Internationale Tanzmesse nrw Festival
Photos: Urban Instant Dance Series, performed by performed by BK Compagnie & Reset Dance / Connection; Actions, performed by Marc Mann and Michael Snipe Jr., photos by by Ewa Figaszewska.
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|Country and Region||Germany — North Rhine-Westphalia|
|Type of Festival||Dance|
|Location of Festival||Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany|
|Festival Contact Information|
Internationale Tanzmesse nrw
Since 1994 the biennial Internationale Tanzmesse nrw is a marketplace of dance arts created to promote the contemporary dance platform to encourage international artists to show their work, communicate and network. Those who take part include dance companies, choreographers, dancers, agencies, presenters and cultural institutions. In addition to the festival, the internationale tanzmesse nrw also hosts numerous international gatherings and meetings.
|Festival Dates||August 29 - September 1, 2012|
- Steptext Dance Project (Germany)
- Steptext Dance Project presents its work at the internationale tanzmesse nrw to international producers and presenters of contemporary dance from August 29 to September 1, 2012.
At booth L32 you can find out about the current dance productions from choreographers Helge Letonja, Augusto Jaramillo Pineda, Günther Grollitsch, as well as the project tanzbar_bremen. We will introduce you to our current touring repertory, offer you a glimpse into the company’s creative process, and fill you in on our upcoming plans. Learn more about our newest productions like THE DRIFT which was co-produced with the Canadian company Montréal Danse and the Ludwigshafener Theater in Pfalzbau, Germany. The Drift was choreographed by Helge Letonja, with music from Kunsu Shim and Gerhard Stäbler, as well as video images from Kyungwoo Chun. It is a dance piece centered on migration that Leonore Welzin from tanznetz.de described as: “Away with subsistent survival, away with decorative accesories, away with the smallmindedness of the independent scene and their ironic skirmishes, thanks to their exemplary networked production structure, …with “The Drift,“ Helge Letonja’s ensemble steptext succeeds in taking a quantum leap into the center of culture asking relevant questions about society, that gives us courage and trust in the future.“ Let yourself be carried away by the energy and passion of Augusto Jaramillo Pinedas, who searches for the divine in humans and the humanity in gods in his solo ADONAI which explores the different concepts of faith. The soldout performances confirm what the taz newspaper wrote, “a highly entertaining evening. And that is saying a great deal“. Drop by our stand for an authentic German coffee from Bremen and get acquainted with our work.
HOME 52° 30’ N 13° 23’ E ELEV 37 m is the result of a cooperation between steptext dance project and the Senegalese École des Sables/Jant-Bi (Germaine Acogny). Choreographed by Helge Letonja und Opiyo Okach, the production premieres on September 20, 2012 in Bremen. We will be reporting on our progress and giving a sneak preview at the Dance Fair.
- For more information
Helge Letonja, artistic director
Anke Euler, dramaturgy