apap - advancing performing arts project is an international network of 11 cultural organisations from all over Europe. The network exists since 2000. Funded by different EU cultural programmes apap has managed to collaborate continuously on supporting a high number of artists as well as developing new formats according to changing artistic practices and needs throughout the years. Since 2005 Tanzfabrik Berlin has been a partner within the  apap - network, which was founded 20 years ago by SZENE Salzburg. Starting in 2020, the Tanzfabrik Berlin acts as project leader of the network.

The new project apap – FEMINIST FUTURES aims for an even more ambitious undertaking: initiate powerful social changes through art. The main goal of the project is to address inequality in the contemporary Performing Arts, using the body of thought consolidated by the term Intersectional Feminism to find concrete structural answers and raise public awareness. Not only artists, art works and formats operate under this focus, but also the network itself, each partner with their working methods and relations, considers themselves as object of inspection under this thematical umbrella.
The project is funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and it is  supported by the co-financing fund of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe  and for the activities of Tanzfabrik Berlin.

What we will  do during these four years, you can find here.


↪ Partners

Tanzfabrik Berlin e.V.
BIT Teatergarasjen - Stiftelsen Bergen Internasjonale Teater
EPCC Maison de la Culture d'Amines
IL GAVIALE Società Cooperativa / Centrale Fies
Performing Arts Institute Warsaw
Reykjavik Dance Festival
STATION - Service for contemporary dance
SZENE Association for the promotion of culture
Teatro Nacional D.Maria Il E.P.E.
Boulevard 's-Hertogenbosch Theatre Festival
Vzw Kunstencentrum BUDA

Associated partner
Maré Arts Center / Rio de Janeiro

Netzwerk Tanz­Raum­Berlin

Tanzfabrik Berlin is part of the TanzRaumBerlin network, which, since its foundation in 2004, has functioned as an association of Berlin theatres, organisers and institutions whose aim is to strengthen the art of dance. As a unique dance initiative, the network meets monthly and is an important forum for exchange, discussion and cooperation.

Further information at: www.tanzraumberlin.de

Zeit­genös­sischer Tanz Berlin e.V.

Tanzfabrik Berlin is a member of the association Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin e.V. This association represents the interests of artists, choreographers, dancers, dance companies and institutions active in the context of dance, choreography and performance in Berlin.

It strives to create a productive framework for joint political commitment while advocating transparent and equal communication between artists, politicians, and the public.
Further information at: www.ztberlin.de/en/


Tanzfabrik Berlin is a partner institution of Tanzcard. With the Tanzcard, visitors of our performances receive a discount of about 20% on the regular ticket price.

In addition, holders of the Tanzkcard receive a 20% discount on the regular ticket price at almost 30 other venues and institutions in Berlin and Potsdam. The Tanzcard partners feature the entire range of international choreographers and companies, local artists, festivals and discourse events.

There are also special promotions and a monthly newsletter with a selection of event tips and the chance to win free tickets. Plus, the card makes the perfect gift for anyone interested in dance.

Further information at: www.tanzraumberlin.de/en/tanzcard/