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Dance Theatre Heidelberg

The Dance Theatre Heidelberg promotes contemporary aesthetics as well as an integrative approach within Germany’s state, city and federal theatre landscape. The company’s repertoire includes different creations by Iván Pérez – often in cooperation with the Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg and other divisions – as well as commission works taken over by international guest choreographers. The dance festival Tanzbiennale Heidelberg takes place every other year and is a cooperation with UnterwegsTheater, showing an international guest performance programme. 


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Tanzallianz – A cooperation of the Theater and Orchestra Heidelberg with the UnterwegsTheater Heidelberg

The Theater und Orchester Heidelberg as well as the UnterwegsTheater have made it their joint task to promote dance in the city and in the state. The permanent cooperation of a city theatre with an institution of the independent scene is unique in Germany: in close cooperation with the UnterwegsTheater under the artistic directors Jai Gonzalez and Bernhard Fauser, the Theater Heidelberg, under the direction of Holger Schultze, has already hosted three successful editions of the Tanzbiennale Heidelberg. Supported by the city of Heidelberg, the Manfred Lautenschläger Foundation and the land of Baden-Württemberg, the audience was recently presented with an extensive programme of guest performances by international companies and pioneering choreographers from Baden-Württemberg in 2018.
This fruitful collaboration is continued and expanded under artistic director Iván Pérez.

In addition to the Dance Biennale, the Choreographic Centre Heidelberg (CC) was created. It is a joint project near the HebelHalle, offers talented young choreographers reliable production conditions in residence programmes and makes Heidelberg stand out as the base of contemporary dance art.

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For the fifth time, Tanzallianz presents the Tanzbiennale - Heidelberg's largest dance festival will take place from 27 January to 5 February 2023. 
In addition to the traditional components of the Tanzbiennale such as the Youth Dance Project and the Tanzgala Baden-Württemberg as anchor points in the local scene, the 2023 festival edition offers a series of national and international highlights in the guest performance programme. From icons of contemporary dance to flamenco dance and new actors on the dance scene, the 2023 Tanzbiennale has become even bigger and more diverse. 
Finally, experience more than twenty guest performances live and together over ten days on the five stages of the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg and the UnterwegsTheater and look forward to a rich supporting programme with film screenings, workshops, panel discussions and parties.

All information about the Tanzbiennale Heidelberg at