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Tanzhalle Wiesenburg

Welcome to the Tanzhalle Wiesenburg website. You will find here some useful information about our association: Wiesen 55 e.V., which runs the Tanzhalleis a group of artists working in the fields of choreography, dance, lighting design, sculpture, architecture and multimedia art.


Tanzhalle Wiesenburg is a place for artistic research, creation and interdisciplinary collaboration with a focus on stage productions. Alternative to institutional structures, this special cultural place is based on a diversity of competences, common sense and self-organisation within the team, working closely with the hosted artists. We aim for enabling continuous and fluid work processes, and supporting practical and theoretical exchange. The artistic and social aspects of these exchanges expand into interactions with the public. Tanzhalle Wiesenburg (opened 2012) is an important actor within Die Wiesenburg, a historically significant former homeless shelter now dedicated to culture and craft.

Our main focuses / priorities are:

– Research and working processes in the field of performing arts supporting the local art scene, as well as international artists
– Artistic residencies
– Co-operations, workshops, open educational, mediation and training formats
– Presentation formats and Showings
– Special formats developed for and within Tanzhalle Wiesenburg: Gangplank (Bruno Pocheron) and Open Practice Sessions (Isabelle Schad)

Open Practice Session in Humboldthain Park

Since 2012/13, Tanzhalle Wiesenburg offers a rehearsal “refuge” for artistic projects, and since 2015, we have been granting mini residencies of one week for the development of art works, including the possibility of showing works in progress.

Aiming for the synthesis of artistic productions, public presentations and community work, Tanzhalle Wiesenburg cooperates with other networks and institutions such as Ausland Berlin, Theater o.N. / FRATZ International, Performing Arts Festival and the Wiesenburg-Festival.

Tanzhalle Wiesenburg is funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion – Production Location Funding.

The Tanzhalle Wiesenburg is run by Wiesen55e.V.:

Florian Bach (visual artist, lighting designer, co-founder Tanzhalle Wiesenburg) | Susanne Beyer (producer, co-founder Tanzhalle Wiesenburg) | Emese Csornai (lighting designer, visual artist) | Bettina Darmawan (architect) | Umberto Freddi (designer, visual artist) | Volker Hüdepohl (IT technician, gardener, goldsmith) | Emma Juliard (lighting designer) | Sybille Müller (choreographer, dancer, co-founder Tanzhalle Wiesenburg) | Bruno Pocheron (lighting and sound designer, visual artist, co-founder Tanzhalle Wiesenburg) | Isabelle Schad (choreographer, co-founder Tanzhalle Wiesenburg, Open Practice Sessions, Aikido and Shiatsu practitioner) | Heiko Schramm (producer, co-founder Tanzhalle Wiesenburg) | Mehdi Toutain Lopez (video artist, lighting designer, co-founder Tanzhalle Wiesenburg)