Festival Opening Weekend

Serge Aimé Coulibaly, Lea Moro, Alexandra Bachzetsis, La Ribot & more

Lea Moro: FUN! | Credit: Dajana Lothert
Friday 11 August marks the beginning of the 29th Tanz im August festival, presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. The opening weekend boasts a jam-packed program celebrating the full spectrum of the diversity of dance, from the opening production Kalakuta Republik by Serge Aimé Coulibaly about the Afro-beat musician Fela Kuti in HAU1, to the German premiere of FUN! by Lea Moro in HAU2 and the outdoor performance Au-delà de l’humain by Cie Zora Snake in front of HAU1, right through to Alexandra Bachzetsis’ piece Private: Wear a mask when you talk to me in HAU3.

On 11 August the festival will be celebrating its opening party at HAU2 Foyer, with DJs Santiago Lecce and Sense of Sun providing the music. And at 16:00 on 12 August, the Bibliothek im August in HAU2 will once again opens its doors with a lecture performance by Brenda Dixon-Gottschild and Hellmut Gottschild.
The opening weekend also sees the start of our major La Ribot retrospective Occuupatiooon!, with performances, installations and films by the Spanish-Swiss artist. On 11 August at 16:00, the video work Mariachi 17 will officially open the Houseclub in HAU3. The first performance of La Ribot’s Laughing Hole can be seen on 12 August from 14:00 in the Sophiensæle. On top of this, the Galerie Barbara Weiss will be showing films and installations by the artist from the years 2002–2017, starting on Sunday at 15:00. 

The retrospective will be accompanied by a catalogue packed with images, and with texts by Lois Keidan and Estrella de Diego and an interview by Stephanie Rosenthal. You can buy them at the festival venues, the theatre bookstore Einar & Bert, or online at www.hebbel-am-ufer.de/tickets/shop

Opening Weekend Overview

Fri 11.8.
16:00, Houseclub HAU3: Retrospective La Ribot | Opening Mariachi 17 (Film)
18:00, HAU1: Serge Aimé Coulibaly | Kalakuta Republik
20:15, HAU1 Outdoors: Cie Zora Snake | Au-delà de l'humain
21:00, HAU2: Lea Moro | FUN!
21:00, HAU3: Alexandra Bachzetsis | Private: Wear a mask when you talk to me
23:00, WAU: Opening Party, DJs: Santiago Lecce & Sense of Sun

Sat 12.8.
14:00, Sophiensaele: Retrospective La Ribot | Laughing Hole
16:00, Bibliothek im August: Opening Bibliothek | Brenda Dixon-Gottschild & Hellmut Gottschild
17:00, HAU1 Outdoor: Cie Zora Snake | Au-delà de l'humain
18:00, HAU2: Lea Moro | FUN!
19:00, HAU1: Serge Aimé Coulibaly | Kalakuta Republik
21:00, HAU3: Alexandra Bachzetsis | Private: Wear a mask when you talk to me

Sun 13.8.
15:00, Galerie Barbara Weiss: Retrospective La Ribot | Exhibition Opening Films & Installations (2002-2017)
17:00, HAU2: Lea Moro | FUN!
19:00, HAU3: Alexandra Bachzetsis | Private: Wear a mask when you talk to me
20:00, Bibliothek im August: Serious, Playful, Radical – Cutting Edge of Choreography | Lea Moro & Alexandra Bachzetsis

Audience Engagement Formats
● Dance Circle
▲ Meet the Artist
◆ On the Sofa