Newsletter August

Stiftung TANZ’s 5th anniversary in 2015

5th Anniversary for the Head Office in Berlin: Invitation to the Barbeque

We will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Berlin Transition counseling office. To do so, we are inviting all dancers who we have advised to our barbeque on Wednesday, August 12th – tomorrow!
Begin: 7:00 pm / open end
Location: Head office balcony, Kollwitzstr. 64, 10435 Berlin
We will supply food for the barbeque, a variety of salads and beverages.
We are looking forward to seeing you!

Finally eloquent! – Speak confidently and convincingly

Workshop rescheduled to September

You have an objective and you can’t find the right words to inform the person you are speaking with? You want to present a project, but the right vocabulary is missing? You’re sitting at the Jobcenter, want to have a further education program financed, but you don’t know which argument to use? You can practice these and other discussion situations and become more confident.

By recognizing and naming your potentials and resources, you can develop customized strategies in this workshop in order to activate your influence in discussion situations. You can reach back to positive experiences from your dance career and use this power for new challenges in your life.

By implementing feedback practices and developing individual emotional images, you can access these positive experiences at any time. In a playful way, we will test different situations with typical discussion partners and subjects that relate to your life.

Workshop direction: Tanja Ries, certified coach and trainer in the field of the cultural economy and cultural education. Central subjects: personality development; flow, creativity and communication. Her work is based on over 20 years of practical experience on and behind the stage paired with methodological know-how.

New date:
Wed. 16. & Thurs. 17. September 2015 (10:30 am – 6:00 pm, incl. 1 hour lunch break)
Uferstudios, Uferstraße 8 / Badstraße 41a, Berlin-Wedding (U8 Pankstraße)
Contribution to expenses: € 40,- (early bird special with registration before 15. Aug.: € 20,-)

A cooperative event of the Stiftung TANZ – Transition Center Germany, the Tanzbüro Berlin and the Creative Service Center.

Learn German: The BAMF integration courses

You have a lot of contact with public authorities – for example, the Arbeitsagentur. Sufficient proficiency in German, which can be demonstrated with an official certification, opens up better options for a (subsidized) re-education and is an important part of a job application. We thus recommend, before you end your career, to complete a certified language course that concludes with a recognized language examination. For university studies, language proficiency at the Oberstufenniveau is the prerequisite as a rule (C1 level with the exam formats of TestDaF, DSH und TELC). A mid-level exam (B1 TELC) usually suffices for training or non-academic career further education.
With the help of the Bundesamtes für Migration und Flüchtlinge (BAMF), you can complete a so-called integration course within 630 hours (45 minutes per session). Your current proficiency is determined on the basis of existing knowledge. Afterwards, the next level can be attained with an examination in learning groups of approximately 15 persons (repeating examinations is possible). The courses are also, depending on who offers them, available part-time or full time and can thus be attended while still working.

Your financial contribution is approximately € 1,00 per hour, and the examination fee of approximately € 150,00 is minimal. According to our experience, the integrative effect, however, is high.

Integration courses are offered throughout the country and are recognized by all public authorities!

Further information at:…

Career Information: Specialist and manager at the Goethe-Institut 

The Goethe-Institut is an institution for the foreign advancement of the German language and culture that operates – and is recognized – throughout the world. It not only promotes German culture and language in other regions; it also mediates between cultures with various programs and projects.

As a specialist and manager with an emphasis on culture, you can be deployed at the foreign institutes or the Munich head office. The unique and challenging aspect is that you rotate every five or six years, i.e., you change your place of residence and employment. Of course, this also applies to your family, which is supported in variety of ways by the Goethe-Insititut.

The prerequisite to work as a specialist and manager with an emphasis on culture is, among other things, a university diploma, many years of experience in promoting culture (dance is definitely a field of interest), a deep knowledge of the German and European cultural scene, (international) project experience and inter-cultural competence as well as a very good proficiency in German. And, not to forget: media competency and proficiency in other languages.

Detailed information at:…
IOTPD Annual Meeting

The International Organization for the Transition of Professional Dancers’ (IOTPD) annual conference was held in Seoul, South Korea on May 31, June 1 and 2, 2015. Hosted by the Dancers’ Career Development Center, the meeting provides an opportunity for representatives from around the world to share learning, discuss challenges and examine trends on the topic of career transition for professional dancers. Attending organizations representing their countries: Association pour la Reconversion des Danseurs Professionnels, French speaking Switzerland; Centre National de la Danse, France; Dancers’ Career Development, UK; Dancer Transition Resource Center, Canada; Stiftung Tanz, Germany; Dancers’ Career Development Center, South Korea; The Royal Ballet of Flanders, Belgium and Career Transition For Dancers, USA.
The meeting was also an opportunity for delegates from Hong Kong, China and Japan to meet with representatives from existing Transition Centres to seek guidance on providing career transition support for dancers.
The agenda included: sharing statistics and best practices regarding support for dancers; the future of the IOTPD: the formalisation of the IOTPD as a Legal Entity (a Foundation); plans to ensure the IOTPD is able to develop its work through relevant resources – the possibility of offering the opportunity for a young Korean graduate/student to gain practical experience working at the IOTPD which would allow for growth in the profile of the IOTPD and also further funding opportunities; debate how the IOTPD continues its advocacy mission worldwide and tactics to generate discussions around transition issues in other countries including a full day dedicated to introducing new countries to career transition for dancers as part of the next IOTPD meeting.
2015 Int.Symposium – “Professional Dancers, Design a New Tomorrow” 

Attended by over 150 delegates from Korea and worldwide, the symposium was held at Seoul Cyber University on Saturday 30th May 2015. Supported by Jong-deok Kim, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism and officials from Arts Council Korea, the aim of the symposium was to raise awareness of the need for transition support for dancers in Korea and world-wide, as well as to introduce an international perspective on the challenges of career transition.
2015 IOTPD Philippe Braunschweig Grant 

The International Organization for the Transition of Professional Dancers (IOTPD) is pleased to announce that the 2015 IOTPD Philippe Braunschweig Grant has been awarded to musical theatre dancer, Katie Allday. The annual competitive grant is awarded to a dancer, at or near the end of their performance career, who has had an international career and does not qualify for transition support from any one of the countries where they have danced. The grant, sponsored by the IOTPD to honour its Founding President, Philippe Braunschweig, is to help defray the costs associated with retraining for a second career.
The application deadline for the 2016 IOTPD Philippe Braunschweig Grant is April 30, 2016. Further details and the grant application are available through the IOTPD

After numerous benefits in 2015 at the Hamburg Ballett, Friedrichstadtpalast, Stuttgarter Ballett, Dance Company Nanine Linning / Theater Heidelberg, Gauthier Dance Company as well as the galas at the Staatstheater Kassel and the Tanzcompagnie Giessen, the ballet of the Nationaltheater Mannheim directed by Kevin O’ Day celebrated the premiere of its choreographic workshop to our benefit. Five euro per ticket was transferred to our foundation.
Next season, at the Bayerische Staatsballett’s performance of “Le Corsaire” our foundation will receive €5 per ticket. As was the case this year, the Ballet Hagen in Hameln will give a benefit gala on March 6th 2016.

Thank you for this great contribution!

Summer business hours at the head office

The head office of the Stiftung TANZ is also occupied in the summer most of the time.
It is only closed from 2.-7.9.2015