German Dance Platform 2026

11. – 15. March 2026

In 2026, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts is organizer of the German Dance Platform, which biannually presents current developments and emerging trends in contemporary dance.

An independent jury will select the circa twelve productions for the program, which will be shown mid-March 2026 in HELLERAU and other Dresden institutions. 

Jury of the German Dance Platform 2026

The independent jury for the German Dance Platform 2026 is made up of:

  • Katharina Christl (Head of MA Choreography Program | Palucca University of Dance Dresden)
  • Joanna Leśnierowska (Choreography Curator / Visual Dramaturge | Cologne/Zürich)
  • Alexandra Morales (Artistic Co-Director Unusual Symptoms | Theater Bremen)
  • Simone Schulte-Aladag (Artistic Director Fokus Tanz | Tanz und Schule e.V. / Co-Director Tanzbüro München)

As the organizer HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts has one vote, which is represented by the following people:

  • Carena Schlewitt (Artistic Director)
  • André Schallenberg (Program Director Theatre and Dance)
  • Christoph Bovermann (Artistic Project Coordination | EDN – European Dance Development Network, Berlin)

Submission to the German Dance Platform 2026

Artists, Choreographers and Companies can submit their work here:

To the registration form

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About the German Dance Platform

The German Dance Platform understands itself as a forum for presenting current developments and innovative trends in contemporary dance within and out of Germany.  The Dance Platform was founded 1994 by Nele Hertling, Walter Heun and Dieter Buroch and began as a trilogy in Berlin, Frankfurt and München. Since then, it has been held biennially in different German cities and is awarded by the community of co-organizers, which determines the respective host and sponsor. The community of co-organizers includes all institutions that have hosted the Dance Platform in recent years and are actively involved in promoting contemporary dance in Germany.

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