Tanzbüro Berlin is committed to strengthening the Berlin dance scene and to networking national and international dance actors and institutions. It is dedicated to the communication and visibility of contemporary dance in Berlin, publishes the magazine tanzraumberlin and operates the website tanzraumberlin.de.
Within the framework of the ERDF project "Attention Dance II", the dance office aims to intensify the presentation and bundling of dance offerings and their structures in Berlin by means of various modules. The tandem module focuses on the networking and professional support of prospective production managers, dramaturges and dancer-choreographers for cooperation and mutual promotion of the respective fields of work.
>> The workshop and mentoring programme tandem
Despite the great demand within the contemporary dance scene, the professional field of the freelance production manager or dance dramaturge is still underdeveloped and is often opened up by those concerned via "learning by doing"; there are hardly any structured training and further education offers in this field. Conversely, many young artists do not know how to make contact with experienced production managers / dramaturges and how important such cooperation is for professional production.
The tandem module starts at this point and aims to support and bring together prospective production managers and dance dramaturges as well as dancer-choreographers: Over a period of 6 months, the tandem programme offers professional support and further training. The production managers and dramaturges are thus prepared for potential tasks and can learn, in cooperation with the artists, where the challenges of their field of activity lie and how they should be tackled. The artists develop a better understanding of the other side's fields of work and the need to integrate them into the overall production process. Ideally, the intensive cooperation will result in teams that will also work together beyond the tandem programme.
>> Call for applications (until July 15, 2019)
For further training and networking, Tanzbüro Berlin calls on prospective production managers as well as dramaturges and young dancer choreographers to apply for the period from mid-August 2019 to end of February 2020. It is possible to apply as an individual from one of the three areas or already as an existing team (e.g. artist with dramaturge and/or artist with production manager).
All detailed information on the programme and the application procedure can be found on our homepage at http://tanzraumberlin.de/tandem-2019-2020--2583-0.html