In cooperation with the association TanzNetzDresden and the partner organisations TanzART Kirschau, Mondstaubtheater Zwickau, TanzRaum Görlitz, Off-Bühne KOMPLEX from Chemnitz, LOFFT, 4fürTANZ Leipzig and TENZA Schmiede, the association Villa Wigman für TANZ e.V. initiated the large residency program ’TANZPAKT in residence’ from 2022 to 2024 in Dresden. The main goal is to further develop and strengthen the artistic quality of dance professionals in Saxony.
The residency program and the investive actions of the program TANZPAKT in residence (2022-2024) mainly support artists from Saxony. Artists with different biographies and artistic journeys are supported to develop uniquely and form a reputation that lasts nationally and internationally. By making the program results publicly visible, dance-interested people from the region are invited to take part in this process, and the opportunity to invite future national and international partners to increase exchange across national borders is offered.
During the years 2022-24, 18 RESIDENCIES will be announced. A jury decides about the allocation. Next to the research work, every residency includes a workshop given by the residency artist for interested professionals and non-professionals, as well as a workshop presentation.
This year's jury of the open call for TANZPAKT in residence - Melanie Suchy, freelance dance journalist (Frankfurt am Main, Düsseldorf), Gabriele Bocek, artistic director at the Mondstaubtheater Zwickau and dance educator (Zwickau) as well as Katja Erfurth, member of the artistic management team of villa\wigman, dancer, choreographer (Dresden) - selected eight residencies for the year 2023 from 27 applications on November 3, 2022.
The jury attached great importance to a recognizable research approach and at the same time their selection represents the versatility of the Saxon scene. The topics range from documentary research on the textile industry in Saxony and biographical work with people at the residency site to research into emotions, phenomena of non-linear dynamics or the question of home in a foreign country.
The TANZPAKT Residents 2023
Valeriya Koptseva x villa\wigman Dresden
Nicole Dietz x Mondstaubtheater Zwickau
Etienne Aweh x tanzART Kirschau
Sophie Hauenherm x TENZA Schmiede Dresden
Angelika Waniek x Off-Bühne KOMPLEX Chemnitz
Amit Abend x villa\wigman Dresden
Cindy Hammer x LOFFT Leipzig
Mandy Unger x TanzRaum Görlitz