The selected productions 2022

From a total of 45 dance pieces submitted, the jury selected ten productions from seven German federal states for the 9th Tanztreffen der Jugend.

Mood Dance Company, Düsseldorf (North Rhine-Westphalia)
Out of Control

Jugendcompany Perform[d]ance, Stralsund (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania)

Die JungeTanzCompany Uckermark, UMtanz e.V., Mittenwalde (Brandenburg)

Volkstheater Karlsruhe (Baden-Wuerttemberg)
Alles Tanzt! halbstark

Noomi Johanna Eleni (Berlin)
dancing for the questions

Die Tanzetage, Frankfurt am Main (Hesse)

Junge Akteur*innen am Jungen Theater Bremen (Bremen)

Jugendförderung Mannheim (Baden-Württemberg)

EL MANAS (Berlin)
de mon âme à ton âme


Solos, duets as well as large ensemble pieces are represented. The groups represent the diversity of young dance production and work at theatres, dance houses and dance schools. In addition, this year features a particularly large number of productions by independent groups, often self-initiated by young dancers who are affiliated with associations or youth cultural institutions. Alongside contemporary dancers, artists from the urban dance context, who have remarkably expanded their form of expression with the format of dance theatre, are particularly well represented.

The ensembles in the selection will show their work on stage from 26 September to 3 October as part of the Tanztreffen der Jugend at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele and are invited to exchange ideas and inspiration with professionals and each other in the accompanying intensive workshop programme.

We are also pleased to welcome representatives of the ensembles of the shortlist (link) to the festival.

2022 Shortlist

Our respect and appreciation goes to all the dancers who have braved the pandemic. The past months, in which dancing together could not take place at all or only under extremely difficult conditions, were a difficult time for dancers.

We were all the more pleased about the 45 applications we received from 11 federal states – we would like to thank all the artists for their successful works! The jury had the difficult task of making a selection from the submissions.

The following ensembles from the shortlist will take part in the festival as delegates:

Oberstufentheatergruppe des DG, Dientzenhofer-Gymnasium Bamberg (Bavaria)
Fahrenheit 451

Tanzparcours, Potsdam (Brandenburg)


Communicación, Bonn (North Rhine-Westphalia)
zieh mich in den horizont

Ballett und Tanzschule Dance Point Oberhavel, Leegebruch (Brandenburg)