Performances

The Tanzmesse programming team has had the honour to create the 2018 Tanzmesse programme out of more than 700 proposals. Here you can find the programme of performances that will take place on stages in Düsseldorf, Krefeld and Leverkusen. Most performance descriptions are online, by the end of June the complete programme will be available.

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Wednesday August 29, 2018

Opening internationale tanzmesse nrw 2018

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Opening internationale tanzmesse nrw 2018
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Big Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • August 29, 2018
    19:00 – 19:45
  • Duration: 45min

TAO Dance Theatre CN

6 & 7

Choreography: Tao Ye

Tao Ye, China’s rising star of the international dance scene, shows two parts of his numbered series. 6 deals with the human spine. A reflection on the primal power of man to “move” as humans. 7 features ...

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6 & 7
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Big Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • August 29, 2018
    19:55 – 21:00
  • Duration: 65min

LIU Kuan-Hsiang TW

Kids

Choreography: LIU Kuan-Hsiang

Kids is a tribute to death. The choreography explores how a beloved body transforms in the final days of life. The three performers on stage dance to the voice recordings of choreographer LIU Kuan-Hsiang ...

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Kids
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Small Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • August 29, 2018
    20:00 – 20:50
  • Duration: 50min
  • Booth: 41
    Ministry of Culture

Hodworks HU

Solos

Choreography: Adrienn Hód

Three performers and three solos in a row, surrounded by the audience. Each solo is independent in its compactness, offering a different approach and another variation of the genre. In series, however, ...

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Solos
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 6
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • August 29, 2018
    21:00 – 22:00
  • Duration: 60min
  • Booth: 43
    Dancin' Hungary

Guangdong Modern Dance Company CN

Outdoor intervention

Choreography: --

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Outdoor intervention
  • tanzhaus nrw
    tanzhaus Außenbereich
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • August 29, 2018
    21:00 – 21:30
  • Duration: 30min

Thursday August 30, 2018

Foco alAire producciones MX

LOStheULTRAMAR

Choreography: Marcela Sanchez Mota & Octavio Zeivy

LOStheULTRAMAR represent a kind of tribe: a product of the globalized world, of contemporary history and digital communication. Walking in procession through the streets, they seek to astonish the passer. ...

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LOStheULTRAMAR
  • tanzhaus nrw
    tanzhaus Außenbereich
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • August 30, 2018
    19:00 – 19:30
  • Duration: 30min
  • Booth: 89
    NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS

Lai Tak Wai HK

So Low

Choreography: Lai Tak Wai

In the barrenness of a naked stage, in the face of flowing time, a man dances alone, accompanied only by his musicality, his courage and his imagination. In search of refuge within the seemingly inescapable ...

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So Low

Omar Rajeh | Maqamat LB

#minaret

Choreography: Omar Rajeh

For nearly 1,000 years the minaret of the Great Mosque of Aleppo soared above Syria’s largest city. It now lies in ruins. The once existing monument represented the city’s soul. A monumental portrayal ...

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#minaret
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Big Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • August 30, 2018
    21:00 – 22:00
  • Duration: 60min

Friday August 31, 2018

Olga de Soto BE

INCORPORER

Choreography: Olga de Soto

A large and bare space in silence. The silence is broken and the space becomes malleable through sound work, specially developed to render visible and audible certain actions that the performer produces. ...

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INCORPORER
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Small Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • August 31, 2018
    20:00 – 20:35
  • Duration: 35min

Companhia Urbana de Dança BR

5 passos pra nao cair no abismo

Choreography: Sonia Destri Lie

5 passos pra nao cair no abismo (5 steps not to fall into the abyss) talks about stories we have lived, starting from the middle of our society, a place of great unbelief, disillusionment, prejudice ...

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5 passos pra nao cair no abismo
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Big Stage
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • August 31, 2018
    20:30 – 21:30
  • Duration: 60min

Corpo Máquina NL

Even Worse

Choreography: Guilherme Miotto

In Even Worse, cutting edge breakdance, experimental hip-hop to contemporary theater dance merge into a new language of movement. 

Three young men in the virtuosity of their locomotion, whose togetherness ...

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Even Worse
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 6
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • August 31, 2018
    21:30 – 22:30
  • Duration: 60min

Saturday September 1, 2018

Shifting Realities - Jacobs, Koné, Manjate, Till DE/BF/MZ

Fragiland

Choreography: Jason Jacobs/ Souleymane Ladji Koné/ Katia Manjate/ Anna Till

FRAGILAND focuses on an understanding of the fragility inherent in all living creatures. The performers assert their individual point of views in an effort to avoid the ever-present risk of collapse. ...

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Fragiland
  • tanzhaus nrw
    Studio 6
    Erkrather Str. 30
    40233 Düsseldorf
  • September 1, 2018
    19:00 – 20:30
  • Duration: 90min
Double bill

Shifting Realities - Rotteveel, Lo, Ayuso, Sunday KE/NL/NG/ES/TW

Specific people create specific problems

Choreography: Avatâra Ayuso, Fang Yun Lo, Israël Sunday Akpan, Judith Bwire Namacheke, Tian Rotteveel

specific people create specific problems is a wild ride into the unknown. Five choreographers from five different countries in Africa, Europe and Asia team up to explore their otherness and alikeness. ...

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Specific people create specific problems

    Guangdong Modern Dance Company CN

    Sumeru

    Choreography: LIU Qi

    In Buddhist imagery, a grain as tiny as a mustard seed can reveal all the wonders of the universe. Just like this, dance as a small spectrum of this vast universe contains fascinating stories and facets, ...

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    Sumeru
    • tanzhaus nrw
      Big Stage
      Erkrather Str. 30
      40233 Düsseldorf
    • September 1, 2018
      20:00 – 21:00
    • Duration: 60min

    Vilnius city dance theatre Low Air LT

    Game Over

    Choreography: Laurynas Zakevicius and Airida Gudaite

    Urban Dance Theatre Low Air presents an innovative live dance installation which connects both visual and urban dance art, inspired by the author Julio Cortázar. Cortázar has this magical realism which ...

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    Game Over