29th Festival 2019

Friday, 08. November 2019 // 10.00 – ca. 11.45 p.m. (1st round / part I)

From 14 years

Saturday, 09. November 2019 // 10.00 – ca. 11.45 p.m. (1st round / part II)

Sunday, 10. November 2019 // 10.00 – ca. 00.15 a.m. (2nd round and award ceremony)

Schauspielhaus / Garderobenfoyer

Per evening € 14.00
(red. € 9.50)

For the 14th time: Competition

»Das beste deutsche Tanzsolo«


Dancers of the public rounds

Idea und conception:

Alain Platel, Ghent

Artistic direction:

René Reinhardt, Leipzig


/ Katja Erfurth, Dancer, Choreographer, Board of Villa Wigman für TANZ e. V., Dresden

/ Prof. Dr. Claudia Jeschke, Dance scientist, Munich and New York

/ Hermann Heisig, Choreographer and dancer, Berlin

/ Martin Künanz, Head of communication, Dresdner Musikfestspiele

/ Christian Watty, Consultant internationale tanzmesse nrw, Dusseldorf

This popular competition comes from Ghent, where, under the title »De Beste Belgische Danssolo«, it was held three times, 1995-97, under the direction of the Flemish choreographer Alain Platel. In Leipzig the competition took place from 1997-2017 and within the Tanzplattform Deutschland (Dance Platform Germany) 2002. It was such a big success that it will now be presented biennially for the 14th time.

The barriers between professionals and amateurs have been lifted. The criteria are independence, creativity, charisma and individuality. Training, style, age and nationality have no bearing. Following an internal pre-selection, the dancers will perform their solos of 5 minutes length in front of the audience and the jury on a circular table with a diameter of 7 meters. The first three winners will be awarded prize moneys of € 1,500 €, 1,000 and € 500. The winner of the audience award will be chosen by the spectators.

The competition is supported by Konsum Leipzig eG, LONG HORN Lipsk Dry Gin, Leipzig and IntercityHotel Leipzig.

Konsum Leipzig eG            LONG HORN Lipsk Dry Gin, Leipzig            InterCityHotel Leipzig