explore dance Festival

Each year, one of the partner institutions brings together all the premieres of the season in a festival. Framed by mediation formats, lectures, work meetings and get-togethers, the aesthetic diversity of the explore dance productions is presented.

The next festival will take place in Potsdam from March 21-27, 2021.

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These are the previous editions of the festival:

2019 – EXPLORE DANCE FESTIVAL #1 AT K3 TANZPLAN HAMBURG.

The first edition of the explore dance festival took place in May 2019 at K3 on Kampnagel in Hamburg. In addition to the presentation of all pieces from the first project year (program overview), a working meeting for the international exchange of experiences in the field of dance for young audiences took place in cooperation with the European Dance House Network. Artists, dramaturges, organizers and educators exchanged ideas about which artistic, media and communicative strategies are suitable to address young audiences.

Click here to read the journal article about the festival in Hamburg.

2020 & 2021 – EXPLORE DANCE FESTIVAL #2 AT FOKUS TANZ / TANZ UND SCHULE IN MUNICH

The Munich edition was split over two years: in 2020 the Pop Up pieces were shown and various discourse formats were used to talk about this special format. The artists* and the professional audience had the opportunity to exchange ideas at various offers.

More information can be found here.

In 2021, the stage plays of the second seasons were shown as part of the festival THINK BIG! #8 festival. Artists from all seasons had the opportunity to meet and talk about their experiences with explore dance.

You can find more information here.