About The Festival 2019
About the Festival
The tanzhafenFESTIVAL is a diverse, innovative festival for dance arts relating also to media and performance art. It showcases contemporary european artists and dance makers.
Being a young festival and serving as a platform for european dance art we pursue to show a variety of artistic approaches, high quality art and to communicate closely with the audience members. We want to build bridges and make the “most daring” art relatable to local audiences. We try to make this happen by choosing conventional theatres as well as unconventional venues, new formats, different ways of discussions, workshops and possibilities to participate.
Therefore we are closely cooperating with local institutions and venues in the city of Linz and the region of Upper Austria. We try to create a generous atmosphere that allows people to connect and to participate.
– Ulrike Hager, Ilona Roth
Ulrike Hager / Festival Director
Choreographer, freelance dancer, dance coach and teacher. Creator of the festival together with Ilona Roth in 2013. Responsable for the artistic and organizational direction of the festival.
Ilona Roth / Festival Director
Freelance dance artists (choreography, teaching, lecturer). Co-creator of the festival and responsable for the artistic programme as well as the management.
Sonia Borkowicz / Production Management
Freelance dancer and choreographer. Responsable for the organizational management of most of the events during the festival.
Parisa Ghasemi / Trailer
Master studies in Film from the university of Teheran. Currently at the department of time-based media of the arts university in Linz. Director of short film festivals.
Marianne Bäck / Assistant
Dance pedagogue and currently finishing her master in dance science. She assists numerous dance projects with management, touring and production.
Yoh Morishita / Workshops
Dancer and Choreographer, originally from Japan, currently residing in Linz for her dance studies at the Anton-Bruckner-Privatuniversität. For this festival’s edition she assists for the coordination of all workshops.
Stefanie Schiefermair / Main Assistant & Merchandising
Cultural Science Studies. Since 2015 responsable for sponsoring, raffle and festival’s main assistant.
Johanna Pointner / Editor, PR
Texts & Editing, Press Releases