Development of the Tanzhalle:
The Tanzhalle is located in what used to be a men’s dormitory on the site of Die Wiesenburg, a former homeless shelter in Berlin-Wedding. Wiesen55 e.V. succeeded in acquiring funding from the program Soziale Stadt Berlin in 2010 to develop this empty ruin into a working space dedicated to dance, visual arts, lighting design, architecture, cultural management and dance pedagogy, securing a continuity in the diversity of our practices, and facilitating creation and production processes. From its opening in 2012, Tanzhalle Wiesenburg empowers artists, designers, musicians, technicians and many others to carry on working despite changing production circumstances. It promotes continuity versus project-oriented work – the idea of continuous work processes and of work as a pathway.