NEXT Festival edition _________________4 to 14 May 2023

On 4 April 2023 we will publish the programme of tanz nrw 23 on our website and you will find the festival flyer in all participating venues.


Open Call closed: tanz nrw 23 "digital space"

For the first time, after the positive experience of a completely digital festival edition in 2021, a "digital space" will be added to the festival for the 2023 edition. Artists from North Rhine-Westphalia could submit their digital works until 5 December 2022.

Festival tanz nrw 23: OPEN CALL closed!

Until 20 September 2022, we received almost 200 applications for the programme of tanz nrw 23! The Tanzproduzent:innen-Konferenz is currently reviewing all applications. The programme will be published next year! Festival tanz nrw 23 will take place from 4-14 May 2023 in Bonn, Düsseldorf, Essen, Cologne, Krefeld, Münster, Mülheim, Wuppertal and Viersen.

Festival OFFICE tanz nrw 23
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Im Mediapark 7, 50670 Köln

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Festival tanz nrw 23:

SPRUNGBRETT <> TANZRECHERCHE NRW: Residencies for young dance professionals in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)

This year's scholarship holders for SPRUNGBRETT <> TANZRECHERCHE NRW have been chosen: iSaAc Espinoza Hidrobo, Roman Jungblut and Mia Hofner as well as Yasmin Fahbod, Mina Khani and Zahra Mousawy from the Hiraeth Kollektiv will each receive a production-independent research and working residency, which Festival tanz nrw 23 and the NRW KULTURsekretariat are offering for the fifth time now.

The two groups were selected from a total of 41 applications. The jury was particularly convinced by the artistic quality of the selected applications, in which the tendency towards the collaborative and a reflected examination of personal experiences became clear: iSaAc Espinoza Hidrobo, performer, choreographer and violinist from Ecuador and based in Cologne, is given the opportunity with the residency to continue the search for pre-colonial forms of knowledge and resistant practices of queer, non-binary and trans* people from North, Central and South America together with Roman Jungblut and Mia Hofner. And the performers and activists Yasmin Fahbod, Mina Khani and Zahra Mousawy, who come from Iran and Afghanistan, are trying to create a space for performative art in exile. They are united by the experience of not conforming to the "norm" in their home countries.

The scholarship holders are offered a two-week residency in Düsseldorf (tanzhaus nrw) and Essen (PACT Zollverein) with organisational and dramaturgical support, a scholarship of up to 6,000 euros and the opportunity to present their research at several festival venues in May 2023.


tanz nrw is funded by

Tanz NRW – Sponsoren und Förderer