Photo: Yaniv Cohen
Mia Habib | A song to...
Photo: Daniel Poensgen
VA Wölfl / NEUER TANZ | "von mit nach t: No 2"
Photo: Ian Douglas
Le principe d'incertitude / Liz Santoro & Pierre Godard | Relative Collider
Photo: Anja Beutler
Nicole Beutler / NBprojects | 6: THE SQUARE
Photo: Herman Sorgeloos
Peeping Tom | 32 rue Vandenbranden


Festival-Trailer 2016

Online and in all Yorck cinemas now

From 12.8. till 4.9. Berlin will be the centre for dance once more: This year's festival trailer gives a vivid idea of this year's festival. The 28th edition presents a programme of contemporary classics and new works by international and Berlin-based choreographers. The trailer can be seen online and in all Yorck cinemas as of now.
The team of Tanz im August is deeply saddened by the news of Rosemary Butcher's passing on Thursday, 14.7. We mourn the loss of this witty and inspiring person and are thankful that we had the chance to honour her and her body of work with last year's retrospective "Memory In The Present Tense".

Bibliothek im August

A temporary reading room to introduce the worlds of the artists of Tanz im August 2016

Bibliothek im August is a dedicated space for people to meet and exchange ideas. Open throughout the festival, its collection includes books suggested by the artists involved in Tanz im August 2016. We have asked the artists to name three volumes that they believe can serve as reference books to their work ...

Yoann Bourgeois

Celui qui tombe | 26.+27.8. | Haus der Berliner Festspiele

A miniature version of humanity, floating up in the air: six performers on a precariously balanced platform, either fearfully clutching each other or united in a cheerful round dance. The acrobat, actor, and dancer Yoann Bourgeois describes his pieces as games of mimicry and vertigo. “Celui qui tombe,“ which he created for the 2014 International Dance Biennial of ...

Cullberg Ballet / Deborah Hay

Figure a Sea | 30.+31.8. | Haus der Berliner Festspiele

In “Figure a Sea“, Cullberg Ballet brings together 17 dancers in an artistic master meeting between two of the performing arts very greatest: the choreographer Deborah Hay and composer Laurie Anderson.Within “Figure a Sea“, the dancer and the stage are considered a sea of endless possibilities. The choreography moves between technical proficiency and ...

Mithkal Alzghair

Displacement | 2. + 3.9. | HAU1

How does a body react when its movement is forced or it is prevented from moving? Which physical and cultural knowledge do people internalize in a country that is characterized by revolution, ideologies, war and only brief moments of stability? With “Displacement”, the Syrian choreographer Mithkal Alzghair tackles the thematic field of rootedness versus ...

Complete Programme 2016

Tickets are on sale now

Contemporary classics, performances of a new generation of New York based artists and many new works by international and Berlin based choreographers dominate the programme of the 28th edition of Tanz im August. Tickets for all productions are in presale now ...

August 2016


September 2016


Fri 12.08.

21:00 HAU3
German premiere
23:00 WAU

Opening Party

DJs: Awir Leon (SUNNY) / Silvia Calderoni (MDLSX)

All information on this year's programme in a compact form can be found in our program booklet. It's available now at many spots all across Berlin and here on the website digitally.