14.09.2022 #dance #kulturlxnews

7 Luxembourg choreographers return to the "internationale tanzmesse nrw 2022"

From 31 August to 3 September, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg and the TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois showcased the rich diversity of Luxembourg’s contemporary dance scene on a national booth in Düsseldorf (Germany) as part of the “internationale tanzmesse nrw 2022”.

This edition of the Tanzmesse has been a wind of change for all partners and participants All participants discovered a new space design and a programme format that allowed for discussions, listening, performances and the presentation of new projects with the aim of establishing new contacts and strengthening existing ones.

No less than 7 Luxembourg companies, made up of choreographers Catarina Barbosa and Baptiste Hilbert (AWA As We Are), Sarah Baltzinger, Jill Crovisier, Anne-Mareike Hess, Elisabeth Schilling, Simone Mousset and Léa Tirabasso, as well as their professional entourage, were able to take part in the world’s most important meeting dedicated to contemporary dance and were able to set up meetings with no less than 146 professionals from the sector.

The various meetings, both spontaneous and planned, made possible by Tanzmesse, allowed the more than 1,300 professionals present at the fair to get to know the current and future projects of Luxembourg artists. These face-to-face exchanges, which have been awaited for 4 years, due to the cancellation of the previous edition in 2020, will not have failed to nourish the prospects for the dissemination of artists and the international collaboration of Luxembourg institutions after 2 seasons marked by the pandemic.

For Elisabeth Schilling, who is attending the fair for the first time, “ the tanzmesse was an extremely important networking event, which – especially after the Corona period – allowed me to renew old contacts and establish new ones. In addition to discussions to sell productions, I found the sharing of experiences within art production in different national contexts very enriching and inspiring. It was also a great pleasure for me to visit the tanzmesse with my colleagues and, as part of the Luxembourg delegation, to be able to represent the diverse creations of our scene in an international context.

Over the coming months, Kultur | lx and the TROIS C-L will follow up on the development of the discussions initiated at the tanzmesse by the invited companies and will propose further opportunities to meet with international stages for the promotion, visibility and dissemination of Luxembourg creation.