raise to surface our true self? We need to let ourselves engage with others and be open to different ways of ...

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Cracks
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 27 August 2020
    16:10 – 16:40
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Dance of Korea

TeBogO Dance - TBO BE

In The Shadows Of Darkness

Choreography: Tebby W.T. RAMASIKE

This solo dance piece is a personal journal based on Tebby W.T. Ramasike's recent trip to South Africa, revisiting his homeland, to reconnect with his roots, his family, his people, his birthplace – ...

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In The Shadows Of Darkness
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 4
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 27 August 2020
    16:10 – 16:40
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Dance South Africa

VR + R (Virtual Reality + Reality) production CN

Reeds

Choreography: Jiawei WANG, Yanyan QIAN

Reed is tender but resilient. Feeble humans could easily be destroyed, but those as tenacious as reeds probably survived, with dignity and respect. During the World War II, an estimated group of 400,000 ...

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Reeds
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 27 August 2020
    16:50 – 17:20
  • Duration: 30min

The New Zealand Dance Company NZ

As It Stands

Choreography: Ross McCormak

As It Stands is a powerful, awe-inspiring dance work that pushes the limits of virtuosic dance and design. Influenced by the creations of American sculptor, Richard Serra, large sculptures punctuate ...

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As It Stands

Cía. Aïda Colmenero Dïaz ES

Qué importa el abismo / She Poems - Togo

Choreography: Aïda Colmenero Dïaz

The solo performance Qué importa el abismo is part of a multidisciplinary project by Spanish choreographer Aïda Colmenero Dïaz. Together with female performers from Africa, she develops dance performances, ...

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Qué importa el abismo / She Poems - Togo
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 27 August 2020
    17:30 – 18:00
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    DANCE FROM SPAIN

Andrea Peña and Artists CA

6.58 : Manifesto

Choreography: Andrea Peña

In this choreographic triad six dancers interact with a machine, an opera singer and a DJ in order to explore the concepts of artistry and artificiality as implicit constructions of our contemporary ...

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6.58 : Manifesto
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 4
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 27 August 2020
    17:30 – 18:00
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    CINARS - Quebec on Stage

Góbi Dance Company HU

Volitant

Choreography: Góbi Rita

In Volitant Rita Góbi turns the stage into an uncanny space between "already not here" and "not there yet" to explore the themes of transformation and metamorphosis. The production’s music has been composed ...

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Volitant
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 27 August 2020
    18:10 – 18:40
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Dancin' Hungary

Franklin Dávalos - Danza Contemporánea PE

La Escondida

Choreography: Franklin Dávalos

In his performance, Peruvian choreographer Franklin Dávalos explores the psychology of a mother who has put her newborn baby up for adoption. By observing her inner life from the abandoned son’s perspective, ...

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La Escondida
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 5
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 27 August 2020
    18:10 – 18:40
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    World Wide Artists

Friday 28 August 2020

Shaun Parker and Company Ltd AU

IN THE ZONE

Choreography: Shaun Parker

IN THE ZONE is not only entertaining dance theatre but also gives young audiences the opportunity to explore topics such as technology, man-made global warming and the personal choices and resilience ...

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IN THE ZONE
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2020
    15:30 – 16:00
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Dance in Australia

Sintija Silina LV

ROCK BOTTOM /// BEDRE

Choreography: Sintija Silina

The contemporary dance performance ROCK BOTTOM is a collaborative stage work among artists to disclose the processes of one of the most mysterious illnesses these days – depression. The creative team ...

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ROCK BOTTOM /// BEDRE
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 4
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2020
    15:30 – 16:00
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Baltic Dance

Dan Daw Creative Projects GB

The Dan Daw Show

Choreography: Dan Daw

After having spent a lifetime being an inspiration to others, Dan Daw is finally seizing the moment to inspire himself. Teaming up with theatre director Mark Maughan, Daw takes ownership of the beautiful ...

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The Dan Daw Show
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 5
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2020
    15:30 – 16:00
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Dance from England

adelheid dance projects CA

what it's like

Choreography: Heidi Strauss

what it’s like brings the spectators into a shared space to witness and experience experiments with comfort, agency, responsibility and complicity. Performers/collaborators Michael Caldwell, Luke Garwood ...

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what it's like
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2020
    16:10 – 16:40
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Canada Council for the Arts

John Scott Dance IE

Inventions

Choreography: John Scott

Inventions centres around two extraordinary women: Belfast-based Oona Doherty, one of Europe's most gifted dance artists, and 85-year-old American dance legend Valda Setterfield, of Merce Cunningham ...

