New tanzschreiber Website Devoted to Dance Writing Launches


Tanzraumberlin launches new tanzschreiber website devoted to dance writing.

The online review portal tanzschreiber was developed within the frame of “Attention Dance I”. Over a period of 1.5 years 128 texts on the Berlin dance scene were published by an alternating team of dance journalists. As a very successful instrument in times of a (cultural) media landscape that is becoming more and more cut-back, the tanzschreiber highlighted the aesthetic and conceptual diversity of dance in high-quality texts and made them accessible to both professionals and laypeople alike. The aim is to continue the tanzschreiber module within the framework of “Attention Dance II”, and to expand the portal conceptually at the same time. There are now also English-speaking journalists* as well as translations into German and English; furthermore, selected festivals will be accompanied, networking with local and supra-regional structures will be sought, and, last but not least, the portal will be accompanied by a series of events to expand passive reading through an active exchange on critical writing practice, the development of dance/cultural journalism and the relationship between art and criticism.

tanzschreiber is a module of “Attention Dance II”, a project of Tanzbüro Berlin, supported by Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin e.V. and funded for 2018-2021 by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Senate Administration for Culture and Europe Berlin. +