TANZbüro Chemnitz ENGLISH

The TANZ | MODERNE | TANZbüro Chemnitz is a central point of contact for people interested in dance. It offers projects to promote contemporary dance and provides support with questions about funding, networking and performance opportunities.

MondayClosed
Tuesday11.30 am – 2.00 pm
Wednesday3.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Thursday3.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Friday3.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Saturday12.00 pm – 2.00 pm
Opening hours

Foundation and history

In June 2020, the TANZbüro opened in Chemnitz. It sees itself as a meeting point, information and coordination center for all those interested in dance and dance professionals in Chemnitz and the region. The project was initiated by the Förderverein für zeitgenössischen Tanz: TANZ | MODERNE | TANZ e.V. – and was made possible thanks to concept funding from the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony as well as the Kulturbetrieb and the European Capital of Culture Chemnitz 2025.

The TANZbüro networks various dance initiatives, organizes lectures, coordinates dance in public spaces and supervises the international festival TANZ | MODERNE | TANZ and other projects.

At the same time, the TANZbüro offers a wide range of information and advice:

  • Dance schools in Chemnitz and the region
  • Networking opportunities between dancers and actors in the dance and theater sector
  • On the topic of project financing
  • Specialist literature in the field of dance and dance education

Health prevention is also an essential part of the TANZbüro offer. We use Gyrotonic, a unique movement method that addresses the entire body, opens up energy pathways, stimulates the nervous system and increases the range of movement and functional strength. This offer is suitable for dancers, top athletes and all people who have to recover from an injury or live with a disability.

Team

Sabrina Sadowska

Chairwoman of the Board / Artistic Director of the TANZ|MODERNE|TANZ festival

She received her training as a dancer and ballet teacher in her home town of Basel (Switzerland). Since the 2013/14 season, she has worked at the Chemnitz Municipal Theatres, initially as ballet company director, choreographer and first ballet mistress, and has led the Chemnitz Ballet as ballet director since 2017.

Other engagements: from 2001-2016, Sabrina Sadowska was curator and head of organization of the newcomer festival “Tanztendenzen” in Greifswald. In 2015, she founded the festival “TANZ | MODERNE | TANZ” – an international platform for contemporary dance in Chemnitz. She is particularly interested in helping dancers return to work after their dance careers. Sabrina Sadowska is the founder and chairwoman of the TANZ – Transition Zentrum Deutschland foundation, which supports dancers‘ health and rehabilitation.

In 2016, she was awarded the Medal of Merit of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Michal Sandor

Project manager

Michal Sandor completed his training as a stage dancer in his home town at the dance conservatory in Bratislava, Slovakia. He began his career as a dancer in 1994 at the Slovakian National Theatre before engagements took him to the Salzburg State Theatre, Theater Vorpommern, Braunschweig State Theatre, Hanover State Opera and Bonn Theatre, where he first became active as a choreographer.

In 2008, he moved to the Landesbühnen Sachsen, where he created pieces for musical theater and drama, worked on educational theater projects and was the director of the Landesbühnen’s dance workshop, an interdisciplinary cultural education program for young people. He is also involved in dance and theater education projects for young people, adults and senior citizens in the field of cultural education in Saxony as well as in inclusion work.

In addition to his dance teaching activities, he is primarily involved in the field of cultural management. He completed his Master of Arts in Culture and Management at Dresden International University in 2018.

In his current role as project manager of the TANZbüro Chemnitz, he has taken on tasks in the organization and coordination of funding, various projects and the international festival TANZ | MODERNE | TANZ over the past three years. Since 2022, he has been a freelance project developer for the Chemnitz European Capital of Culture 2025 team.

Adrian Wanliss

Adrian Wanliss, an experienced dancer with more than 15 years of experience in the Caribbean, the USA, Canada, the Netherlands, Italy and Germany. Originally from Jamaica, he holds a BA in Stage Performance and Choreography from Codarts Rotterdam Dance Academy. He is currently pursuing an MA in Arts and Cultural Management at Leuphana University, Germany. Wanliss has danced in renowned companies such as Scapino Ballet and Introdans and has performed in productions such as King Arthur and Swan Lake. At the Tanztheater Braunschweig he danced works by renowned choreographers and was assistant to the ballet director. As advisor to the ballet director at the Chemnitz theaters, he continues to shape the dance world with his expertise.

