explore dance Call for Hamburg choreographers

explore dance – network dance for young audience

is looking for choreographers to develop contemporary, mobile dance pieces (pop ups) for young audiences with premiere dates in winter 2022 and spring 2023

Hamburg is producing two pop ups.
These mobile dance productions for young audiences are technically inexpensive, easy to tour and flexibly designed. Performed in a variety of spaces such as classrooms in schools, gyms, district cultural centres, galleries, libraries or public spaces the pieces provide access to dance as an art form for young audiences beyond the urban centres. With a team of professional artists, the mobile productions tour regionally and nationally to present pieces of 30-40 minutes length. A close exchange between artists and the young target group is already a part of the production process.

For more information on explore dance visit: www.explore-dance.de

Production conditions:
- The call is addressed to experienced choreographers who live or work in Hamburg and do not primarily produce for young audiences
- The production will be developed with a professional artistic team and is aimed at young audiences between the ages of 5 and 15.
- short set-up and take-down times, which should be possible without technical support
- minimal equipment that is easy to transport
- If necessary, the piece must be developed according to current Covid-19 prevention rules.
- scheduled premiere date: Pop Up 1 winter 2022, Pop Up 2 spring 2023
- The artistic team consists of max. 4 people, who should, if possible, live in Hamburg and the surrounding area due to the planned regional touring
- The production period is 4-6 weeks, consisting of 2 weeks of research for the choreographer and 1 other person + 4 weeks of rehearsal for the entire team, including 3 performances.
- In addition to these 3 performances, further performances in a regional context are also guaranteed and there is the option of performances in the partner locations. The tours are planned for 3 people per production.
- Consultation with an expert from the field of dance for young audiences and/or the topic of the piece is provided.
- The production process is accompanied by rehearsal visits by the target group or rehearsal phases in schools
- The piece will be a production of K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg in cooperation with the explore dance – network dance for young audience and the artistic teams; bringing in further co-production partners outside the network is therefore not possible.

Production budget:
- Fees for up to 4 persons: 2 people x 1.5 months, 2 people x 1 month

- Material costs €2000 (set/costumes; additional technical costs if necessary)
- Transport costs to the respective venues
- Total budget for team of 4 persons up to 17.000€.

Additional shows in the region or in the partner cities (tbc):
- per diems according to the German Federal Travel Expenses Act
- performance fees for 3 people
- travel and accommodation

To apply, please submit

  • max. 2-page concept (in German or English) with:
  • description of the project
  • choreographic approach/position in contemporary dance
  • rough outline of the rehearsal process
  • age group of the target audience
  • motivation to work for a young audience
  • thoughts on involving the target group in the artistic process
  • short biography with video links of previous works as well as short biographies of contributors (if already known)
  • Deadline: 09 January 2022 to: uta.meyer[at]kampnagel.de
  • Decision: End of January 2022 by an advisory board and the explore-dance project team

Parallel to this call from K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg choreographers, the explore dance partners fabrik moves Potsdam, Fokus Tanz | Tanz und Schule e.V. to Munich and HELLERAU-European Centre for the Arts are also sending out calls for project submissions to local/regional choreographers.

For all interested in the Hamburg dance scene, we offer an Info Zoom on 03 December at 3 pm and on 16 December at 10 am. Registration at: tanzplan@kampnagel.de. The Zoom link will be sent after registration.  


explore dance – Network dance for young audience is a co-operative project of fabrik moves Potsdam, Fokus Tanz | Tanz und Schule e.V. München, K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg and from July 2022 on: HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts. Funded by TANZPAKT Stadt- Land-Bund with the support of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Municipal Department of Arts and Culture Munich and the BLZT, financed by the Bavarian Ministry for Arts and Education, as well as the city of Potsdam and the ministry for science, research and culture of the federal state of Brandenburg. From July 2022 on the project is also supported by Saxony and the state capital of Dresden.


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Mitwirken in der Organisation, Planung und Durchführung von Veranstaltungen (Trainings, Kurse, Workshops, Vermittlungsangebote, Aufführungen, etc.) sowie Probenprozessen; Unterstützung im Bereich Kommunikation; Kennenlernen von Arbeitsabläufen; administrative Tätigkeiten; Recherche sowie weitere Aufgaben im Zusammenhang mit dem Programm von K3.

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