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Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company is a contemporary dance ensemble under the artistic direction of Ioannis Mandafounis. It develops, presents and communicates dance with the desire to bring people together, inspire and excite them about dance.

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company combines contemporary thought and dance tradition by experimenting and rethinking and developing traditional notions of choreography. Ioannis Mandafounis’ understanding of dance is unmistakable: the application of the methodology he has developed brings to the stage a dance and choreographic result that is improvised but appears as if planned. This empowers the artists and creates a collaborative process between the dancers and the audience.

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company is at home at the two residency venues HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts in Dresden and the Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt am Main and, as an internationally sought-after ensemble, regularly goes on guest performance tours. It offers a comprehensive range of educational and mediation services with the aim of facilitating cultural and aesthetic experiences regardless of origin, socialization, education, age and physical condition.