Every two years since 1994, TANZPLATTFORM DEUTSCHLAND offers a snapshot of current trends and innovative tendencies on the German dance scene. Founded by Nele Hertling, Dieter Buroch and Walter Heun, the platform provides guests from Germany and abroad with an opportunity to watch a large number of current, contemporary dance productions within a short period of time. Originally organized as part of the network for the choreography competition “Les Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis” as a national showcase for the qualifying round, it has been an independent forum for the presentation of contemporary dance from Germany.
Furthermore, it is a forum where artists and event organisers, members of cultural institutions and a professional audience can meet and exchange ideas.
Each part of the biennial forum is organized by one of the partners. The next edition will be hosted in 2020 by JOINT ADVENTURES in Munich.
Feel free to send us invitations and additional information (e.g. links to video platforms) about premieres throughout Germany via E-mail to:
We are happy to announce that the new jury is set and ready to start its work:
Artistic Director tanzmainz & tanzmainz festival (Mainz)
Sociologist & Curator (Istanbul)
Journalist & Curator (Frankfurt am Main & Vilnius)
Dance Curator Sophiensaele (Berlin) & Dramaturge tanzhaus nrw (Düsseldorf)
Artistic & Executive Director JOINT ADVENTURES (Munich)
HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin
HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Dresden
JOINT ADVENTURES, München
Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik, Hamburg
Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt am Main
PACT Zollverein, Essen
tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf
TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL, Hannover
Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien
Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München
Frankfurt am Main (1996)
Frankfurt am Main (2016)
2018 in Essen
The TANZPLATTFORM 2018, took place from March 14 to 18, hosted by PACT Zollverein in Essen.