Performances

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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Wednesday 26 August 2020

Lorin Sookool Studios ZA

The Blunt Blades of Bravado

Choreography: Lorin Sookool

The Blunt Blades of Bravado, inspired by a 2015 newspaper article entitled "Coloured Bravado", is a multimedia contemporary dance performance investigating aspects of sub-street culture formed in response ...

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The Blunt Blades of Bravado
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 6
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 26 August 2020
    18:00 – 18:40
  • Duration: 40min
  • Booth:
    Dance South Africa

Panaibra Gabriel Canda MZ

The man who did not see the whale pass by

Choreography: Panaibra Gabriel Canda

Inspired by the authors Janusz Korczak and Fernando Pessoa, Panaibra Gabriel Canda deals with the different worlds and perceptions of adults and children and with lost utopias. If we imagine parallel ...

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The man who did not see the whale pass by

Out Innerspace Dance Theatre CA

Bygones

Choreography: David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen

In Bygones, the choreographers David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen create a world in between light and shadow, humans and objects – a kind of limbo that oscillates between creation and destruction, ...

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Bygones
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Big Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 26 August 2020
    19:30 – 20:30
  • Duration: 60min
  • Booth:
    Belsher Arts Management

CCN - Ballet de Lorraine FR

Come out

Choreography: Petter Jacobsson

The first collaboration of choreographer Olivier Dubois with Ballet de Lorraine has produced a minimalist masterpiece. Dubois – the “enfant terrible of contemporary dance” – has teamed up with all the ...

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Come out
  • CENTRAL
    Big Stage
    Worringer Straße 140
    40210 Düsseldorf
  • 26 August 2020
    19:30 – 20:30
  • Duration: 60min
  • Booth:
    Région Grand Est

Virpi Pahkinen Dance Company SE

Deep Time

Choreography: Virpi Pahkinen

With her latest creation DEEP TIME, Virpi Pahkinen and her ensemble go on a dive into the infinite depths of time. The hourglass measures seven seconds and centuries. DEEP TIME moves in the archaeology ...

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Deep Time
  • FFT Juta
    Kasernenstraße 6
    40213 Düsseldorf
  • 26 August 2020
    19:30 – 20:30
  • Duration: 60min
  • Booth:
    Swedish Dance

Polski Teatr Tańca / Polish Dance Theatre PL

45

Choreography: Jacek Przybyłowicz

With this work, Polish Dance Theatre celebrates its 45th anniversary, reflecting upon the past in the light of the present. It is a journey through time with the oldest dance theatre company in Poland. ...

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45

Adele Goh SG

Disappearing Act

Choreography: Adele Goh

The emerging Singaporean choreographer and dancer created an abstract work with Disappering Act, focusing on the presence of her own body on stage: My body as a spatial point of reference, a point of ...

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Disappearing Act
Double bill

Amelia Chong SG

NAMUH

Choreography: Amelia Chong

In her solo, Amelia Chong explores the perceived dichotomy of the human body. She intends to dispel the idea of singularity in meaning and perception. Thus, NAMUH celebrates the endless possibilities ...

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NAMUH

Thursday 27 August 2020

TWObigsteps Collective CA

Livespace

Choreography: Marissa Wong

How does technology affect our perception? Livespace is an immersive movement installation that questions the technological lens and its influence on how we receive information. The performance engages ...

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Livespace
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 6
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 27 August 2020
    15:30 – 16:15
  • Duration: 45min
  • Booth:
    Canada Council for the Arts

Compagnie Chute Libre FR

Anarchy - The harmony of disorder

Choreography: Pierre Bolo & Annabelle Loiseau

Cie Chute Libre is trying to find a balance between disorder and harmony, individuality and social order: How do we coexist without dominating while tolerating other types of creature/ people? The group ...

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Anarchy - The harmony of disorder
Double bill

Hungry Sharks AT

Hidden in plain sight

Choreography: Valentin Alfery

The most recent work of the dance company Hungry Sharks is a choreographed jigsaw puzzle with components of Urban Dance. The audience is invited to join an adventure trip that is looking for mutual interrelationships. ...

