With TANZPAKT Stuttgart, the state capital of Baden-Württemberg is aiming to support the local independent dance and performance scene with human, infrastructural and financial resources in a bid to add another facet to the aesthetic diversity of the local dance scene, its current beacons being The Stuttgart Ballet and Gauthier Dance.
The expanded room for manoeuvre will allow the non-profit organisation Freie Tanz- und Theaterszene Stuttgart and the production centre Tanz+Performance to work specifically on the quality of Stuttgart’s independent dance scene network.
The independent scene, working with Theater Rampe, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Musik der Jahrhunderte and the Office for Culture in Stuttgart, will be further developing interdisciplinary dance creation in the city. Using residencies, summer schools, mentoring offers and symposia, the alliance will create trans-regional platforms that facilitate open-ended work and the sharing of expertise.
Dance education in schools, participative formats and dance productions for children and young people are planned with other co-operation partners such as the Junges Ensemble Stuttgart (a children’s and youth theatre) and the Cultural Education Network.
In addition, the jointly curated Sommerfestival Interdisziplinär (interdisciplinary summer festival) will be held in 2020 with the intention of increasing public participation in interdisciplinary dance creation.
TANZPAKT Stuttgart will facilitate the experiencing of a broader range of contemporary dance forms in the city, will create a lively, informed and networked cross-regional scene there, and will further develop the artistic discourse on contemporary dance in the Stuttgart valley.