Within the realm of contemporary dance, a form that is continuously challenging itself and undergoing change, the question of companionship (Gefährten) seems more relevant than ever. Who or what do we choose to bring along with us for part of our journey through a world that is more on the move than ever before? Where can we find temporary or long-lasting alliances that help us (put) progress into motion? The biennial Tanznacht Berlin 2016 dedicates three days to the search for exactly that interdependence, demonstrating what it can look like through the lens of the social choreography found in dance, song, installation or story-telling and the correlation between dance and speech, artists and audience, art and ecology, or dance history and body biographies.
Across a wide spectrum of event formats and performances, the 9th edition of the festival maps out current trends and present companions in contemporary dance.