Working & discussion meeting "Spaces for the dance scene"

Raumkoordinatorin Tanz, Tanzbüro Berlin and ZTB e.V. would like to invite you to a discussion and work meeting to share the latest information about the AK Räume (Spaces working group) with you and provide an update on existing rehearsal and other spaces for dance.
Our aim is also to engage in an active two-way discussion with dance-scene representatives about the opportunities, wishes and criticisms relating to the new funding instruments developed by the Berlin Senate’s Cultural Affairs Department.
Date: Friday, 10/2/2017, 3-6pm
Location: Tanzfabrik Studio 4, Möckernstr. 68, 10965 Berlin
A) Information

  • What is the Spaces working group?
  • What has happened so far?
  • What spaces/rooms are there / are being developed?

B) Working groups

  1. How well is current support to optimise inventory working?
  2. How can future locations be run, e.g. by artists? What other possible operating formats are there? What conditions are necessary if, for example, artists want to run a particular location together?
  3. How can large-scale facilities that accommodate different art forms under one roof work for dance?
  4. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting! Please RSVP to

Collective Realignment #3

23rd of June 2016 at 7pm
Dock 11 (Studio), Kastanienallee 79, 10435 Berlin

The ZTB e.V. is inviting you to an open discussion with the main topic “Ways of communication”.

In which way are curators accessible?

This questions comes up both for the artists who apply with their projects, and for the curators themselves. Constant availability and accessibility are currently often promised- but ultimately just an illusion. What remains is the expectation that one is aware of the other’s position, and that one becomes aware of it with knowledge and respect.

This presupposes that the people and institutions which are involved, have a common goal.
But what is it that they have in common??

In order to talk about it, to avoid disappointment and false expectations, to have fair and clear communication at eye level, the ZTB e.V. invites artists and curators from Berlin's dance scene. 

At this event, the curators will speak first about their respective positions and backgrounds.

During the following moderated talk, the opportunity will be given to think together with the artists about which strategies and ways of communication could be best for both sides.

This is not about general standards that don`t work for individual cases, but to talk concretely with the present curators about their accessibility and about their ways of communication.

The discussion will be in English.

Anna Mülter (dance curator/Tanztage Berlin - Sophiensäle)
Carolin Hochleichter (dramaturgy/ Foreign Affairs-Berliner Festspiele)
Ricardo Carmona (dance curator/HAU)

Moderation: Silke Bake

With the generous support of Dock11.


Open Call

We would like to let you know about International Notice, an artist-led project generating new discourse around performance made on the Berlin Free Scene. We aim to bring multiple voices together to produce a constantly evolving archive of original critical writing. For our upcoming funded pilot phase, we are now inviting performances being shown on the Berlin Free Scene in March and April 2016 to register their interest to be featured. 
The full details of the Open Call are here <> . 

International Notice is a working group of How Do We Work It. The pilot phase has been funded by Lifelong Burning / Performance Situation Room, and has been supported by Tanzbüro and LAFT. 


Artistic collaborations between dance and new media

Thursday February 18th 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
in CINIQ-Center - Salzufer 6, Eingang Otto-Dibelius-Strasse, 4.OG.
Curated by Canan Erek
Hosted by „Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin e.V.“

Salon Guests:
Mark Coniglio, Sven Sören Beyer, Frieder Weiss, Marcela Giesche.
Salon-Talk will be in englisch.

Free entry.

Supported by Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, HHI

Collective realignment # 2

Invitation for Discussion on Artistic Needs

ZTB and Tanzbüro invite all dance makers to discuss and analyze our specific artistic needs and new strategic political agendas with a special focus on grants. Get involved to set a course that we as artists consider the right one.

Date: 10 November 2015
Time: 6 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Uferstudios, Studio 2

We have chosen this moment to analyze, together with you, what such grants actually make possible for us as artists, and which arguments could be brought forward to convince deciding parties to extend the grant-program for choreographers.

The questions raised by this issue are essential like:

Why do we need grants?
How do we actually want to work in the future?
How can we further develop our own artistic practices without constantly throwing new productions on the market?
Or, above all, do we want to create artistic works, and what freedoms are most urgently needed to do so?

The event will be held in German and/or English.

With the generous support of Uferstudios


Get-Together of the Independent Performing Arts Industry from October 8.-10.
at TAK Theater im Aufbau Haus, Prinzenstr. 85F Berlin-Kreuzberg

ZTB Program /Collective positioning #1 denial
Taking advantage of the industry meeting, where optimization of processes and productive networking are looked-for, we find it an ideal background for staging an attempt to evade the mandates of productivity. We set out to collectively waste time... to "hesitate", to "fail", to "do nothing".

Friday, 9.10. from 10am to 4pm. wewill create atemporary library (all languages), wherebooks and texts on the subject of idleness, negative performance, denial of relevance, silence, passivity. collected to be browsed, but also to read and/or discuss.

Saturday, 10.10. from 10 am - 1 pmLecture and Workshop(English)
"physical awareness" by Sonja Augart as an introduction to:
YES, I can't. Philosophical strategies to survive in the society -Dr. Alice Lagaay
Participation is free, please register under :

where:motion*s Tanzstudio im Aufbau Haus
Entrance from the Oranienstraße, Aufgang B1

The Industry Get-Together is an event held by LAFT Berlin, Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin, Tanzbüro Berlin, Dachverband Tanz Deutschland and Bundesverband Freier Theater with the aim of networking for independent performing artist.

Participation is free of charge.
Further informations and registration under: