Tanzplattform Deutschland 2018


The Dance Platform in Germany is a testing ground for artistic tendencies and developments of international note in choreography, dance and performance. The 2018 edition presents outstanding contemporary productions created in the last two years with substantial support from German partners. 

Initiated in 1990, the biennal Dance Platform constitutes the most important event on the contemporary dance calendar in Germany. Taking place in rotating cities, the occasion presents outstanding dance and performance productions from the past two years and brings together presenters, artists and the general public for a lively and informed exchange.

The Dance Platform is co-organised by the community of institutions who have hosted it in the past and who actively support the promotion of contemporary dance in Germany. As of 2018, this includes PACT Zollverein. Since 2004, the Goethe-Institut and the International Theatre Institute are partners of the Dance Platform.



Claire Cunningham und Jess Curtis
„The Way You Look (at me) Tonight“

Bruno Beltrão / Grupo de Rua

Julian Warner und Oliver Zahn / HAUPTAKTION
„Situation mit Doppelgänger“

Claudia Bosse

Sasha Waltz

Richard Siegal / Ballet of Difference

DANCE ON und William Forsythe
„Catalogue (First Edition)“

Xavier Le Roy
„Temporary Title, 2015“

Eszter Salamon in artistic collaboration with Boglàrka Börcsök and Sylvie Garot
„Monument 0.5: The Valeska Gert Monument“

Ligia Lewis
„minor matter“

Eisa Jocson

CocoonDance Company

Boris Charmatz / Musée de la danse
„10000 Gesten“


Supporting Program


„Körper und technische Entwicklungen :: The body and technologically development
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gramelsberger and Enno Park

„Gesellschaftliche Wirkweisen :: Social effects
Claudia Bosse, Julian Warner & Oliver Zahn (HAUPTAKTION), Xavier Le Roy, Moderation: Susanne Traub

„Internationale Perspektiven :: lnternational perspectives
Nayse López, Joanna Leśnierowska, Gudus Onikeku, Sabrina Joy Tan and Alkaterini Arfara, Moderation: Dr. Elisabeth Nehring


Künstlersummit :: Artist Summit

Cyril Baldy, Katja Cheraneva, Frances Chiaverini, Fabrice Mazliah, Roberta Mosca, Tilman O'Donnell und Liz Waterhouse

Whistle While You Work Open Forum on Agency and Abuse of Power
Frances Chiaverini, Katja Cheraneva and Robyn Doty


Late Night Studio Talk

Sahar Rahimi and Dr. Philipp Schulte, Musik: MightyTheMighty


Just In Time

choreografisches Briefprojekt / choreographic letter project
Deufert & Plischke

Zusätzliche Angebote / Additional Events