Artist Call

explore dance – Network Dance for Young Audience is looking for choreographers to develop contemporary, mobile dance pieces for young audiences between July 2022 and December 2023.

The explore dance – Dance for Young Audience Network is looking for concepts to develop technically inexpensive, easy to tour and flexible performance formats (pop up pieces) from July 2022 to December 2023 in order to create a regular programme of dance performances for children and teenagers in each region. The productions will be created at one of the explore dance partner institutions (fabrik moves Potsdam, K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg, Fokus Tanz | Tanz und Schule München e.V. and HELLERAU-European Centre for the Arts).

The call is for local artists and choreographers who want to work with local performers.

Click here for the individual calls for proposals by each respective partner:





In 2018, fabrik moves Potsdam, Fokus Tanz I Tanz und Schule e.V. München and K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg partnered up for a long-term cooperation called explore dance – Dance for Young Audiences Network and have since been developing a sustainable structure for the production of contemporary dance pieces for young audiences. From July 2022 onwards HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts Dresden will join the project as a fourth partner. In the new funding phase from July 2022 to the end of 2023, explore dance will artistically focus on educational activities as well as pop-ups as mobile productions that provide access to dance in schools, museums, cultural centres and theatre spaces both locally in each region as well as nationwide. Three festivals with specialist conferences will present the nine forthcoming new productions and offer the chance for participants to network and discuss cultural and educational policies.

The artists producing within the network open their work and rehearsal processes to children and teenagers in order to enter into an artistic exchange with them and to involve them in their creative work in various outreach formats such as workshops, rehearsal visits and research sessions. This leads to a transfer of knowledge between artists and their young audiences, allowing perspectives and thoughts to be shared. Workshops and other outreach formats attached to the performances give children and young people the opportunity to delve deeper into the pieces and their topics. explore dance focuses on the development of innovative forms and models by combining aesthetic education and artistic production.