The German Dance Platform: a roaming biennal coming back to Munich for the first time in over 20 years

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. The selection of pieces is made by a jury that is elected for each edition respectively.

The event is directed towards guests from Germany and abroad, organizers of culture, the expert press and an interested local audience. Given its special relevance as a meeting point of the international scene of curators and also its general attraction for the public, it is often compared to the Berliner Theatertreffen.

Performances, networks, meetings - a full programme in Munich

Tanzplattform Deutschland 2020 - Munich

The GERMAN DANCE PLATFORM 2020 program lets Munich audiences as well as experts discover surprising and exciting dance. 15 pieces were selected to be presented to national and international audiences attending the German Dance Platform.

Additionally, a programme for professionals will take place to emphasis the possibilities to meet, exchange perspectives and discuss developments of the sector.

EDN and its members are currently developing a session on international collaboration in the dance sector, which will take place on 6th of March. More information should follow soon.

Register to the German Dance Platform here:

EDN Panel on shared perspectives from Europe and Asia

International cultural cooperation in the dance sector

The European Dancehouse Network (EDN), the Asian Network for Dance AND+ and the Tanzplattform Deutschland are joining forces to present policies and practices of international cultural cooperation in the dance sector. EDN and AND+ will exchange perspectives from Europe and Asia on the development of contemporary dance, shared themes and approaches as well as common challenges.

From European cultural policies to further connections and projects between EDN and AND+, this event is an opportunity to strengthen our relations to/with Asia and beyond; action which takes place in the context of the international development of the sector and European cultural policy.
In the presence of Monica Urian (policy officer, European Commission), Roberto Casarotto (EDN board member, CSC Bassano del Grappa) and Jala Adolphus (AND+ network).

Time: 12h00 to 14h00, 6 March 2020
Location: Black Box in the Gasteig (Rosenheimer Str. 5, 81667 München).

Picture: Theater Bremen / Unusual Symptoms / Adrienn Hod - Hodworks. "COEXIST". In coproduction with Trafo House of Comtemporary Arts (EDN Member) © Jörg Landsberg

International Symposium Dance(s) and Ritual(s)

Deadline: 15 August 2020

Contribute to the Centre National de la Danse symposium

Can dance be perceived as a ritual? How are ritualised actions created in dance practices? What are their qualities, or singularities? What effects do they produce? In what way can referring to a rite enlighten, modify or displace dance practices?


Neustart Kultur

Various deadlines!

Emergency funding opportunity in Germany

Neustart Kultur, an initiative of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, will provide 20 million Euro emergency funding for the German dance scene, complementing existing federal and state funding programmes while avoiding overcompensation


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.


Europe beyond Access

Making dance that celebrates difference

The project Europe Beyond Access supports disabled artists to break the glass ceilings of the contemporary theatre & dance sectors. At the lab hosted by Holland Dance Festival, the following question stood central: How can we create dance and performing arts scenes that are more diverse and that support the work of disabled dancers and artists?


Rescue the arts

Plea to national governments

In the face of the crisis, together with IETM, Circostrada, ETC and In Situ, we call on the national governments to take measures to safeguard the long-term viability of the cultural sector.


Audience Development toolkit

October 2019

Practical guidance to dance organisations

Aerowaves and audience development expert Heather Maitland have compiled an Audience Development toolkit to give practical guidance to dance organisations, using international research and case studies from Aerowaves partners.