apap – Performing Europe 2020

Tanzfabrik Berlin has been a member of the European network apap – advancing performing arts project since 2005; the network was founded 15 years ago by SZENE Salzburg. apap international has now become a brand name for the production and presentation of the contemporary performing arts. apap will continue this work over the next four years with the project Performing Europe 2020. Together with ten additional European partners, Tanzfabrik Berlin will offer forty European artists and groups a wide range of cooperation and presentation opportunities through 2020. Alongside co-pro- ductions and guest performances, residencies for rehearsals or research, participation in discursive formats as well as a closed exchange with the flourishing community in Lebanon will be made possible.
apap – advancing performing arts project is an international network of 11 cultural organisations from all over Europe. The project, apap-performing Europe 2020, is supported by the “Creative Europe Programme of the EU, it is implemented throughout a four-years period (1st of June 2016 – 30th of May 2020).

apap - advancing performing arts project / Performing Europe 2011-2016

apap (advancing performing arts project) has been working for almost 15 years in the development of production, presentation and communication conditions of a contemporary European art scene. In "Performing Europe", the long-term collaboration of eight organizations experienced and focused in all areas of Performing Arts in theoretical and practical manner, artistic projects are currently developed and distributed to festivals and program elements. Laboratories and Publications will be organized with the participation of international artists and curators of contemporary critical issues. Networking programs for the exchange of know-how and cultural exchanges with organizations outside the EU complement this intensive collaboration.
apap is a European network, which was founded in 2000 and has since then turned out more than 100 artistic projects. It focuses on the exchange between artistic activities, cultural workers and their know-how. apap connects international and local aspects of contemporary arts.

Performing Europe, the newest apap programme, connects eight European organisations and supports the development of contemporary performing arts and their impact on European societies. This includes producing, presenting and distributing artistic works, as well as concentrating on attaining new audiences and seeking new ways of mediation. Performing Europe brings together artists, curators and experts from different fields.


szene salzburg (AT)
Arts Centre BUDA Kortrijk (BE)
BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen (NO)
Centrale Fies Dro (IT)
Fundacja Cialo/Umysl Warsaw (PL)
Maison de la Culture dʼAmiens (FR)
Student Centre Zagreb - Culture of Change (HR)
Tanzfabrik Berlin (DE)

apap artists: Alma Söderberg, Amaraoui Burner Project, Anagoor, Andrea Maurer/Thomas Brandstätter/studio 5, An Kaler, L'Amicale de production, Berlin, Christina Ciupke, Claire Croizé / Action Scénique, Dewey Dell,  Diego Gil & Igor Dobricic, Dora Budor & Maja Cule, Etienne Guilloteau / Action Scénique, Felix Mathias Ott, Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki, Irena Curik, Ivana Müller, Juan Dominguez, Karol Tyminski, Kaya Kolodziejczyk, Les Choses de Rien, Maria Jerez, Marysia Stoklosa, Mette Ingvartsen, Nada Gambier / Action Scénique, Naja Lee Jensen, Omar Rajeh, Pathosformel and Mentoren wie Big Art Group, Emio Greco & Pieter Scholten, Kathrin Deufert & Thomas Plischke, Ramona Nagabczynska, Meg Stuart, Michael Laub, Superamas, Thomasz Rodowicz, Viviane de Munck.












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