Workshop for Beginners: Distribution in Collaboration with Festivals

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21. February 2023 | 11:00 -

Workshop for Beginners: Distribution in Collaboration with Festivals

With Godlive Lawani & Julia Danila

Festivals create visibility for artistic productions and offer artists and producers the opportunity to meet people and to network. But how do I bring my production to a festival? Godlive Lawani and Julia Danila are producers working within the independent performing arts and have many years of experience in working with international festivals. Alongside the communication of their personal experiences, the workshop offers valuable knowledge and practical exercises for making contact, pitching and the compilation of advertising material.

This workshop is especially helpful to prepare beginners for the Symposium From Local to International - Festivals and Distribution on March 3.
More about the symposium:

The number of participants is limited. Places will be allocated according to the order of registration.

In English spoken language.



About the speakers:

Based in Berlin, Julia Danila is co-director of Danila-Freitag/ Agency for the Performing Arts in the field of contemporary dance and performance together with producer and lawyer Sepide Freitag. She works in international distribution for choreographers and artists such as the Dance On Ensemble, Jess Curtis/Gravity, Sergiu Matis, Bara Kolenc and curator Sonja Lau. She curated the dance and theory forum Der Zaudernde Körper (The Hesitating Body) among others and produced the acclaimed duet The Way You Look (at me) Tonight by Jess Curtis and Claire Cunningham in San Francisco and Berlin. 2018-2020 Artistic Producer at tanzmainz at the Staatstheater Mainz. Regular lectures, most recently at Spider Festival, Ljubljana, Radical Talks 1 # Choreographing Sociality beyond Socionormality.

2007 Master's degree in European Cultures at University College London followed by dance studies at the Free University of Berlin. Since 2009 she has also been active in cultural policy on behalf of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Goethe Institute.


Godlive Lawani is a Cultural Promoter, Manager, Distributor, Producer – Freelance Dancer/Performer. She is a producer in the Performing Arts field with more than 10 years of experience working with venues, festivals, and artists.

Originally from Paris, France, where she graduated in translation and interpreting from Applied Foreign Languages. Specialization: Economics and Law, Languages: German, English. Graduated in Sound Engineering/ Recording techniques in Germany and trained as a Professional Contemporary Dancer in Spain. Her multidisciplinary formation and professional development have led her to have a broad vision of Performing Arts around the world.

Founder/Director of Stane Performing Arts Management, a versatile arts management agency based in Berlin, Germany, which offers a distinctive artist representation for established and emerging dance companies. She is a grantee of the Summa Artium/Trust for Mutual Understanding foundations.

Festival Programmer of the ATLAS MÉXICO Biennial International Dance Festival and member of the Mexican production house Fábrica Escena SC. Since 2022, she is in charge of the Production and the Co-curation of the Frei Art Festival in Freiburg.

Register by February 19 to:
fachtag-distribution [at]