April 1 – 2, 2023 at Vitruvian Thing | screenings begin at 20:00

TANZAHOi is collaborating with Thessaloniki Cinedance International (TCI) to present the event, “TANZAHOi Bottle Post – Thessaloniki.” The program, an extension of TANZAHOi’s annual festival for dance films and performing arts with a focus on digital technology, will feature screenings of dance films from international artists.

Named in homage to the festival’s Hanseatic roots in Hamburg, “TANZAHOi Bottle Post – Thessaloniki” will showcase dance films selected from the most recent TANZAHOi festival program. This event provides a unique space for artists to reach new audiences and collaborate with other professionals in the industry. By bridging the gap across countries, TANZAHOi and TCI are creating exciting new opportunities to bring dance films to a wider audience.

The program will feature the award-winning films “SILO” by Sarah Adjou and Jérémie Boullion and “Bellydance Vogue” by Hadi Moussally. Over two days, the screenings include twelve films from eleven countries, a selection that embodies the TANZAHOi’s commitment to showcasing innovative and exciting work at the intersection of film, dance and technology.

For information about the venue and event admission, visit vitruvianthing.com/bottlepost

View the full Bottle Post – Thessaloniki program here

TANZAHOi International Festival for Dance will once again host an international festival in Hamburg, screening short dance films selected through an annual open call. The festival will take place in November 2023.

The program will be announced at the beginning of April 2023.

We invite you to look back at our most recent festival program from 2022 and to stay up-to-date with festival announcements via our social media channels and newsletter.

TANZAHOi is an internationally-broadcasted dance and dance film festival. In 2018, the festival began with dance workshops at Hochschulsport Hamburg, and, in 2020, was expanded to include a dance film program curated from an international open call. Thanks to the support of the Claussen-Simon-Stiftung and the #TakePart program from Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., TANZAHOi gained more visibility in the international scene with their festival last year. In 2022, the festival began a new exchange program, TANZAHOi – Bottle Post, focussing on educational seminars and the screening of digital dance work. The first edition took place in Taipei (Taiwan). The same program will be brought to Tanzrauschen Festival in Wuppertal (Germany) in August 2022, and a new Bottle Post, with the main festival program from this year, is foreseen in 2023 in Paris (France).

Thus, the focus of the festival, as a whole, is on the global, multinational connection of dance, film, and digital arts. In this respect, TANZAHOi is developing the potential to create sustainable paths in the interactive connection of arts, culture and politics. Striving to build different international bridges, the festival opens their platform to artistic – as well as professional and cultural – exchange through dance and dance film.

By presenting and discussing new works every year, TANZAHOi continually renews our understanding of dance, dance films and dance images. Topics arise from the body in a frame and outside the frame of an image, the relationship between the dancers and a detached audience, the lens, the point of view of photography and the method of video editing. Furthermore, different artists use individual subject areas to show, from a personal perspective, how the so-called dance elements exist in different forms of transformation. The newest solutions to the transformation of dance from the third dimension to new dimensions (VR, CGI, Animation, MotionCapture, 360° Camera, holographic projection, live-stream, etc.) are represented in this year’s program. TANZAHOi, with roots in Hamburg, presents itself as an international platform to the world, and promotes cultural exchange processes for post-pandemic (digital) dance projects.

TANZAHOi Bottle Post – Thessaloniki is a program of the TANZAHOi International Festival, supported with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, and by Die Wolke art group. Thanks to our event partner, Thessaloniki Cinedance International, and our partner location, Vitruvian Thing.