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Tanz Kongress 2022 | Mainz | Sharing potentials

Shaping Transitions – Working Models for the Future

With: Johannes Bergmann, Jouni Järvenpää, Juliane Raschel, Pauline Roelants, Stephanie Thiersch, Moderation: Michael Freundt
Panel New Friendships!? - Independent Scene and Cultural Institutions
Sun 19.6. | 09:30 to 11:00 | Orchestersaal – Staatstheater Mainz


Orchestersaal – Staatstheater Mainz
Gutenbergplatz 7
55116 Mainz
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Dance in Germany usually takes shape between the independent dance scene and institutions. But in various contexts these two ‘worlds’ and their protagonists are coming closer together and becoming committed to joint thinking and shaping. More and more artists are becoming accustomed to shuttling between employment in fixed and independent structures.

This is creating new working models and forms of cooperation that frequently also involve a high degree of flexibility in terms of working hours or location. New prospects are opening up for dance that also seem applicable to other areas of artistic work.

What are the experiences associated with these new formats and sometimes also ways of life? What parameters need to be fulfilled or adapted? Is working independently the same as self-determination? In this panel, artists and protagonists discuss their experiences in hybrid contexts and the opportunities these developments bring, and they suggest possible models for the future.

With: Jouri Jarvenpäa (Routa Company, Kajaani), Johannes Bergmann (Project Manager and Dramaturg, Berlin/Dortmund), Juliane Raschel (Tanzplattform Rhein-Main), Pauline Roelants (United Cowboys, Eindhoven), Stephanie Thiersch (choreographer, director and media artist, Cologne)