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Inventions
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 5
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2020
    16:10 – 16:40
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Dance Ireland

Quiatora Monorriel MX

Danza de las cabezas / Dance of the Heads

Choreography: Benito González

For Benito González musical genres are the ideal territory to start developing his choreographic works. Danza de las cabezas / Dance of the Heads is based on industrial music to develop an insistent ...

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Danza de las cabezas / Dance of the Heads
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2020
    16:50 – 17:20
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    TANZ DANCE MEXICO

Compagnie Linga CH

Sottovoce

Choreography: Katarzyna Gdaniec and Marco Cantalupo

Sottovoce focuses on the exchange and interweaving between the two languages of music and dance. Together with singers from the Académie vocale de Suisse romande (AVSR), the dancers of the Compagnie ...

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Sottovoce
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 4
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2020
    16:50 – 17:20
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Pro Helvetia

Lara Kramer Danse CA

Windigo

Choreography: Lara Kramer

Fierce and visceral, Windigo resonates like a scream, the vibrant echo of a long history of human ransacking and destruction, a violation of a land and its culture. Returning to her grandmother’s home ...

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Windigo
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 5
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2020
    16:50 – 17:20
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Canada Council for the Arts

Gwyn Emberton Dance GB

You chose what?

Choreography: Gwyn Emberton

For this project Gwyn Emberton works with four performers and the writer, actor and director Kieron Self. With dance, text and the interplay of music, character and narrative the performers are questioning ...

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You chose what?
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2020
    17:30 – 18:00
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Dance from Wales

I Jung Lim DE

An Historical Tracing and Reproduction of the Motion between the Human Body and Industrial Artefacts

Choreography: I Jung Lim

Inspired by the post-industrial romanticism of the city of Berlin, this project is a dance piece for one body and five industrial objects. Against the background of the increasing immateriality of work, ...

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An Historical Tracing and Reproduction of the Motion between the Human Body and Industrial Artefacts
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 4
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2020
    17:30 – 18:00
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Tanz aus Deutschland

Olga Roriz Company PT

Autopsy

Choreography: Olga Roriz

Olga Roriz’s new performance looks around us but also inside each of us. The choreographer writes, “Everything we love is about to die. Everything is always about to die. Distress comes in waves of pain ...

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Autopsy
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 5
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2020
    17:30 – 18:00
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    O Espaço do Tempo

CENTRO DE EXPERIMENTACION ESCENICA CL

INSTEAD OF NOTHING / EN LUGAR DE NADA

Choreography: Joel Inzunza Leal

Valdivia is the rainiest city in Chile, located in between the three rivers Calle-Calle, Cruces, Valdivia and the Pacific Ocean. It is also the place where choreographer Joel Inzunza created INSTEAD ...

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INSTEAD OF NOTHING / EN LUGAR DE NADA
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 2
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2020
    18:10 – 18:40
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Dance Chile

Beihe Dance Theatre CN

Faraway

Choreography: Chen Ke

Where you can’t go back Those who came but lost To a place Where you can’t get there But you can’t go back Lost but not lose habitat Faraway, those you can’t go back but want to catch

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Faraway
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2020
    18:10 – 18:40
  • Duration: 30min

Peggy Baker Dance Projects CA

who we are in the dark

Choreography: Peggy Baker

This production deals with the state of immediacy – of daring contemporary dance, supercharged live music and sophisticated design elements from artists working with pigment, projection and light. Two ...

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who we are in the dark
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 4
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2020
    18:10 – 18:40
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Canada Council for the Arts

Dance Forum Taipei TW

Dance Force-South

Choreography: Toru Shimazaki

As part of their 30th anniversary celebration, Dance Forum Taipei has invited Japanese choreographer Toru Shimazaki who reconstructed and reworked his piece South with the company. The introspective ...

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Dance Force-South
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 5
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2020
    18:10 – 18:40
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Dance in Taiwan

Saturday 29 August 2020

Yotam Peled DE

Alpha

Choreography: Yotam Peled

Alpha is an intense, highly physical and theatrical dance performance that explores acts of domination and submission and a transformation of gender roles. The piece takes place in a parallel universe, ...

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Alpha

ilDance SE

MY BODY MY NATION

Choreography: Israel Aloni

My Body My Nation is an exhilarating multidisciplinary solo performance which is an attempt to decolonize the singular physical body. This physical pursuit involves disconnecting from taught and imposed ...

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MY BODY MY NATION
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 4
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2020
    15:30 – 16:00
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    MADEIN the NORDIC COUNTRIES

dadadans DK

CIRCUS LONELINESS

Choreography: Helle Bach

”I am not afraid of dying. I am afraid of being lonely for the rest of my life.” In CIRCUS LONELINESS dadadans defies the taboo and takes a look at those people whose experience of loneliness is left ...

