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.

the date

A Dance Academy Camp
July 27 – 31, 2022

Workshops & Performances
August 2 – 12, 2022

against all odds

With contributions by:
Esther Balfe, Jérôme Bel, Jonathan Burrows, Ramsay Burt, Boris Charmatz, Janez Janša, Jin Lee, Lucas Lopez, Àngels Margarit, Anna Mendelssohn,  Jeremy Nelson, Ceren Oran, Moritz Ostruschnjak, Virginie Roy, Ana Vujanović, Frank Willens

In a parcours of dance, performative, artistic, theoretical as well as personal contributions – live and digitally – artists and theorists who have accompanied TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA over the past 30 years have reflected on the possibilities of dance and choreography, but also on forms of living together in the future. How can we – against all odds – continue to dance or dance against the circumstances?

The SymPodium has been recorded and can be rewatched here:



A Dance Academy Camp

With Jurij Konjar, Virginie Roy, Mani Obeya, Walter Heun, Julia Asperska, Klaus Ludwig, Pia Krämer, John Ashford, Beatrix Joyce, Joe Moran, Ian Kaler, Joana Tischkau

In cooperation and dialogue with: Amsterdam University of the Arts, Danska scenkonstskolan Copenhagen, Folkwang University Essen, Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin, Iwanson School for Contemporary Dance Munich, La Manufactur Lausanne, Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien, P.A.R.T.S. Performing Arts Research and Training Studios Brussels, Stockholm University, Trinity Laban London, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance

The second edition of the dance academy camp SOLID GROUND – CHALLENGING SPACE offered 30 students from (inter)national dance academies five days of intensive exchange with experts from the field of contemporary dance and performance in choreographic labs, lectures and trainings, as well as input for the time after graduation.

Support: Dachverband Tanz als Qualifikations- und Austauschformat im Programm Dis-Tanzen. Dis-Tanzen ist Teil des Hilfsprogramms Neustart Kultur der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Bayerischer Landesverband für Zeitgenössischen Tanz (BLZT) aus Mitteln des Bayerischen Staatsministeriums für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Bezirksausschuss Sendling-Westpark



On the occasion of its anniversary edition, TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA not only looked back, but also ahead: In addition to long-time companions, representatives of the new generation of choreographers were also 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:
Helen D’Haenens
Anne-Hélène Kotoujansky
Mihir Grover
Arvi Yrjoia & Fidel Rott
Lisa Laurent & Mattéo Trutat

Flora Détraz
„Muyte Maker”


Esther Balfe
Jérôme Bel
Jess Curtis
Veronica Fischer
Sandra Garcia Marín
Stephan Herwig
Luke Jessop
Jurij Konjar
Sascha Krausneker
Vangelis Legakis
Virginie Roy
Louise Vanneste
Chiang-Mei Wang
Kassandra Wedel
Jakub Zeman


Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München, Bayerischer Landesverband für Zeitgenössischen Tanz (BLZT) aus Mitteln des Bayerischen Staatsministeriums für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Bezirk Oberbayern, Institut français und das französische Ministerium für Kultur / DGCA, NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Gastspielförderung Tanz, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, sowie den Kultur- und Kunstministerien der Länder, Sozialreferat der Landeshauptstadt München

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.