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About The Festival 2019

Festival & Team

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

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Durting the fesival period our team will be working here at our temporary festival hot spot:

Kulturverein Damen&Herrenstraße (DH5), Herrenstraße 5, 4020 Linz

Between the stores “Xocolat” and „alte Metzgerei“ go trough the archway and continue right to the mezzanine floor.



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.

more about Ulrke Hager…


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.

More about Ilona Roth…

sonia :Michal Mazurkiewicz

Sonia Borkowicz / Stage Management 

Freelance dancer and choreographer. Responsable for the organizational management of most of the events during the festival.


Stefanie Schiefermair / Main Assistant & Merchandising

Cultural Science Studies. Since 2015 responsable for sponsoring, raffle and festival’s main assistant.


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.


Veselina Holzinger / social media

Media designer & cultural scientist.

Managing social media and record keeping at the tanzhafenfestival


Johanna Pointner / Editor, PR

Texts & Editing, Press Releases


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.

more about Parisa Ghasemi

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