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FUNDING TO PROMOTE AN ARTISTIC APPROACH
TO 20th CENTURY DANCE

WHAT IS TANZFONDS.DE?

Tanzfonds.de is the website dedicated to two funds initiated by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation), namely Tanzfonds Erbe (Dance Heritage Fund) and Tanzfonds Partner (Dance Partner Fund). DIEHL+RITTER is the non-profit agency managing the funds. Although Tanzfonds Partner – a fund for partnerships between schools and dance institutions – expired in 2014, Tanzfonds Erbe has been extended to 2018. Information about the application procedure, documentary videos on previous and current Tanzfonds projects as well as additional contributions on the theme of dance heritage can all be found at tanzfonds.de.

Witch Dance Project – project documentation

Curated by Franziska Werner and Christoph Winkler, the Witch Dance Project at the Sophiensaele was a three-day dance event to reinterpret Wigman’s Hexentanz from a wide range of different perspectives, the main focus being on extra-European and queer-feministic views. The project documentation offers insights into the rehearsals for some of the commissioned choreographies while the artists involved talk about their specific access to Mary Wigman and Hexentanz (Witch Dance).    

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SPECIAL FOCUS: DANCE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright is an unavoidable aspect of dealing with dance heritage. At the same time, dance is largely omitted from public debates on copyright issues. In addition to contributions to debates, we provide useful tools for dance artists.

NEWS

Project Director Madeline Ritter will be presenting TANZFONDS ERBE (DANCE HERITAGE FUND) at the 16th edition of The Best in Heritage conference, which is taking place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from 28–30 September 2017. The European Heritage Association event, which is conducted in partnership with EUROPA NOSTRA and supported by the ICOM, features an annual selection of award-winning cultural heritage projects: the world's best projects are invited to come and tell their success stories.

*The last closing date for applications was 31 October 2016. Applications are no longer possible* 

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EVALUATION

TANZFONDS ERBE (2011-14)

Short version of the study by Dr. Cornelia Dümcke
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Summary by Madeline Ritter
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Dance Technique 2010

A book by Ingo Diehl and Friederike Lampert.
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The Body as Archive – Film trailer

The dancer and choreographer and filmmaker Michael Maurissens’ documentary film project The Body as Archive, which focuses mainly on the dancer’s role as an agent of choreographic knowledge, was sparked by the dissolution of The Forsythe Company in 2014 and the related questions of who or what will be carrying on William Forsythe’s heritage in the future. In order to find answers to his core question “Can a body be an archive?” Maurissens was also conducting interviews with dancers (e.g. with the former Forsythe Dancer Jone San Martin) and supplementing these with insights into rehearsal processes as well as studio recordings.

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DANCE ARCHIVES AROUND THE WORLD

An overview of archives and libraries that are either dedicated to dance or cover dance within their remit. Some of the material can be accessed online.

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DRAWINGS FROM THE DANCE CONGRESS

A graphic recording team commissioned by TANZFONDS asked Dance Congress 2013 participants about their own dance heritage. Here, we publish the collection of personal, funny, sad and poetic drawings for your own use.

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