Overhead Project - Carnival of the bodies / © Till BöckerPaula Rosolen - Aerobics! Ein Ballett in 3 Akten / © Laurent PhilippeClaudia Bosse - catastrophic paradise / © Eva WürdingerIan Kaler - o.T. | gateways to movement / © Eva WürdingerSusanne Linke - RuhrOrt / © Bettina StößAntje Pfundtner - Aus der Reihe tanzen / © Simone Scardovelli



In 2020, Dance Platform Germany will be hosted by JOINT ADVENTURES in Munich.

Every two years since 1994, TANZPLATTFORM DEUTSCHLAND offers a snapshot of current trends and innovative tendencies on the German dance scene. Founded by Nele Hertling, Dieter Buroch and Walter Heun, the platform provides guests from Germany and abroad with an opportunity to watch a large number of current, contemporary dance productions within a short period of time. Originally organized as part of the network for the choreography competition “Les Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis” as a national showcase for the qualifying round, it has been an independent forum for the presentation of contemporary dance from Germany.

Furthermore, it is a forum where artists and event organisers, members of cultural institutions and a professional audience can meet and exchange ideas.

Each part of the biennial forum is organized by one of the partners.

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.

The archive is being updated and extended continousely.


JURY 2020

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

KunstKulturQuartier, Nürnberg

PACT Zollverein, Essen

tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf


Theaterhaus Stuttgart

Partner: ITI Deutschland, Goethe-Institut

Der Jury zur TANZPLATTFORM DEUTSCHLAND 2020 gehören an:

Honne Dohrmann - Direktor tanzmainz & tanzmainz festival (Mainz)

Gurur Ertem - Soziologin & Kuratorin (Stuttgart & Istanbul)

Ingrida Gerbutavičiūtė -Journalistin & Kuratorin (Frankfurt am Main & Vilnius)

Anna Mülter -Tanzkuratorin Sophiensaele (Berlin) & Dramaturgin tanzhaus nrw (Düsseldorf)

Walter Heun -Künstlerische & Geschäftsleitung JOINT ADVENTURES (München)