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Jury members 2014–2017

Dr. Kerstin Evert

Dr. Evert studied Applied Theatre Science in Giessen and did her PhD on the topic of “DanceLab – Contemporary Dance and New Technologies”. From 2002 to 2006, she was the dramatic adviser at Kampnagel in Hamburg where she founded the choreographic centre K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg im August 2006 and remains its director. Since 2012, she has been co-director of the postgraduate programme Assemblies and Participation (HafenCity University, Fundus Theater, K3) and was a member of the jury for Tanzplattform Deutschland 2012 in Dresden.

PD Dr. Katja Schneider

Dr. Schneider studied Modern German Literature, Theatre Science and Philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich where she is currently research associate in the Theatre Studies department. Her teaching and research focuses on dance, performance, intermediality as well as 18th century and early modern theatre. She has worked as an editor for the dance journals tanzdrama, tanzjournal and tanz (1992–2012) and published the handbook Experimentelles Musik- und Tanztheater (Laaber 2004).

Bettina Wagner-Bergelt

Bettina Wagner-Bergelt studied German language and literature, film and theatre science, and Spanish literature in Berlin and Cologne. She was a member of the artistic directorate at the Theater am Turm in Frankfurt am Main and until 1989 vice-director in the Music, Theatre and Dance section of the Munich Municipal Department of Arts and Culture. From 1986–1989, she also worked as the curator for the City of Munich’s DANCE festival. She has been vice-director of the Bavarian State Ballet since 2000.

Jury Session from 17/01/2017

Funding recommendations:

Antragsteller Projekttitel Genre
Nils Freyer Affectos Humanos Bühnenwerk
Tanzcompagnie Rubato SOS_Gerhard Bohner_Tanzcompagnie Rubato Bühnenwerk
Villa Wigman für TANZ e.V. Bautzner Straße 107, Past Present Future Bühnenwerke, Ausstellung, Tagung, Workshops, Meisterkurse, Diskussionen, Vorträge, Showings, Interventionen im Stadtraum
Christoph Winkler The Complete Expressionist – Musique Concrète and Modern Dance Bühnenwerk, Ausstellung, Gespräche
bodytalk Friedensanleitung für jedermann – Die 3. Generation Bühnenwerk, zwei Tagungen, Labor-Format mit Residenzen und choreografische Arbeit mit der Junior-Tanz-Company Theater Linz
Lisa Rave Enduring Ornaments (AT) Film
Martin Nachbar Tierform/el/n – Einstudierung von Sleep Walkers (aka Zoo Mantras) von Simone Forti Bühnenwerk
Bühnen und Orchester der Stadt Bielefeld past forward Bühnenwerk
Heide Lazarus KARIN WAEHNER (1926 – 1999) – Eigensinnig in Zwischenräumen Bühnenwerk, Outdoorperformance, Vortrag, Podiumsdiskussionen
HAUPTAKTION GbR Versuch über das Turnen Bühnenwerk, Essayperformance


Guest performances recommendations:

Antragsteller  Projekttitel  Gastspielort 
Nils Freyer 5 Präludien von Marianne Vogelsang Städtische Bühnen Osnabrück
Nils Freyer 5 Präludien von Marianne Vogelsang Instituto Federal de Brasília
Sächsischer Verein Förderung Kulturaustausch 5 Präludien von Marianne Vogelsang euro-scene Leipzig 2017 / Oper Leipzig
Sächsischer Verein Förderung Kulturaustausch Zwei Giraffen tanzen Tango euro-scene Leipzig 2017 / Theater der Jungen Welt
Heide Lazerus KARIN WAEHNER projekttheater dresden / Tanzwoche Dresden 2018
Theater Bielefeld Zwei Giraffen tanzen Tango Theater Bielefeld
Saarländisches Staatstheater Die Folterungen der Beatrice Cenci Muffathalle München
Saarländisches Staatstheater Die Folterungen der Beatrice Cenci Akademie der Künste Berlin
Ciupke / Till GbR undo, redo and repeat PONEC / Tanec Praha
ITI Transforming Acts Tanzwoche Dresden 2018 / Hellerau
Theater Heilbronn Die Tänzerin von Ausschwitz Theater Heilbronn
steptext dance company Bohner im Kontext Theater Bremen
steptext dance company Zwei Giraffen tanzen Tango

Scenario Pubblico Rom


Jury Session from 14/12/2015

Funding recommendations:

