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Academy: January 18 – 21, 2021
Festival: 22 September – 3 October 2021
TANZPAKT Dresden pursues the goal of fundamentally strengthening the local and regional free dance scene. This primarily involves the implementation of two measures which, in interaction, focus on the development of nationally radiating structures:
On the one hand, concrete construction investments are to be made to secure and put into operation the former Mary Wigman residence as rehearsal and experimentation space Villa Wigman. The centre is run independently by the Villa Wigman for TANZ association, which emerged from the dance scene, and will offer unique conditions nationwide.
On the other hand, together with HELLERAU, a comprehensive residency and production programme is being set up with partner institutions from all areas of social life. Equipped with funds for artistic research as well as for production, high-quality productions of Saxony’s independent scene will be developed for presentation in HELLERAU. The resulting stage productions will then be presented in a festival in the autumn of 2021. A scientific-artistic academy with regional dancers and international guests will form the center of the two-year programme, giving time and space to reflect the current situation and to envision the future of artisitic work.
Under the patronage of the City of Dresden, Office for Culture and Monument Protection, the association Villa Wigman für TANZ and HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts cooperate in “TANZPAKT Dresden”.
Funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with the support of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Saxon State Ministry for Science and the Arts*, and the City of Dresden. With thanks to the Volker Homann Foundation.
*This measure is co-financed by tax revenue on the basis of the budget approved by the Saxon state parliament.