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Hidden in plain sight

Ben J. Riepe DE

MEDO/ANGST

Choreography: Ben J. Riepe

Fear – "Medo" in Portuguese – is a predominant feeling in Brazil nowadays and reflects a global phenomenon. It concerns the inhabitants of the favelas, artists, climate and LGTBQ activists alike – they ...

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MEDO/ANGST
  • FFT Juta
    Kasernenstraße 6
    40213 Düsseldorf
  • 27 August 2020
    18:00 – 19:00
  • Duration: 60min
  • Booth:
    iDAS NRW / tanzhaus nrw

ELECTRICMOOSE/brian solomon CA

THUNDERBIRD'S TRANSFORMATION

Choreography: brian solomon

a man is awakened from his sedentary ways and days. on his way home from work at the telemarketing office, he is half-transformed into a thunderbird. between space and time, earth and sky, he travels ...

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THUNDERBIRD'S TRANSFORMATION

Compagnie Marie Chouinard CA

RADICAL VITALITY

Choreography: Marie Chouinard

Marie Chouinard delved into the company's repertoire to compose a new work consisting of solos and duets. She shed new light on these small choreographic forms and recreated them: new costumes or sound ...

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RADICAL VITALITY
  • Forum Leverkusen
    Am Büchelter Hof 9
    51373 Leverkusen
  • 27 August 2020
    19:00 – 20:00
  • Duration: 60min
  • Booth:
    Canada Council for the Arts

Cristina Moura BR

ÄGÔ

Choreography: Cristina Moura

ÄGÔ combines languages and symbols, thinkers and creators. The result is a body language and a scenic representation that communicates ambiguities and possibilities of a dancing body. At the same time, ...

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ÄGÔ

Alexander Whitley Dance Company GB

Overflow

Choreography: Alexander Whitley

Digital technology, now a seemingly indispensable part of modern life, is radically transforming how we experience and act in the world. Overflow considers how our desires, fantasies and vulnerabilities ...

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Overflow
  • CENTRAL
    Big Stage
    Worringer Straße 140
    40210 Düsseldorf
  • 27 August 2020
    19:30 – 20:30
  • Duration: 60min
  • Booth:
    Dance from England

YIBU Dance Company DE

1:6 | 5:1

Choreography: Chun Zhang & Kai Strathmann

With this new production YIBU Dance starts a new cycle of work, drawing its inspiration from the 64 hexagrams of the 7000 year old book "I Ching". These hexagrams or figures are abstract notations of ...

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1:6 | 5:1
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  • 27 August 2020
    19:30 – 20:20
  • Duration: 50min
  • Booth:
    Tanzland NRW

Modern Table KR

SOKDO (Velocity)

Choreography: JAEDUK KIM

How do we experience velocity? The eight dancers and three musicians of the company Modern Table create different paces and dynamics with their bodies, voices and instruments. Their movements become ...

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SOKDO (Velocity)
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Big Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 27 August 2020
    21:15 – 22:15
  • Duration: 60min
  • Booth:
    Dance of Korea

Erika Mitsuhashi & Francesca Frewer CA

DUST

Choreography: Erika Mitsuhashi & Francesca Frewer

A thought-provoking multidisciplinary performance piece which incorporates contemporary dance, live sound, new media, and striking designs to investigate themes of volatility, change, decay, and the ...

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DUST
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 6
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 27 August 2020
    21:15 – 22:15
  • Duration: 60min
  • Booth:
    Canada Council for the Arts

Figure of 8 Dance Collective ZA

WAG | Waiting

Choreography: The cast under the direction of Grant van Ster & Shaun Oelf

Waiting is an integral part of our lives. We experience different kinds of waiting every day. How long do we wait? What are we waiting for? How do we experience and deal with waiting? WAG | WAITING will ...

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WAG | Waiting
  • CENTRAL
    Small Stage
    Worringer Straße 140
    40210 Düsseldorf
  • 27 August 2020
    21:15 – 22:10
  • Duration: 55min
  • Booth:
    Dance South Africa

Friday 28 August 2020

MIHR Theatre AM

The Song of a Refugee

Choreography: Tsolak MLKE-Galstyan

For this creation MIHR Theatre and Tiezerk Band dive into the musical genre “Song of a Refugee”. This musical genre among Armenian national songs is not only about geographical migration but also about ...

