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 – 16:30
  • Duration: 60min
  • Booth:
    Canada Council for the Arts
Double bill

Farouche CA

We Talk Disco One Day

Choreography: Felicia Lau, Erika Mitsuhashi, Mahaila Patterson-O’Brien

We Talk Disco One Day is a full-length work where we explored creating a clear macro structure for three micro dances: A Inheriting Choreography. A Solo process where we pass off choreography and allow ...

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We Talk Disco One Day

    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
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    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
    Triple 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
    Triple bill

    Tereza Hradilková, Floex & coll. CZ

    Don´t stop

    Choreography: Tereza Lenerová (Hradilková)

    Calmly survey the hall. Hold your breath. Raise your hand. Wait for silence and for everyone to settle down. Set the tempo, seize attention, and hold it firmly in your grasp. Now! In her new project ...

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    Don´t stop

    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

    COMPAÑÍA PABLO ROTEMBERG AR

    La Wagner

    Choreography: Pablo Rotemberg

    Four powerful women, like Valkyries, straddle Wagner’s music to grapple with stereotypes and prejudices about femininity, violence, sexuality, eroticism and pornography. The production is nothing less ...

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    La Wagner