Guiding principles

HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts is one of the most important international centres of contemporary art in Germany and Europe.

HELLERAU acts as an interdisciplinary co-production and guest performance house and offers contemporary arts dance, music, theatre, performance, media art and visual arts spaces for production and presentation.

HELLERAU initiates and promotes debates on art and society with thematic focuses, festivals and audience formats.

HELLERAU cooperates with other cultural partners regionally, nationally and internationally and is involved in numerous networks.

HELLERAU is a stage of the state capital Dresden and a member of The Alliance of International Production Houses. From the 2018/19 season onwards, the artistic director Carena Schlewitt shapes the fortunes of the house and, together with the HELLERAU team, sets the program with many artists about 250 events per season.

History

Hellerau Festival Theatre, built in 1911 as a school of Rhythmics, is today the location of HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts, Dresden. Following an eventful history – in the 1930s it served as a military camp; later the Soviet army used it as its barracks between 1945 and 1991. In the 1990s, the people of Hellerau and Dresden reclaimed the grounds of the Festival Theatre with art projects and forms of cultural occupation, turning it into a place for the cultural Modern Age.

HELLERAU has since become one of the most important interdisciplinary centres for contemporary arts in Germany. It is home to contemporary dance, musical theatre, contemporary classical music, theatre, performance art, the fine arts and new media, as well as a place for reflection on art and culture. Since April 2009 performances have again been held at the Festival Theatre all year round.

Building and facilities

HELLERAU has multiple stages, and provides also residencies for artists on location (accommodation facilities). For more details, please look at HELLERAU's website.

Contact
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 56
01109
Dresden
Germany
www.hellerau.org
info@hellerau.org

EDN Atelier in Dresden (Germany)

30 Sep -2 Oct 2021

EDN Atelier will take place in Dresden (Germany) between 30 Sep & 2 October 2021

In the frame of the dance festival “Dancing About”, TANZPAKT Dresden, HELLERAU and Villa Wigman will be hosting an EDN Atelier with the topic “Mobility of Artists, Mobility of Ideas”.

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Tanzplattform Deutschland (Dance Platform Germany) 2022

2022 edition between March 16–20 in Berlin, Germany

Since 1994, the festival has been taking place biennially in various host cities throughout Germany, determined by the collective of co-organisers, who for 2022 have selected HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin. 

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EDN Atelier: Tools for Transformation

July 7-8, 2022

Atelier held in Dresden between July 7-8, 2022 is open to both EDN members and other international participants.

The event will take place at HELLERAU European Center for the Arts, Dresden and will include workshops, lectures, working groups, networking and performances. Registration deadline is June 15, 2022.

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Explore Dance: Zoom Series on Best Practice Touring Models

First digital series of events organized by the cross-national Network Dance for Young Audience – Explore Dance.

Amongst participating institutions which will report on touring models, EDN members Mercat de les Flors, Danshallerne, The Place and Le Gymnase CDCN will present country-specific themes and ideas.

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