REAL DANCE is Hannover’s new festival for international dance, and presents its first edition in January 2024 under the artistic direction of Melanie Zimmermann. REAL DANCE brings together the diversity of dance from many cultures and styles, including contemporary dance, hip hop and voguing, combining them with the latest choreographic approaches. The Festival offers a platform for the widest range of dance forms, promoting dialogue among established artists and the rising generation alike. The stage programme is supplemented by participative formats and workshops that reflect discourses from the contemporary dance scene. What emerges is a multiplicity of dance realities that overlap over the course of the Festival for you to experience in combination with each other.