We are happy to share the digital booklet “How to (Make) Dance in Berlin – A Toolbox for a Better Work Culture in the Independent Dance Scene” by AG Work Culture and Guests – a bottom-up initiative operating within Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin e.V. The booklet is available in German and English.
Since the 1st of March 2021, a group of more than twenty cultural workers – representing freelancers and employees of art institutions connected to the local independent dance scene – has been meeting on a regular and voluntary basis online and offline to map the challenges of Berlin’s work life and to share strategies of collaboration and organisation. “How to (Make) Dance in Berlin – A Toolbox for a Better Work Culture in the Independent Dance Scene” testifies to the urgent need and willingness to transform the ways we work and how dance exists within the work and art markets.
The publication provides guidelines and offers some practical tools to be used directly in the studio, art and dance institutions, and all activities around dancemaking. It is a collection of our ideas and open-source materials that emerged during a collective process. It proposes a baseline for the healthy collaboration between professionals in Berlin’s independent dance scene as we strive for structural improvement.
We will be thankful if you share the booklet with your networks. Please don’t hesitate to contact us, if you have further questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
AG Work Culture (Angela Alves, Olympia Bukkakis, Rike Flämig, Beatrix Joyce, Enrico L’Abbate, Matthias Mohr, Ania Nowak, Benjamin Pohlig, Anna Romeo, Mateusz Szymanówka, Simone Willeit, Kasia Wolińska)
The booklet is available in German and English