Now & Next

Fri 31.03. 20:00 + Sat 01.04. 20:00 Now & Next is the platform for art creators with a connection to North Rhine-Westphalia, working in choreography, performance, video, installation or in cross-genre constellations. Here, they are ...


BackBone/Alida Dors

Sun 02.04. 18:00 + Mon 03.04. 11:00 + 18:00 + Tue 04.04. 11:00 Who really shows true colours in social media? What personal stories hide behind fake identities flowing around the web, with which a staging of the self is completely natur...


Flamenco Festival

The long-since established flamenco festival from 07. – 17.04. at tanzhaus nrw sees itself as a platform for the wide range of flamenco’s aesthetic signatures in the here and now. Six stage creations – all of them German premi...


Batsheva – The Young Ensemble

Sat 22.04. 20.00 + Mon 24.04. 20:00 A black wall – simultaneously wall, oversized writing board or confining background, in front of which 16 dancers seem to break out, time and again, in highly dynamic dance sequences. This monum...


Real Bodies: Claire Cunningham & Jess Curtis

Sa 29.04. 20:00 + So 30.04. 20:00 How do we look at each other? How do our bodies define the way we perceive the world around us? In “The Way You Look (at me) Tonight”, Claire Cunningham and Jess Curtis take the audience on ...


On Stage


Now & Next

Featuring works by Richard Eisenach, Esther Siddiquie & James Morgan, Elsa Artmann & Samuel Duvoi...

BackBone/Alida Dors

“True Colors” German premiere
As part of the series Melancholie und Muskeln

Daniel Doña Compañía de Danza

“Hábitat” German premiere
As part of Flamenco Festival
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Modern Jazz Dance zum Kennenlernen

Emma Valtonen
Einzelticket € 10,-


Michal Sayfan (Batsheva Dance Company)

Making Sense of Each Other

Claire Cunningham & Jess Curtis

Young Tanzhaus


BackBone/Alida Dors

“True Colors” German premiere
As part of the series Melancholie und Muskeln


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Funky Kids - Die Tanzmäuse

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Trisha Brown 1936 – 2017

The death of the American choreographer and artist Trisha Brown on 18 March 2017 has moved the dance scene all over the world. Like Deborah Hay, who is currently working at tanzhaus nrw, Trisha Brown is one of the decisive figures of postmodern dance. The epicentre of postmodern dance in the 1960s was the Judson Dance Theater in New York. Initially, it developed to enclose expressionism of the American modern dance. Postmodern dance discovered and explored the extraordinary of daily life and questioned existing patterns of perception. 1970 Trisha Brown founded her – at first all-female – company and created “Man Walking Down the Side of a Building” above the rooftops of Soho for example. The first of the four collaborations with Robert Rauschenberg was “Glacial Decoy” (1979), followed by “Set and Reset” (1983) with music by Laurie Anderson. Later she was celebrated as a visual artist and her work was on numerous exhibitions like Documenta 12 in 2007 or as part of a one-year celebration of her work at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

INVENTUR reflects the current situation within contemporary dance

INVENTUR 2 wants to analyse from 01. to 03. of June in tanzhaus nrw the current situation within contemporary dance and performance art, across genre boundaries and in a cross-sectoral manner. 13 years after the first INVENTUR, in Vienna the field’s most prominent performers discuss central topics within the latest developments of contemporary dance and art considering current political, ecological and economic crises. The registration for the event, which will be held in English, starts on 15. April. For Details please visit us on Facebook.

What's it about? Real Bodies

In times of self-optimisation and having an ideal of a young, fit and well-formed body, we celebrate the variety of real bodies that deviate from the common ideal of beauty. From 28.10. to 19.11.2016, the tanzhaus nrw puts with a photo campaign and a journal the emphasis on the Real Bodies series to bring corporeality of the 21st century as well as diverse statements about body images in dance to the centre of attention. The journal you'll find as PDF below, but if you like, we'll send the paper version to you, if you give us a sign under