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The Song of a Refugee
  • Fabrik Heeder
    Big Stage & Small Stage
    Virchowstraße 130
    47805 Krefeld
  • 28 August 2020
    16:00 – 18:00
  • Duration: 120min
  • Booth:
    World Wide Artists
Triple bill

L'Explose Danza CO

TIRESIAS o la razón de ser

Choreography: Tino Fernández

In this solo the performer undergoes a bodily metamorphosis, morphing between human and animal, changing gender, oscillating between masculinity and femininity, power and fragility. For about 50 minutes ...

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TIRESIAS o la razón de ser
Triple bill

Asbl SB Company LU

What does not belong to us

Choreography: Sarah Baltzinger

By combining sometimes contradictory energies, What does not belong to us explores the notion of inheritance. Social, family, cultural or political inheritance, What does not belong to us is an element ...

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What does not belong to us

TRIBE by Shamel Pitts US

BLACK HOLE: Trilogy And Triathlon

Choreography: Shamel Pitts

BLACK HOLE is a kaleidoscopic performance art experience using movement, light and visual art. Although the title derives from the cosmic phenomenon of a Black Hole, it is not a work on explaining the ...

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BLACK HOLE: Trilogy And Triathlon
  • FFT Juta
    Kasernenstraße 6
    40213 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2020
    18:00 – 19:00
  • Duration: 60min
  • Booth:
    American Dance Abroad

Baobab JP

UMU

Choreography: Wataru Kitao

Originally created as a group work for 24 female dancers, choreographer Wataru Kitao has adapted his work UMU to a solo. In this work he unites elements of Hip-Hop as well as classical Butoh in order ...

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UMU
  • FFT Kammerspiele
    Jahnstr. 3
    40215 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2020
    18:00 – 19:00
  • Duration: 60min
  • Booth:
    World Wide Artists

TORONTO INUIT ASSOCIATION CA

NO WOMAN'S LAND

Choreography: Naulaq LeDrew and Avatâra Ayuso

Two women, two generations, two cultures, two lands – an encounter between Spanish-born, UK-based choreographer Avatâra Ayuso and the Inuk elder craft artist Naulaq LeDrew, from Nunavut. Together they ...

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NO WOMAN'S LAND
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Small Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2020
    19:30 – 20:25
  • Duration: 55min
  • Booth:
    Canada Council for the Arts

Yabin Studio CN

World

Choreography: Yabin Wang

What is it like to live a dancer’s life? What does it mean for a dancer to be on stage? For many dancers dance is also a medium of communication. Dancers create movements out of their inner self. They ...

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World

Shay Kuebler Radical System Art CA

Epilogos

Choreography: Shay Kuebler

In Aristoteles’ "The Art of Rhethoric", epilogos is defined as the point in a speech where a speaker attempts to evoke an emotional response in the audience. The performance Epilogos is built around ...

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Epilogos
  • Teo Otto Theater
    Saal
    Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 31-33
    42853 Remscheid
  • 28 August 2020
    19:30 – 20:30
  • Duration: 60min
  • Booth:
    Belsher Arts Management

Alexandra Waierstall DE

ANNNA³. The Worlds of Infinite Shifts

Choreography: Alexandra Waierstall

Choreographer Alexandra Waierstall once again teams up with composer HAUSCHKA to create a minimalistic masterpiece: Fragile yet at the same time with astonishing strength, three female performers pass ...

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ANNNA³. The Worlds of Infinite Shifts
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Big Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2020
    21:15 – 22:15
  • Duration: 60min
  • Booth:
    iDAS NRW / tanzhaus nrw

Dumb Instrument Dance CA

The Odd Volume

Choreography: Ziyian Kwan

What does it mean to know that one will never arrive yet always yearn to belong? The Odd Volume is an autobiographical solo that sources Ziyian Kwan’s childhood memories from 1970's Vancouver to subvert ...

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The Odd Volume
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 6
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2020
    21:15 – 22:00
  • Duration: 45min
  • Booth:
    Canada Council for the Arts

Casa Conveniente PT

Ensaio Para Uma Cartografia

Choreography: Mónica Calle

Ensaio para uma Cartografia is a choreography that is never complete. Inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s Seven Deadly Sins and Luís Mário Lopes’ A Boa Alma, choreographer Mónica Calle is trying to create an ...

