We are the Ag Tanz und Elternschaft (Dance and Parenthood), an association and initiative of dance professionals in Berlin with the goal of improving the working conditions of dance professionals in parenthood.

Founded in the ZTB e.V., the Ag works self-organized and voluntary. We have been meeting online once a month since November 2020. In a joint exchange we name and analyze existing deficits, disadvantages and existing barriers for dance professionals in parenthood – in the dance scene and in the funding system – and develop concrete proposals for solutions and approaches on how these can be remedied. In individual meetings, we invite guests from the scene, from funding programs and residencies, from juries, etc. across disciplines to engage in sensitizing dialogue and begin to establish new networks.

Ag members

current members: Claudia Garbe, Janne Gregor, Jenny Haack, Laura Kassé, Anja Kolmanics, Heike Kuhlmann, Isabel Mohn, Nicole Nigro, Saskia Oidtmann, Linda Scholz, Steffi Sembdner-Erfurt, Diana Thielen, Johanne Timm, Jasna L. Vinovrški, Maria Walser

initial members: Gabi Beier, Claudia Garbe, Janne Gregor, Jenny Haack, Anja Kolmanics, Raisa Kröger, Heike Kuhlmann,  Saskia Oidtmann, Steffi Sembdner-Erfurt, Jasna L. Vinovrški, Maria Walser

Activities until now

  • online exchange meetings with heads of funding institutions (Dachverband Tanz, NPN Joint Adventures, Tanzpakt reconnect, Diehl+Ritter, Tanzpakt – Stadt, Land, Bund)
  • online exchange meetings with directors of residencies (Ada Studio und Bühne Berlin, HELLERAU, Lake Studios, Radialsystem, Schloss Solitude, PACT Zollverein)
  • Exchange meeting on the topic of family friendliness with Lisa Densem in the course of the conception phase for a house for dance and choreography, Berlin
  • Participation in the “lawn talk” at the Dance Congress 2022
  • Participation in the online conference “Parenthood & the Arts Business” 1.6.2022
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