Information about German theatre and danceTogether with the Internet editorial team at the Goethe-Institut, on our website we offer a broad spectrum of information on theatre and dance in Germany through articles on current topics in the performing arts, festival reports, theatres and ensembles, news and portraits of directors, stage designers and choreographers as well as a selected collection of links.
Theatre and dance projects from Germany abroadThe focus of the cultural programme is determined in each respective region, country or city. Ideas for projects are usually the result of close cooperation between the Goethe-Instituts and local institutions such as theatres, festivals and schools as well as individuals such as directors and choreographers. Contacts for projects abroad are the respective responsible Goethe-Instituts. The Theatre and Dance Division at the Munich head office advises and supports the Goethe-Instituts abroad in their theatre and dance programmes, disseminates information about current trends in Germany and promotes international cooperation.
Addresses of all Goethe-Instituts worldwide
Guest performances in GermanyThe Theatre and Dance Division supports guest performances in Germany by theatre and dance ensembles from countries involved in German development cooperation. This gives artists from Africa, South America and Asia opportunities to show their work to the German public and to share with artists here.
Applications can be submitted by festivals, theatres and organizers that wish to invite the groups. The criteria for support are the production quality, organizer relevance and supraregional visibility. Only the travel and transport costs are funded.
Theatre and dance ensembles from countries involved in German development cooperation: We orientate ourselves on the list of the BMZ.
The BMZ's list of countries involved in German development cooperation
Checklist: Applications for funding of guest performances from developing and transition countries
Theatre LibraryThe Goethe-Institut supports the translation of modern German plays and therefore promotes the dissemination of recent plays abroad. The division coordinates the translation projects of the Goethe-Instituts, clarifies the necessary copyrights and makes the translations produced available in its digital Theatre Library. The library now encompasses 500 translations in over 30 languages and every year 50 more are added. All of the plays can be ordered worldwide, easily and for free.
Promotion of young talentIn order to enable young artists from Germany to gain their first international contacts and experiences, the Theatre and Dance Division has set up a young talent programme. The prerequisite for funding is an invitation from a professional organizer abroad. Young artists starting their careers can apply as well as professional schools and academies planning cooperation projects abroad. Only the travel and transport costs are funded.
Checklist: Applications for project funding for young talent
Residencies abroadWe assist German artists with artist-in-residency programmes abroad where they can prepare international projects and make contacts. The residencies in Montreal and in Kyoto are regularly announced.
The division supports residency projects around the globe.