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Mentoring programme for the Freie Szene Munich


Concept & Management Theaterbüro Munich

Getting started in the Freie Szene is exciting. It means working for yourself and coming up with a lot of inspiration, information and innovation. But why always go through it alone? The mentoring programme #TOBEBOOSTERED brings together newcomers and experts from Munich's Freie Szene to meet, support and exchange ideas over a period of 9 months. Because together, more is possible!


Do you want to reflect on your work and strategy, face your professional challenges openly and actively and network? Are you interested in a personal exchange with a mentor and would be delighted if someone experienced in the independent scene would share their knowledge, experience and network with you? Do you have the energy and desire to continue your education? Are you at the beginning of your professional career, do you work mainly in Munich and professionally in the Freie Szene?


Then we look forward to receiving your application as a mentee for our mentoring programme #TOBEBOOSTERED.


We are looking for applicants in the following fields:

Artist:in/Director:in (Theatre/Performance) (2 Mentorships)

Production Manager/Creative Producer (1 Mentorship) 

Press and Public Relations (1 Mentorship)


Further information and the call for applications can be found here!

Freischwimmen meets Rodeo
from 07.10. bis 15.10.2022 in Munich

Open Call for Rodeo 2022


HochX is organising its first festival in 2022: Freischwimmen meets Rodeo! From 7 - 15.10.2022 this double festival for dance, theatre and performance will take place in Munich for the first and only time. It has already been decided since last year that HochX will host the Freischwimmen Festival in autumn 2022. On behalf of the City of Munich, HochX is now also taking on the Rodeo Festival 2022.


Five contributions from Munich's independent scene will be presented as part of the double festival. In view of the consequences that Corona will have for the independent performing arts in 2020 and 2021, the productions will for the first time be selected entirely by open call. A three-member jury with an assessor from the local artistic community will review the applications received and select the contributions for the programme. Applications are open to professional freelance artists and groups whose work (production and performance) focuses on Munich. The Open Call is open to applications from all areas of the independent performing arts.


The deadline for applications is 25 January 2022.

Further information is available here!



Training for Everybody is the continuation of a format that has developed in the Playground since it opened in 2019. It is open to everyone who wants to activate and experience their body and their movements, but also their imagination and reflection. In the training, Anna Konjetzky & Co suggest a series of exercises and approaches that use the body as a source of knowledge to train the ability to think further and to develop dreams and ideas. No previous experience is necessary.



Monday, 31.01 | 18.30-20.00 UHR

Monday, 28.02 | 18.30-20.00 UHR

Monday, 28.03 | 18.30-20.00 UHR

Registration: playground@annakojetzky.com

Costs: 4 EUR


16. - 20. März

HAU Hebbel am Ufer is the organiser:in the upcoming Tanzplattform Deutschland. In March 2022, the festival in Berlin will bring together current and remarkable positions in dance and choreographic creation, made possible by funding from the Federal Minister for Culture and Media Claudia Roth and the Lottostiftung Berlin. This is the first time since its founding in 1994 that Berlin has hosted the Dance Platform.


The 2022 selection consists of

  • Carolin Jüngst / Lisa Rykena | "SHE LEGEND"

  • Sheena McGrandles | "Flush"

  • Moritz Ostruschnjak | "Tanzanweisungen"

  • Choy Ka Fai | "Yishun Is Burning"

  • Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods | "Cascade"

  • Antje Pfundtner in Gesellschaft | "Sitzen ist eine gute Idee"

  • Ligia Lewis | "Still Not Still"

  • Michelle Moura | "OVERTONGUE"

  • Renae Shadler & Collaborations with Roland Walter | "Skin"

  • Fabrice Mazliah | "Telling Stories - A Version fpr Three"

  • Miller / De'Nobili | "PACK"

  • Jana Tischkau | "BEING PINK AIN'T EASY"

  • Julian Weber | "Allongé"

The Dachverband Tanz is expanding its support programme with two new support programmes

DIS-TANZ-START | The Funding Programme for Dance Graduates/Career Entrants⁠

With the DIS-TANZ-START support programme, the German Dance Association (Dachverband Tanz Deutschland) enables dancers (career entrants) to join the professional dance scene in Germany after their training. Formal and non-formal training can both be accepted. The aim is to give as many career entrants as possible their first engagement with dance companies in German public theatres as well as with established companies in the independent German dance scene.⁠


With tanz digital, dance artists, dance ensembles and dance institutions (venues, archives, dance schools, education projects, etc.) are strengthened in the medial presentation of artistic productions and the testing of new technical means is promoted. The amount of funding is up to 30.000 €, for cooperations of artists with archives up to 40.000 €.⁠

Münchner Tanzszene erhält 750.000 Euro Bundesmittel

Munich dance scene receives 750,000 euros in federal funding


Munich dance professionals will receive funds from the federal funding programme TANZPAKT RECONNECT. Eight of 91 nationwide measures will be funded in Munich in 2022. This means that almost 750,000 euros of a total of around eleven million euros will go to the Munich Metropolitan Region.


