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 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.
Productions by choreographers such as Meg Stuart and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker present importance cornerstones of the program. In addition, groups like She She Pop, Gob Squad, and Rimini Protokoll and thematic festivals including “Männlich Weiß Hetero: A Festival about Privilege” (2015), “Return to Sender: Artistic Positions from Egypt, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Morocco, Mozambique and South Africa” (2015), “The Aesthetics of Resistance: Peter Weiss 100” (2016), or „Utopian Realities. 100 Years of Now with Alexandra Kollontai“ (2017) are presented here.
Choreographers like Kat Válastur, Ligia Lewis, Jeremy Wade, and Jefta van Dinther are closely affiliated with the production house. Directors including Nicoleta Esinencu, Alexandra Pirici, Mariano Pensotti, and Kornél Mundruczó are regular guests at HAU Hebbel am Ufer, and works by artists such as Phil Collins and Miet Warlop can be seen here. The continuing development of HAU as an international production house makes it possible to help shape Berlin’s diverse urban society.