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Ensaio Para Uma Cartografia
  • CENTRAL
    Small Stage
    Worringer Straße 140
    40210 Düsseldorf
  • 28 August 2020
    21:15 – 22:15
  • Duration: 60min
  • Booth:
    O Espaço do Tempo

Saturday 29 August 2020

Perypezye Urbane IT

IKI

Choreography: Daria Menichetti

IKI is the attempt to dive into the physical and spiritual dimension of death, it is the dance of two souls who give up their physical existence to gain access to another dimension, another state of ...

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IKI
  • Fabrik Heeder
    Big Stage & Small Stage
    Virchowstraße 130
    47805 Krefeld
  • 29 August 2020
    16:00 – 18:00
  • Duration: 120min
  • Booth:
    Perypezye Urbane | DanceMe
Double bill

Corpo Maquina NL

Ball

Choreography: Guilherme Miotto

In 2016 choreographer Guilherme Miotto met Nasser el Jackson and immediately fell for Nasser’s extraordinary personality and movement quality - he decided to create a full-length solo for this balling ...

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Ball

Daina Ashbee CA

Pour

Choreography: Daina Ashbee

Pour is a work that explores the vulnerability and strength of women, uncovering the layers of pain we absorb in our bodies through a society that does not support them. Like her previous works, Daina ...

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Pour

t.r.a.n.s.i.t.s.c.a.p.e BE

20 October 1968, Mexico

Choreography: Pierre Larauza and Emmanuelle Vincent

A documentary dance piece in which a historic sports tribute and a political allegory cross an intergenerational face-to-face about breathless movement. Starting point for this creation is the ‘documentary ...

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20 October 1968, Mexico
  • FFT Kammerspiele
    Jahnstr. 3
    40215 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2020
    18:00 – 19:00
  • Duration: 60min
  • Booth:
    From Belgium with Love

Vertigo Dance Company IL

One, One & One

Choreography: Noa Wertheim

Oscillating between explosive energy and meditative unison, virtuous movement and abstract design, choreographer Noa Wertheim and the nine performers on stage depict the inner desire – and struggle – ...

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One, One & One
  • Forum Leverkusen
    Am Büchelter Hof 9
    51373 Leverkusen
  • 29 August 2020
    19:00 – 20:00
  • Duration: 60min
  • Booth:
    Vertigo Dance Company

Lululangs Arts Academy ZA

The Encounter

Choreography: Lulu Mlangeni

The Encounter explores subtleties that undermine the potential for a smooth flow of relationships between genders. In this duet the dancers are bent on trampling the tenuous line that stealthily continues ...

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The Encounter
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Small Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2020
    19:30 – 20:25
  • Duration: 55min
  • Booth:
    Dance South Africa

B.DANCE TW

RAGE

Choreography: Po-Cheng TSAI

RAGE is inspired by the eponymous crime novel by the Japanese writer Yoshida Shuichi and the film directed by Lee Sang-il. Beyond an apparent serenity, this creation exposes the violence and anger of ...

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RAGE
  • CENTRAL
    Small Stage
    Worringer Straße 140
    40210 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2020
    19:30 – 20:30
  • Duration: 60min
  • Booth:
    Dance in Taiwan

Paula Quintana ES

Las Alegrías (The Joys)

Choreography: Paula Quintana

Las Alegrías unfolds from the generating, transformative and revolutionary power of joy. A dancing dialogue between two bodies: the living and latent body of Paula Quintana and a magical and celestial ...

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Las Alegrías (The Joys)
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Big Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2020
    21:15 – 22:15
  • Duration: 60min
  • Booth:
    DANCE FROM SPAIN

Yossi Berg & Oded Graf Dance Theater IL

When Love Walked In

Choreography: Yossi Berg & Oded Graf

In When Love Walked In, Yossi Berg and Oded Graf explore the essence of what it means to love. How is love presented in culture? And how do we, individually, experience love? In a series of short stories, ...

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When Love Walked In
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 6
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • 29 August 2020
    21:15 – 22:30
  • Duration: 75min
  • Booth:
    Vertigo Dance Company