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15 Sep 2023

Germany | internationale tanzmesse nrw Performance Programme 2024

internationale tanzmesse nrw invites professional contemporary dance artists, companies, professionals and organisations to submit proposals for the Performance Programme, to take place in Düsseldorf (Germany), 28–31 August 2024.

The Performance Programme for Tanzmesse 2024 shall give a broad insight into the international dance scene and present works of high artistic quality from different contexts.

There are 3 categories:

Performance: including on the stage, in public space or digitally

Open Studios: a 20 minute piece which can be a short part of the dance piece, and can include audience participation 

Insight: a 20-minute presentation of the work with words, power point presentation or video, which can be about the dance piece or project, and can include audience participation

Selection criteria

  • the originality of movement and choreographic practice
  • relevance of topics and aesthetics
  • potential for international cooperation and invitation
  • geographic spread 
  • diversity of backgrounds 


  • a professional contemporary dance artist
  • a dance company
  • a dance professional
  • a dance organisation


All selected participants will get free artists registration, including admission to the Agora, to the discourse programme Talk & Connect, access to all venues, Bus Shuttle Service and remaining tickets to the Programme.

Tanzmesse will pay a performance fee for all participants selected in the category Performance or Open Studio. Please note that the selected artists/companies have to raise additional funding to cover their travel and accommodation costs.

Performance Programme application guidelines

Deadline: 15 September 2023