The Dance Platform in Germany is a testing ground for artistic tendencies and developments of international note in choreography, dance and performance. The 2018 edition presents outstanding contemporary productions created in the last two years with substantial support from German partners. 

Initiated in 1990, the biennal Dance Platform constitutes the most important event on the contemporary dance calendar in Germany. Taking place in rotating cities, the occasion presents outstanding dance and performance productions from the past two years and brings together presenters, artists and the general public for a lively and informed exchange.

The Dance Platform is co-organised by the community of institutions who have hosted it in the past and who actively support the promotion of contemporary dance in Germany. As of 2018, this includes PACT Zollverein. Since 2004, the Goethe-Institut and the International Theatre Institute are partners of the Dance Platform.

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Programme

Artistic Positions

Programme

The Dance Platform jury has selected 13 striking works. They stand for many other choreographic works from the past two years that have examined aesthetic, social, and existential concerns in Germany and invite us to shift our perspective. The selection also reflects the categories, tasks and limitations of a national platform

Programme
Impact

Exchange

We are eagerly looking forward to an exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences with our guests from all over the world. With this in mind, we warmly invite you to visit the Artists Summit in the relaxed atmosphere of Hall 6, the daily Assembly in the SANAA building, and the Late Night Studio Talk at the festival centre, PACT Zollverein.

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Visitor Info

Venues

Venues

The different venue spaces provided by our wonderful partners at the impressive World Heritage Site Zollverein, the striking Aalto Theater in Essen, and the legendary Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen, will serve as a podium for our programme.

The venues
Service/Tickets

Service/Tickets

Here you will find information about advance ticket sales, ticket prices, box offices as well as our sponsors, partners and team members.

Tickets
Professionals

Professionals

Every two years, the Dance Platform brings together several hundred professional accredited visitors and artists from the fields of dance, choreography and performance for an exchange on the state of art and society. Here you will find all necessary information for professional accredited visitors.

Accreditation