Pop Up Feature

The seventh edition of THINK BIG! Festival should initially have taken place 9-18 July in Munich. Artists from all over the world would have been presented with their works, some of them within the framework of the explore dance festival #2 with seven productions from Hamburg, Potsdam and Munich created for explore dance – network dance for young audience.

The so called Pop Up pieces created for classrooms or the public space are easy to transport and to adapt. Therefore it was those pieces that could be presented in the condensed version of the actual festival. The heart of the two-day Pop Up Feature was the showcase, presenting works of Anna Konjetzky (MOVE MORE MORPH IT!),  Ceren Oran (Fliegende Wörter) and the Munich debut of deufert&plischke (spinnen).

There have also been various mediation and conversation formats with international guests. Peggy Olislaegers, dramaturge and dance activist, spoke about rethinking codes and spatial structures within the pop up format. Dance journalist Dr. Elisabeth Nehring spoke about dance for young audiences in urban and rural areas and moderated a podium on the pop up format.

Documentation of the program

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Dr. Elisabeth Nehring gives a review of the Pop Up Feature and some reflections on the field of dance for young audiences. The bloggers theatertanten write in “Dance for our actual tomorrow” about their subjective impressions. Both can be read in the journal of explore dance.

The video of the bloggers theatertanten can be seen here on the Vimeo channel of explore dance. The video recordings of the live streams can be requested at

Click here for the movie “Think Big! #2 Ein Festivalportrait”.


July 9th until 10th 2020


Munich | Muffathalle, Theatre HochX, Primary School at Schererplatz