To Have and To Need - out now!!!!


Feedback Lab Goes Public - Tanztage 2016 Sophiensaele

JANUARY 08 António Onio + Bráulio Bandeira and
Aline Landreau / Roderick George

JANUARY 10 Olivia Hyunsin Kim

JANUARY 11 Ania Nowak / Kareth Schaffer

JANUARY 13 Mirjam Sögner

JANUARY 14 Jule Flierl / Rocio Marano + Lea Kieffer

JANUARY 15 Rike Flämig + Zwoisy Mears-Clarke

JANUARY 16 Karol Tyminski

JANUARY 17 Rodrigo Garcia Alves


Far removed from the classic discussion round, the festival invites the public to come exchange their ideas using interactive and participative formats in order to really grasp the essence of the performances.

Feedback Lab goes Public – Let’s Talk About Dance is supported by mapping dance berlin des Tanzbüro Berlin, funded by Europäischer Fonds für Regionale Entwicklung (EFRE) and the major of  Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten. Laboratory on Feedback is organized by Uferstudios GmbH and HZT Berlin as part of the project Life Long Burning/ Modul teachback with support by the culture programme of the European Union.


Collective realignment # 2 - an open outcome process

Collective realignment # 2 -  an open outcome process


Invitation for Discussion on Artistic Needs


Date: 10 November 2015 

Time: 6 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Uferstudios, Studio 2


ZTB and Tanzbüro invite you to discuss and analyze our specific artistic needs and new strategic political agendas with a special focus on grants. Get involved to set a course that we as artists consider the right one.


An open outcome process


Even in a climate of an evident-based politics and project-oriented art productions, there is an attempt to provide artists more time and space, through grants. The results of the first round of performing arts grants (one time allocation financed by City Tax Budget 2014) have not yet been announced.

But: As to this point the Berlin Senate plans do not foresee any dance or performance specific grants for the future! Whether, how and to what extent such grants could be included in the regular funding scheme, is currently part of intensive negotiations!


We have chosen this moment to analyze, together with you, what such grants actually make possible for us as artists, and which arguments could be brought forward to convince deciding parties to extend the grant-program for choreographers.


The questions raised by this issue are essential:

Why do we need grants?

How do we actually want to work in the future?

How can we further develop our own artistic practices without constantly throwing new productions on the market?

Or, above all, do we want to create artistic works, and what freedoms are most urgently needed to do so?

Do we want more time to delve into a specific subject?

Or do we want to develop something fundamental for the choreographic field?

These questions are constantly mulled over when dealing with stipends.


We also want to analyze the putative selection criteria of the jury and – if needed – propose changes within. How do such criteria reflect on and influence the choreographic field in Berlin, and how can we find a place for ourselves as individual artists therein?


There is much to talk about and we hope that many of you will join in taking part in this important discussion.


See you soon!



The event will be held in German and/or English.

Introduction by Sandra Man

A warm up game! by Sonja Augart

Multiple Round Tables - Thematic development in groups

Analysis & Discussion by Simone Willeit


With the generous support of Uferstudios.


Shout out to all participants to loan books and articles for the library!

Shout out to all participants to loan books and articles for the library!

During the industry meeting, the ZTB e.V. is taking up the topic of denial and considering it from different perspectives. A temporary library with texts and books on idleness, negative performance, denial of relevance, silence, passivity will be assembled... within the context of the workshop held on Saturday. If you have material that you would like to make available for the others or you would like to read it out loud and discuss it, you can bring and share. For the temporary library, an extra space is built, and is constantly supervised, so the books can be returned to their owners.

More information about the library:

Third Industry Get-Together of Berlin’s Independent Performing Arts Community
October 8 – 10, 2015

At TAK – Theater im Aufbau Haus and Aufbau Haus
Prinzenstraße 85 F, 10969 Berlin

Admission is free of charge. We do ask you to register by October 1 at You can also always find the most up-to-date schedule of events via this link.