Tanz im August is back – Reconnecting Nature, the City, and our Bodies

Tanz im August is back – Reconnecting Nature, the City, and our Bodies

How can we still dance in a world where forests burn, oceans boil and societies become hateful instead of peaceful? The recent incident in the US where a young man was fatally stabbed by a teenager at a gas station because he was voguing was a big shock to the queer community worldwide. But it’s not a coincidence that bodies that nonconform to patriarchal power structures get attacked and killed. And especially, bodies that dare to show their power with dance are a threat to the old ideas of how the world should be run. 

When thinking of dancing bodies in today’s world I think of pleasure, but I also think about the power of changing things that were taken for granted for way too long. So maybe we can help the world by dancing? 

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