Guiding principles

K3 – Centre for Choreography | Tanzplan Hamburg is a comprehensive centre for expertise in the field of contemporary dance, choreography, artistic research and dance outreach. A major objective at K3 is developing and offering various forms of residencies and artistic formats for working that combine artistic research, production and presentation. 
A key focus is on projects located at the crossroads of artistic practice – i.e. dance, choreography and performance – and discourse, both on the theory of dance and on broader social issues. Promoting and supporting young choreographers and dance professionals in the early stages of their career is a main priority.

In addition to providing information and advice, the centre offers dance makers and other professionals in the field regular courses and professional training, workshops as well as further learning formats.

 The outreach and education programmes aim towards fostering appreciation of dance in people of all ages. In addition, it creates platforms for transdisciplinary exchange with other arts and fields of knowledge essential in order to strengthen the standing and the position of contemporary dance and choreography in our society.


K3 was established in 2006/2007 as part of Tanzplan Deutschland – an initiative of the Federal Cultural Foundation that ran from 2006 to 2010. In the summer of 2007, the K3 exhibition hall at Kampnagel was renovated. K3 is an artistically independent institution operating within the organisational structure of Kampnagel. It has been funded by the City of Hamburg since 2011. 
As a place for artistic exchange and networking, K3 has played a major part since its establishment in developing a dynamic and strong dance community in Hamburg.

Building and facilities

3 dance studios, as well as adjacent studio stage P1, where K3 presents up to 40 performance night per season form the basis of K3 – Centre for Choreography.

Jarrestraße 20

Soft Skills in Dance Digital Guidebook

23 August 2022

Resource for professionals developed within the the project Empowering Dance - The Soft Skills Teaching and Learning Approach

Digital guidebook "Soft Skills in Dance" supports dance practitioners in reflecting on their own practice, with regard to soft skills. The guidebook was developed by seven European partners and their teams, including EDN members CSC - Centro per la Scena Contemporanea (Bassano del Grappa, Italy), Dansateliers (Rotterdam, Netherlands), HIPP - Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance (Zagreb, Croatia), K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg / Kampnagel (Germany) and La Briqueterie CDCN of Val-de-Marne (Vitry-sur-Seine, France).


Faust award for explore dance

9 November 2019

K3 together with two partners (Fabrik Potsdam and Fokus Tanz München) received a very important German theatre award for “explore dance”.

explore dance - Netzwerk Tanz für junges Publikum, a TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund project, received the FAUST Perspective Award 2019 on 9th November in Kassel, Germany.


Tanzplattform Deutschland

4 to 8 March 2020

Join EDN members in Munich

The GERMAN DANCE PLATFORM sees itself as a forum to present recent developments and innovative currents in German contemporary dance. It offers an overview and a presentation platform for the most remarkable positions of present- day creation in the fields of domestic dance and choreographic performance.


Dancehouses in May and June

May - June 2020

Join EDN members remotely

While many EDN members are still closed for public, activities continue to take place remotely - both for artists and audiences! We bring to you plenty of shows, trainings, celebrations, reflections. Take your peak!


Residency at K3 Hamburg

Deadline: 12 August 2020

K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg provides three eight-month residencies per season to choreographers - the call for proposal for the season 2021/2022 is now open.

Activities EDN

Dance for young audiences

Those are some of the questions addressed during the Atelier hold at K3 - Zentrum für Choreographie.

Organised as part of the first edition of “Explore dance – Festival for young audiences” it gave to the participants the opportunity to watch up to seven new dance pieces for young audiences and encounter the artists, to exchange with other colleagues on short best practice presentations from different parts of Europe.

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Working together transnationally

The Atelier organised by K3 Hamburg discussed and practiced different models of solidarity within and between production structures and artists, investigated possible media of collaboration and explored choreographic forms of collaboration.

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360° - Building Strategies for Communication

360º - Building Strategies for Communication in Contemporary Dance (BSCD) supported dance artists and makers at all stages of their careers to communicate their work effectively.

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Communicating Dance

Communicating Dance aimed to strengthen the European contemporary dance scene, contributing to its competitive edge and visibility within the international creative industry. Communicating Dance focused on recognizing and acknowledging these multi-layered aspects required for cultural leaders with responsibility for teams, funding, communication, distribution.

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Dance Dialogues Africa

From 2012 to 2014, Tanzhaus NRW led a project aiming to initiate long-term cooperative relationships between several dance centres in Africa (Mozambique, Mali, Tunisia, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa) and a number of key dance venues in Germany.

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Empowering Dance - Developing Soft Skills

Empowering Dance - Developing Soft Skills is a European project that aims to research if and how the practice of contemporary dance helps people of all ages to acquire and develop soft skills.

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B.motion 2019

The second edition of the EDN Carte Blanche for artists took place from August 20th to 26th, 2019 hosted by the CSC – Centro per la Scena Contemporanea. Twelve artists from nine Dancehouses attended B.Motion under the guidance of local mentor Eva Zilio.

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Building a dancehouse

Many dancehouses in Europe have been created over preexisting buildings: convents, factories, industrial sites, brick houses, distilleries, to name some examples. This Atelier at CSC Bassano del Grappa took place in a series of meetings aimed at considering and tracing the European, as well as the international, dancehouses history.

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Dance and international cooperation

At the beginning of March 2020 EDN and AND + worked together to implement the path started in Yokohama and to prepare a public talk, as part of the in-depth events open to the public, organized by the Tanzplattform Deutchland in Munich (Germany).

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B.motion 2020

Four days of performances, dialogues, interviews, shared physical practices and conversations about dance.

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Carte Blanche Artist Exchange

Between 18-21 August 2022 CSC Bassano del Grappa hosted the Carte Blanche Artist Exchange. EDN members were invited to register for participation and travel support of their associated artists, producers and programmers. Registrations were open to both EDN and non-EDN members. 

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