Newsletter September

Stiftung TANZ – Transition Center Germany has received the DZI donation seal

In its anniversary year, the Stiftung TANZ-Transition Center Germany has received the DZI (Deutsche Zentralinstitut für soziale Fragen) donation seal. It guarantees that an organization deals with its finances with care and responsibility. By issuing the seal, the DZI documents a transparent use of funds, clear and truthful information and advertising as well as suitable administrative costs. And more: seal organizations agree voluntarily to adhere to DZI standards of a highest quality. Thus they guarantee that donations are used in accordance with the non-profit mission.
The DZI’s administers are the Berlin Senate, the Federal Ministry for Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Freien Wohlfahrtspflege and the German Association of Cities.

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,-)

Workshop in german language

A cooperative event of the Stiftung TANZ – Transition Center Germany, the Tanzbüro Berlin and the Creative Service Center.
Shape diversity – work free and fair

Congress of the Federal Association of Independent Performing Arts in Hamburg

The Federal Association of Independent Theater e.V. (in the future: Federal Association of Independent Performing Arts e.V.) is celebrating ist 25th anniversary. The association is using this event to organize a federal and international congress titled »vielfalt gestalten. frei und fair arbeiten« at Kampnagel Hamburg.

The perspective developed at our congress »Freies Theater der Zukunft« in Stuttgart in December 2010: the indepdnent performing arts are enormously enlivening for the aesthetic and structural development of theater is Germany. Invitations to theater meetings, cooperations between city theaters and independent groups as well as changing policy of selecting artistic directors in Berlin or Munich demonstrate this. At the same time, there are hardly any reliable social, legal, economic and sometimes artistic standards. Minimal wages, adequate production facilities, certified further education courses, etc. are lacking in independent production contexts.

This year’s BUFT congress »vielfalt gestalten – frei und fair arbeiten« thus addresses such issues as “Future Theater Structures”, “Between Calling and Career”, “Cultural Education”, “Focus on Europe” as well as the potentials and necessities of the further development of the performing arts in Germany as a whole. Heike Scharpff, project director at the Stiftung TANZ head office will attend the “Between Calling and Career” module and share her experience with career changes.

More information and registration:…

TANZ! And then?! Transition Workshop in Düsseldorf, November 2015

What happens after your dance career? What can you do besides dance to survive financially? This workshop helps you develop a new career idea. What can excite and challenge you in a future career?

This workshop offers all necessary information for a transition to a new career. All freelance or permanently employed dancers are welcome.

Topics: researching your own competencies & interests, developing visions for the future & planning concrete steps, profiting from others’ experience & networking.
Individual counseling is available that can be continued after the workshop.

Workshop directors: Katrin Kolo, Dipl. Economist, dancer, choreographer and executive consultant, founder of arts-in-business, co-founder of Transition-in-Dance in Munich. Heike Scharpff, project director Stiftung TANZ-Transition Center Germany, Dipl. Psychologist, theater director, co-founder Waggonhalle Marburg, drama therapist.

Own share/cost: 50,- € per participant (Stiftung-TANZ covers travel costs with the train (Bahncard 50/ early booking/ Bahncard 25)).

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 13:00 am – 7.00 pm & Monday, November 30th 2015, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Tanzhaus NRW, Erkrather Str. 30, 40233 Düsseldorf

Registration:, (if you register before November 10th 2015 only € 40,-).
With kind support from iDASnrw.
2016 IOTPD meeting in Canada

The Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) will host the next IOTPD annual meeting in Canada in November 2016. Immediately preceding the IOTPD meeting, the DTRC, in partnership with the Canadian Sport Institute, will be presenting a two-day international conference – LEAP – focused on career and life transitions of high performance athletes and professional dancers. This pioneering conference will provide a cross-sector platform for dialogue, learning and knowledge exchange regarding shared transition issues faced by those in the dance and sport sectors.

Career spotlight: media designer in digital and print or webdesign

The grandfather of this career is Johannes Gutenberg, who revolutionized book printing in 1455 by using mobile and reusable letters. Media designers in digital and print develop concepts for the design of digital or printed information and realize them. They design and create media products.

Media designer in digital and print is a three-year certified education. Training is possible in the following fields: Media designers in digital and print in the field of counseling and planning advise clients and create offers for media products. They plan products, work on contracts and present the results.
Media designers in digital and print in the field of design and technology design media products and plan production processes. They combine media elements, prepare data for digital implementation and assemble them for their respective purpose.
Media designers in digital and print in the field of conception and visualization analyze target groups and create media concepts. They present ideas to clients and rework them so that they are media-suitable.
Media designers in digital and print of all fields find employment in ad agencies, ad departments and in companies of the print and media economy.
Media designers in web design develop and create websites; after the educational program, they can both design and program them. They can create data banks and web banners, etc.

Type of education: dual (career school and company), responsible locations: IHK, HWK
length: 3 years, reduction to 2 – 2,5 years possible
More information:……

open vocational training this year:
Japanese delegation visits

Germany and Japan agreed to a government treaty to exchange expertise in the field of dance. The Deutsche Bundesverband Tanz (DBT) was asked to realize this program and to represent dance’s structures in Germany. Four so-called IN and OUT programs are planned; this means, meetings of delegations in Germany and Japan. The Japanese partner is the Public Juridical Foundation Japan Ballet Association, headquartered in Tokyo. A visit to the head offices of the Stiftung TANZ in Berlin concluded their official 10-day visit. Sabrina Sadowska and Heike Scharpff hosted the guests from Japan and presented the Transition Center’s work to them.
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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.
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!