Every two years, DANCE PLATFORM GERMANY, which has been taking place since 1994, brings together contemporary and remarkable positions in dance and choreography. This does not mean representing the entire dance scene, but rather highlighting remarkable and internationally ground-breaking contemporary productions by artists, and bringing these into the discourse. In this way, DANCE PLATFORM GERMANY has achieved a reputation comparable to that of the Berlin Theatertreffen in the theatre sector.
DANCE PLATFORM GERMANY is co-organised by all the institutions who have hosted the Dance Platform in previous years: euro-scene Leipzig, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), HELLERAU - Europäisches Zentrum der Künste (Dresden), JOINT ADVENTURES (Munich), Kampnagel (Hamburg), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt a. M.), Tafelhalle Nürnberg, tanzhaus nrw (Düsseldorf), TANZtheater INTERNATIONAL (Hannover) and the Theaterhaus Stuttgart
Since 2004, the Goethe-Institut and the ITI Centre Germany have been partners of DANCE PLATFORM GERMANY and support international communication through inviting artists to present their work, network meetings and their websites. Up until 2016, the ITI Centre Germany’s work focused on the editorial development of the festival catalogue, which was organised together with the respective festival partner.
In cooperation with the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland, the online archive of the festival was built based on this, which can be found at www.tanzplattform.de.