Forever Young? On emerging artists, aesthetics, and concerns
January 15
Podium Discussion
English with interpretation into German Sign Language (DGS)

In German, the term Nachwuchskünstler*in (emerging artist) is directly linked to the idea of offspring and, therefore, the cultural imagery surrounding the figure of the child, like change, renewal, future, and hope. At the same time, many artists are trapped in this child-like state forever, never fully emerging, suffering from irregular income, the scarcity of opportunities and competition, all while facing immense pressure to succeed.

Starting from a round table discussion between artistic teams of Tanztage Berlin, Bâtard in Brüssel and Les Urbaines in Lausanne published in the 2021 book DANCEOLITICS, the panel discussion during this year’s edition of Tanztage continues the conversation about this fragile state. Together with colleagues from different European scenes – curators, artistic coordinators and organizers – we would like to exchange on the intertwinement between the lives of artists at the beginning of their career and the platforms presenting artists and aesthetics that need to “emerge”.

The discussion will continue informally over snacks & drinks following the discussion.

Further information and free download of the book DANCEOLITICS at:

Invitation in German Sign Language (DGS)

With Teams von [8:tension] Young Choreographers’ Series (Wien), Les Urbaines (Lausanne), Bâtard (Brüssel), Introducing… (Berlin), My Wild Flag (Stockholm), Moderation: Mateusz Szymanówka (Tanztage Berlin).

A cooperation between Tanztage Berlin and the Performing Arts Program of LAFT Berlin.

Invitation in German Sign Language (DGS): Rita Mazza