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May 09, 2015 / 12 am to 5 pm
DANCE 2015: Tanztendenz
art lodge munich

> schwere reiter

concepts of art and space

As part of DANCE 2015, Tanztendenz will establish a temporary project and workspace – art lodge munich – to present and discuss the multifaceted history of creating artistic space in the community in a programme featuring readings, activities, film presentations and discourse.

Space is understood here as the result of choreographic thinking in multiple ways – not only stage design but also the form and creation of actual work structures and spaces. Using two sample positions as a starting point, international models will be presented and discussed in dialogue with Munich choreographers:
Jan Ritsema will present the Performing Arts Forum (PAF), an informal institution initiated and maintained by the artists, theoreticians, practitioners and activists themselves.
Laurent Van Kote, international performing arts consultant for the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, will address structure building for dance in France.

As a staged workspace, art lodge munich highlights the actual spatial interface of a field of thought, the open structure of which inspires reflection and debate in artists and visitors. It also reflects the special role that schwere reiter plays in art and dance production at this location and in this city. Tanztendenz, an association “of artists for artists”, runs the schwere reiter as a self-managing venue located in the city’s future creative quarter.
The association Tanztendenz München has been in existence since 1987 as a unique interest group in Germany for contemporary dance.
Those interested are invited to take part in a tour of the site on Dachauer Straße with Werner Schmitz (from the arts and culture office of the city of Munich) and Prof. Sophie Wolfrum (department of urban development and regional planning at Technische Universität München) directly after the discussion.

In the days following, art lodge munich will also be open for two and a half hours before DANCE festival performances at schwere reiter:

Sunday, May 10, 13:30 – 15:30 pm
Wednesday, May 13, 16:30 – 18:30 pm
Thursday, May 14, 16:30 – 18:30 pm
Christiane Blaise talks about her choreographic center "Le Pacifique" in Grenoble www.pacifique-cdc.com

Friday, May 15, 20:30 – 22:30 pm

The entrance is free!

If you’re interested in joining us for the opening day events, please let us know by registering by 6 May 2015 at info@tanztendenz.de


Press Release for Download

Interactive library: films and multimedia contributions from artists including Andrea Zittel, Catalyst Arts Gallery Belfast, Andreas Reckwitz, L’école de Stéphanie, New Ponderosa Year Zero, Thomas Hirschhorn und Marcus Steinweg, Little sparta/ Edinburgh, Chez Bushwick/ center for Performing Research (CPR) in Brooklyn.

Photo documentary by Volker Derlath: Impressions of the site at Dachauer Straße

DANCE 2015
7 - 17 May
Munich’s 14th international festival for contemporary dance
Artistic director: Nina Hümpel
Presented by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich, in collaboration with Spielmotor.

schwere reiter
Dachauer Straße 114
80636 München
Tram 12, 20, 21 oder Bus 53
Haltestelle Leonrodplatz

Der Eintritt ist frei.


Tanztendenz Munich e.V. is sponsored
by the Munich Department of Arts and Culture
  Jan Ritsema
(The Netherlands, 1945), theatre director. He started dancing when he was fifty. Made a solo. Was invited by Meg Stuart for several ‘Crash Landings’, worked with Boris Charmatz in his Entrainements project in Paris and in a Bocal presentation and made the widely acclaimed Weak Dance Strong Questions with Jonathan Burrows. Teaches at PARTS, the dance school of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker since it started in 1995. Started in 2006, north of Paris, the international artist residency Performing Arts Forum in an old convent. Since 2010 he dances in Xavier Le Roy’s ‘Low Pieces’.

Laurent Van Kote
currently works as an international advisor for performing arts policies at the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. He studied economics and political science (master for arts and culture), and dance in France, Canada and the US (NYC Merce Cunningham). After being dancer, choreographer and artistic director, he has been working for the French Ministry of Culture since 1998. Laurent Van Kote was first responsible for music and dance at a Regional directorate for arts and Culture (DRAC). He was the national director of dance in the central administration (DGCA) from 2010 to 2014.