Theatre and Movement

Thery Schultheis @ Theobald

Dance Heritage Fund

Fund for artistic projects which promote the cultural heritage of dance. A programme initiated by the Federal Cultural Foundation

The aesthetic and stylistic diversity of the German dance scene is the result of more than 100 years of development. The international careers of such renowned artists as Mary Wigman, Dore Hoyer, Tatjana Gsovsky, Rudolf Laban, William Forsythe and Pina Bausch all began at dance production venues in Germany. However, modern dance in Germany remains an artistic domain with a largely unexplored history and only limited public visibility. German theatres and dance training centres are still failing to adequately preserve, study and present the cultural heritage of 20th-century dance.

The dance scene is strongly interested in better presenting Germany’s dance heritage to the public and integrating it into the education of dancers and choreographers. At present, neither publicly financed dance theatres and companies, nor freelance artists are capable of providing such additional instruction.

In view of this situation, the Federal Cultural Foundation has established a new fund to promote the cultural heritage of dance in Germany. The goal of the fund is to form the basis for both the systematic and selective study of the history of modern dance in Germany. The dance scene is invited to artistically examine the multifaceted history of 20th-century German dance, its outstanding works and most influential protagonists. There is no limit to how the projects approach the topic – the Dance Heritage Fund supports dance productions, reproductions and new interpretations, as well as lectures, performances, exhibitions, installations, films, online projects and guest performances of originally funded projects.

Expert jury of the Dance Heritage Fund
2015 - 2017
Kerstin Evert, director of the K3 - Centre for Choreography | Dance Plan Hamburg, co-director of the postgraduate programme “Assemblies and Participation” (HafenCity University Hamburg, Fundus Theater, K3); Katja Schneider, research associate in Theatre Studies department at the LMU Munich, editor and author; Bettina Wagner-Bergelt, deputy director of the Bavarian State Ballet

2012 - 2014
Rose Breuss, director of the Institute for Dance Arts at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz; Gabriele Naumann-Maerten, cultural and artistic project developer, process supervisor and moderator; Martin Puttke, lecturer for Training Methodology and Ballet Pedagogy, author of the Danamos dance training concept; Christiane Theobald, lecturer for Dance Management at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts (HfMDK); Christina Thurner, professor with specialisation in Dance Studies at the Institute of Theatre Studies at the University of Berne

For more detailed descriptions of these projects, visit the Dance Fund website. Complete application details to be announced on the project’s website www.tanzfonds.de.


Funding period: 2012 - 2019

List of the funded projects - Jury session on 14 December 2015

deufert&plischke:
„Just in Time“

Saarländisches Staatstheater:
„Die Folterungen der Beatrice Cenci“ by Gerhard Bohner

Theater Nordhausen / Loh-Orchester Sondershausen:
„Die Tänzerin von Auschwitz“

Nils Freyer:
„Fünf Präludien aus dem Wohltemperierten Klavier von J. S. Bach“ by Marianne Vogelsang

Staatstheater Braunschweig:
Jagd. Kampf. Rausch (Zeche eins by Reinhild Hoffmann)

Theater Freiburg:
„Erbe sein – Erbe haben. Ein choreografisches Depot“

Städtische Bühnen Osnabrück:
„Danse Macabre: Reconstruktion of Totentänze I und II by Mary Wigman“

sophiensaele:
„the witch dance project“ Hexentanz II’ by Mary Wigman

Dance Lab Berlin:
„H. K. – Quintett“


Guest performances:

Ciupke/Till:
„undo, redo & repeat“
at Schaubühne Lindenfels, Leipzig; Hellerau, Dresden

Angela Guerreiro:
„The Film: The Live Legacy Project“
at Tanzkongress 2016, Hannover

Uri Turkenich:
„I love my dancers“
at Diver Festival, Tel Aviv

List of the funded projects - Jury session on 23 February 2015:

 
TOO GmbH / Oper Halle / Ballett Rossa:
   „Lulu - Tanzstück von Jochen Ulrich nach Frank Wedekind“

Tanzfabrik Berlin:
   „Capturing Dance - Tanzdokumentation als künstlerische Praxis“

