This project was established in 2018 and comprises a programme of cultural events that take place throughout the year involving public talks, performances and work-in-progress shows, with the aim of bringing together and enabling an exchange between local and international performance artists, experts from other fields of expertise and the public through presentations, dialogues and workshops. In 2019 and 2020, TanzIMPULSE events were sponsored by the Department for Culture of the City of Leipzig. TanzIMPULSE comprises dance DIALOGUES and dance PROCESS


The Über / Haltung / Unter [German pun containing terms such as about/attitude/under] dialogue format unites dance professionals and experts from other areas such as neuroscience, architecture, philosophy and other fields of art. Together with the public, they talk about topics relating to dance but with cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary relevance. In particular, the TanzDIALOGE events, which are also accompanied by workshops, make it possible for a public, which has so far had few experiences in the field of dance, to gain an insight into the creative processes and working methods of dancers and choreographers. In order to break down fear of contact and extend access to the art form, TanzDIALOGE will specifically be taken to places where there have so far been no encounters with dance.

The feedback and the knowledge from the interactive encounter will also help dance professionals to broaden their perspective and integrate new impulses and ideas into their work. The new meeting platform can therefore show that dance is more than just aesthetic movement and that dance professionals do not only occupy themselves with the body and its forms of expression. Dance should consequently become more visible as a component of art and culture in the minds of people in Leipzig, and a general understanding of contemporary, experimental dance and associated dance processes should be established.

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Listening. Dance. Brain Cycles
Laurent Chétouane (Choreograf, Regisseur) & Tommaso Tosato (Neurowissenschaftler)
Sa 20. October 2018 | 20 Uhr | Residenz (Schauspiel Leipzig)
Hörende Körper [Listening Bodies] | Workshop with Laurent Chétouane
Sa 20. October 2018 | 13-17 Uhr |Tanz Zentrale Leipzig

Denken mit der Hand [Thinking with your hand]
Anna Gohmert (visual artist) & Stephan Krohn (neuroscientist)http://4fuertanz.de/projekte/ueber-haltung-unter-vom-zentrum-fuer-bewegliches-denken/2-denken-mit-der-hand-workshop-mit-anna-gohmert/
Fri. 16 November 2018 | 6.30pm | LOFFT in der D22 | Demmeringstr. 22, 04177 Leipzig
Denken mit der Hand [Thinking with your hand]| Workshop with Anna Gohmert
Sat. 17 November 2018 | 11.00am- 3.00pm | LOFFT in der D22 | Demmeringstr. 22, 04177 Leipzig

Towards Embrace / Lecture Workshop
Darko Dragičević (media artist, film maker, performer) &Joséphine Evrard (choreographer)
Fri 14 December 2018 | 7.00pm | Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (ballroom)


sponsored by Kulturamt der Stadt Leipzig