An initiative of the Federal Cultural Foundation, from 2017 to 2021 in the project sponsorship of the German Dance Association.
Further information on the continuation of the fund and on current calls for proposals is now available at www.kulturstiftung-des-bundes.de/tanzland.
The program Tanzland - Fonds für Gastspielkooperationen, from 2017 to 2021 under the sponsorship of the German Dance Association, promotes long-term cooperation between dance ensembles and INTHEGA theaters. The funding program will be continued from 2021 to 2026 in further funding rounds under the auspices of the Federal Cultural Foundation.
Thanks to the funding, a permanent program can now be developed for local audiences, inviting them to experience dance live on stage. In addition, mediation offers will be developed and workshops with the ensembles will be initiated, which will help to get to know the work of the companies better. In this way, partnerships are forged that go beyond mere guest performances to create lasting bonds between the ensembles and their audiences. Four of the selected ensembles are firmly anchored at a municipal or state theater, four of them work as independent companies.
The Gastspielwerkstatt II on March 22 and 23, 2021, linked the first program phase with a total of two funding rounds to the new funding phase at the Federal Cultural Foundation. On March 23, 2021, a cultural policy discussion took place in this context on the topic "Out of the crisis and into the crisis? Can we maintain a diverse cultural landscape after Corona?" took place. You can find the documentation of the discussion on our youtube channel.
Participants: Uwe Lübking (German Association of Towns and Municipalities), Rainer Robra (Minister of State for Culture and Media of Saxony-Anhalt), Sabrina Sadowska (Ballet Director Theater Chemnitz), Dorothee Starke (President of INTHEGA) and Hortensia Völckers (Artistic Director and Board Member of the Federal Cultural Foundation). The discussion was moderated by Julia Hemmerling from Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR). The guest performance workshop was organized by the previous sponsor, the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (DTD), together with the initiating and sponsoring Kulturstiftung des Bundes in cooperation with INTHEGA.