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Open Call for Performers | Tanz im August, "City Horses"

Application deadline: 25 May 2022, 23:59 hrs

Tanz im August is seeking 12 female-identifying dance artists to perform in City Horses by Byström Källblad as part of the 2022 edition of its festival program. Tanz im August is presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer and funded by the German Federal Culture Fund (Hauptstadtkulturfonds).


In our cities, on bronze horses, proud kings quietly stare above our heads. Their history and visual male dominance daily manifested and passed on to the next generation. Where are the women and their stories?

City Horses, a dance work created by Swedish artists Anna Källblad and Helena Bystrom, is a city choreography for female dancers about power, existence and the female body in the public space, a gallop through cities, a living monument in constant motion, celebrating female courage and power of all ages.

This project was selected by Big Pulse Dance Alliance as one of the three outdoor pieces to be coproduced by the partner festivals. We are taking the opportunity to show Helena’s and Anna’s work in Berlin.

More information can be found here.


Artist Helena Byström and choreographer Anna Källblad share a desire to tell stories from and based in collaboration and exchange with specific places and its people.

Byström is a visual artist from Örnsköldsvik in the north of Sweden, Källblad is a choreographer from Lund in the south. Together they develop concepts inspired by challenges in society today and seek to express its complexities through choreography and visual art.

Byström and Källblad have shown work in places like a sports arena, a nuclear power plant, Dansens Hus in Stockholm, Shibuya Crossing Tokyo, Sakakini Art Centre Ramallah, Stockholm City Hall, Uppsala Cathedral, Kulturhuset Stockholm, The Royal Theatre Stockholm and the Modern Museum in Stockholm.

We are seeking

  • Female or female identifying local dance artists (18+)
  • Professional artists and student/graduate artists
  • Artists who want to develop their creative skills and gain insight into working in the public space. Artists should be open to working collaboratively.
  • Artists who have experience working on, with or for site.
  • Artists who can demonstrate sensitivity around inter-/intra-cultural exchange.

Please note: City Horses is a durational work which travels around the city. Performances will be of approximately 2-3 hours and can travel up to 7 kms. Artists should have a good level of physical fitness, stamina and endurance. The work requires running, jumping and galloping on cement and in public space, so artists should consider any previous injuries. Dancers will be required to bring their own good quality, enclosed shoes / sneakers for the performance.

You must be comfortable to work in English, as this will be the main communication language used during the process of rehearsal.


Please review and consider the timeline and requirements of successful applications before applying. Performers must be available for the entire rehearsal and performance period.

09 June 2022 Successful applicants notified


1–4 August 2022 (approximately 8 hours per day) at HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin

5 August 2022 rehearsals + general rehearsal


6+7 August2022 (14:00) at Tanz im  August festival, Berlin

The festival offers

  • A five day training workshop and rehearsals with the choreographers at HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin
  • For professional artists: 600 € for rehearsals + 500 € for 2 shows (6 and 7 August 2022), inclusive of all taxes
  • For dance students / graduate artists: flat rate fee of 750 € for rehearsals and 2 shows (6 and 7 August 2022), inclusive of all taxes

Applications will be assessed by the Tanz im August team and the choreographers and need to be submitted to before 25 May 2022 at 23:59 hrs.

If you have any questions about the application process, please email our producer at:

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Published on 13 May 2022.

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