TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL is an international festival of contemporary dance in Hanover. It lasts 10 or 11 days and takes place annually at the beginning of September. The dance productions are shown at various theatres in the city, but the main venue is the Orangerie – a historic building in the gardens of Herrenhausen. Renowned and upcoming companies are presented side by side in a programme that schedules many German and world premieres. Selected choreographers return to present current works. Another project by the festival in collaboration with the ballet of the state opera Hanover is the artists in residence program "Think Big" for three young choreographers which offers the opportunity to work with a larger group of dancers . The premieres of these new choreographies are presented in the course of TANZtheater INERNATIONAL. This project has been initiated in 2012 and took place annually since then. After a pause in 2017, it will be continued in 2018.