Throughout TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund, the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland will be organising both national and regional information events and running them jointly with Bureau Ritter. The network meeting in Rhineland-Palatinate on 19 January marked the start of 2023. Further expert meetings are planned in Lower Saxony and Saarland.
Following the first network meeting in January, a second symposium took place on 12 September: 23 dancers, choreographers, dance dramaturges, funding agencies and heads of cultural authorities from Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Württemberg were invited to exchange ideas and network at local and national level. In a participatory format, participants went in search of the most urgent challenges, potentials and needs of dance in rural areas. With the dancers and choreographers Edan Gorlicki (Inter-Actions) and Crystal Schüttler (Zeit Tanz Land e. V.), various working groups dealt with topics such as professional dance in urban and rural areas and communication with the audience.
As part of the cultural policy dialogue of TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund, the first network meeting Tanzkomplizen SÜW took place on 19 January 2023 at Gloria Kulturpalast in Landau to discuss the future of dance in Rhineland-Palatinate: 22 dance enthusiasts, dancers, choreographers and artists met with the cultural offices of Landau and Neustadt as well as the cultural advisory service of Rhineland-Palatinate for a stimulating exchange. Click here for the minutes.
Furthermore, there is a public padlet for further work entitled “What has happened so far ”. Here, collaborations and concrete implementations are to be documented on a timeline. Everything that happens in the network in terms of dance can be posted here.
This online excursion offers the opportunity to deal more intensively with the topic of financial management and accounting systems. This is a major challenge for newly established medium-sized structures and ensembles, especially when they receive funding from different sources that are interlinked. The first thing is to ask questions, to see who is using which systems and software, and whether there are best practice examples. The exchange will be moderated by Béla Bisom from transmissions. If you are interested, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The German Dance Association (Dachverband Tanz Deutschland, abbreviation DTD) has been working since 2006 to unite a strong voice for dance and to communicate the important issues of dance to both politicians and dance practitioners. For this reason, a series of symposiums are held within the framework of the funding programme TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund. At the invitation of the Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Tanz Saarland e. V. (LAG Tanz), a meeting of the dance scene took place in Saarbrücken on 5 September in preparation for the professional day. Protocol (in German).
The regional administration, co-sponsors, representatives of cultural policy and of various venues were invited to the expert meeting on 19 October, which was planned as part of the Freistil Festival‘s city laboratory at Völklinger Hütte in cooperation with the Netzwerk Freie Szene Saar, in order to emphasise the urgency of a production venue for all divisions and the support of the administration and politicians, and to enter into dialogue with each other.
The two players LAG Tanz and Netzwerk Freie Szene Saar asked their members about their needs and developed the concepts “Saarland wird Tanzland” and “Kunst sucht Platz!”. The German Dance Association is pleased to have been able to support this process.
On 5 July, the first expert meeting for the independent dance scene in Hanover took place in the Lister Turm in cooperation with Tanzpunkt Hannover. In this context, the initiative Tanzkonzeption presented the “Dance Development Concept Hanover” developed together with actors from the Hanoverian dance scene and presented it for discussion to around 40 participants from the dance scene, cultural administration and politics.
The Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (DTD) organised a symposium on the topic of “Successful Cooperation” on 4 October 2021 from 12:00 to 15:30 at KuB Bad Oldesloe in cooperation with tanz.nord.
Dance professionals from Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein as well as networks in the field of dance & performing arts were given the opportunity to exchange ideas and network effectively on a local and national level.
The Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (DTD) and the TanzNetzDresden (TNDD) organised an expert meeting within the #TakeNote project WORKING COMMUNITIES entitled “Talking to Politicians” – Kick-off to a ROUND TABLE on the topic of network structures in the independent performing arts. Embedded in the Dancing About Festival of TANZPAKT Dresden, various networks in the field of dance & performing arts at local, supra-regional and international level were given the opportunity to exchange ideas and network effectively. This also included strengthening their own effectiveness on a political level and entering into dialogue with cultural politicians.
With Simone Barrientos, member of the German Bundestag and cultural policy spokesperson for the Left Party, Annekatrin Klepsch, second mayor of Dresden and councillor for culture and tourism, and Christiane Filius-Jehne, leader of the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen parliamentary group, spokesperson for culture and tourism, etc. Dr Elisabeth Nehring moderated the event.
The German Dance ASSOCIATION, TANZPAKT Dresden, LOFFT THEATER Leipzig and Aktion Tanz/AG Mixed Abled invite you to the analog event at LOFFT THEATER in Leipzig. At the symposium, artists and experts will speak on the topic of inclusion. The program will focus on the offers and needs of the region of Saxony and how the cooperation between dance mediators, choreographers and the mixed abled community can be improved for dance. In moderated small groups it will be worked out how the mixed abled community can be more enthusiastic about dance and how institutional structures can be improved. Accompanying the symposium, consultations on the funding program TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund will be offered.
Mixed Abled Dance offers a platform on which dancers and dance professionals can develop new artistic potentials and approaches together. Working together opens up horizons for those involved; in dialogue, all the preconditions that prevent equality can be recognized and abolished. The lived togetherness in dance can thus, starting from the small space, have a positive influence on the construction of a lived equality in the whole society.