Pre-Day NRW


  • 27 August
    13:00 – 20:30
  • Fabrik Heeder | Shuttle from tanzhaus nrw at 13.00 h
  • Wheelchair Access Impaired mobility
  • Duration: 450min

Pre-Day NRW at Fabrik Heeder

The region of North Rhine-Westphalia thrives on its diverse dance landscape. There is an impressive number of municipal dance companies, a unique independent dance sector, theatres and festivals for dance, and two universities offering dance education. The region loves dance and is also known for transforming industrial buildings into dance venues.

This year’s Pre-Day NRW will take international visitors to Fabrik Heeder in Krefeld – a beautiful former oilcloth and wallpaper factory turned into a cultural centre run by the Cultural Office of the City of Krefeld. Tanzmesse participants are invited to find out more about Fabrik Heeder’s annual dance programme and get to know local artists in an artistic tour in and around the building. Visitors will gain insights into the artists’ current practice through work-in-progress showings, installations, presentations and excerpts from existing works. Afterwards, we will round off the day together with soup and drinks. This year’s Pre-Day NRW programme includes the Urban Arts Ensemble Ruhr from Herne, the Cooperativa Maura Morales and Ben J. Riepe Kompanie from Düsseldorf, Ursina Tossi and Ilona Pászthy/IPtanz from Cologne, Fang-Yun Lo/Polymer DMT from Essen, and CocoonDance from Bonn. The bus transfer starts at 1 p.m. at tanzhaus nrw and will be back at the same place by around 9.30 p.m.

Our thanks go to the Cultural Office of the City of Krefeld, Dorothee Monderkamp, and the technical team at Fabrik Heeder.

Artistic Crew / Team:
Ben J. Riepe, CocoonDance, Cooperativa Maura Morales, Fang Yun Lo/Polymer DMT, IPtanz/Ilona Pászthy, Urban Arts Ensemble Ruhr, Ursina Tossi