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CIRCUS LONELINESS
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 5
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2020
    15:30 – 16:00
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Danish Arts Foundation

Vero Cendoya ES

LA PARTIDA

Choreography: Veronica Cendoya

This hybrid piece, combing dance and football, was initially created as an outdoor performance: Five dancers, five football players, a field and one referee; all gathered in a very peculiar match with ...

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LA PARTIDA

Lukas Karvelis LT

Blank Spots

Choreography: Lukas Karvelis

Blank Spots is a solo performance that deals with personal and collective identities. The performance consists of two parts which both challenge and complement each other. The first part features Lukas ...

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Blank Spots
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 4
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2020
    16:10 – 16:40
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Baltic Dance

Kahkeshān IR

basis for being

Choreography: Sina Saberi

basis for being is a very personal research process. Its main tool is the practice of storytelling based on biography and fiction. Various unfulfilled states of being and the desire to fulfill them through ...

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basis for being
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 5
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2020
    16:10 – 16:40
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    World Wide Artists

Compagnie Humaine FR

Ma vie rêvée (My Dreamed Life)

Choreography: Eric Oberdorff

The solo performance Ma vie rêvée by French choreographer Eric Oberdorff explores the lives of prison inmates. For the production, the artist is planning several workshops in a prison in Grasse, in which ...

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Ma vie rêvée (My Dreamed Life)

Kinetic Orchestra Dance Company FI

I'm Liquid

Choreography: Jarkko Mandelin

I’m liquid plays the with the illusion of the dancers being transformed into flowing water. Their cross-sectional changes in movement forms create the impression of rippling, occasionally threatening, ...

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I'm Liquid
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 4
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2020
    16:50 – 17:20
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Dance Info Finland

Racoco US

TILT

Choreography: Rachel Cohen

Inspired by the evocative imagery from Cervantes’ Don Quixote, TILT creates a dreamlike atmosphere on stage through a swirl of movement, a wood construction, tap dance, live music and a large wooden ...

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TILT
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 5
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2020
    16:50 – 17:20
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    American Dance Abroad

Jasmin Vardimon Company GB

PINOCCHIO & ALICE - What it means to be human

Choreography: Jasmin Vardimon

Jasmin Vardimon’s adaptation of Pinocchio will continue touring in 2021-22. Based on the original book by Collodi, Pinocchio brings to life the famous marionette as he embarks on a fantastic journey ...

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PINOCCHIO & ALICE - What it means to be human
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2020
    17:30 – 18:00
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Jasmin Vardimon Company

CuntsCollective PT

Coisa não nascida

Choreography: Gabriela Cordovez da Costa Franco and Daniel Paiva de Miranda

In Coisa não nascida the limits of theatrical dance production are questioned when the choreographers Gabriela Cordovez and Daniel Miranda explore the boundaries between audience and performer and between ...

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Coisa não nascida
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 4
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2020
    17:30 – 18:00
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    O Espaço do Tempo

MALACARNE US

Where is home - birds of passage

Choreography: Alice Gosti

Birds of passage is Alice Gosti’s first solo performance piece. It is based on her own intergenerational story as an Italian-American Immigrant – she was growing up as the Italian-born daughter of an ...

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Where is home - birds of passage
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 5
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2020
    17:30 – 18:00
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    American Dance Abroad

Amaia Elizaran ES

BLOCK

Choreography: Amaia Elizaran

Starting point for this piece are the two bodies of the dancers relating to each other. Opposing and blocking forces arise in between them. Out of these visible resistances a very own and characteristic ...

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BLOCK
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 2
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2020
    18:10 – 18:40
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    BASQUE DANCE

Howool Baek DE

Foreign body_trio

Choreography: Howool Baek

Bodies that do not fit within the framework of society are treated as foreign bodies and are ultimately rejected. The choreographer Howool Baek wants to look at society through three such different bodies. ...

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Foreign body_trio
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 3
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2020
    18:10 – 18:40
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Tanz aus Deutschland

71BODIES NO

71BODIES 1DANCE

Choreography: Daniel Mariblanca

With this interdisciplinary project, Daniel Mariblanca combines photography, film installation and dance performance: The work is inspired by 71 personal experiences and testimonies from transgender ...

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71BODIES 1DANCE
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 4
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2020
    18:10 – 18:40
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Performing Arts Hub Norway

Granhøj Dans DK

An Eve And An Adam

Choreography: Palle Granhøj

While nudity on the internet is part of normality nowadays, many people prefer to stay dressed in real life. Why do young people in particular stage themselves virtually showing lots of skin but avoid ...

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An Eve And An Adam
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 5
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2020
    18:10 – 18:40
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth:
    Danish Arts Foundation