After a year in a state of emergency, dance has learned to look for new spaces, formats and ways of mediation, digitally and, time and again, anlogically. Much of this will continue to accompany us in the future and, out of the limitations, make the encounter with dance more multi-layered.
One thing is certain: the 2021 edition is the anniversary edition of the Potsdamer Tanztage, which were first held in 1991. For the first time, the festival will be held over several months, starting on 25 May and with final performances in December 2021.
It will be a festival of movement and flexibility with unusual formats, open air events, digital workshops, video and film works and stage performances. An international programme is planned with works by, among others, Eun-Me Ahn (Seoul), Maguy Marin (Lyon), Thomas Hauert/ZOO (Zurich), Martine Pisani (Paris), Adi Boutrous (Tel Aviv-Jaffa), May Zarhy (Frankfurt/Tel Aviv), Marco Da Silva Feirrera (Gent), Jan Martens (Antwerp) and Maren Strack (Birkenwerder) with offers for families, children and adults, as well as workshops and dance interventions in public space.
The programme details will be communication on a daily basis in digital advertising formats.
"Keep dancing" was the pandemic-defying call of the Tanztage 2020 to continue trusting the physical and familiarising oneself with the art form. Under the heading "Dear Dance", the fabrik Potsdam is placing the relationship of artists and audience members to dance at the centre of its research in its anniversary year and is designing a year-round campaign that will also shape the Tanztage programme.