Tanztage Berlin: „Forever Young? On emerging artists, aesthetics, and concerns“

Network Event
Podium Discussion
15. January 2024 | 19:00 -
Sophiensæle Berlin, Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin

Tanztage Berlin: „Forever Young? On emerging artists, aesthetics, and concerns“

In German, the term Nachwuchskünstler*in (emerging artist) is directly linked to the idea of offspring and, therefore, the cultural imagery surrounding the figure of the child, like change, renewal, future, and hope. At the same time, many artists are trapped in this child-like state forever, never fully emerging, suffering from irregular income, the scarcity of opportunities and competition, all while facing immense pressure to succeed.

Starting from a round table discussion between artistic teams of Tanztage Berlin, Bâtard in Brüssel and Les Urbaines in Lausanne published in the 2021 book DANCEOLITICS, the panel discussion during this year’s edition of Tanztage continues the conversation about this fragile state. Together with colleagues from different European scenes – curators, artistic coordinators and organizers – we would like to exchange on the intertwinement between the lives of artists at the beginning of their career and the platforms presenting artists and aesthetics that need to “emerge”.

The discussion will continue informally over snacks & drinks following the discussion.

With Teams von [8:tension] Young Choreographers' Series (Wien), Les Urbaines (Lausanne), Bâtard (Brüssel), Introducing... (Berlin), My Wild Flag (Stockholm), Moderation: Mateusz Szymanówka (Tanztage Berlin).



Please note that the event will be held in English spoken language.

Contact accessibility via +49 (0)30/ 27 89 00 35 or by e-mail at barrierefreiheit [at] sophiensaele.com.


Further information

More about the Tanztage Berlin at: https://tanztage-berlin.sophiensaele.com/ueber-das-festival/

Further information and free download of the book DANCEOLITICS at: https://online.fliphtml5.com/zgewh/lssv/#p=1


Please register by January 11, 2024 with the subject "Tanztage" to: catherine.launay [at] pap-berlin.de.