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.


Guest performances and performance series with inter-/national artists* and companies, as well as residencies for and with inter-/national artists* create space for creative work, cultural exchange of know-how, encounters and networking. For Munich and Bavaria, the presentation of guest performances and the realization of residencies are an essential component and important prerequisite for a lively and constantly developing contemporary dance and performance scene. In addition, research and theory as well as formats of cultural communication are important fields of action in which a scene can examine itself with regard to interdisciplinary spaces of possibilities and new discourses.

With the depARTures series, JOINT ADVENTURES presents choreographic works from certain countries or regions every year as part of ACCESS TO DANCE and with the support of various cultural institutes, which build bridges to other art forms and thus expand the possibilities of dance and performance. 2020 depARTures focuses on works by important representatives* of the contemporary Canadian dance scene.

Unique Performance and Dance from Catalunya

In 2019 JOINT ADVENTURES presented in the context of ACCESS TO DANCE with the support of the Institut Ramon Llull choreographic works from Catalunya

Quim Bigas “Appraisers”
Pere Faura “No Dance, No Paradise”
María Muñoz – Mal Pelo “Bach”
Albert Quesada “OneTwoThreeOneTwo”

A hommage to the Catalan dance film maker  Núria Font Solà (1958–2017) completed the performance series, curated by Àngels Margarit, artistic director of Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona.

New choreographic strategies in Dutch Dance

In 2018 JOINT ADVENTURES presented in the context of ACCESS TO DANCE with the support of Dutch Performing Arts, a program by the Dutch Performing Arts Fund NL, and the support of Bezirksausschuss Schwabing West four current works by Dutch dance artists

Andrea Božić “After Trio A”
Keren Levi “The Dry Piece – A Ritual of Disappearance“
Arno Schuitemaker “If You Could See Me Now”
Ann van den Broek, WArd/waRD “Accusations”

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Tanzbasis e.V.

Its members are
Nina Hümpel (
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)