Applicant Project Title Genre
deufert&plischke Just in Time Performance / creation, installation, publication
Saarländisches Staatstheater Die Folterungen der Beatrice Cenci (von Gerhard Bohner) Performance / reconstruction
Theater Nordhausen / Loh-Orchester Sondershausen Die Tänzerin von Auschwitz Performance / creation
Nils Freyer Fünf Präludien aus dem Wohltemperierten Klavier von J. S. Bach (von Marianne  Vogelsang) Performance / reconstruction
Staatstheater Braunschweig JAGD. KAMPF. RAUSCH (Zeche Eins von Reinhild Hoffmann) Performance / reconstruction
Theater Freiburg Erbe sein – Erbe haben. Ein choreografisches Depot (AT) Performance / creation and exhibition
Städtische Bühnen Osnabrück DANSE MACABRE (Totentänze I und II von Mary Wigman) Performance / reconstruction
sophiensaele GmbH the witch dance project (nach Hexentanz II von Mary Wigman) Performance / creation, lecture, film
Dance Lab Berlin GmbH H. K. – Quintett Performance / creation, lecture, film showing


Guest performances recommendations:

Applicant Project Title Genre Guest Performance Location
Ciupke/Till GbR undo, redo and repeat Website and exhibition Schaubühne Lindenfels, Leipzig
Ciupke/Till GbR undo, redo and repeat Website and exhibition HELLERAU, Dresden
Angela Guerreiro The Live Legacy Project Reconstruction, symposium Dance Congress 2016, Hannover
Uri Turkenich I love my dancers Performance / reconstruction Diver Festival, Tel Aviv




Jury session from 23/2/2015

Funding recommendations:

Applicant Project Title Genre
TOO GmbH / Oper Halle / Ballett Rossa LULU – Dance piece by Jochen Ulrich after Frank Wedekind Performance / reconstruction
Tanzfabrik Berlin Capturing Dance – Dance Documen­tation as Artistic Practice Dance documentation, exhibition, symposium
BKC / Staatstheater Cottbus Masterworks of the 20th Century Performance / reconstruction
Michael Maurissens (Cologne) The Body as Archive Film
Sebastian Weber and Stéphane Bittoun (Leipzig) The Legend of Syd O’Noo Performance / creation
steptext dance project / Helge Letonja (Bremen) Gerhard Bohner – Zwei Giraffen tanzen Tango. Bremer Schritte Performance / reconstruction andCreation
MOUVOIR / Stephanie Thiersch (Cologne) City Dances 2016 (Anna Halprin) Performance / reconstruction
Kampnagel (Hamburg) SHAPE SHIFTER by Trajal Harrell Performance / creation
Deutsches Tanzfilminstitut Bremen WITNESSES OF DANCE Film


Guest performances recommendations:

Applicant Project Title Genre Guest Perfor­mance Location
Renegade / Pott­porus (Herne) Ruhr-Ort Perfor­mance / restaging Theater Bielefeld; Staats­theater Braun­schweig
Sasa Asentic (Hamburg) Revolution won’t be performed Perfor­mance / creation Serbian National Theatre, Novi Sad; National Theatre Timisoara, Timisoara
Ligna (Berlin) Tanz aller Audio drama with public perfor­mance CPH Stage, Copen­hagen
Inter­national Theatre Institute – Germany Centre (Berlin) Trans­forming Acts Video installation Künstler­haus Mouson­turm, Frankfurt a. M.; euro-scene Leipzig
Martin Stiefermann / MS Schrittmacher (Berlin) Anita Berber Perfor­mance / recon­struction and creation Saarlän­disches Staats­theater
Goethe-Institute Chile Débords. Reflections on The Green Table / Olga de Soto Perfor­mance / creation NAVE – Centro de Creación y Resi­dencia, Santiago de Chile

Jury members 2012–2013

Rose Breuss

Rose Breuss studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, at the Theatre Department of the Amsterdam School of the Arts, at Temple University in Philadelphia and at the Laban Notation Institute at the University of Surrey. She has won numerous prizes for her choreographic work. She has been director of the Institute for Dance Arts at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, Austria, since 2007.

Bettina Masuch (first jury session only)

Bettina Masuch studied applied theatre studies at Justus Liebig University Giessen before working as a dramatic adviser at the Kaaitheater in Brussels, at the Theaterhaus Jena, at the Schauspielhaus Zürich and at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin. She was curator for dance at the Hebbel am Ufer theatre in Berlin from 2003–2009 and has since been artistic director of the Springdance Festival in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Gabriele Naumann-Maerten (second jury session only)

Gabriele Naumann-Maerten studied educational science, out-of-school youth education and religious studies at the University of Hanover. From 1982–1987, she was co-founder of the Theaterbüro Hannover and artistic director of the city’s TanzTheater International festival. In 1988, she put together the musical Starlight Express as assistant to the general manager at Stella Management. She was artistic director of the Hamburg International Summer Festival from 1989-2000 and director of the Dance 2000 festival in Munich. In 2000, she obtained a certificate in change management, coaching and process consultancy. She was the cultural attaché for performing arts at the Canadian Embassy from 2001–2012. From 1997–1999, she was a member of the jury of the Capital Cultural Fund. She is currently focusing on cultural and artistic project development, process consulting and mediation.

