Berliner Events

Symposia presented by the Berlin Performing Arts Program

Photo: Mathias Voelzke

Several times per year, the LAFT Berlin Performing Arts Program invites the community to attend topic-specific symposia in order to take stock of current developments within the independent performing arts. The concentrated events pass on well-founded knowledge and set new impulses within the independent performing arts.

In the past, successful symposia such as Perception(s) on audience communication, From Local to International - Festivals and Distribution, two symposia on cultural journalism or the digital symposium Money Matters: Accounting and Procurement Law Explained, Inquired and Discussed were being held.

Many of the contents of past digital and hybrid symposia offered by the Berlin Performing Arts Program continue to be available on its website. Upcoming events will also be announced there as well as via the LAFT Berlin newsletter.

Presented by Berlin Performing Arts Program

Several times per year.

Tanznacht Forum

Photos: Dieter Hartwig, AnnA Stein

The Tanznacht Forum takes place every other year, alternating with Tanznacht Berlin. Primarily discursive formats are then accompanied by performative works to discuss current issues in contemporary dance.

The forum began in 2015 with Visionärer Widerstreit (Visionary Conflict), a program of discourse concern- ing the creation of visions around produc- tion conditions within contemporary dance. Three dialogues were initiated in 2017 under the title unsettled landscapes to ask where aesthetics in contemporary dance draw their keywords form - (dance) histori- cally, politically and culturally. In 2019, the forum discussed artistic working methods that regard the audience as co-performers and no longer as spectators.

In 2022, the Tanznacht Forum dedicated itself for the first time to decidedly intersectional feminist perspectives in the form of the apap Feminist School Berlin.

Presented by Tanzfabrik Berlin

Tanznacht Forum takes place every two years. The next edition is expected to be held in Autumn 2024.