BKC / Staatstheater Cottbus:
   „Meisterwerke des 20. Jahrhunderts“

Michael Maurissens, Köln:
   „The Body as Archive“

Sebastian Weber, Leipzig:
   „The Legend of Syd O'Noo“

steptext dance project / Helge Letonja, Bremen:
   „Gerhard Bohner - Zwei Giraffen tanzen Tango“

Mouvoir / Stephanie Thiersch, Köln:
   „City Dances 2016 (Anna Halprin)“

Kampnagel, Hamburg:
   „Shape Shifter von Trajal Harrell


Deutsches Tanzfilminstitut Bremen:
   „Zeugen des Tanzes“

 

Guest performances:

Renegade / Pottporus:
   „Ruhr-Ort“
at Theater Bielefeld, Staatstheater Braunschweig

Saša Asentić:
   „Revolution won't be performed“
at Serbisches Nationaltheater, Novi Sad; Nationaltheater Timișoara

Ligna:
   „Tanz aller“
at CPH Stage, Kopenhagen

Internationales Theaterinstitut Zentrum Deutschland:
   „Transforming Acts

at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt/Main; euro-scene Leipzig

Martin Stiefermann / MS Schrittmacher:
   „Anita Berber“
at Saarländisches Staatstheater

Goethe-Institut Chile:
  
Débords. Reflections on The Green Table / Olga de Soto
at Nave – Centro de Creación y Residencia, Santiago de Chile

List of the funded projects - Jury session on 24 January 2013:


Oper Leipzig:
   „Pax Questuosa – Klagender Friede“

Schauspielhaus Bochum:
   „Ruhr-Ort“

Angela Guerreiro:
   „The Live Legacy Project“

Saarländisches Staatstheater:
   „Anastasia/Shadow“

Theater Hagen:
   „Der Schrank der Georgi“

Pina Bausch Stiftung:
   „Wind von West (Cantata)“

Nationaltheater Mannheim:
   „Tracing Isadora“

MS Schrittmacher – Martin Stiefermann:
   „Anita Berber“

Uri Turkenich:
   „I love my dancers“

Internationales Theaterinstitut – Zentrum Deutschland:
   „Transformation Acts“

Stadttheater Gießen:
   „The Herta Project – SOAP Recreation“

Akademie der Künste:
   „Das Triadische Ballett“

Mouvoir / Stephanie Thiersch:
   „Memory Machine“

Städtische Bühnen Osnabrück:
   „‚Le Sacre du Printemps’ / Mary Wigman“

Theater Koblenz:
   „Tausend Grüße“

Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden:
   „Loops and Lines“

Juliette Villemin:
   „Monte Verità – Raumdeutungen“

Christoph Winkler:
   „Abendliche Tänze“

Christina Ciupke:
   „Undo, redo and repeat“

Saša Asentić:
   „Revolution won't be performed“

Theater Freiburg:
   „Julius Hans Spiegel Zentrum“

Josep Caballero García:
   „No [’rait] of spring“

List of the funded projects - Jury session on 22 March 2012:


Avista Film, München:
   „Forschungsprojekt Sacharoff

Bühnen und Orchester der Stadt Bielefeld:
   „Auch

K3 - Zentrum für Choreographie I Tanzplan Hamburg / Kampnagel:
   „Heute: Volkstanzen

Produktionszentrum Tanz + Performance, Stuttgart:
   „Tanzlokal / Tanzfest – Reflexionen und zeitgenössische Positionen zur
    Tanzgeschichte ab 1920 im Südwesten


Joint Adventures – Walter Heun, München:
   „Olga de Soto: Débords. Reflections on The Green Table

Paula Rosolen, Frankfurt:
   „Piano Men – Ein Choreographisches Konzert für 2 Pianisten

Jochen Roller, Berlin:
   „The Source Code

Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau:
   „Bauhaus tanzen

Ligna, Hamburg & Berlin:
   „Tanz aller – Ein Bewegungschor

Antje Pfundtner in Gesellschaft, Hamburg:
   „Nussknacker“.