Dance Open Call 2022: Apply Now!


After the successful completion of the TANZAHOi’s Taiwanese-German exchange program, Taiwan Bottle Post, we are delighted to receive renewed funding from Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. #Takeheart, which will launch our new curatorial theme for 2022, DIGI play DANCE.

To promote the integration of digital art and dance development, the festival has expanded its call for dance projects created with technology and digital media to include VR, AR, artificial intelligence, 360° cameras, dance streams, dance films, and more. The invited dance films and live-stream dance performances will be broadcasted live from the artists location to the Metropolis Kino screen in Hamburg from September 9-11, 2022. The invited digital dance projects will be presented in their various forms at LICHTHOF Theater in Hamburg from September 14 to 18, 2022. Other program events include dance workshops, lectures, and Fringe Market performances. Read more below about each of our open calls!

Dance Film Open Call

We are looking for international/national dance films, between 3 and 30 minutes long, for our new 2022 program. The selected dance films will be screened between September 9 – 11, 2022 at Metropolis Kino in Hamburg for a live audience as well as online via tanzahoi.org for a virtual audience.

All selected films will be eligible to receive the Jury Prize and Festival Prize (money prize (incl. exchange fees & taxes)), and will be welcomed to come to Hamburg to join the festival from 9. – 11. September with provided 3-day accommodation for one person.

We wish to see your creativity, artistic research, and inspiration that binds the world of dance and the world of film into one. We are looking forward to learning more about your artistic work!

DIGI play DANCE Open Call

The DIGI play DANCE open call offers two opportunities for digital and multi-media dance artists. We are looking for:

  1. International/national dance stream performances that will be streamed live from the location of the artists to the screen at Metropolis Kino in Hamburg between September 9 – 11, 2022. We are interested in showing existing productions, but also in stimulating new productions conceived especially for TANZAHOi. A maximum of €4,000 (four thousand euros) will be given to realize the stream performance.
  2. International/national digital dance projects that work with new technology and digital innovation such as VR, AR, AI, or 360º camera. The projects will be presented between September 14 – 18, 2022 at LICHTHOF Theater in Hamburg and can be presented in the form of installations, performances, screenings, VR experiences, etc. Up to €6,000 (six thousand euros) will be given to realize the digital projects.

The main interest of the project selection for this open call lies with the possibility of transformation from the third dimension to other dimensions (VR, 3D animation, 360° camera, film, stream, etc.) without losing any information. We are excited to learn about your work!

Visit tanzahoi.org/open-call or log in directly to tanzahoi.org/login to begin applying now!