HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin
HAU Hebbel am Ufer is an international production house with three stages HAU1, HAU2 and HAU3 that stands for current artistic positions at the interface of theatre, dance and performance, with music, visual arts and theoretical discussion events also being a regular part of the program. It continues to develop the international network that was first initiated by Hebbel-Theater (now HAU1) in 1989, an international co-production and guest performance space without a fixed ensemble. At the same time, it also ties in with the history of the Theater am Halleschen Ufer (now HAU2) as a venue for Berlin’s independent theatre scene. Since 2020, the programme has been complemented by the digital stage HAU4. For this platform, HAU produces projects that are developed specifically for the online space. Since the 2012/13 season HAU Hebbel am Ufer has been under the direction of Annemie Vanackere and is also the exclusive organizer the festival Tanz im August.
HAU is an important anchor institution for contemporary performing arts in Berlin and in an international context. International co-productions, festivals, and projects from the Berlin and (inter)national theatre and dance scenes are developed and presented here without any fixed ensemble of actors. HAU stands for innovative formats that frequently attract attention far beyond Berlin, and provides impulse and inspiration for other art and culture producers. Festivals and thematic focal points are also a part of the programme, as is the Houseclub, especially targeting young people, where artists and students regularly work together side by side. With artist talks, introductions for groups and cooperation projects, HAU to connect creates a variety of connections.