About Dance

ABOUT DANCE – forming futures is an exchange forum for professional dance and performance artists that addresses themes of precarity and possibility in the dance and performance sphere. Each weekend-long forum is structured and hosted by invited guest artists. The format of the forum is intended to be experimental, interactive, and grounded as much in discussion as in movement. All forums are documented, and parts are streamed live, for the benefit of professionals around the world who cannot attend in person.

Five inaugural forum weekends took place over the spring and summer of 2021. They were supported by NEUSTART KULTUR #TakeAction, and hosted by artists Mårten Spångberg, Alex Viteri, Kareth Schaffer / Construction Company, Olympia Bukkakis, Marcela Giesche, Gabi Beier, Julek Kreutzer, Diethild Meier, Lea Martini, Noha Ramadan,  Antje Pfundner, Johan Forsman, and Jeremy Wade.  

In 2022, the forums continued with four weekends curated by Mårten Spångberg — each weekend dedicated to explorations inspired by one of four iconic choreographers. 

TRAILERS from previous forums:

Vol. 1 — Ecology & Artistic Practice

Vol 2. — Work & Play

Vol 3. — Artistic Curation

Vol. 4 — Collective Retrospection

Vol. 5 — Pain & Care

We look forward to continuing this exchange with you!  

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ABOUT DANCE 2021 was supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

ABOUT DANCE 2022 is supported by DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, which is funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative.

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