Festival programme 17. – 21.8.

Two world premieres, three German premieres, and the return of a Avantgarde legend

VA Wölfl / NEUER TANZ | "von mit nach t: No 2"
Eszter Salamon | MONUMENT 0.2: Valda & Gus
DANCE ON ENSEMBLE
Claire Cunningham | Give Me A Reason To Live
Dana Michel | Mercurial George
After the opening weekend it's time for the first week of Tanz im August. The opening with productions by Emanuel Gat / Awir Leon, Eszter Salamon with Christophe Wavelet, MOTUS, Peeping Tom and Sebastian Matthias is over, the festival moves into full swing with world and German premieres and the return of Avantgarde legends.

It’s been a long time since the avant-garde ensemble VA Wölfl / NEUER TANZ has made an appearance in Berlin, but now they are back to present their promising new piece “von mit nach t: No 2”. As always, nothing is to be expected from their most recent creation: guns, wedding dresses and once again CHA CHA CHA.

Two world premieres await the audience in this week: In MONUMENT 0.2: Valda & Gus by Eszter Salamon & Christophe Wavelet welcomes the return of two legendary performers, Valda Setterfield (82) and Gus Solomons jr. (73) at the Akademie der Künste. The performative installation revolves around the construction of memory, and poses questions about archiving, documentation and transmission of art. Second world premiere sees the DANCE ON ENSEMBLE stage the newest choreography by Kat Válastur at HAU1. In Those specks of dust the dancers find themselves in a kind of contemporary ritual.

A German premiere is set at HAU2: In Claire Cunningham'sGive Me A Reason To Live the choreographer draws upon imagery of disabled people in the apocalyptic paintings of Hieronymous Bosch. Another German premiere will take place at HAU3. The Canadian dancer and choreographer Dana Michel brings her new solo performance Mercurial George to Berlin.

Full programme of the week can be seen on the right side.

Programme overview 17.–21.8.

Bus Shuttle
* We help you to get from one location to the other. The following shuttle rides are scheduled:

Sat 20.8.
FROM: AKADEMIE DER KÜNSTE, Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin
TO: HEBBEL AM UFER (HAU1), Stresemannstraße 29, 10963 Berlin
DEPARTURE: 19.00