The ANNIVERSARY JAM - 30 years Contact Jam Potsdam might take place from 21 to 24 May 2021, immediately followed by the 30th edition of the festival Potsdaer Tanztage from 25 May to 6 June 2021. Should this date not be suitable because of the covid situation, we will be looking for the later date this year.
With the Potsdam Jam, fabrik Potsdam invented his first event in the first year of its history, which made the young dance centre in the former GDR known far beyond the city limits for the first time and made it one of the centres of the German and international contact scene for many in the following years. In recent years, the Potsdam Contact Jam has grown again, becoming one of the great living events of the fabrik. We have also learned how to create a dance space for and with different generations and how to learn from each other beyond age limits.
More than ever before, dance, contact improvisation and body awareness are among the most important cultural techniques and strategies to counteract the growing danger of alienation, even the disappearance of the body from our social consciousness.