Residencies 2021

Selection Process

ID_Tanzhaus FRM strives to find less biased and more generative forms of peer-selection process. In 2021, the residency artists* were selected by jury of four in an anonymous, double-blind process. No jury members work for ID_Tanzhaus FRM or form part of ID_Frankfurt e.V.

In 2021, the jury consisted of:

Khadidiatou Bangoura, independent choreographer

Gabi Beier, artistic director ada Studio, Berlin

Esther Siddiquie, independent choreographer

Martin Streit, laboratory engineer and media scientist


A total of eight residencies were awarded to regional dance and performance projects between April and October 2021. Each team was required to share their research using a digital format of their choice. Modalities ranged from social media to the production of short films to experiments in VR.

A full recount of 2021 residencies can be found below with links to their digital offerings:

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Researched as a solo and also with collaborators Alice Nogueira, Anna Lublina, Katja Cheraneva, and Rúbia Vaz, dancer and choreographer Ana Clara Montenegro explores the meaning of "rooting" and its relationships to the human body and nature. In a multi-stage process, she develops methods for "creating roots" to make them accessible to a larger public.

Try out some of Ana’s somatic practices and read about other research findings on the Instagram account @enraiza_danza, launched in September 2021.


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The slider shows 6 photos of Ana Clara that were taken in the process of her residency. 3 pictures show Ana Clara moving or resting on the ground in a dance studio. The studio has a black dance floor and its walls are pale grey. Ana Clara has short brown hair, she wears a dark grey t-shirt with long sleeves and wide-legged pale pink trousers, she is bare-foot. The three other pictures show Ana Clara dancing outside, around the studio, in an industrial zone covered by lush vegetation. 

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The slider shows Camilla being in a dance studio during her residency. The studio has pale grey walls and a black dance floor. There's a pencils glass container on the ground, a pile of books, and a purple yoga mat standing against a wall. Camilla's long brown hair is gathered in a high bun on the crown of her head. She wears a white turtleneck with flowers with black core and mauve or green petals, also a pair of shiny sport pants in mauve and black with zebra patterns. Camilla is lying on the ground, or in a upright position holding a fist in front of her chest or jumping vertically, as if suspended in mid-air.

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As a solo project, dancer Camilla Fiumara reflects on the past two years of the global pandemic and on the different emotions, boredom and emptiness she has experienced during this time. The isolation and the long time spent at home influenced her dance, characterized by minimalism and isolations of the body.

To culminate her three-week creation residency, Camilla filmed her project and hosted an online dance class, inviting guests to join her in exploring their embodied experience of the lockdown. 

Camilla plans to develop this solo for the stage and will submit her piece to festivals in Germany and abroad.

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The slider is made of pictures of a group of people moving together. On one picture, they're smiling while taking a selfie. There is a collage made from photos in which the characters have been cut out. There's also a childlike drawing of a small boat.

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On one hand, this project is a walking tour through Frankfurt am Main, guided by post_migrants from different professional and geographic backgrounds, with live events in October 2021.

See their ID_Dance Calendar listing here. 

On the other hand, it is a soon-to-be-launched website ( archiving documentation and allowing remote access of the tour to a wider audience and providing a platform for the public to actively participate in the re-writing of an affective cartography of the city.

Their online Open Studio gave audiences glimpses into their working process and plans for the tour. They discussed how they define affective cartography as a multiplicity of relations created when bodies meet and dislocated memories and imaginations intermingle.

(c) Photo: Astrid Ackermann 2021; Judith Nagel sits with her child in front of a white-curtained window, her feet resting on a white heater; to her right is a green plant. She looks at the camera. Her blond hair is in a high-bun and she has red nail polish on her fingernails. She wears a black tank-top and white trousers. Her child stands against her on the radiator, his right leg bent, his right foot resting on his left knee. His hair is fair blond and he's wearing a white and blue striped t-shirt and shorts. She wraps her left arm around him. 

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Die Ambiguität des Schweigens translates literally to The Ambiguity of Silence with the subtitle, The Different Dimensions and Effects of Silence in Motherhood and Dance.

Dancer, choreographer and mother Judith Nagel deals with the multifaceted complexity of the linguistic phenomenon and real effects of silence in motherhood and (professional) dance.

For her residency, Judith collaborated with re-dance platform, aimed to uplift parenting dancers’ experiences, and explored using Instagram LIVE to share insights into her practice and host discussions to reach more people concerned with the topic.

Follow their collaboration on IG @re_dance_platform and on the website,

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In a rehearsal studio with a grey plastic dance floor and black curtains around, two dancers are moving around a translucent rectangular object. Sitting on the floor on the side of the object, an electronic musician is busy manipulating his sound machines.

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In what kind of world are we living in and how far are we ourselves able to shape infrastructural systems?

Laura Hrgota-Jannene and collaborator Guillermo de la Chica López embarked on a three-week conception residency with electronic musician, Lääke. They shared an online performance, on October 22nd at 8.20 pm, streamed live from Z, depicting a miniature world with movement inspired by remembering past life forms, architectural fantasies and the projection of a new futuristic life in regards to the body and the contrary binary roles of society.

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Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.

― Edward Snowden

This project brings together dance, music and technology to discuss the issues of surveillance and privacy. In this work, together with a team of dancers, musicians, and a drone pilot, Kobzeva question how algorithms will shape our future in our increasingly digital lives.

After their ID_Tanzhaus FRM residency, Patterns of Perceptions premiered at the Offenes Haus der Kulturen and played again at the Sommerwerft Festival 2021. Schools can book this performance through FLUX.

Artist's Website

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The slider shows four photos. Two pictures show a person wearing a VR headset and moving through the set design of a living-room. A photo shows a preview of the images displayed in the VR headset: a living-room with a table and four chairs aroung and several paintings of flowers and landscapes. There's also a picture of the programmer Saakib working on his computer.

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The increasing virtuality of our homes as a result of the pandemic has resulted in our private spaces turned public.

Taking this as a point of departure, Projective Bodies questions notions of body, space, privacy, movement, rituals, memory and navigation in Saakib Sait’s experimental VR based performance.

Saakib invited four dancers/performers to workshop with him the creation of the VR performance. They are Raha Dehghani, Evie Paoros, Eri Funahashi Geen, and Joanna Gruberska. The following day, Saakib invited guests to experience what they had prepared in VR themselves. A full recount, as well as conceptual underpinnings and a film documentation was shared in Saakib’s digital showing.

The choreographing and dancing duo Vlasova/Pawlica (Katerina Vlasova and Amadeus Pawlica) deal with the physiological violence of bullying in their dance theater project "PETER PAN - oder die Flucht nach Nimmerland."

Together with dancers Sandra Domnick and Nadja Simchen, dramaturg, Mareike Uhl, and composer David Rojas, they used their residency to prepare for their premiere at Landungsbrücken in Frankfurt. Further performances took place at the KinderTheaterHaus in Hannover.

Check out @idtanzhausfrm’s IG profile for videos from Vlasova/Pawlica’s Instagram takeover dates on October 2nd and 23rd.

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Video: DeDa Productions