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You will find calls for proposals, both for professional dance creatives as well as for amateurs with and without prior dance experience, when choreographers look for people to realise their special projects. 

Open Call for Feb 25th + Apr 28th 2024

Punctures X tanzhaus nrw
Participants wanted: Action for biodiversity between ecology and art

Forests are burning, oceans are acidifying, extreme weather events are increasing. How we as cities, communities and individuals can take consistent action locally to protect the climate is the subject of controversial debate. How can we protect the environment as a common good? How can we actively contribute to the preservation of our cities and neighbourhoods? Together with the artists involved in the project Punctures, we invite you, our neighbours, academy participants and the tanzhaus nrw audience to get to know and positively influence biodiversity on the grounds of tanzhaus nrw. In dialogue with each other and with an expert on local habitats and biodiversity, an effective applied action will be designed and implemented together. Punctures X tanzhaus nrw gives biodiversity a space here, where we dance. Together, we move for climate protection and take action.

Punctures is a long-term project between art and ecology by the three artists, Alfredo Zinola, Micaela Kühn and Maxwell McCarthy, who work in the field of dance and choreography. The project began in 2022 with the planting of two disused fields in the agricultural plain of Cavallermaggiore, Italy. An essential part of Punctures is to create space and time to bring experiences from the land into the realm of art. Punctures X tanzhaus nrw is a co-operation project between the group Zinola, Kühn, McCarthy and tanzhaus nrw.

There will be two joint meetings (February and April). Ideally, you take part in both meetings. Participation on only one date is also possible and welcome. The workshops include a personal exchange between the participants and the artists. In the first workshop, the focus is on the exchange and initial ideas for the action, which will be jointly realised in the second workshop.

Workshop on:
Sun 25.02. 13:00 - 17:00
Sun 28.04. 13:00 - 18:00


tanzhaus nrw, Erkrather Str. 30, 40233 Düsseldorf


How to register?
If you are interested, please register by clicking on the form HERE.
The project language is English.

Questions about the project can be sent by e-mail to Philipp Schaus: pschaus@tanzhaus-nrw.de