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Logo explore dance. Schwarze Schrift auf türkisfarbenem Grund mit bunten Girlanden im Hintergrund.


Drei Personen in weißen Gewändern stehen im Wald und blicken in unterschiedliche Richtungen.



As a symbol for the diversity of perceptions, the collective around Rotem Weissman deals with the effect of prisms for their new piece. These alter the paths of light, scatter information in a variety of ways, and always bring with them a spark of magic. The children’s diversity of interpretation is to be equally stimulated and explored in this piece. Like daydreams, situations and objects are decoupled from their meaning and new connections are created. The resulting worlds are experienced, discussed and shared together.
Choreographer Rotem Weissman is deeply engaged in the exchange between the body and the imagination –in relation to oneself, but also in relation to others through interaction, reaction and shared imagination.

Weissman’s production BAUHAUS was awarded second prize at the Jerusalem International Choreography Competition. Residencies and fellowships have taken her to Studio Alta (Czech Republic), Tanz Station (DE), and the Mifal Hapais Cultural Foundation and Dis-Tanz Solo. After her training as a dancer, Rotem Weissman studied choreography at SEAD in Salzburg.
For this piece, Rotem Weissman is collaborating with Jin Lee and Jihun Choi. Both have developed their international career in choreography and dance, working in Europe and worldwide.


14th March 2023


Choreography: Rotem Weissman
Concept and dance: Rotem Weissman, Jin Lee, Jihun Choi
Music: Tai Rona
Outside Eye and outreach: Susanne Schneider


40 minutes



14th March 2023 - Primary school on Mariahilfplatz / school performance

15th March 2023 - Primary school on Mariahilfplatz / school performance

17th  March 2023, 3pm - Halle E at HP8 / Family performance

18th March 2023, 7 pm - Halle E at HP8 / Family performance



Who, how and what can I be? A body puts itself to music and thus provides the soundtrack for a journey through different identities, self-designs and fantastic figures. Large effects and subtle sounds trick perception and arouse curiosity about a creative approach to attributions.


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Choreography/Concept: Anna Konjetzky

Composition: Sergej Maingardt

Dance: Sahra Huby

Mentoring: Moos van den Broek



08th February 2023 - Pfeuferstraße Primary School / school performance

08th February 2023 - IG Feuerwache / closed performance

explore dance season 2023 begins!


In addition to the Munich premieres PRISMA and KÖRPERATLAS, the following guest performances from Hamburg, Potsdam and Dresden will be presented:



by Yotam Peled


Halfway between dance and martial arts, two people explore new possibilities of touch and competition. Is it a question of who is stronger, or is it perhaps something quite different than victory that is being negotiated?

Period: 21st - 26th July 2023 - DOWNLOAD info sheet (in German)




by Anna Till


What is dance? Which bodies dance? A fun and creative journey through the history of dance. In it, the past is interwoven with the present and questions are posed anew. Is waiting for the bus actually dance?

Period: 16th - 31st July 2023 - DOWNLOAD info sheet (in German)




by Lisa Rykena and Carolin Jüngst


The choreographer duo Rykena/Jüngst combines language, sound and movement to create a humorously illustrative piece that asks which superheroes we would design if we could choose.

Period: 2nd - 8th October 2023 - More information



HORACE | 6+ 

by Renae Shaedler


Horace is a duet between a human and a crocodile skull. The play thematises the cycle of life and tells of adventures that are exciting for creatures and things alike.

Period: 23rd October 2023 - DOWNLOAD info sheet​ (in German)

Portrait von Sahra Huby. Fotografiert von Jean-Marc Turmes
Portrait von Rotem Weissman. Fotografiert von Lihi Wolff

explore dance enters the second funding phase:

Sahra Huby and Rotem Weissman represent Munich 2022/23


The nationwide dance network explore dance for young audiences enables children and young people to experience contemporary dance art on stage as audience members on the one hand and to actively participate in the art form of dance themselves on the other. For the 2022/23 season, the partner institutions K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg, fabrik Potsdam, Fokus Tanz have issued an open call for the next Pop Up productions for the first time. The two choreographers Sahra Huby and Rotem Weissman were selected from Munich.


With Sahra Huby, a choreographer has been invited to Munich who has already worked as a dancer in an explore dance Pop Up and has had numerous guest performances. In her works, she focuses on the situational togetherness of people and opens up the artistic process for the observing counterpart. With "Body Atlas" she creates a piece that playfully addresses the constitution and deconstruction of bodies by bringing together movements and drawings.

Rotem Weissman's choreographic works have been shown at international festivals and captivate with their strong visual language. For her new piece "Prism" she creates a colourful world that stimulates the children's imagination. Weissman shows how diverse reality can be interpreted in dance.

The artists will meet their target group for the first time at a Research Lab in September 2022. This multi-perspective prelude will enrich the artistic process. The two new pieces will be premiered in winter 2022/23.


explore dance - Network Dance for Young Audiences is the joint project of Fokus Tanz Munich, fabrik Potsdam and K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg. Funded since 2018 by the programme TANZPAKT Stadt Land Bund, the project closes a nationwide gap in cultural offerings for children and young people and aims to sustainably strengthen and artistically develop the field of dance for young audiences. From July 2022, HELLERAU - European Centre for the Arts Dresden will join the project as a fourth partner and, by expanding the network to four federal states, will strengthen the visibility of the field.


In the new funding phase from July 2022 to the end of 2023, explore dance will focus artistically on educational offers and pop-ups as mobile productions that open up access to dance in schools, museums, cultural centres and theatre spaces both regionally and nationally. The nine or in future 12 productions will be presented at three (in future four) festivals. Embedded in the festivals are professional platforms that offer space for networking and a dialogue on cultural and educational policy.

Aktuelles explore

The project explore dance - network dance for young audiences has had a special position at Fokus Tanz since 2018. In addition to experiencing and learning about contemporary dance, we want to enable children and young people - especially in a school context - to participate in the reception of art. Only in the connection between creative work and reception do we create sustainable opportunities for participation. Therefore, the production of dance for young audiences is a very important concern for us.


explore dance is a unique nationwide network of four partners: fabrik moves Potsdam, Fokus Tanz I Tanz und Schule e.V. Munich, K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg and HELLERAU - Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, who have entered into a long-term cooperation to develop a structure for the production of contemporary dance pieces for young audiences. Within the framework of the joint project, established choreographers are invited to develop new works for young audiences and present them in all cities. The research for the development of the piece will focus on involving children and young people in order to approach their themes and to experiment with artistic techniques together. The works are shown on stage by professional artists and are followed by various mediation offers and discussions with the young target group.


Further information: PERFORMANCES and INSIGHTS


To the website of explore dance


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