Tanz­nacht Berlin Vertigo 2020 - 2021 (Part One)

We originally envisaged the Tanznacht Berlin 2020 festival as a melting pot of disciplines, artists, audiences, and communities. But due to the Covid 19 pandemic and social distancing rules, we had to rethink this idea, based on the physical closeness of people as well as different formats. We changed our plans during the months of lockdown. As a local festival, we feel responsible for the community of Berlin dance artists, especially in the current crisis situation. This has made it far more difficult for them to produce, premiere and take works on tour, exacerbating their already precarious circumstances. For this reason, we decided to reformulate our proposal in the most flexible way possible. That meant giving all the invited artists the choice to either postpone their appearance or present their works on the originally planned dates in alternative ways, with restrictions in place. Together we discussed their respective circumstances to find alternatives, making the conscious decision to partly abandon our curatorial concept. From this highly dynamic process, which was unknown territory to everyone involved, a two-part festival programme has emerged – and we are very happy about this. The first part took place in September 2020 and the second – hopefully – in July 2021. In order to provide some continuity in the current circumstances, we have decided to publish a catalogue that presents the festival as planned and unites all the participating artists, projects and collaborations within the original curatorial framework. The publication is conceived as an imaginary visit to a festival of proximity that navigates displacement across different times and spaces , and in two different senses – individually but together.

Welcome on board!
Jacopo Lanteri, Julian Weber and the Tanznacht team

The  programme and trailers for the events can be found at www.tanznachtberlin.de
Tanznacht Berlin - Vertigo (Part Two) takes place 21.07. - 24.07.2021.

Curated by Jacopo Lanteri and Julian Weber  | Funded by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and the Spartenoffene Förderung für Festivals und Reihen, four years.

↪ Artists 2020

Yvon Chabrowski, Hannah Sophie Dunkelberg, Hana Lee Erdman, Leon Eixenberger & Kat Válastur, The Gray Voice Ensemble, Rike Horb, Mmakgosi Kgabi & Dasniya Baddhanasiri, Miriam Kongstad, Jana Unmüßig & Miriam Jakob. Roger Sala Reyner / Guillaume Marie / Igor Dobričić & Liina Magnea , Antonia Baehr, Latifa Laâbissi & Nadia Lauro, Christina Ciupke & Darko Dragičević, Moritz Majce + Sandra Man, Sergiu Matis, Johannes Paul Raether, Performance Situation Room (PSR), neue häute collective, Deutsches Zentrum des Internationalen Theaterinstituts (ITI) // Mediathek für Tanz und Theater Berlin, Gesellschaft für Tanzforschung (gtf ), Jess Curtis/Gravity

↪ Artists 2021

Bodysnatch, Critical Techno (Thomas Proksch & Helena Dietrich), Jess Curtis / Gravity, Dewey Dell, Alix Eynaudi, Kinga Ötvös, Liina Magnea, Sandra Man & Moritz Majce, PSR Kollektiv, Rita Klaus Band (Martin Hansen), Jen Rosenblit, Roger Sala Reyner, Slow Reading Club (Bryana Fritz & Henry Andersen), Enrico Ticconi & Ginevra Panzetti, Alistair Watts, Julian Weber, Netta Weiser