Audience Engagement Formats

Dance Circle 2016, Credit: Dajana Lothert

Meeting of Minds

Where brilliant minds meet: festival artists in discussion with guests of their choice on topics – whether it be art, politics, life, or the world. Taking place at Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

18.8. Michael Clark & Wolfgang Tillmans
29.8. Mathilde Monnier & La Ribot

Dance Circle

Where audience members and dance enthusiasts meet: small, moderated discussions amongst audience members following the performances. A place to exchange thoughts and share experiences.

12.8. FUN!
19.8. Caen Amour
26.8. Gustavia
1.9. Dança Doente

Book Presentations

Where writers meet their readers: new dance books presented by their authors at the Bibliothek im August.

26.8. tanz yearbook 2017
Visionary Stages – tanz presents the annual tanz yearbook
On the podium: Annemie Vanackere (HAU Hebbel am Ufer), Christoph Winkler (choreographer) + special guests. Host: Arnd Wesemann (editor tanz)
The talk will be in German.

2.9. Book presentation: Kai van Eikels "Szenen des Virtuosen"
Authors: Gabriele Brandstetter, Bettina Brandl-Risi & Kai van Eickels, transcript Verlag

On the Sofa

Where dance meets the present at the Bibliothek im August: artists, activists and other experts engaging in panel discussions on contemporary topics related to the festival programme.

12.8., 16:00 In Bodies we trust – Tongue Smell Color Revisited | Brenda Dixon-Gottschild & Hellmut Gottschild
13.8., 20:00 Serious, Playful, Radical – Cutting Edge of Choreography | Lea Moro & Alexandra Bachzetsis
18.8., 17:00 The Kazuo Ohno Archive | Toshio Mizohata
18.8., 22:15 Revisiting Butoh | Trajal Harrell & Takao Kawaguchi
19.8., 17:00 Meet the Curator | Virve Sutinen
25.8., 21:00 Replaying Anna Halprin’s work | Anne Collod
1.9., 20:00 The Future of Borders | Arkadi Zaides & Special Guest

Bibliothek im August

Where people and ideas meet: the Bibliothek im August is open throughout the festival. We have asked the artists to name three books that can serve as reference to their work and vision. We will also promote a number of new dance books through a series of book presentations.

Opening hours Wed–Sun 16:00–21:00 | Opening 12.8., 16:00
The Audience Engagement Formats are a supplemental project by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Bibliothek im August in cooperation with Einar & Bert – Theaterbuchhandlung as well as Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin (Themenraum Tanz).

Recommended by Theaterscoutings Berlin.