At its most recent meeting on July 7, 2017, the Board of Trustees of the Federal Cultural Foundation, chaired by Minister of State Monika Grütters, adopted new projects. U.a. And then the section on the dance congress.
The election for the venue of the next Tanzkongress, one of the cultural lighthouses of the Federal Cultural Foundation, fell to Dresden. From 5 to 9 June 2019 the dance congress will take place in HELLERAU - European Center for the Arts Dresden. The fifth edition of the congress, which was held every three years, is one of his most influential places of origin. The Hellerau Festival Hall was founded as a modern art laboratory, where Mary Wigman began her education as a dancer. Gret Palucca, her most famous pupil, founded her own dance school in Dresden in 1925. Both were involved in the historical dancers' congresses. It is not only the historical location and the number of jubilees, but also the one-time appointment of Meg Stuart, one of the world's most renowned choreographers, as the artistic director of the Tanzkongresses 2019. In the past, Sabine Gehm and Katharina von Wilcke held the dance congress in four editions Successfully established as a major event of the dance scene.
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