Tabori Prize 2022

On May 25, 2022, the Fonds Darstellende Künste presented Germany’s most notable honor in the independent performing arts, the Tabori Prize 2022, at HAU Hebbel am Ufer. You can watch the highlights of the event here.

Tabori Prize Winners 2022

Meine Damen und Herren

The Tabori Prize, endowed with €25,000, goes to the Hamburg performance collective Meine Damen und Herren. According to the jury's statement: "For 26 years now, the ensemble has been developing inclusive works that inspire in a unique way and with which Meine Damen und Herren have gained recognition that reaches far beyond Hamburg." Read the detailed jury statement...

Twelve performers from the ensemble "Meine Damen und Herren" are spread out on the stage in colorful costumes, bathed in colorful light. Fog descends from the ceiling. © Christian Martin

Tabori Awards 2022

The two Tabori Awards went to director Simone Dede Ayivi and the company Overhead Project. The international Tabori Award went to Nicoleta Esinencu & teatru-spălătorie. The awards are endowed with15,000 euros each.

  • In this excerpt from the performance "Queens" Simone Dede Ayivi sits in a large wicker chair against a purple background and background. The image of a splendidly dressed queen and a shelf with utensils can be seen in the background. © Dorothea Tuch

    Tabori Award 2022 - Simone Dede Ayivi

    The jury recognizes Simone Dede Ayivi as an artist "who brings issues affecting society as a whole to the stage, finding unique formats to address these issues and thus permanently changing the contemporary theater landscape and its modes of production. Between remembering and rediscovering, she impressively brings political struggles, emancipatory movements and Black history, and the present to the stage in a way that is unique in the independent performing arts scene." Read the full jury statement....

  • Scene from a performance by Overhead Project: two couples move dance-like, staggered in the picture. A performer of the front couple presses his hand from above into the face of the counterpart bending back. © Ingo Solms

    Tabori Auszeichnung 2022 - Overhead Project

    Overhead Project are the recipients of the second Tabori Award. According to the jury, the award honors "a unique fusion of contemporary dance and contemporary circus, creating a performative language of its own that makes a special contribution to both the establishment and mediation of the formats and their differentiated thematic worlds." Read the detailed jury statement....

  • Scene from a performance by Teatru Spalatorie: five performers stand behind stage structures that resemble musical installations and look into the camera. In the background, dim spotlights arranged in three square fields can be seen, directed at the audience. © Ramin Mazur

    Tabori Auszeichnung international - Nicoleta Esinencu & teatru-spălătorie

    The inaugural Tabori Award for Internationally Active Artists honors Moldovan artist Nicoleta Esinencu for her work with the theater collective teatru-spălătorie. The international jury thus recognizes "a fascinating and unique theatrical-performative form that combines the individual personalities of the performers and controversial political issues with incisive aesthetics, creating unforgettable productions that have a special appeal across borders and audiences." Read the full jury statement....


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