Theatre and Dance
Dialoge 20-13 - Kolkata von Sasha Waltz / Padmini Chettur / Mahler Chamber Orchestra | Photo: Martin Wälde
The performing arts are highly appreciated around the world. Through its diverse activities, the Goethe-Institut contributes to enabling encounters and discussion abroad with theatre and dance from Germany. The focus is given to acting, contemporary dance, performance, theatre for children and young people, puppet and marionette theatre as well as modern German theatre.
The Theatre and Dance Division acts as an advisor and impulse generator for a variety of projects in the fields of the performing arts, which are held or funded by the Goethe-Instituts abroad. A continuous dialogue generates programmes that convey insights into current German theatre and dance, stimulate artistic discourse and facilitate personal encounters between artists at home and abroad.
Besides arranging performances by German artists abroad, promoting young talent and residencies abroad as well as offering scholarships to Germany, the Goethe-Institut also supports guest appearances in Germany by outstanding ensembles from developing and transition countries, working in close collaboration with German festivals and organizing committees.
The division is given support with regards to content by a voluntary advisory board made up of renowned figures from the German theatre and dance scene.
Stipendien in Deutschland
Jedes Jahr ermöglicht der Bereich Theater und Tanz jungen ausländischen Theatermacherinnen und Theatermachern, Choreografinnen und Choreografen Stipendienaufenthalte in Deutschland.
Die Angebote reichen von der zweiwöchigen Teilnahme beim Internationalen Forum des Berliner Theatertreffens bis hin zu produktionsbegleitenden Hospitationen bei Tanzkompanien oder an Stadttheatern.
Addresses of all Goethe-Instituts worldwide
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
Touring Germany 2015
DAC List of ODA Recipients 2014-2016
Checklist: Applications for project funding for young talent
Promoting young talent 2015
The division supports residency projects around the globe.
The International Coproduction Fund targets professional artists, ensembles and initiatives in Germany and abroad. The object is to help fund coproductions in the fields of theatre, dance, music and performance art, in which hybrid and interdisciplinary formats and the use of digital media may be key components. These projects are expected to be of high artistic calibre and presented in at least one of the countries involved. There are no topical or regional restrictions, but preference will be given to projects between German and non-European partners, especially in transition countries.
Go to goethe.de/ikf for information about how to apply (application deadlines, form etc.).