Stephanie Felber
Caroline Finn
Sabine Glenz
Ruth Golic
Sabine Haß-Zimmermann
Stephan Herwig
Anna Holter
Judith Hummel
Jessica Iwanson
Karen Janker
Manfred Kröll
Stefan Maria Marb
Angelika Meindl
Ceren Oran
Moritz Ostruschnjak
Helmut Ott
Yvonne Pouget
Micha Purucker
Johanna Richter
Claudia Senoner
Zufit Simon
Susanne Stortz
Dali Touiti
Birgitta Trommler
Katja Wachter


Founding Member
Jessica Iwanson

Jessica Iwanson is a swedish choreographer and artistic director of 'Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance' in Munich, Germany. Since 1974, Ms. Iwanson lives in Munich, where for more than 30 years she strongly influenced the history of contemporary dance.
2001, she was awarded the medal 'München leuchtet' by the City of Munich for her lifework. Ms. Iwanson is one of the founders of the Choreographic Association of Munich: Tanztendenz e.V. (1987) and the Bavarian Association of Contemporary Dance (1997). 2010 dance award of the city of Munich. 2013 Swedish Dance Price

Iwanson was brought up in Stockholm, Sweden where she studied at the Stockholm Ballet Academy and met teachers/choreographers like Birgit Cullberg, Kathrine Dunham, Walter Nicks, Warren Spears and Alvin Ailey. 1966/67 she spent one year studying at the Martha Graham School in New York where she, among other company dancers, still had Martha Graham personally as a teacher. Further studies at the Alvin Ailey School brought her to teachers like Denise Jefferson and Milton Meyers. Besides the work with her own company Iwanson choreographed at numerous state theaters in Scandinavia, was artistic director at 'Riksteatern' in Sweden and director at 'Carte Blanche' the contemporary dance company of Norway. Best known internationally is her 50-minutes TV-dance-drama 'Nightbirds' (1997), influenced by paintings of Edward Hopper and broadcast in a large number of countries.
2007 Iwanson, together with her husband Stefan Sixt, started Germany's first foundation for contemporary dance, 'Iwanson-Sixt-Stiftung zeitgenössischer Tanz'. Among others, Ismael Ivo, artistic director of the dance section of the Biennale Venice, is a member of the board. The foundation offers rehearsal space for young choreographers and once a year awards the 'Isadora-Prize' to personalities for their merits within contemporary dance.



Tanztendenz Munich e.V. is sponsored
by the Munich Department of Arts and Culture

Dances in the Sand
25 years Tanztendenz, "She's retro", october 10 to 12, 2012, i-camp [ more ]

The rope, short choreography for 15 children and Johannes Härtl, performed on the occasion of Isadora-Awards 2009, Gasteig Munich

Chapter 2 and Chapter 3, choreographic short stories during the programme "Junger Tanz", Gasteig 2009

Kapitel 1, choreographic short stories: DANCE 2008, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz (Aidsgala 2008), Lange Nacht der Musik 2008, Tanzspeicher Würzburg 2008

Andere Vögel, für das Postgraduate-Projekt SMDP, Premiere im i-camp, 2007

Die Stärkere, choreografisches Kammertheater frei nach Strindberg, Münchner Künstlerhaus, 2006

...und dann? Soloabend, tanzspeicher Würzburg, 2005

Zeitfenster, Neuproduktion mit der Company in München, 2002

Zeitfenster, ein choreografisches Panoptikum, 4 Tänzer, 2001

Triss för 4 dansare, Gastchoreografie für das Älvsborgstheater in Schweden, 2001

Clock Work, Adaption für das Stadttheater in Malmö, Schweden, 2001

Feuer & Wasser, Kurzchoreografie für eine Hannover-Produktion von Harald Weiss, 2001

Time Out, Adaption für das Stadttheater in Malmö, 2000

Andere Orte, Neuproduktion mit der Company in München, 1999

Skär, Neuproduktion für Norddans (schwedisches Stadttheater), 1998

Connecting Flight, Gastchoreografie für die Malashock Dance Company am Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, 1998

Fernseh-Inszenierung für das schwedische Fernsehen TV-1, 1998

Neuproduktion mit der Münchner Company, 1998

Neuproduktion für Norrdans (schwed. Stadttheater),
Gastspiel der Iwanson Dance Company in Harare, 1996

Öknen, Neuproduktion, 1996

Zugvögel, auf Tournee nach Danzig, St. Petersburg, Riga, Helsinki, Aarhus, 
Kopenhagen, Göteborg, 1996

Zugvögel, Neuproduktion mit der eigenen Company in München (tz-Rose), 1996