“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 the rehearsal and experiment room Villa Wigman. The centre is to be run by the Villa Wigman for TANZ association, which emerged from the dance scene, on its own responsibility and will offer unique conditions nationwide. On the other hand, the comprehensive residence and production programme “Werkraum Gegenwart” will be set up together with HELLERAU and 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, in particular larger formats beyond the workshop presentation. A scientific-artistic laboratory with regional dancers and guests from economy, research and society is the prelude. The resulting stage productions will then be presented in a festival.