Martin Puttke

Martin Puttke was a dancer at the Staatsoper Berlin from 1966 to 1970 and then studied at the Russian University of Theatre Arts in Moscow, graduating in 1975. He became artistic director of the State Ballet School of Berlin in 1979 and its director in 1991. In 1988, he became a professor at the Ernst Busch Academy for Dramatic Arts. He was ballet director at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin from 1990 to 1992 and at aalto-ballet-theater Essen from 1995 to 2008. He was spokesman for the Federal German Conference of Ballet and Dance Theatre Directors (BBTK) from 1999 to 2009 and now works as a professor of training methodology. He is the founder of the DANAMOS training concept.

Dr. Christiane Theobald

Dr. Theobald is a doctor of musicology and has a Master of Business Administration focusing on media administration. She wasthe dramatic adviser for ballet at the Deutsche Oper Berlin from 1987 to 1993, and at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden from 1993. In 1996, she became the production director for ballet at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden. She was appointed deputy general director of the Staatsballett Berlin when the Berlin Opera Foundation was founded in 2004. She has also been a guest lecturer for ballet and dance history for 10 years at the Freie Universität Berlin. She currently teaches dance management at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main. She has also been the spokesperson for the Federal German Conference of Ballet and Dance Theatre Directors (BBTK) since 2009.

Prof. Dr. Christina Thurner

Prof. Dr. Thurner is a professor specialising in dance studies at the Institute of Theater Studies at Bern University in Switzerland. She has written for various publications as a dance journalist but mainly for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung newspaper. She was a member of the board of trustees of the Swiss cultural foundation Pro Helvetia and was on the board’s working group for theatre and dance. She is a member of the board of trustees of the Swiss Dance Archive and a member of the TanzKultur programme commission at Bern University.

Jury sessions from 23/1/2013 and 24/1/2013


Funding recommendations:

Applicant Project Title Genre
Oper Leipzig Pax Questuosa – Klagender Friede Performance / reconstruction and creation
Schauspielhaus Bochum “Ruhr-Ort” by Susanne Linke Performance / restaging
Angela Guerreiro (Düsseldorf) The Live Legacy Project Symposium
Saar­ländisches Staats­theater (Saarbrücken) Anastasia / Shadow Performance / reconstruction
Theater Hagen Der Schrank der Georgi Performance / reconstruction and creation
Pina Bausch Stiftung (Wuppertal) Wind von West (Cantata) Performance / reconstruction
Martin Stiefermann (Berlin) Anita Berber – Retro / Perspektive Performance / reconstruction and creation
Nationaltheater Mannheim Tracing Isadora Performance / creation
Uri Turkenich (Berlin) I love my dancers Performance / creation
International Theatre Institute –
German Centre (Berlin)
Transforming Acts Video installation
Stadttheater Gießen The Horta Project – SOAP Recreation Performance / restaging
Akademie der Künste / Academy of the Arts (Berlin) Das Triadische Ballett Performance / reconstruction
MOUVOIR / Stephanie Thiersch (Köln) The Memory Machine Installation
Städtische Bühnen Osnabrück Le Sacre du Printemps Performance / reconstruction
Theater Koblenz 1000 Grüße Performance / reconstruction and creation
Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden Loops and Lines Performance / creation
Juliette Villemin (Stuttgart) Monte Verità – Raum­deutungen Exhibition and performance
Christoph Winkler (Berlin) Abendliche Tänze Performance / creation
Christina Ciupke/Anna Till (Berlin) undo, redo and repeat Performance / website and exhibition
Sasa Asentic (Hamburg) Revolution won’t be performed Performance / creation
Theater Freiburg Julius-Hans-Spiegel-Zentrum Performance / creation
Josep Caballero García (Berlin) No [’rait] of spring Performance / creation


Jury session from 22/3/2012


Funding recommendations:

Applicant Project title Genre
Avista Film (Munich) Research Project Sacharoff Film / reconstruction
Theatres and orchestra of the city of Bielefeld Auch by Reinhild Hoffmann Performance / restaging
K3 –Centre for Choreography | Tanzplan Hamburg / Kampnagel HEUTE: volkstanzen Participative performance
Dance + Performance Production Centre (Stuttgart) TANZLOKAL – Tanzfest Stuttgart Festival
JOINT ADVENTURES – Walter Heun (Munich) Olga de Soto: Débords. Reflections on The Green Table Performance / creation
Paula Rosolen (Frankfurt) Piano Men Performance / creation
Jochen Roller (Berlin) The Source Code Online project
Bauhaus Dessau Foundation Bauhaus tanzen Performance / creation
Ligna (Berlin) Tanz aller Audio play with public performance
Antje Pfundtner in Gesellschaft (Hamburg) Nussknacker Performance / creation