Summer time is actually no theatre time: the city and State theatres go usually also in the well-deserved break of the season. Yes also not bad, because quite honestly: when choosing between sunshine and dusty spotlight, between beach mat and stools, spectator rooms remain empty often. Summertime is Festival time: and there can we stir us not only in the mud at the summer jam, but also wonderful international performances see and populate our art batteries with new interesting impressions.
In Berlin be worth between 12 and Aug visits at the International Dance Festival “Tanz IM August”. A total of eleven venues – amongst the HAU and the Volksbuhne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, but also the Galeries Lafayette – by discoveries such as Melinda Edwards and luminaries of contemporary scene be dancing.
Necessarily put on the heart I want you the Merce Cunningham dance company, which will be seen for the last time in Berlin. Cunningham, who died in 2009, dance history and certain in his will that his company will tour two years after his death and then dissolve. The other participating artists read like a who-is-who of dance history and present: lalala Human steps, Lucinda Childs, Eszter Salamon, Meg Stuart, and many more will make it possible to experience the diversity and range of contemporary dance. In addition to the performances, there are still workshops, panel discussions, works in progress and the 1st Berlin film dance night, also Wim Wenders homage to the great Pina Bausch will be shown in the.
Bausch piece “Kontakthof“ this opens up international summer festival Hamburg 2011, that of the 11.8.-28.8 at Kampnagel takes place. Three weeks follow packed with dance, theatre, music, interventions, performances and Visual art. Here I could bust me see and hear: Needcompany, forced entertainment, Boris Charmatz, Mary Ocher, the streets; the choice is difficult and will probably be determined by the little pocket money. In addition it is worth always to see the installations exhibited in the old factory grounds and drink a beer directly on the Osterbek Canal after the events.
There is more information on schedule, tickets and artists on the website of the Festival: dance in August 2011 & international summer festival Hamburg 2011.
Pictures: Susanne Linke by Bettina Stöß via, Kontakthof of by Zerrin Aydin via, Cunningham dance company by Anna Finke via, Mary Ocher by Christina Sun via.