Alanna Miliauskiene

Alanna Miliauskiene completed her dance training at the Academy of Dance in Mannheim, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. In 2010, she joined Ballet Chemnitz, where she worked full-time under Lode Devos, Reiner Feistel and Sabrina Sadowska until 2019 and has been a freelance dancer since then. She is a qualified yoga and fitness trainer, has been teaching yoga since 2019 and is in the final phase of her Master’s degree in Computer Science for Humanities and Social Sciences at Chemnitz University of Technology. She has been working at Tanzbüro since February 2024.

Tarah Malaika Pfeiffer

Tarah Malaika Pfeiffer completed her studies at the Palucca University of Dance in Dresden, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 2013. From 2013 to 2017, she was a member of the ensemble at Ballett Chemnitz under the direction of Reiner Feistel. She then continued her career from 2017 to 2022 at TanzTheaterMünster under the direction of Hans Henning Paar, where she worked with renowned choreographers such as James Wilton, Thomas Noone and Maura Morales. Tarah has been working as a UX/UI designer since 2022 and joined the Tanzbüro part-time in February 2024.

Projects

TANZ | MODERNE | Education: offers school dance projects, workshops and community dance for young and old.

TANZ | MODERNE | Urban: promotes urban dance through projects such as “Gemeinsam Stärker” and Dance Battle within the TANZ|MODERNE|TANZ festival

TANZ | MODERNE | Audience: coordinates interactive projects and encounters with the local art scene with the aim of introducing new audiences from all social backgrounds to contemporary dance. This includes the annual TANZ|MODERNE|TANZ festival, which includes international guest performances, dance in public spaces, workshops, lectures and an urban dance battle, as well as world premieres by international choreographers created for the festival and for Chemnitz under the project title “MADE in CHEMNITZ”.

Information and advice

Our advisory services are based on four pillars:

  1. Advice and information on project funding
  2. Networking opportunities between dancers and actors in the dance and theater sector
  3. Advice and information on performance opportunities
  4. Specialist literature in the field of dance and dance education

Advice and information on the subject of project funding is available at the TANZbüro. We can introduce you to various funding opportunities and support you with the application process.

Networking opportunities between dancers and actors in the dance and theater sector are particularly important to us, as the TANZbüro is an information and coordination point for all those interested in dance and dance professionals in Chemnitz and the region. We have a portfolio of national and international artists in the dance and theater sector as well as cooperations with various dance schools from Chemnitz and the region.

There is plenty of advice and information on performance opportunities in Chemnitz and the region. Thanks to the TANZ | MODERNE | TANZ Festival, we are well informed about which venues exist in Chemnitz and the region and what equipment and features they have. Based on our experience, we can provide you with competent and expert assistance in finding your desired location.

You can find specialist literature on dance and dance education in our TANZbüro. We have a wide range of specialist literature on various topics that can help you with your research, for collecting ideas or for general interest.

Gyrotonic®

© Michal Sandor

Health prevention is also an essential part of the TANZbüro offer. We use Gyrotonic®, a unique movement method that addresses the entire body, opens up energy pathways, stimulates the nervous system and increases the range of movement and functional strength. This program is suitable for dancers, elite athletes and anyone recovering from an injury or living with a disability.

Partners

Umeå (Schweden) – Norrlandsoperan
Tampere (Finnland) – Dance Theatre MD (Tanssiteatteri MD)
Manchester (Großbritannien) – Company Chameleo
Ljubljana (Slowenien) – Plesni Teater Ljubljana (Dance Theatre Ljubljana
Der Landesverband der Freien Theater in Sachsen
Tanzen in Sachsen

Get in touch

TANZbüro CHEMNITZ – DAStietz
Moritzstraße 20
D-09111 Chemnitz

tanzbuero@tanzmodernetanz.eu

Mobil: +49[0]1721413283