ACCESS TO DANCE is a program to support and strengthen contemporary dance in Bavaria that was initiated in 2006 by a cooperation among various Munich dance organizations and institutions – Tanzbasis e.V. – in the context of Tanzplan Deutschland. In numerous interdisciplinary activities and an institutional network, ACCESS TO DANCE joins theory and practice, and creates sustainable new structures and formats for dance in Munich and Bavaria.
ACCESS TO DANCE is funded by: Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München, Bayerischer Landesverband für zeitgenössischen Tanz (BLZT) aus Mitteln des Bayerischen Staatsministeriums für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Bezirk Oberbayern.
Unique Performance and Dance from Catalunya
March 30 – April 6, 2019
In the depARTures series, JOINT ADVENTURES presented choreographic works in the context of ACCESS TO DANCE and with the support of the Institut Ramon Llull. They create bridges to other art forms and thus expand the possibilities of dance and performance. The first edition of the series in 2018 was given the motto “New Choreographic Strategies in Dutch Dance”; this time, choreographers from Catalonia are placed in the focus. The performances were flanked by an homage to the Catalonia film director Núria Font Solà (1958–2017); it is curated by Àngels Margarit, the director of the Barcelona dance house Mercat de les Flors.
JOINT ADVENTURES – Walter Heun in the context of ACCESS TO DANCE with support from Institut Ramon Llull. ACCESS TO DANCE is made possible by the Department of Art and Culture, City of Munich and the Bavarian State Association for Contemporary Dance (BLZT) with funds from the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art, and the District of Upper Bavaria.
The project APPRAISERS explores the ramification of formats, concepts and methodologies that deal with information and data in the present using different modes of producing. Due to the existence of many emerging technologies and devices that facilitates a diverse approach towards embodying presence, “just” being here-now is becoming more complex than ever. This project began in 2011 and is constantly evolving. So far, the work has had many different formats. Nevertheless, the formats are never repeated. The project concentrates on “the information that is already here”; precisely and responsibly focusing and mediating “what is already here” through our gaze to create an engrossment out of what is concrete. In this sense, Quim Bigas, who has been presented to the Munich audience with the piece „MOLAR“ 2017 at the TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA, will create three site-specific new versions of „APPRAISERS“ with Munich dance professionals and artists at the Schwere Reiter:
“No Dance, No Paradise”
“No dance, no paradise” is a dance project about and around dance. Through the use of 4 well renowned iconic choreographies of Dance History, as well as part of the performer’s own dance history, the performance proposes their re-embodiment and re-contextualization as a historical and symbolic gesture of recognition and admiration, as well as an exercise of humorist self-criticism about the dance world and its references. A choreographic collage between the tap dancing of “Singin’ in the Rain”, the disco dancing of “Saturday night fever”, the contemporary dance of “Rosas”, and the classical ballet of “The dying Swan”. All of them imprinted in one unique body that performs part of the collective memory of dance in order to unfold reflections about performativity, gender, ownership and representation in dance and in its History.
María Muñoz – Mal Pelo
In "Bach" the discourse is articulated through the body and the music of Bach. An approach to the "Well-Tempered Clavier" by J.S. Bach, in which Maria Muñoz combines the dance to some preludes which are played live with the memory of some fugues danced in silence. The performer's presence develops within a pure work of movement. Her outstanding solo is a „signature piece“ of catalan dance in the years 2000.
In "OneTwoThreeOneTwo", a pair of male dancers use their bodies and their voices to ask, what is flamenco? How does this unwritten language – at once a music and a dance – create such intense, immediate communication? Flamenco is an ancient, but a living form. From the deepest roots of gypsy music to the grand stage productions of today, its power springs from the same fundamental rhythmical sequences: 123 123 12 12 12. Albert Quesada breaks flamenco apart, examining each aspect of its singular magic.
Hommage to Núria Font
Video dance in cooperation
with Angels Margarit / cia. MUDANCES
Subur, 305 (15’/1990)
Cos Recordat (7’/1997)
Souvenir Zebra (3’/2004)
Eixa Paula (5’)
L’edat de la paciència (30’/1999)
Video dance by Pere Faura:
Miratge Cromàtic (13’/2009)
Bailar Imposibles (5’/2011)
Its members are
Walter Heun (JOINT ADVENTURES)
Nina Hümpel (tanznetz.de)
Dr. Klaus Kieser (K. Kieser Verlag)
Dietmar Lupfer (Muffatwerk)
Dr. Katja Schneider (twm – LMU München)
Simone Schulte-Aladag (Das Kulturbüro)
Bettina Wagner-Bergelt (Dramaturge, Curator)