Dance Update Germany Area - Booth no. 134

Dance Update Germany will be present at the CINARS Biennale 2022 in Montreal from 07.11. - 12.11.2022. The staff of the German Dance Association wants to give insights of the German Dance landscape and would like to be helpful to establish contact to the German Dance scene. We are happy to answer your questions and are looking forward to meet you! Our Booth No. is 134.

Dance Update Germany at CINARS Biennale Montreal, Canada

The German Dance Association will be present with the projet DANCE UPDATE GERMANY at the CINARS Biennale 2022 in Montreal. If you are interested, please contact us at our booth during the fair to find out more about Dance Update Germany, Kreativ-Transfer, tanz:digital, Tanzpakt Stadt-Land-Bund and other projects, german Dance networks and artists.

We are looking forward to meet you at our booth! No.134.

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 launched 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 was 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.

Dance Update Germany Area at the internationale tanzmesse nrw | 31.08. - 03.09.2022

Meeting place and dialogue space

The pilot project Dance Update Germany is a joint initiative of regional dance networks and dance offices, the German Dance Association and the landesbuero tanz nrw to showcase dance in German federal states and municipalities and promote national and international exchanges among dance artists.
Visitors to the area/booth of Dance Update Germany had the opportunity at the “internationale tanzmesse nrw 2022” to find out more about the artists and companies currently producing contemporary dance in Germany through conversations and video material available during the fair. The project team also intended presenting several key topics that will be increasingly important in the dance scene in Germany in the future (dance for young audiences, audience development, and diversity and inclusion) and examine these topics in more detail on the basis of artistic positions. At the CINARS Biennale the project team wants to continue giving insights of the German dance landscape abroad with the initiative Dance Update Germany.

If you’re looking for contacts in a particular region of Germany or have a special topic you’d like to work on in a future production and hope to find likeminded dance experts, please stop by at the area during the CINARS Biennale and say “Hi!". The Team from the German Dance Association will be very pleased for interesting conversations and in being helpful for making connections to the German dance scene.


Artists‘ Salon & Reception - Kreativ-Transfer (funding program)

Thursday, 10 November 2022
12.30 – 14.00

Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV
Place des Arts

An opportunity to meet and discover a diverse group of ground-breaking artists and their producers based in Germany:

Anna Anderegg · Dance Company Nanine Linning
Dirk Förster · Renae Shadler & Collaborators · still hungry

For Kreativ-Transfer accompanied by Sven Till (fabrik Potsdam).

With opening words by Michael Freundt, managing director of the German Dance Association (Dachverband Tanz Deutschland).

We kindly ask you to announce your attendance here.

More info about the artists here.


Project Coordination (until August 31, 2022): Corinna Weber, tanz-aus-deutschland(at)

Project employee: Jeremy Detscher, tanz-aus-deutschland(at)

Project Manager: Michael Freundt


Press release Dance Update Germany (26.08.2022)

The jury has decided!

The project "Dance Update Germany" supported 24 artists for the tanzmesse nrw who are producing in Germany. We have had a great exchange with the followimg artists:

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 could 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


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:

Tanzbüro Berlin

TanzSzene Baden-Württemberg


nrw landesbuero tanz

ID_Tanzhaus Frankfurt Rhein-Main (ID_Frankfurt - Independent Dance and Performance e.V.)

Tanzbüro München

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

Tanzart ostwest

Fachstelle Tanz Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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

Gefördert durch die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.