explore dance for young audience
Since 2013, K3 has moreover supported professional dance makers in their production of pieces for young audiences that allow children and teenagers to experience contemporary dance via various topics. Since 2018 the network explore dance exists, which continuously establishes contemporary dance productions for children and young people.
explore dance – dance for young audience network is the joint project by Focus Dance – Dance and Schools association Munich, fabrik Potsdam and K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg and will close a national gap in the cultural offer for children and young people, as it aims at the long-term consolidation and artistic development of dance for young audiences.
In three performance seasons, established choreographers within the national German network will be invited to Potsdam, Munich and Hamburg to develop and present new works for young audiences. Reciprocal guest performances will enable the pieces to be seen at different places. The new productions will be brought together in an annual festvial in one of the three partner cities and offer the opportunity to meet organisers, artists, the young audiences, educators and parents. A subsequent symposium on the theme of dance for young people will boost the exchange of information, ideas and experience at the national and international level. The festivals will take place in Hamburg in 2019, in Munich in 2020 and in Potsdam in 2021.
Each of the three institutions will also be establishing long-term co-operations with local schools in order to integrate the target group directly into the artists’ work processes. The project will thus lay the foundation for a sustainable, continuous and high-quality event and transfer programme in contemporary dance for children and young people, aged from 5 to 15, and strengthen the visibility of contemporary dance as an art from in the field of performance arts for young audiences.
Productions for young audience in the season 2019/2020:
May 6th – 9th 2020
Teresa Hoffmann DURCH-EINANDER 10+
A physical approach to fear and trust. The dancers constantly create changing scenes, which evoke collective pictures of danger, solidarity, confrontation and protection.
within explore dance:
November 14th – 16th 2019
Sebastian Matthias XOXO 14+
How does it feel like when someone gets so close to me, that I can feel the breath? Should I stay or go? What does it actually mean to be close to someone? Beyond sexualized pictures in the internet, xoxo questions, what it means to desire another body and empowers to exchange feelings in a self-determined way.
June 18th – 20th 2020, guest performance explore dance
Lee Méir, André Lewski VON HIER NACH DORT 6+
Von hier nach dort is an interactive performance for children and adults, where the participants are invited to come on a journey with us to explore one of the most exciting questions of life: What does it mean to die? In von hier nach dort we will meet the unknown with the help of our imagination.