MIL-OSI Translation: BMW is partner of DANCE 2019. 16th International Festival of Contemporary Dance in Munich.

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Source: BMW Group Munich. Once again this year, the Dance Biennale DANCE offers a platform for the international contemporary dance scene. From 16.-26. In May 2019, more than 120 artists from all over the world will be presenting contemporary dance in all its diversity between political aspiration, interdisciplinarity and virtuoso art in around 50 performances. The long-term relationship between the BMW Group and DANCE is part of the cultural commitment in Munich The Public-Private-Partnership with Spielmotor eV The festival under the direction of Nina Hümpel is characterized by five major international guest performances as well as five world premieres and a comprehensive discourse program. Dance plays a big role in public space and at various venues in Munich as well as the meeting of choreographers and choreographers worldwide with the local Munich dance scene. Among them are renowned artists such as William Forsythe, Yang Zhen, Richard Siegal, Peter Trotszmer, Marie Chouinard, Lia Rodrigues, the Wahlmünchner Ceren Oran and many more. The official opening of the festival takes place on May 16, 2019 in Gasteig with a new Production by William Forsythe. For “A Quiet Evening of Dance” the old master brings six of his closest former dancers to the stage together with the celebrated hip-hop dancer Rauf “RubberLegz” Yasit. The opening night will be followed by the premiere of “Katut”‘s “Minutemade for DANCE”. Daina Ashbee and Eisa Jocson shown. Also on the first day of the festival, the dance marathon “Who is Ms. Troffea?” By Ceren Oran will take place every day for seven hours at different venues in Munich. During the DANCE Festival, the audience will be offered a varied and comprehensive program. For example, the Brazilian choreographer Lia Rodrigues shows her work “Fúria”. The French-Austrian artist Gisèle Vienne celebrates a festival debut with her production “Crowd”. Well-known to the DANCE audience, on the other hand, is the Chinese choreographer Yang Zhen, whom Nina Hümpel presented as a new discovery in Munich in 2015 and who – now in demand internationally – dedicates the third production to the Festival 2019 with “Delta”. There is also a reunion with the Canadian object artist Peter Trostzmer, who was already a guest at DANCE in 2017 and is now presenting his second world premiere, “BetweenTheDotsBeta” for the festival together with the North American composer and media artist Zack Settel. Besides these and many other dance productions Traditionally, scientific discourse and the integration of socio-political issues are also part of the festival. So u. a. a three-day symposium entitled “Context / Collisions” by dance scholar Dr. Ing. Katja Schneider, which deals with different perspectives and the aesthetic concepts and strategies of selected productions. Further discussions will be held during the event “Commons”, which will explore the possibilities of communication and living together in the 21st century. Another new format of the festival is the “DANCE History Tour”, a cycling trail to selected places in Munich’s dance history, for example the Münchner Künstlerhaus, the Lehnbachhaus or the Villa Stuck. The full program of DANCE 2019 can be found at de. A detailed program is also available through the DANCE festival office. The international public festival DANCE was initiated by the Kulturreferat München in 1987 and has been hosted every two years since then. Nina Hümpel will take over the direction of the festival for the fourth time this year. Spielmotor eV, the public-private partnership of the city of Munich and BMW, was founded in 1979 and since then has been dedicated to bringing cultural diversity to Munich and the city Establish cultural location nationwide and internationally.


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