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WHAT IS 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). Although Tanzfonds Partner – a fund for partnerships between schools and dance institutions – expired in 2014, Tanzfonds Erbe has been extended to 2019. DIEHL+RITTER is the non-profit agency which was managing the funds. The archive of Tanzfonds Partner, documentary videos on the Tanzfonds projects as well as additional contributions on the theme of dance heritage can all be found at

Theater Bielefeld: „past forward“ – Interviews

The focus of the past forward evening is on Gerhard Bohner’s late choreographic work Angst und Geometrie (Fear and Geometry), which was commissioned by Berlin’s Hebbel Theater and premiered in 1990.
Twenty-eight years later, Theater Bielefeld and its ensemble TANZ Bielefeld (artistic direction: Simone Sandroni) has now restaged the piece under the direction of the former Bohner dancer Petr Tyc.

The reconstruction will be supplemented by works by three contemporary choreographers – Simone SandroniOverhead Project and Lali Ayguadé – who will be looking at Bohner’s choreography and its intrinsic themes and forms in wholly different ways.

In short interviews, the artists involved talk about their access to Angst und Geometry as well as their own new creations.