The fabrik Potsdam - International Center for Dance and Movement Art - is both a house for professional dancers and dance companies as well as a place, for all who want to see, understand and experience dance.
Dance performances by young dancers and worldwide renown choreographers, the residency program, the Potsdamer Tanztage as a yearly International Festival for Contemporary Dance, workshops and regular classes for bodywork and dance (for amateurs, professionals, children, and adults) form the profile of the fabrik Potsdam.
The fabrik Potsdam is a place, where dance is explored, produced and communicated. The Artists in Residence program gives artists the chance to work on new ideas on and about dance. These are often the starting point for the development of new concepts for productions, teaching methods, techniques and more. The making of dance pieces is also an important part of the fabrik Potsdam's mission. Artists are given space to realize their ideas and the fabrik supports them wherever possible.
The theater, the café, the garden, and studios 1 & 2 (Studiohaus) are well equipped for guests with mobility restrictions. The detailed information on accessibility can be found here.
fabrik Potsdam's vision provides artists a place to work, learn, teach, research, rehearse, perform, and interact with other artists and the community. It also provides artists a place where they experience freedom, utilize resources, and are part of an international network. This vision makes available to the community a place, where it comes in contact with dance, in every aspect. Here discourse, involvement, and exchange, seeing, experiencing, learning, and enjoying are all parts of the artistic experience.
- has committed itself to research in the field of dance, movement arts, performance, and choreography. Its goal is to enable artistic research and learning. Theoretically, as well as practically, these lay the creative foundations for contemporary development. Contemporary dance is been supported with all the fragility that this implies. Self-determination for artists is absolutely required and is an ever-present characteristic of the creative process.
- provides space for the composition, development, and presentation of dance pieces, dance works, and performance works. A performance is a unique intersection between the artist and the public, between creation and reception. Free choice of the means and resources provides the basis for bringing an impulse to form, and releasing it out into the world.
- teaches and transmits dance and movement arts. Dance, as a particular form of creative, intellectual and physical education, makes possible a multi-layered penetration into the day to day. Dance as an art form gains a new dimension of presence through its contemporary processes, its creative beginnings, and concrete anchoring in the society. The development and organization of teaching and learning situations are a part of that.
fabrik moves gUG was founded in 2017 as a subsidiary of fabrik Potsdam with the aim of developing national and regional network projects, special projects with a focus on dance production for young audiences, mobile dance formats, qualification programmes and structures for regional networking in and for contemporary dance. Among other projects, it is responsible for the TANZPAKT programme explore dance – dance for young audiences in cooperation with K3 Hamburg and Tanz und Schule e.V. Munich, DiR – Dance in Residence in cooperation with TanzWERKSTATT Cottbus and was responsible for the special programme Dancing future – BAUHAUS 100 as part of the Potsdamer Tanztage 2019.
The explore dance project was awarded the FAUST Innovation Prize in 2019.
Big stage & fabrik Club
The big stage has an audience capacity of max. 189 seats. The seats can be removed to create a single big space.
Stage: 12 x 12 m
Hight: 5.50 m
For further technical information please contact the technical director Ralf Grüneberg:
fabrik Club is a small stage behind the main stage, without audience seats, for concerts and music events.