Dance Update Germany

The project supports meetings and dialogue at the international dance fair nrw, Düsseldorf 2022, and
CINARS, conference and festival Montreal 2022

For the year 2022, the German Dance Association wants to launch a pilot project for a joint presence of dance from Germany for the first time, on the one hand at the international tanzmesse nrw in August 2022 and at CINARS in Montreal/Canada in November 2022.

The idea is not to have the usual booth, but rather a presentation and meeting space (dialogue space) where artists and other professionals can talk about artistic and social issues and engage in creative processes.

A current section of the dance scene in Germany, with new productions, established as well as emerging artists and fresh ideas: Dance Update Germany!

The concept will be developed together with networks, associations and initiatives that already present their regional artists and companies, for example at the international dance fair nrw, such as the nrw landesbuero tanz and the TanzSzene Baden-Württemberg.

Information for funded artists (work in progress / 13 June 2022)

Please follow the link to find out more about accreditation, accomondation, how to hand in your video trailer and more.

Preliminary meetings

09.06. + 10.06.2022, 5 - 6 pm, Zoom Working & Exchange sessions - How to prepare beforehand (Presentations, Videos,...)

21.06.2022, 3 - 4:30 pm, Zoom with Christian Watty (artistic director euro-scene Leipzig, former adviser of internationale tanzmesse nrw)

23.06.2022, 3 - 4:30 pm. Zoom with Katharina Kucher (Co-Artistic Director internationale tanzmesse nrw) and Kerstin Rosemann (Head of Communications internationale tanzmesse nrw)


Project Coordination: Corinna Weber,

Project employee: Jeremy Detscher,


Press release Dance Update Germany

The jury has decided!

The project "Dance Update Germany" can support and present 24 artists who are producing in Germany at our booth at tanzmesse nrw. Congrates and we are looking forward to the exchange.

Renae Shadler & Collaborators


Max Levy Choreographic Works

Sara Angius


Gustavo Gomes & Co.

Porson's Khashoggi

Christine Bonansea Company


Of Curious Nature

Grupe Oito e.V.

Jasmine Ellis Projects gUg

Rosalie Wanka

Cranky Bodies a/company


Monica Garcia Vicente

Die TanzKompagnie

laborgras GbR

Martha Hincapié Charry

Anna Till

Yotam Peled


Sebastian Weber Dance Company gGmbH

Iria Arenas



6 artists who handed in proposals for the program of the internationale tanzmesse nrw via DTD were successful!

We are happy to announce that the following artists were supported by the project "Dance Update Germany" (first open call) to hand in their proposals and can present their work at the internationale tanzmesse nrw. Congratulation!

Company "Unusual Symptoms" mit HARMONIA (Performance)

Company "Roser López Espinosa" in cooperation with "Vorpommern tanz an" mit COMETA - an interactive dance production for young audiences (Performance)

Company "Anna Nowicka" mit This is the Real Thing (Performance)

Company "Martha Hincapié Charry mit AMAZONIA 2040 (Pitching)

Company "Renae Shadler & Collaborators" mit SKIN, mixed-ability dance duet (open studio)


Digitales Programm

Company "Choy Ka Fai" mit Blue Sky Academy # 311C


Archiv: Information on 1. and 2. Open Call (closed)

Co-opperation partners:

"Dance Update Germany" ist a joined initiative by regional dance networks in different cities, the BBTK and the German Dance Association (DTD), to help dance artists who produce in Germany, to network internationally and present more of their work.

These following dance networks have agreed in a cooperation:

Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin e.V. | Tanzbüro Berlin

TanzSzene Baden-Württemberg e.V.

TanzNetzDresden e.V.

nrw landesbuero tanz

ID_Frankfurt e.V.

Tanzbüro München e.V.

BBTK - Bundesdeutsche Ballett- und Tanztheaterdirektor*innen-Konferenz

explore dance / K3 - Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg in Kooperation mit dem Dachverband freie darstellende Künste Hamburg e.V.

Landesverband TanzSzene Bremen e.V.

TanzART OstWest

Tanzregion Vorpommern e.V.

Gefördert durch die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.