WE LOVE DANCE AND DANCE FILM.
TANZAHOi is an international dance festival hosted for the first time in Hamburg in 2018 with the participation of over 100 international dancers and choreographers. These artists, though from all over, live and work locally, growing their creative roots in the city. Because of the diversity of the free scene, there is great interest to build up the intercultural dance opportunities that Hamburg has to offer.
During the first two years of TANZAHOi, artists from different professional dance groups across several countries offered weekend workshops. The participants of the workshops received three days of intensive training in unique dance styles originating with the companies and/or countries the teachers came from. A network between the international artists and the dancers in Hamburg began to form, opening the way for further expansion of international dance exchange in the city in 2020 and beyond.
DUE TO COVID19
ONLINE EDITION 2020
In 2020 the festival was planned to take place at Hochschulsport like the previous two years. The 3rd annual festival would include for the very first time TANZAHOi Dance Film Festival in Metropolis Kino in Hamburg, running at the same time as the dance workshops with all different artists from all of the world. Due to the COVID19 pandemic and the current hygiene requirements, the festival faced a very difficult decision running the festival the way that was originally planned.
TANZAHOi is an independent group, created and carried out by artists who wish to support others with the same passion we know goes into the creation of an artistic work. We understand that artists like us now might also face a difficult situation. We believe it is important that we stand together and support each other through this time, and any time.
The goal of TANZAHOi was and is always to have a direct exchange between international participants and artists in the field of dance and film. Because of the “Corona Measures,” necessary and serious restrictions, a new idea to put TANZAHOi into a virtual space was born. Though the circumstances were unexpected, the new measures have allowed us to redirect our aims to create a real place for "international exchange“ with the most international instrument, the Internet Live Stream, to distribute dance and dance film as well as the exchange of information.
This idea makes the Festival now possible to take place this year, and will bring about lasting a transformation for us through 2020.