On November 9, 2019, the German Theatre Prize DER FAUST 2019 was awarded at the Staatstheater Kassel for the second time in the context of the Deutscher Theaterpreis DER FAUST 2019 (German Theatre Prize DER FAUST 2019) for forward-looking and cultural-political projects. This year, the prize goes to the cross-state cooperation project explore dance - Network Dance for Young Audiences. explore dance is jointly supported by three partners - fabrik moves Potsdam, Fokus Tanz / Tanz und Schule e.V. Munich and K3-Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg at Kampnagel. Since dance as an art form still represents a gap in the cultural offer for children and young people nationwide, the project has set itself the task of developing a sustainable structure for the production of contemporary dance pieces for young audiences.
Dr. Kerstin Evert (Hamburg), Simone Schulte-Aladag (Munich) and Sven Till (Potsdam) explain: "We are delighted to receive the FAUST Perspective Award 2019 for our joint project explore dance - Network Dance for Young Audiences. Encouraged by this award we hope to be able to continue the pilot phase from 2018 to 2021 in the future. We would like to thank our patrons who, as cities and states, have joined forces with the Tanzpakt Stadt Land Bund (Dance Pact of the State) excellence programme, sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, and other local patrons, to create explore dance as a cooperation across city and state boundaries."
DER FAUST has been awarded since 2006 and is an initiative of the German Stage Association in cooperation with the Federal States, the Cultural Foundation of the Federal States and the German Academy of Performing Arts. The Perspective Prize has been awarded within the framework of the German Theatre Prize DER FAUST since 2018.
Der Faust 2019
Photo: Simone Schulte-Aladag (München), Dr. Kerstin Evert (Hamburg) and Sven Till (Potsdam) © Deutscher Bühnenverein