The application phase for the 2024 Tanztreffen der Jugend is on!
You love to dance alone or in a group?
Dance is your language?
Are you into contemporary or urban dance?
Have you developed a choreography or a dance piece?
Do you want to meet other dancers, try out new styles in workshops and show your work on a stage in Berlin?
Then apply now with your dance piece for the Tanztreffen der Jugend 2024!
For all young dancers and choreographers aged 11 to 21.
We are looking for exemplary and remarkable pieces by young dance creators of all contemporary and urban dance styles!
All contemporary and urban dance styles are welcome, regardless of whether you move on dance floors or asphalt. We welcome diversity: you can experiment with different forms of expression, combine styles or cross the borders to theatre, performance, art and music. You decide on the themes and content. You can apply as an individual, as a duo, as an independent group or as an ensemble from a school or dance school.
Our independent jury of dancers, choreographers and dance teachers will select the winners of the Tanztreffens der Jugend from all the entries. They show their work publicly in front of an audience in Berlin and are invited to network and test themselves in an intensive workshop programme with other young dancers, dance professionals and other artists.
The deadline for entries is 31 March 2024.
Deadline for applications 31 March 2024
Live viewing period 28 April to 12 June 2024
Announcement of the final selection 17 June 2024
Tanztreffen der Jugend 21 to 27 September 2024
Please submit your application via our ApplicationPortal. After you have registered, you can enter all the details of your application there. Please also upload the following application materials:
If you have any questions or problems using our application portal, please call us at +49 30 254 89 113 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Based on the video recording and the information from the application, the jury decides which groups they would like to get to know better as part of a shortlist. For this purpose, individual jury members go on a journey and watch a performance or a run-through of the works on site. Afterwards, they invite the respective groups to a get-to-know-you discussion. Following the performance visits and talks, the jury will make a decision on the invitation to the Tanztreffen der Jugend.
The prize for those selected in the previous national contests is an invitation to the one-week Tanztreffen der Jugend in Berlin. Like all meetings of the Treffen junge Szene of the Berliner Festspiele, this consists of three main areas:
The selected ensembles present their plays or projects.
The young dancers work in workshops with dance professionals and other artists on a wide variety of topics related to contemporary and urban dance.
The concentrated further education programme with workshops and discussion formats is aimed at the directors of the selected groups, dancers, choreographers and students.
All award-winning productions will be recorded during the Tanztreffen der Jugend in the Berliner Festspiele Media Library. The recordings will be made available to the ensembles afterwards and can be viewed in the archive of the German Centre for Children's and Young People's Theatre in Frankfurt am Main.