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Tanzplattform 2024 Freiburg

21. Feb. 2024

Save the date! From February 21 to 25 the Tanzplattform 2024 will take place in Freiburg!

From 21 to 25 February 2024, Tanzplattform Deutschland 2024 will transform the city of Freiburg and the entire tri-border region into the hub of the national and international dance scene.

As one of the most important festivals for contemporary dance and performance in Germany, it returns to Baden-Württemberg for the first time in 18 years. Hosted by the dance department of Theater Freiburg, it is the first time in its history that it has ever been organised by a municipal theatre.

What platforms does Germany currently offer dance? And to what extent is Germany a dance platform? These are the questions the six-member jury of experts has been asking itself  as it has chosen a selection of the ten most remarkable positions from over 550 dance and performance productions viewed. The 2024 jury consists of dramaturge and curator Alexander Ernst, dance dramaturge Carmen Kovacs, research consultant and theatre scholar Bernhard Siebert, dramaturge and curator Mateusz Szymanówka, as well as artistic director and curator Dr Adriana Almeida Pees and dance dramaturge Juliane Kiss for the dance department of Theater Freiburg.


Selection 2024

A PLOT / A SCANDAL // Ligia Lewis

TERMINAL BEACH // Moritz Ostruschnjak


WETLAND // Katharina Senzenberger

HARMONIA // Unusual Symptoms / Adrienn Hód

WE ♥ 2 RAQS // Tümay Kılınçel

MELLOWING // Dance On Ensemble / Christos Papadopoulos



LOUNGE // Marga Alfeirão

Jury statement on the selection of Tanzplattform Deutschland 2024:

"The ten pieces we decided on as a jury should not be understood as a selection of the "best". As such an absolute evaluation would have caused us difficulties. We were allowed to travel through an incredibly moving, inventive and committed dance landscape that is as innovative as it is diverse. Dance as an art form that starts directly with the body itself and works with movement, perception and the inner and outer attitude proved to be particularly good at resisting certain political and social tendencies: we perceived the diversity in the dance scene as enriching and valuable, indeed, dance is able to unfold the diverse identities and perspectives, to make them sensually perceptible in an impressive way and to respect, promote - and celebrate their value for our society in shared experience."

Tanzplattform Deutschland is the outstanding discourse and presentation space for contemporary dance in and from Germany, connecting artists, curators and journalists. A varied supporting programme brings together critical international and local perspectives on dance in discursive formats and offers numerous opportunities for professional networking. 2024 is also a special year, as Tanzplattform Deutschland celebrates its 30th anniversary. For this occasion, Dachverband Tanz Deutschland will be on site with various projects, including an exhibition on the founding years and discussion formats.

Tanzplattform Deutschland was founded in 1994 by Nele Hertling, Walter Heun and Dieter Buroch and started as a trilogy in Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich. Since then, it has taken place biennially in changing German cities and is awarded by the community of co-organisers, who determine the respective organiser and sponsor, in 2024 the dance department of the Theater Freiburg.


euro-scene, Leipzig // HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin // HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Dresden // JOINT ADVENTURES, München // Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik, Hamburg // Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt am Main // Tafelhalle im KunstKulturQuartier, Nürnberg // PACT Zollverein, Essen // tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf // TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL, Hannover // Theaterhaus Stuttgart

sowie die beiden Partner ITI Deutschland und Goethe-Institut

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