Archive Accomplices – Dance archives in motion

The project Archive Accomplices – Dance archives in motion (Archivkompliz*innen – Tanzarchive in Bewegung) took place in 2022 and formed the framework for four artistic pilot projects that were to be groundbreaking for the self-image of the TanzArchiv Berlin, in terms of the selected topics, the actors involved, the aesthetic, artistic and documentary means, and in regard to questions of accessibility, diversity and the critical potential of the archive.

The selected artists and institutions – TanzTangente, jee chan and Tanzfabrik Berlin, Alex Hennig & Ismail Fayed and Radialsystem Berlin as well as Niels *Storm* Robitzky – were commissioned to critically examine the topics of dance and archive, canon, documentation, historiography, transmission of knowledge, narratives and gaps. The history of Berlin’s dance institutions and their interrelationships played just as much a role as the artist’s individual artistic practices.

Supported by Bureau Ritter/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative.

Crossroads – TanzTangente

A video installation and an evening of dance with several choreographic works on the history of TanzTangente, which has existed since 1981.

mut – jee chan & stefan pente @Tanzfabrik Berlin

A long durational performance installation by choreographer jee chan and visual artist Stefan Pente, which deals with the porosity and changeability of collective memories.

Out of the Box – Niels *Storm* Robitzky

A piece of dance history by Niels Robitzky aka Storm & Christian Zacharas aka Robozee.

Archivkompliz*innen x Radialsystem – Alex Hennig & Ismail Fayed

A conversation about archival practice, ghosts of memory and the Western canon with the dramaturg Alex Hennig and the dramaturg and curator Ismail Fayed. Conversation in English spoken language.

PODCAST Zeitsprünge – ein Tanzarchiv für Berlin

The podcast Zeitsprünge – ein Tanzarchiv für Berlin accompanies the Tanzarchive in Bewegung project and allows both the TanzΔrchiv Berlin steering group and various players in the Berlin dance scene to have their say.