turns 30!

Together with the Department of Arts and Culture of the City of Munich, every year since 1991 JOINT ADVENTURES has organized TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA – a workshop for new ideas and aesthetics in contemporary dance and performance and hot spot for choreographers, teachers and professionals – for all people who take great delight in dancing. The audience comes from Munich, Bavaria and the whole world.

This summer, TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA celebrates its 30th anniversary!


We are happy to be able to offer you a diverse, wide-ranging and colourful workshop programme again this year!

Louise Vanneste and Omar Rajeh will each teach a Lab, where you can gain insights into their artistic working methods. This year, Jess Curtis, together with the blind artist Gerald Pirner, will offer in addition to the Audio Description Training an in-depth practical training in the description technique that makes performances accessible to blind and visually impaired people - in the context of two live performances at the Gasteig. Together with Elisabeth Schwarz, Jérôme Bel will hold a masterclass for professionals on the modern dance icon Isadora Duncan.

You can also look forward to top-class international dancers and teachers, in whose workshops you can try out and dance your way through a wide range of contemporary dance and improvisation techniques - e.g. Fighting Monkey, Contact Improvisation, Crystal Pite’s Vocabulary or Ballet for Contemporary Dancers: Esther Balfe, Sandra Marín Garcia, Luke Jessop, Jurij Konjar, Vangelis Legakis, Virginie Roy, Jakub Zeman.

Of course, there is also our beginners’ course again with the Munich dancer and choreographer Stephan Herwig for all those who would like to try contemporary dance. New this year: a "Golden Ager" workshop with Stephan Herwig. As well as the "Visual Music" workshop by dancer Kassandra Wedel, which is aimed at hearing and non-hearing dancers of all levels.

If you book by or on July 1, benefit from our special early bird rates!

You can find the complete program and the registration here!


the date

July 21 – August 6, 2021
July 27 – August 6, 2021


On the occasion of its anniversary edition, TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA starts one week earlier! We will not only look back, but also ahead: In addition to long-time companions, representatives of the new generation of choreographers will also be part of the program:

Thomas Hauert, Rui Horta, Micha Purucker
„Re.Visited – 3 Works on Mozart“

Jérôme Bel
„Isadora Duncan“

Moritz Ostruschnjak

Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus

Sheena McGrandles

Who’s next – Open Stage

Salma Salem

Synda Jebali
„À la recherche”

Flora Détraz
„Muyte Maker”

Tickets for the performances can be purchased via the pre-sale of München Ticket.



In order to prevent a further spread of the Covid-19 virus and to guarantee everyone a safe participation at TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA, special hygiene and protection measures are in place, which we will inform about in advance and on site. The number of participants in the workshops and the audience capacity in the performances will be limited in accordance with the applicable legal regulations. Wearing an FFP2 mask is required during all performances. Currently, the visit of our events is possible without proof of vaccination or test.


Summer Dance Classes for professional & amateur dancers

With its workshop program TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA offers a wide range of workshops and intensive classes in various contemporary dance techniques and bodywork. Both professionals and amateurs can gain valuable and unique insights into artistic working methods, which are led by renowned national and international dancers, choreographers and lecturers. The courses offer the opportunity to train  oneself at a high level in various contemporary dance styles and movement methods.


With its performance programme, the TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA presents current works by renowned pioneers of contemporary dance for 10 days. Newcomers are also invited to present their works to the Munich audience. For spectators* and the interested public from the area, this offers a unique opportunity to see current practices and forms in contemporary dance at a high international level.