Unique Dance and Performance from Switzerland

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November 7 – 25, 2023
Muffathalle, Fat Cat, Schwere Reiter & Einstein Kultur



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NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN) is a funding program. It supports the mobility of contemporary artistic work on a national, European and international level. Funding is provided for guest performances in the field of dance and theatre within Germany. In the field of dance, funding is available for productions that are touring abroad. The creation of new dance productions is also supported.

With STEPPING OUT, the NPN is part of the NEUSTART KULTUR support programme of the Federal Government and promotes new artistic ways of presenting dance.

With the Impulse Fund for Dance & Theatre, new, cross-federal state collaborations are promoted that open up the potential for development and enable new “tangents” of cooperation.



NPN-STEPPING OUT, a NEUSTART KULTUR initiative of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, has now seen its fifth and probably final round of allocations. Thanks to a further increase in funding, another 164 projects can be subsidized with a total of around 5.1 million euros. The focus is on projects that open up analog, digital or media-based public spaces as well as new performative spaces and fields of artistic practice for dance.

The total project budget of NPN-STEPPING OUT thus amounts to approximately 18.5 million euros, which enabled a total of 555 projects in the field of independent contemporary dance during the pandemic. In the fifth round, the jury, consisting of Sabine Leucht (critic, Bavaria), Sven Till (artistic director fabrik Potsdam, Brandenburg) and Christian Watty (artistic director euro-scene Leipzig, Saxony), approved 56 percent of the projects submitted. A total of 291 applicants submitted their project ideas – an overwhelmingly high number!

An overview listing all projects that have been funded in the fifth round can be found here:



For 11 days, TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA once again turned Munich into a hot spot of the international contemporary dance scene! From August 1 to 11, a total of 15 performances were shown at different venues. Productions of well-known companions were guests. But you could also discover current works of a new generation. During the day, participants from Munich and around the world trained in various workshops and choreographic labs. Once again, TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA celebrated dance in all its diversity – big thanks to all who were there for the 32nd edition!



A Dance Academy Camp
August 1 – 5, 2023

SOLID GROUND trains and educates creating important contacts to the international professional dance scene for dance or choreography student before their year of graduation. The program serves as an orientation for the future international working environment even before their dance formation is completed. It is also a unique occasion to personally network among fellow students from all over Europe. This summer it took place for the fourth time!