The GERMAN DANCE PLATFORM is backed by all the institutions which have previously hosted it and which are working to support and promote contemporary dance in Germany:

  • euro-scene, Leipzig
  • HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin
  • HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Dresden
  • 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

Dance Platform in Germany in 2022

16 to 20 March 2022

HAU Hebbel am Ufer is the host of Tanzplattform Deutschland 2022. From 16 to 20 March, the festival in Berlin will bring together 13 current and remarkable positions of dance and choreographic creation, made possible by funding from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and Lottostiftung Berlin. Since its founding in 1994 Berlin is once again venue of Tanzplattform Deutschland.

jury 2022

An independent jury has selected 13 productions for the 2022 programme.
Consideration was given to 535 works produced between September 2019 and mid-September 2021.

The 2022 jury includes: 

  • journalist and researcher Arlette-Louise Ndakoze,
  • dramaturg Matthias Quabbe,
  • culture journalist and theatre critic Melanie Suchy,
  • scientist, cultural activist and dramaturge Ana Vujanović
  • as well as Annemie Vanackere, artistic director and managing director of HAU Hebbel am Ufer
  • and Ricardo Carmona, curator for dance and performance at HAU.


The International Theatre Institut - German Centre (ITI) was commissioned by the organisers of the GERMAN DANCE PLATFORM to build up a permanent archive in the internet. Follow the links to get information on artists and companies of contemporary dance in Germany, their careers and productions since 1990.

In this way, an archive of contemporary dance in Germany has been created in which the work contexts and work biographies of outstanding artists and companies of independent contemporary dance can be traced over the years. The archive was taken over by the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland in 2019 and is being updated and expanded.

Produktion:Open For Everything
Constanza Macras DorkyPark
Fotograf: Thomas Aurin


From March 4 to 8, 2020 TANZPLATTFORM DEUTSCHLAND took place in Munich! A total of 558 productions was registered for the review period after the last edition, of which 444 were reviewed. 15 productions were selected by the jury - which consisted of Honne Dohrmann, Gurur Ertem, Ingrida Gerbutavičiūtė, Walter Heun and Anna Mülter - to be presented to a large (inter-)national audience within 5 days. The selection documented how vibrant and unique the German independent production scene and the companies of city and state theatres are!

The productions of the invited artists were very well received by the Munich audience as well as by the 500 registered professional visitors from 45 different countries. A total of more than 150 artists were also present. The majority of these were strong female voices, since ten of the invited productions were choreographed by women - and this without any quota.

At the Goethe-Institut's traditional reception, the next host of TANZPLATTFORM DEUTSCHLAND was solemnly announced: the journey continues in 2022 in Berlin - HAU Hebbel am Ufer will be the next organizer.

The Selection 2022



Carolin Jüngst / Lisa Rykena


Sheena McGrandles


Moritz Ostruschnjak


Choy Ka Fai

“Yishun Is Burning”

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods


Antje Pfundtner in Gesellschaft

“Sitzen ist eine gute Idee”

Ligia Lewis

“Still Not Still”

Michelle Moura


Renae Shadler & Collaborators with Roland Walter


Fabrice Mazliah

“Telling Stories – A Version for Three”

Miller / de‘Nobili


Joana Tischkau


Julian Weber