From punk to Bach, with rage and tenderness, from pop culture to ancient myths – classical on stage, intimate in the classroom or the art gallery, microcosmic in the earth or high up on a ladder: let us walk between the worlds that dance offers in all its facets. Dance for young audiences brings out its social as well as artistic relevance in its diversity: together with children and young people, it explores alternative spaces, new approaches and other forms of dance and makes undiscovered imaginative spaces tangible.
With the third edition of the festival explore dance #3, the three partners fabrik Potsdam, Fokus Tanz Munich and K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg invite you to a diverse programme for young audiences. Different dance formats such as stage productions, pop ups, an open air performance as well as a supporting programme reflect dance for young audiences in its various forms and invite people to talk about what they have seen, ask questions or even get moving themselves.
The supporting programme consists of participation and mediation formats, such as workshops docked onto the performances or pre- and post-performance talks for children and young people in schools and in the theatre, as well as offers for a specialist audience.
Since 2018, explore dance has been creating artistically innovative productions for young audiences that tour regionally and nationwide. The network focuses on the intertwining of artistic production and education and opens up a variety of approaches to contemporary dance for children and young people. They have the opportunity to participate in the development of dance productions in various formats, to attend performances and to gain diverse experiences beyond the piece in pre- or post-performance workshops and discussion formats.
In this way, a large number of children, young people and families have come into contact with dance in recent years... and it continues! From July 2022, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts Dresden will join the project as a fourth partner and strengthen the visibility of the field of dance for young audiences by expanding the network to four federal states.
We wish you lots of inspiration and exciting discoveries at the explore dance #3 festival!
The explore dance team
explore dance - Network Dance for Young Audiences is a cooperation project of fabrik moves Potsdam, Fokus Tanz / Tanz und Schule e.V. Munich and K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg. It is funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund and DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of the NEUSTART KULTUR Hilfsprogramm Tanz initiative, the Department of Culture and Media of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Cultural Department of the City of Munich and the Bavarian State Association for Contemporary Dance with funds from the Bavarian State Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, as well as the City of Potsdam and the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg.
With the kind support of Mittelbrandenburgische Sparkasse.
explore dance was awarded the 2019 Perspektivpreis of the German Theatre Prize FAUST.