The online portal for reviews and articles on professional dance events in Berlin and Potsdam.
Tanzbüro Berlin came up with the idea for the online portal tanzschreiber in 2016. Ever since, its high-quality articles have examined the aesthetic and conceptual diversity of dance in Berlin and Potsdam, made accessible to both a specialist and a lay audience.
Mounting cutbacks in the (culture-related) media and the resulting gaps in its coverage of the professional dance scene mean that tanzschreiber has carved out a place for itself as a successful platform for reviews and articles on Berlin's dance events. A team of two to four alternating authors regularly write about current productions; along with articles by guest authors there are thus six to ten contributions a month.
The portal has developed since 2018: it has opened up to include English-speaking authors; it singles out articles to translate into German and English, highlights selected festivals and focuses on networking with local and national organisations.
It is also accompanied by a series of four events a year designed to move from passive reading towards actively exchanging ideas about the practice of critical writing, the development of journalism on dance and culture, and the relationship between art and critics.
The latest reviews and articles can be found here: www.tanzschreiber.de
tanzschreiber is a module of “Attention Dance II”, a Tanzbüro Berlin project supported by Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin e.V. From 2018–2021, the project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.