Tanzfabrik Berlin in February 2018::
Open Spaces #1
Tanzfabrik Berlin in February 2018::
Open Spaces #1

OPEN SPACES#1-2018 17.02.-25.02.2018

Remembering the Future
Warming up

Tanzfabrik Berlin has some reasons to celebrate! Proud and maybe also a little stunned by the big anniversary, it is looking back on forty years of moving history in the truest sense of the word.  

Tanzfabrik is a place for practice. Thus, during a year-long celebration it casts some spotlights on content-based, aesthetic, organizational or struc- tural focuses of the past as much as it will continue to cause movement(s) into the future. Under the motto »Remembering the Future«, the work of countless artists, thinkers and makers will be called back into memory and honored with performances, lectures, conversations as well as, of course, old film material from the early years. »Remembering the Future« is a call to not have a nostalgic view on this rich history, instead using it to disclose unforeseen possibilities towards a differing tomorrow.

As a wrap up of the anniversary celebrations, a publication will be released, dealing with recurring topics concerning Tanzfabrik and Contemporary Dance over the last four decades.

Open Spaces#1 in 2018 is the start of an entire year of anniversary celebrations. It is a warm-up for the big party that will follow in the summer, preparing its first accents.

View the whole program here

More info on facebook here and the facebook event




apap production studio berlin · Performance · Premiere

Christina CiupkeJasna L. Vinovrški


17.02.2018 – 20.02.2018 / 19:00

@Tanzfabrik WEDDING (Studio 5)

In the frame of Open Spaces#1-2018

Unfolding temporal perceptions. In »Now and Then«, Christina Ciupke and Jasna L. Vinovrški take a journey back in time, to the beginnings of independent dance. They are looking at the moment in history when dance freed itself from institutions for the first time. They are interested in the gaps and missing information in the historical context which allow them to imagine the spirit of that time. In a collaborative process they will also be stepping into their own choreographic past in order to unfold different temporal perceptions.

Tue 20.2. Aftertalk

Concept, performance: Christina Ciupke, Jasna L. Vinovrški | Light design: Martin Beeretz | Press, PR: Lilly Schofield | Production dramaturgy: Barbara Greiner | A production by A lot of body GbR in co-production with Tanzfabrik Berlin. Supported by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and by  apap - Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by Creative Europe Programme of the Europäischen Union.

 Watch the video here


"For every image of the past that is not recognized by the present as one of its own concerns threatens to disappear irretrievably."
Walter Benjamin, On the Concept of History




How to Engage with Performing Arts 
A Student Workspace

Over the course of their studies, the students of the Dance Intensive program deal, amongst other topics, with how one can discuss contemporary dance and receive the opportunity to try out a variety of communication formats: a plain post-performance discussion with artists, a sensorial or creative exchange format ranging from coming to terms with things using a piece of paper and a pen all the way to conversations in the dark. Together with the audience members, they will explore ways to better understand the performance they have experienced together visually, explorative, questioningly, reflectively and optionally as well as to find new access points to them. In order to examine ways of communicating about contemporary dance, 43 students within the Dance Intensive additional training program, the curator and dramaturg Silke Bake, the artistic director and director of education Gisela Müller as well as additional guests spend multiple days working in a workspace they designed themselves in apap production studio berlin. The events financed by apap take place within the framework of a cooperation with ABC – Art Basics for Children, which has received a decisive focus within the current four-year network project Performing Europe 2020.


After the performance:

20.2. AFTERTALK „NOW AND THEN“ by Christina Ciupke, Jasna L. Vinovrski

25.2. AFTERTALK „ROGER“ by Igor Dobricic, Guillaume Marie, Roger Sala Reyner


You'll find more info here