Das beste deutsche Tanzsolo / Best German dance solo

This popular competition comes from Ghent, where, under the title “De Beste Belgische Danssolo”, it was held three times, 1995-97, under the direction of the Flemish choreographer Alain Platel. In Leipzig it took place from 1997-2017 and within the Tanzplattform Deutschland (Dance Platform Germany) 2002. It was such a big success that it will now be presented biennially for the 14th time.

The barriers between professionals and amateurs have been lifted. The criteria are independence, creativity, charisma and individuality. Training, style, age and nationality have no bearing. Following an internal pre-selection, the dancers will perform their solos of 5 minutes length in front of the audience and the jury on a circular table with a diameter of 7 meters. The first three winners will be awarded prize moneys of € 1,500, € 1,000 and € 500. The winner of the audience award will be chosen by the spectators.
Katja Erfurth, Dancer, Choreographer, Board of Villa Wigman für TANZ e. V., Dresden
Prof. Dr. Claudia Jeschke, Dance scientist, Munich and New York
Hermann Heisig, Choreographer and dancer, Berlin
Martin Künanz, Head of communication, Dresdner Musikfestspiele
Christian Watty, Consultant internationale tanzmesse nrw, Dusseldorf
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From 14 years


Idea and Conception: Alain Platel, Gent
Artistic direction: René Reinhardt, Leipzig

euro-scene Leipzig

05. Nov. – 10. Nov. 2019
“Parallelwelten” / “Parallel worlds”

euro-scene Leipzig, Festival of contemporary European theatre and dance, will take place for the 29th time from 05. – 10. November 2019. The stages of Schauspiel Leipzig are home to 4 guest performances and the competition “Das beste deutsche Tanzsolo” (“Best german dance solo”) in 11 performances in total.

Further guest performances at Schaubühne Lindenfels, Theater der Jungen Welt and LOFFT – Das Theater. The fringe programme includes audience discussions, films, an exhibition, a book presentation and a technical tour.

phone: 0341 – 980 02 84
Tickets may be ordered at Schauspiel Leipzig, at the festival box office at the Englandladen as well as at further advance ticket offices from now on. Further information

The competition is supported by Konsum Leipzig eG, LONG HORN Lipsk Dry Gin, Leipzig and IntercityHotel Leipzig.