Central actors in the Munich dance scene, who have been receiving municipal funding from the Department of Culture for years, will have their work recognised, strengthened and supported. These include Jasmine Ellis, Anna Konjetzky and Ceren Oran, but also networks and institutions such as tanznetz.de, Tanzbüro München and Rat und Tat Kulturbüro in the Kreativquartier, Fokus Tanz München and the Heinz Bosl Foundation. With the federal funds, promising projects can be expanded and intensified next year. This will not only increase the impact of the city's funding many times over, but will also significantly enhance the supra-regional visibility and networking opportunities of Munich projects.

Cultural Affairs Officer Anton Biebl: "The broadly diversified municipal support

in the field of performing arts is paying off. Contemporary dance from Munich justifiably plays a central role in the nationwide dance landscape. For the independent scene, complementary funding from the federal, state and local governments, which interlock in the best possible way, is of elementary importance. Now it's time to work with the Free State of Bavaria to develop the necessary framework conditions for the dance scene in Munich."


More information on TANZPAKT RECONNECT can be found on the website of the funding agency commissioned by the federal government at www.diehl-ritter.de, keyword "TANZPAKT RECONNECT". 


Aeroway's Dance Across Europe have published the line-up for 2022. Diego Tortelli & Miria Wurm from Munich are part of the line-up!

Meet the Twenty22 artists!

The programme for 2022 includes works from 12 countries and proves once again how rich the emerging dance scene in Europe is in its thematic and aesthetic diversity.


The selection process took place from 29 to 31 October at the Kultur-Betriebe Burgenland in Eisenstadt (Austria). Under the direction of Liz King and Max Biskup of D.ID DANCE IDENTITY, 40 dance professionals gathered in person to discuss hundreds of dance works.


You can meet the Twenty22 artists at the Spring Forward Festival, organised by the European Capital of Culture in Elefsina and DAN.C.CE UNITIVA from 28 April to 1 May 2022. 

Further training "Acting for Dancers

26.10.2021 - 14.02.2022


This further training is aimed at professional dancers and dance teachers who would like to develop their vocal, linguistic and theatrical skills and expand their portfolio.

Through basic theatrical training, scene work, voice and speech lessons, as well as a performative piece development, participants learn the tools to respond to an interdisciplinary labour market with a broader spectrum of expressive possibilities.

The training is also to be understood as a platform for exchange, through which new contacts can be made and one's own working methods can be enriched and expanded. Furthermore, individual photo and video material is produced that can be used to expand the portfolio.


It is possible to join the current course.


Applications should be sent to: Bewerbung@theater-werkmuenchen.de


Further information is available here!

Tanzkongress in Mainz

16. – 19. Juni 2022

Für den alle drei Jahre an wechselnden Orten und turnusgemäß im Jahr 2022 stattfindenden Tanzkongress wurde Mainz als nächster Austragungsort ausgewählt. Die rheinland-pfälzische Landeshauptstadt konnte mit ihrer Bewerbung Vorstand und Stiftungsrat überzeugen, dass sie mit ihrem Staatstheater als Zentrum des Tanzkongresses beste Bedingungen für die Austragung des deutschlandweit renommiertesten Ereignisses für die zeitgenössische Tanzszene bietet und als Gastgeberin des internationalen Festivals eine ausgezeichnete Infrastruktur vorweisen kann.


Weitere Informationen zum Tanzkongress 2022

Tanzmesse NRW Düsseldorf
31. August – 03. September 2022

The next dance fair will be held in Düsseldorf in late summer 2022! More info to follow.

Hier = Jetzt
Platform for modern Dance in Munich
Video recording of 14 choreographic works


In times of Corona, the artists-for-artists initiative continues to show solidarity with dance makers in the independent scene by inviting 14 choreographers to work on their ideas for pieces for a fortnight.


The results of the work approaches can now be seen here!

NR.1 Filming Dance

organized by 

Ceren Oran & Moving Borders 

11.02.2022 20:00 

Kulturzentrum Giesinger Bahnhof 

Registration is required: reservierung@giesinger-bahnhof.de



Is the live experience with dance irreplaceable? Is dance on screen its own artform? Can we dance digitally? How are dance artists reaching audiences during lockdowns?


Restrictions of lockdown are challenging and require new solutions. 

What did the almost two years of pandemic teach us about filming dance?


Munich-based; Ceren Oran (Choreographer), Jasmine Ellis (Film Director/ Choreographer), Harun Isik (Film Director) and Benedict Mirow (Film Director) share their ideas, inspiration, and experiences in working with dance on screen.


Premiering works produced during the pandemic times; the short film series of the performance „Schön Anders“ by Ceren Oran in collaboration with Harun Isik and 3 shorts by Jasmine Ellis. 

Discussions will be moderated by Anna Donderer.


The event is part of a three-day artistic gathering organized by Ceren Oran in Munich, supported by the TANZPAKT RECONNECT program.