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About Tanzforum Berlin

Tanzforum Berlin is a video platform that presents contemporary dance performance events in Berlin. It caters to dance audiences, dance performers and directors, curators and event organisers both in Germany and abroad.

Despite the enormous variety of productions in Berlin, contemporary dance is underrepresented in the media and therefore unfortunately also in the public eye. At the same time, dance being a visual and highly dynamic art form makes it difficult to describe with the power of words alone and as such predestined for the moving image. The Tanzforum Berlin project was founded in April 2008 within this context. We post 3-5-minute video trailers presenting current projects by renowned Berlin choreographers and young artists, as well as productions shown within the scope of established Berlin dance festivals. All trailers on this website are produced exclusively by the Tanzforum Berlin team.

Tanzforum Berlin is committed to encouraging greater interest and curiosity in the theatre world, and providing a broad range of information in order to promote new contacts and networking. Our trailer archive constitutes a comprehensive information tool for everyone interested in dance.

This website is administered by Bickmann & Kolde GbR on behalf of the Berlin Senate department for culture and Social Cohesion.

EFRD-projects „TANZ – Attention Dance“ and „Taf – Tanzforum Berlin“

In connection with the “TANZ – Attention Dance” project the Tanzforum Berlin website was given a complete overhaul in terms of concept, graphic design and technical implementation. Since the relaunch in March 2017 it has been available in a bilingual format (German/English), and includes a specially produced video portrait series on established Berlin choreographers, dance ensembles and venues to complement the online video content provided by Tanzforum Berlin. “TANZ – Attention Dance” (project duration: January 2016 – February 2018) was made possible with the support of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRD).

The project “Taf – Tanzforum Berlin” featured a new series of portraits focusing on the diverse range of new talent in the Berlin contemporary dance scene. Two new presentation formats were developed to complement the existing online video content: Instant Feedback video reviews and dance films available on-demand 24/7. “Taf – Tanzforum Berlin” (project duration: March 2018 – February 2020) was made possible with the support of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRD).


Camera / Editing: Walter Bickmann studied stage dance at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Munich (Musikhochschule München, Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung). As a dancer he was a member of the Vienna State Opera Ballet and the Johann Kresnik Choreographic Theatre in Berlin amongst others. He was dance director at the Stadttheater Stendal and worked as a choreographer and director at e.g. the Theater im Künstlerhaus in Vienna and the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin. After retraining as a video designer, Bickmann has been active since 2006 as a freelance choreographer, video artist and dance documentary filmmaker in Berlin.

Camera / Post-production / Editing: Doris Kolde Doris Kolde worked as a set and costume designer from 1989 to 2000 at theatres including the Volksbühne in Berlin, the Freie Kammerspiele in Magdeburg, the Theater im Künstlerhaus in Vienna and the Stadttheater Augsburg. After studying media design, Kolde worked as a user interface screen designer for the Berlin online unit of FCB (Foote Cone & Belding). Since 2004 she has been working as a freelance user interface designer and production manager in Berlin.

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